[QUOTE=orangustang;1582068]Haha, a Pascal's Wager thread. I love it. Missionsman, you seem pretty confident in your choice of religion, saying, "When
you stand before God." What makes you think such a creature exists? Because i know Him personally, that's why.
What will you say when you stand before the Flying Spaghetti Monster one day and He asks you why you didn't believe in him, despite His obvious omnipresence? The flying spaghetti monster is really a demon and all demon spirits are subject to us in the name of Jesus. In other words we Christians have authority over them, so he will be no problem. I know that the Spirit of God ( Holy Spirit) lives in me!
Will you explain that you thought it was a mere coincidence that Chinese people are short and also invented pasta, despite me repeatedly telling you that it is because they are more blessed than the rest of us because they are being held down by more noodly appendages? I won't have to explain anything, because, this little noodle headed demon will be no where around!
How will you explain to FSM your unbelief in the inverse relationship between the number of pirates and the average temperature of Earth?
How will you explain yourself to the many Roman gods and goddesses that you believed in a made-up god whose myths made no sense and were mostly stolen from the true stories that were once told of them instead?
How will you explain yourself to Vishnu, Shiva, Buddha, Indra, and all the other Hindu gods and goddesses, if you should stand before them instead of your own perception of the intangible? Their all dead or mans made up idols that someone thought up. I'll be in the clear because Jesus is the only one that is not in the grave, HE IS RISEN! Did you forget, that's why we celebrate Easter. The ressurrection of my Lord and Savior , Jesus Christ!
Do you eat beef? I hear they frown on that.It's ok, He told me i could eat it. I do give thanks before i eat it and when i'm on mission trips i do stay away from the street venders hanging meat will all the flies on them though.
What if God says, "No, I'm sorry, the correct answer was Mormon."?He won't say that, because the correct answer is Jesus, not Joseph Smith, Mormon, Budda, Baptist, Pentacostal, Catholic,etc. See my spiritual eyes have been open to the revelation that Jesus paid it all. I understand the death, burial and ressurrection! See my friend, i have experienced already the greatest miracle and that is God coming to live in me.I have that witness in me. I can show you His word on that experience if you want me to.
What if God is a shoe, or a 9-iron, (I hope there is golf up there, i never got to play with my grandpa. I started years later after he passed away. I think He had something to do with them Titainium Drivers though! LOL
or a George Foreman grill (an heavenly invention), or a slice of salami, or a teacup orbiting Jupiter, or an invisible pink unicorn, or something else that you never would have guessed? What if it was King Kong who really died for your sins? Would you try to explain to the creator of the universe how silly it would have been for you to believe in it as it really is? I don't think that would make most of the gods we have imagined very happy. As for whatever deity might actually exist, who knows? You can know if you really want to!
It could be vengeful, or it could be the sort of being that doesn't really care. Or , He could really care, like i and hundreds of millions of believers around the world do. He speaks to us all in different ways, but the greatest way is through His Son. No, My God is really totally awesome and He cares, and He cares for you Orangustang and everyone else here and wants a relationship with everyone. It's really cool how He shows up and shows off sometimes in my life and my friends lives. He's radical man! I use to have this perception of missionaries. After i recieved Christ, went to Bible School and got a taste of World Missions, i gotta say i love it and am hooked! The best part is getting to see and understand different ethnic groups and getting into their culture. Seeing how blessed we really are her in America. Being able to help feed and help others, lead others that are ready to acept Christ and plus get to see some of the beautiful artwork my creator created in this earth. I really like Costa Rica and Iguasu!