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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fear-mongering and Loathing in New York





Ray's latest post reminded me of this guy! He stands in the downtown area of the city I live in for hours on end yelling the gospel at people and handing out tracts (I think he needs a new hobby). I see him most days when I'm transferring between buses, and have a few of his tracts. I got this one about a week or so ago and it is by far my favorite!!

The Burning Hell: Thousands of degrees hot and not a drop of water!

God has prepared a place of eternal punishment for all those who reject Him. It is called hell, and it is a place of everlasting fire. The Bible, God’s holy Word, states in Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36)


Hell was originally prepared for the Devil and his angels. The Bible says in Matthew 25:41, “…Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” However, if you reject God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and the payment He has made for you, you will spend eternity in hell!


Should you reject God and go to hell, you will never again be bothered by a Christian giving you a Gospel tract. Nor will you have to worry about anyone knocking on your door and inviting you to church again. However, you will remember every sermon you ever heard, every Gospel tract that you rejected, and every kind word from a Christian friend pleading with you to be saved.


The Bible tells the story of a man who went to hell. It says, “…the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.” (Luke 16:22-24) Should you reject God and the opportunities He has given you to trust Him, you too will one day be like the rich man that you just read about. You will be crying and begging for a drop of water to cool your scorched tongue, but it will be too late!


My friend, please don’t let anyone convince you that when you die it will all be over. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this judgment:” God says judgment will follow your death. Now is the time to get ready to meet Him, because your Judgment Day could be today.


Jesus asked this question in Matthew 23:33: “…how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” The answer is so simple, and it is found in God’s holy Word. To escape hell, you must first realize that you are a sinner, and that you deserve hell because of your sins. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23) “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23a)


Secondly, you must realize that Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, paid sin’s penalty that you deserve. The Bible states in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus Christ left heaven and came into this world sorrow. Just think, He left the streets of gold and the rejoicing of angels to come to this earth and be crucified, so you could escape the burning hell. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”


There is nothing that you can do to earn this gift of everlasting life. The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)


Finally, you must ask Jesus Christ to save you. Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
If it is your desire to be saved from the burning hell, please pray this prayer, or one similar to it: Dear God, I admit I am a sinner, going to hell. I know that I cannot save myself. I repent of my sins and put my faith in the blood that you shed for me on the cross to pay for all my sins. I now accept you as my Saviour and trust you to take me to heaven. Thank you for saving me. Amen.


Please do not reject God. The Bible gives you this final warning: “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:15) Let God writer your name in the Book of Life. Trust Him today!

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--Sorry about the length I just couldn't cut anything from this! Also Rufus, I stole you're idea of using a movie to title a post! :)

--Oh and sorry about the image quality of the second picture, I don't have a scanner!



23 comments:

  1. Don't worry about me; I just took a hit of ether. I wish I had some adrenochrome.

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  2. Back when I was a freshman at UMass, we had a guy who'd walk across the campus carrying a 7 foot tall cross, claiming we were all destined for hellfire.

    I've always felt that, no matter how noble their intentions are, people like this must be slightly disturbed to willingly subject themselves to such abuse. At the very least, their grasp on reality can't be, er, based very much in reality...

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  3. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36)

    Ok so believing in Jesus and stuff gets you eternal life, not believing in Jesus doesn't get you life, but the wrath of god. It sends you to hell. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't hell eternal life too? I mean sure, it doesn't sound all that enticing... but it is still "eternal life" after all right?

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  5. Ether, oh no!
    "There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge":)

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  6. Whateverman
    I feel the same way! I've actually heard there are people who nail themselves to crosses... I think it's in Latin America...hmmm I'm going to google that!

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  7. I think some folks in the PI also crucify themselves. And I remember back in '88 when The Last Temptation of Christ came out, Bill Donohue's group did a mock crucifixion. I figured if they were serious they would have taken it all the way.


    Revenant:

    I just watched Fear and Loathing again recently. It still cracks me up.

