I never got to the point where I had this overwhelming desire to become baptized and become a child of God because I already knew we are all God’s children. Additionally, I was doing everything to be an upright, law-abiding citizen and without any malicious intent, other children of God were not doing so well as morally upright citizens according to the requirements of the Bible – particularly the Ten Commandments.
Much of the sermons I have heard strongly accused me (the non-baptized) and others like me, of being sinners and dammed us to hell unless we become changed. Who was I going to change into? While I was no Christian, I was no run around either meantime I knew some Christians who caused me to question the purpose of their declarations when some of their actions were quite contrary.
I know that we are humans and, therefore, imperfect, but why couldn’t they try a bit harder since I never had a problem in those days to do the right things? We all have the right to question people who set up themselves as examples because as far as I can see, Christians are supposed to be an example and are judged at a higher standard if there is any judging. Pointing fingers at me who never was ever baptized, is like using an apple to write on a chalkboard.
The Bible does say we have all sinned and come short of God’s glory and Christians have been damming sinners to hell, so I do not see why I cannot ask the questions that arise.
My thinking is if people are strong in their faith and convictions, when questions arise they would gladly step forward to answer them and not be in a tailspin because of said questions.
Everybody is sensitive. I am sensitive to being called a sinner and being damned to hell at almost every sermon.
There is shame in everybody’s game at some point or other; and we all know it. In my book sin is sin; people just like to justify their sins by labelling the sins of others as greater. The wages sin pay is death; we are all gonna die.