Saturday, November 13, 2010

#104 Telling People That They're Going to Hell

Hell. Eternal damnation. Separation from God for all of eternity. The lake of fire. With devils and those caves and the ragged clothing. And the heat. It's pretty much the worst possible place that you could be. As terrible as this place is, many white Christians love telling people that Hell is precisely where they're going.

Judgemental? Sure. In-your-face? You bet. But you know what else is judgemental and in-your-face? The firey fires of Hell. Boom - suck on that nugget of truth for a few moments! Not as creamy and delicious as you thought was it? Check and mate!

Once a white Christians has told their first person that they're going to "H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks," it's really a slippery slope of judgmental joy. Pretty soon, they're telling anyone who disagrees with them, looks different from them, or even minorly inconveniences them that they're going to Hell. It's only a matter of time before the judgmental white Christian claims that all Democrats are going to Hell, all Republicans are going to Hell and that guy that cut you off in traffic is going to Hell. They especially like telling Bloggers that they are going to Hell (anonymously).

Upon instructing the lost that they are, in fact, on a highway to Hell, the white Christian is then able to elevate their standing by informing the lost sheep that they are praying for their soul. It's through welcoming techniques like this that the white Christian seeks to save the lost.

14 comments:

Terry Lee said...

sad. but true.

so many white christians seem to actually enjoy telling folks they're going to hell ... usually with an accusing finger aimed at the victim's face.

remember the old adage, "when you point a finger at someone, there are three pointing back at you?"

sigh.

don't even get me started.

Belle said...

Someone told my husband he wasn't going to heaven because he ate meat. And yes, he was a white Christian from our church.
I don't believe in and everlasting hell. The Bible says God will destroy the wicked, not keep them in pain forever and ever. Who could love a God who did something like that? Not me.

Anonymous said...

The Bible says that God gives people the thing they most want. He gives them their highest "good thing". Christians believe that when your highest "good thing" is anything but God then getting it over the course of eternity IS hell. A little hard to understand maybe, in the way I've said it but try unpacking it a bit and you will see what I mean.

When you choose God as the highest "good thing" in your life you are choosing the source of all light and life. When you choose anything else as your highest good and the thing you most cherish (money, your family, your career, etc.) God will probably let you have it but you will have chosen something that was never meant to fill the "God place" in your life to fill that place which, when writ large, is hell.

Anonymous said...

Something also to consider is that hell demonstrates God's profound respect for human choice and freedom. How could a God of love force people who didn't want to be near him to spend eternity with him? It would make him evil and manipulative. Love MUST BE an act of mutual submission or else it is not love.

Anonymous said...

Do you really think that any rational person, if they really, truly knew the consequences of their actions in a real way and not just by words, that they would choose something besides God? I don't think it's fair to characterize hell as the thing 'someone wants the most'. No one really wants suffering the most.

Name Bearer said...

Belle...God loves each one of us immensely, believers and unbelievers, and he does not desire any to go to hell. However, he cannot tolerate evil, and if we insist on clinging to our sin, then when He flings all evil into the eternal fire, we will go with it. I say eternal because that is how Jesus described it. (Mt. 25:46) If there was another way to be with God, why would Jesus have needed to die? Surely we sinners simply could have received our slaps, then spent the rest of eternity with Him. However, Jesus says there is no other way. (Jn 14:6) I take no joy in saying any of this. However, to claim to follow Christ, but to deny some of His teachings is confusing to those who do not know Him. Please understand: my motivation is a heart breaking for those in danger and a love for the One who rescued me.

Anonymous said...

What really sends a cold chill up my spine is how much these people seem to take delight in someone else going to0 hell!

Anonymous said...

I believe in God the Father, One true God, Jesus and Holy spirit. I dont understand, but all 3 are one.
What I dont like is these hypocrit, claim to be christian people who do point the finger, judge, etc. and unfortunelty, most do seem to be white.
As our Lord, Father and Savior said: "those who are without sin may cast the first stone."
I consider my self a christian, becasue I do believe in Christ, however, I also consider now to be more spiritual and non-religious.
Dont like organized religion.
I just continue to try and do whats right and follow His path and will. thanks for this site.

Anonymous said...

Grew up in Texas around Baptist, Pentacostals & Church of Christ folks, and I don't think I ever encountered anyone who delighted in telling someone they were going to Hell. I suppose there are some sick-o people who would, but I was in church nearly "everytime the doors were open" (1950s--70s, and that was just NOT how it was.

Zuri C Swan said...

@Belle we don't love God because he goes by our definition of what's fair. God is perfect, and if we weren't able to love him for a decision he makes then it is only a heart issue of ours. And if we understood everything God did, then he wouldn't be much better than us.

Anonymous said...

You are totally going to hell for writing stuff like this. Repent or burn!

Russ said...

Only white Christians?

Anonymous said...

Russ: read the disclaimer at the top of the page, right hand column. It's satire based on the book "What White People Like." No offence intended. = )

Anonymous said...

He's implying that white Christians aren't the only ones who would say that, but remember that Christians aren't only white, there are black Christians as well.