virginiashadow wrote:I married a Jewish woman whom I love to death. I remember her coming to me in college and was upset. She had a conversation with a religous leader/student on campus who said that Hitler was more likely to go to heaven than my wife because he believed in Christ. That I do not understand......and to be honest, if that is the way people feel then I do not want any part of that kind of mindset. Just speaking the truth here guys and I appreciate your points of views and experiences.
For anyone to say that is a truly twisted way of thinking in my opinion.
I too have had scare tactics tried on me and it is hurtful.
One day, I had been thinking of all the bad experiences I had with religion. I said to myself, if this is what it means to be a follower of Christ, I want no part of it. A couple years later I met a man who was interested in my life enough to repeatedly sit and hear what I had to say about my perspective on religion. After a couple days of listening, he repeated everything I had said to him and asked if I felt he understood me. I confirmed that he understood me and he that I have had numerous encounters with religious extremest. He then proceeded to say to me that there is a difference between mans law and God's law and that man's law had been dominating my experiences and perspective. He challenged me to ask Christ to reveil Himself to me. For 3 years I sat on the couch on Sunday mornings listening and sifting through the church services. Realizing the difference in man and God, I opened His word to "double check" what the pastor had just preached about. Some sermons had mans twist on them and some didn't. Now I hear what the pastor says, but I read it for myself to see what God has to say to me. Just because the pastor said it doesn't mean it is applicable to me. I am a follower of Christ's law and will, not man's law and will.
I will continue to follow what Christ says to me, not what SOME men say without first reading His word to see if man is in/out of context with what he was preaching.
I am very sorry for your experience, I am sorry for the reflection that has been given to you and your wife. Please believe me when I say to you, your experience was mans law NOT God's.