In high school, we had a small Bible club. John was part of it. We each went to different churches. He was in a Church of Christ. He was a year behind me. He lived with his mom. I moved away, and lost contact with him, until Facebook. Casual interaction there. I’m not a big FB user. I’d PMed him a few times over a few years. This one got a reply.he is about 48
You’ve come to my mind from time to time, and I’ve been praying for you when I remember you. I know you have had hard times in life and understand your hurt. But I want to remind you, hell is eternal punishment, not a party. God still loves you and hasn’t given up on you. You can tell God your pain, anger, disappointment. It’s in a lot of the psalms. I want to see you again in heaven. I am here to talk if you want.
Thanks Bobb, I appreciate the thought. I have just moved on. God is just another fairytale like Santa and the Easter bunny.
My life is so much better now that I believe in myself over a deity.
Even in your words above, avoiding punishment is not a reason to follow a dictator.
I mentioned him in my introduction. Someone suggested ‘children believe in Santa and Easter Bunny. Adults start believing in Jesus.
I want to be equipped so God can use whichever tool is best when I reply.