I don’t just get ranting hate mail. I also get conversion stories and invitations to believe. These are saddest and most pathetic emails of them all—you just want to weep for the credulity of the poor victim.
True Good News. God is real. Jesus is Lord.
I know God is real because he spoke and acted for my salvation
God said to me,”Good News”, and soon after I recieved a Good News bible.
I was down Pittsburgh, finishing up a day of work at Cargenie Mellon as I
was working as a computer consultant for the Career Center. It was a pretty
cool job. I’d write some software, modify hardware, or just do some light work
such as deliver mail. I felt pretty much complete, after having a long hard
time in school. To finally be working was a great feeling. I decided to go out
for Sushi. At the Sushi place, I was seated in front of an aquarium where a
single fish swam. I thought on the situation that there was a specimen of
beauty in front of me, yet I’m going to be eating fish soon. There was music
playing which I think was Japanese. I finished my food and tipped the waitress.
Before I left, I wished a Bob Marley song would play. The next song on the
radio was a Bob Marley song. I thought that was pretty cool. So I left, and was
walking back to work to check in and see if anyone needed anything. While I
was walking over a bridge, I heard God say to me,”Good News”. It was like a
whisper, but it came with authority. I had to understand what it meant. I felt
compelled to go straight to my car and drive. When I was driving I felt as
if I should go towards home, and while I was driving, I felt unable to turn my
eyes to look at billboards or be distracted from the road. I had an effect
similar to tunnel vision where everything but what was necessary for driving
was being filtered out. Eventually I passed my old church that I went to when
I was young, but haven’t for several years. My dad was there doing maintaince
on the graveyard. I felt this is where I needed to go. I stepped inside the
church and my dad and I talked. We held hands while talking and our arms were
trembling. I don’t think I mentioned being told the,”Good News”. He went
upstairs and brought down a Good News bible for me.
Before God spoke to me, I was writing philosophical papers on peace. Its
full of poetry, slang, and cultural analysis… So its not for everybody. I
only post this so people know what state of mind I was in before God spoke to
me. It shows that I wasn’t looking for God, but the way. Jesus is the way, the
truth and the life. Jesus is Lord.
Better yet, read your bible.
If you still have time to read on, I’ll explain how you can discern the
bible as truth. The bible has prophesy. No person or belief system has predicted
the future like the bible has, they have all proven to be fakes.
A) In 700BC the prophet Isaiah predicted the rebuilding of the temple in
Jerusalem by Cyrus. Isaiah 44:28 At the time, the temple was not even
destroyed. Later the temple is destroyed,and over a hundred years later it was ordered
to be rebuilt. The man who decrees the temple to rebuilt is Cyrus the
B) Isaiah also predicted Jesus Christ. Read Isaiah 53. It details Jesus’
life quite directly. “We despised him and rejected him; he endured suffering
and pain. No one would even look at him- we ignored him as if he were nothing.
But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we
should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment
sent by God. But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil
we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows
he recieved. All of were like sheep that were lost, wach of us going his own
way. But the Lord made the punishment fall on him, the punishment all of us
deserved. He was treated harshly, but endured it humbly; he never said a
word. Like a lamb about to be slaughtered, like a sheep about to be sheared, he
never said a word. He was arrested and sentenced and led off to die, and no
one cared about his fate. He was put to death for the sins of our people. He
was placed in a grave with evil men, he was buried with the rich, even though
he had never commited a crime or ever told a lie.” The Lord says,”It was my
will that he should suffer; his death was a sacrifice to bring forgiveness. And
so he will see his descendants; he will live a long life, and through him my
purpose will succeed. After a life of suffering, he will again have joy; he
will know that he did not suffer in vain. My devoted servant, with whom I am
pleased, will bear the pubishment of many and for his sake I will forgive
them. And so I will give him a place of honor, a place among great and powerful
men. He willingly gave his life and shared the fate of evil men. He took the
place of many sinners and prayed that they might be forgiven.”
Seven hundred years before Jesus, his life was predicted by Isaiah speaking
as instructed by God.
Now these aren’t the only prophesy that exist in the bible. There are over
a thousand predictions in the bible. All predictions come true.
If you have a bible and want to learn the true meaning of the water into
wine miracle, turn to Isaiah 1:20. Isaiah talks about the people on how
they’ve lost their righteousness as wine turns to water. Jesus turns unrighteous
sinners into righteous members of the kingdom. He changed water into wine.
And don’t forget the comment on the wine being better than the first.
Shorter weird story: he believes he could magically control which song comes up the radio, he hears voices, his father who works in a church gave him a bible, the bible, which was collated and translated several centuries ago, describes (in vague terms) events that occurred 2000 years ago, and therefore god exists.
It’s sad how even the nicest stories these people can drag out to persuade us make them sound like credulous morons.