So, we just finished Secret Church and one of the things that really hit me was, a couple of years ago a very renowned and well known atheist, Penn, from Penn and Teller, made this statement. “If you truly believe as a Christian that what the Bible says is real and true, and you believe in a place called Hell, then how much do you have to hate someone not to tell them how to avoid that place.” (see YouTube video for full testimony by Penn)
If I am wrong, and there is no hell, and everyone will go to Heaven regardless, or if I am wrong and there is nothing after death, then I have nothing to lose. I lived a good life, I did good. But, if I am right, and I don't tell, then you lose. The people whom I don’t tell, lose. And I can’t live with that.
So forgive me, but I will not be silent. Or, don’t forgive me. I don’t guess it really matters if you forgive me or not because I believe with all of of my heart that I am forgiven by the only one who really matters, and that is God Himself. And I realize that there will be people who will read this blog and they WILL NOT agree with me, and that’s ok. I am ok with that. I ask you to talk to me, email me, post a message, Facebook me...I may not have the answers and if I don’t I will try my best to find them, and if there is no human answer then I will let you know. God has revealed Himself to us in many ways through His word, but there are some things that He does not explain and those are mysteries, things that we could not possibly understand even if He tried to explain them to us. So, I am not ashamed of the gospel. I will not be silent.
I ask you to pray for me, my husband, and our children as we seek God’s will for our family.I ask that you help us figure out where we need to be. Where we need to be in this country. Where we should go if we are to leave this country? How we can be a part of declaring to the nations the Gospel and what does God want us to do? Does God want us to adopt? Does God want us to go to another country? Does God want us to stay and minister here. Lord, you have the answers? Help us find them.