Summary: "You are a fundie Bible thumping mentally retarded crutch needing holy rolling homo-hating dirt IQ close-minded backwards thinking ignoramoose God loving hypocrite." You believe in Jesus? Jesus, Paul, and Peter says you will face opposition to your faith.
YOU ARE A
FUNDIE BIBLE THUMPING MENTALLY RETARDED CRUTCH NEEDING HOLY
ROLLING HOMO-HATING DIRT IQ CLOSE-MINDED BACKWARDS THINKING IGNORAMOOSE GOD LOVING HYPOCRITE
You are a fundie Bible thumping mentally retarded crutch needing holy rolling homo-hating dirt IQ close-minded backwards thinking ignoramoose God loving hypocrite.
READ 1 Peter 4:12-19
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
YOU PEOPLE ARE RIDICULOUS PART 1 [put on hat with angry eyes]
You people are ridiculous. Do you want to know what is just awful about you Christians? You believe in something called “Absolute Truth.” “Absolute Truth” is the idea that there is one thing that is true and that all others things are not true. And where is this supposed source of “Absolute Truth?” It is found in the Bible. You Christians believe that the Bible is the Holy Spirit inspired Word of God which reveals the only Truth that people should believe in.
What about all the other holy books around the world?
What about the Koran and what all the Muslims believe? Is that not truth? You say no.
What about the Tripitaka and the Sutras and what all the Buddhists believe? Is that not the truth? You say no.
What about the Bhagavad-Gita and Upanishads and what all Hindus believe? Is that not the truth? You say no.
What about the Alkitab Alaqdas and what all the Bahai people believe? Is that not the truth? You say no.
What about the Book of Mormon and what all the Mormons believe? Is that not the truth? You say no.
One of those holy books must be Absolutely True because each of those roads has conflicting ideas and they cannot all be true. You state that “Absolute Truth” is only found in the Holy Bible. You believe wholeheartedly in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
EXPECT PERSECUTION FOR OUR FAITH… IT’S NORMAL
What the Apostle Peter writes to us in 1 Peter 4 is not something that we find only in 1 Peter. The idea that believers in Jesus Christ will not be accepted is not a new idea. The truth that people reject Jesus and His teachings is nothing new. Christian believers have often faced opposition to our faith and what we believe in.
Jesus already told us that being a believer meant a hard road at times. Matthew 5:10-12 says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Jesus tells us matter-of-factly that as we are living out our Christian faith in a real way that we should expect some not to like it. Some might persecute you. Some might lie against you. Some might treat you poorly. Some have rejected the light and embrace darkness and mistreat anyone they find in the light. Jesus uses the word “blessed” to describe those who are persecuted for believing in Him. Blessed!
The Apostle Paul told us that being a believer meant a hard road at times. 1 Corinthians 4:10-14 says, “We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored! 11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world. 14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children.” Paul uses interesting words to describe how he is treated because of his faith in Jesus Christ: