COME AND DIE!What an invitation! I am sure they will have a big crowd for that sermon. It just sounds creepy. I wonder what the follow up sermon will be next week: Carry Your Own Cross in Pain and Suffering, or what about, You Will Be Persecuted!, or God says, "I Want Everything!"
Some loony Fundie (Urban language for Christian Fundamentalist) must have taken over the pulpit of that church. I wont be surprised if we soon see bonfires encouraging people to burn Korans, Crude Music and Adult Rated Movies.
When I got to the red light, I glanced back to make sure I read the sign right. I did. I shook my head and then rolled my eyes in disgust. When will those preachers ever learn? That is not the way to win people to Jesus. People have to know:
- He loves them,
- He will heal them,
- He will always be there for them, and
- He wants to be their friend.
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (Luke 9:23)
As I stared at the words printed on that tattered piece of paper, the words "Come and Die" echoed in my head.
(This is a fictitious story written after being inspired by the book, "Not A Fan". I highly recommend that you read it!)