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  8. Rufus
    I'm sure I'll be watching it again soon!

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  9. "Did they pay you to screw that polar bear?"

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  10. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/04/070405-jesus-video.html?source=rss

    Ahh, google is there anything you can't bring me!
    -Anyway this is insane!! This guy crucifies himself every year!! (Don't watch the video if you don't want to see it)

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  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ioaXUPgAWQ&feature=related

    Rufus this one's for you!

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  12. Rufus, try a whole jimsonweed root, it's nearly as good...just don't listen to "White Rabbit" while in the bath afterwards :)

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  13. muffin said...

    "Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't hell eternal life too?"


    Hell is eternal death.

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  14. My perception of HELL is eternal death, but not a 'nothingness' death. An eternal separation from God, where you are fully aware of this.

    My belief and analogy would be - pick your loneliest moment in life. Multiply it to at least 1000x ... forever.

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  15. -'You're going to be incredibly rich when you fill out this form and send it to me.'
    -'You mean like I'm going to have like 300 Billion dollars?'
    -'No, no. I said incredibly. That's more than you'll ever be able to imagine.'
    -'I can imagine a lot.'
    -'Yeah, but this will be like what you can imagine times 1000.'
    -'So, you how much it'll be after all, then why can you imagine it if it's not possible.'
    -'Well, I can't imagine it like I said, but see here it's in this book. At least it's the way I think this book means it. What the author meant to express what he couldn't imagine.'
    -'If he couldn't, who told him then?'
    -'It was a revelation you see. We can't clearly imagine what is revealed to us.'
    -'So, it's actually an idea of something that someone imagined and tried to describe without having clear information?'
    -'Uh yeah, kind of.'
    -'So people believe the guy because they'd just love to have more than they can imagine?'
    -'Yes! No! I mean it's not like that, it's really true, and...'
    -'Oh thanks, I think you're going to keep that form then. I'll be going to work as always, and have the real money I really earned to actually spend. Maybe give some of it to people who need it. Bye.'

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  16. Muffin
    I didn't know the answer to your question (it's been awhile since I was a christian), so I was going to leave it to a believer...they pretty much answered the way I expected!

    --Also I saw on your profile that you like Boondock Saints...that is my absolute favorite movie!!

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  17. Felix
    I will be stealing that!!:)

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  18. How is it death, if you're not really dead. Err.. well, I guess somehow you're dead, because your physical body on Earth dies, but the same thing happens to the heaven-bound too.

    livingasonefreed said:
    My perception of HELL is eternal death, but not a 'nothingness' death. An eternal separation from God, where you are fully aware of this.

    My belief and analogy would be - pick your loneliest moment in life. Multiply it to at least 1000x ... forever.


    My current life has no god in it, so how will I be bothered by no god in hell?
    Is it really going to be that lonely down there considering the majority of the human's who have ever lived, and will ever live, are there? Seems to me it'd be pretty crowded

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  19. Revenent- It's my favorite movie too, I even went and got "Veritas" and "Aequitas" tattoo'd on my person a few years ago.

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  20. Muffin
    That is awesome!! I've been planning on doing that...I originally thought on my hands but as I'm still not sure what career field I want, so it will probably end up being on each side of my ribcage!
    Do you have any other tattoos? (I have a personal love of all things body mod!!)

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  21. I got the "veritas" "aequitas" on my wrists, not the best place for job purposes but I haven't had any issues so far. Only one other tattoo (so far) which is a black rose with blood dripping off of it. I too am a fan of body mod, which may explain my 7 piercings.. None of which are in my ears.

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  22. That gives me new hope for my hands (that's where I really want to get them)! Also I've been thinking about getting the Dawkins out-campaign A on my wrist! So far I have a skull with roses on my forearm and two piercings, not in my ears, although I do have 6g tapers in now!

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  23. revenant,
    glad you like it, feel free to use it. You may want to insert the word 'know' in statement 6 between 'you' and 'how', which I accidentally omitted.

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