Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Ultimate Debuff

(This post has nothing to do with WoW)

I've been wanting to make this post for a while, but I've always held off. Faith and Politics are such divisive issues, especially as we approach an election in a couple of weeks.

I've always tried to take a "Hippocratic" approach to talking about my faith, meaning 'First, do no harm'. So many well meaning people have, with completely good intentions turned people off from listening to people of faith. You may be experiencing some of those emotions right now remembering a time when you encountered someone like that.

Sometimes, a lot of times actually, I wish there was another word to describe my faith.

Too many people have used my Faith to hurt people or to only further their own ends. If you've been hurt by someone who claimed to follow my faith, I want to apologize to you. I'm sorry. Not everyone who says "I'm a Christian" is truly following Christ. Not every building with the word Church on it is truly a house of God.

Know that those people will be held accountable for their actions, even if one of 'those people' was me.

Basically, each and every one of us is born with a debuff called Sin. The only way to clear the debuff on your life is to ask your Game Master to remove it. The Game Master's name is Jesus Christ. He's the only one that cast Purify or Cleanse on you to remove the debuff from your life. He loves you and WANTS to do it, all you have to do is ask him.

It doesn't matter what you've done, or haven't done. There is nothing any one of us can do that is so bad that we can not be forgiven and accepted and have the debuff removed from our life.

All you need to do is make a decision in the innermost part of yourself. If you are ready to do that, I encourage you to call 1-888-NEED-HIM.

If you have questions, my email is on the right, and there are a couple of excellent sites linked in the sidebar, specifically NotReligion and Christian Answers.
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