iExodus174433 karma2020-12-24 23:45:36 UTC
As a parish pastor, can you maybe refer to scriptures to support your belief? That first sentence of yours pretty much says Jesus' sacrifice was pointless.
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iExodus17442 karma2020-12-25 00:12:37 UTC
Jesus' sacrifice and resurrection are a doorway to reconciliation with God. One needs to step through that door to be reconciled to God. Stepping through that door means believing in the complete character of Jesus (him being God incarnate and everything that comes with that) and the fact that his sacrifice is the only means by which you can be saved. Humanity as a whole is far from reconciled to God as they have not put their trust in him, and they are relying on their own good works to save them when they face God. That is a rejection of the Gospel. Ephesians 2:8 makes it clear that faith in Jesus is the means by which we are saved.
iExodus17442 karma2020-12-25 00:27:34 UTC
That is an interesting take, and one that I can imagine is hard to back up with scripture. Hebrews 9:27 tells us that judgement follows death, and the story of the rich man and Lazarus also shows reward and punishment following death. I see no support for repentance following death in the Bible. I just don't want people to be mislead on this post.
iExodus17441 karma2020-12-25 01:16:15 UTC
Literally these are the false preachers Paul warns Timothy about in 2 Timothy. It's frustrating to see but Paul tells Timothy to preach the word and not engage in arguments with these sorts of people. We have to commit ourselves to preaching the truth in our own lane. It's God's promise that the foolishness of these 'pastors' will be made known to all.
iExodus17441 karma2020-12-25 00:18:17 UTC
Luke 16:26 very plainly has Abraham tell Lazarus there can be no movement from one side to the other.
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