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Thread: Free Surfboards
Mar 8, 2013, 03:19 PM #81
I hear ya man. I had many doubts and researched every way to discredit it before I believed too. God's in control of everything so I'm sure He has control over what His Word says. I don't think He would have dropped the ball on that.
Truth on matters that truth cannot be found on = faith. Belief in evolution theory takes more faith than believing in a Creator, in my opinion.
Everyone these days claims to be so open minded. If that's the case shouldn't we at least consider this to be one of the options?
If anyone is offended I apologize. My intent is not to offend. However, the Good News is offensive. I'm just going to lay out the Gospel real quick and then I'll be done unless anyone has any questions for me.
1. There is a God and He is Holy (set apart and perfect)
2. We are sinners (bad things happen in the world because evil has entered the world)
3. Sinners cannot go to heaven w/ their sin because God is there and He is perfect and cannot have sin in His presence. This is a problem for anyone who wants to go there. Got to lose the sin.
4. God DID make a way for us to lose the sin and that was through His son Jesus Christ who came, died on the cross, took on the sin of whoever would believe in Him and rose from the grave on the third day.
5. Our job is simply to accept salvation as a gift. There is nothing we can do to earn salvation. Then spread the Good News which is exactly what Wayne was trying to do!
Mar 8, 2013, 03:58 PM #83
When thngs are going great in life, God is responsible. ex. Ray Lewis crediting God for every win...
When things are bad, where is he? ie. I didn't hear Ray say God was the reason thse 2 people god murdered at the strip club.
If God is responsible for everything then he destroyed my house in October
Mar 8, 2013, 04:16 PM #84
Mar 8, 2013, 05:14 PM #85Senior Member
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these are not free surfboards. there's no such thing as a free lunch. the op is using deception with the title of the thread to get us to click on, and deception of the guise of free surfboards to get people to listen to the Gospel. ain't Christian! sonfollower needs to repent of his hypocrisy. this is a surf forum. I believe in Jesus Christ, but I surf for fun, and I go on swellinfo for surf-related topics. I think the best thing Christians can do to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ is just shut up and let the Holy Spirit work. You force it, you break it. If Christ is in you,then others should be drawn to Him through how you love others. Love one another.
Mar 8, 2013, 05:54 PM #86
About 10 years ago I responded to an ad that was offering "free" golf clubs. Being someone who wasn't great at golf but wanted to have some clubs for the occasional game with a buddy I decided it wouldn't be a bad idea to pick some beater clubs up. Well, this too turned out to be the ole "bait and switch" tactic.
When I got to the house I was greeted by an elderly couple who basically wouldn't let me have the golf clubs until I listened to what they had to say about Christ. They started with "Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ". I said "well as a matter of fact I do, but I just came for the free golf clubs." The wife then proceeded to stall and "find" the golf clubs while the husband handed me a couple of their Christian books that they themselves had recently published. I thanked them for the offer on the books but said no thanks, they insisted I take the books, "no charge" and to read them and pass them along if I could. To stop the two from carrying on and on I said "sure no problem" and thanked them for the clubs.
Their whole goal was to get these books in my hands, and they used "free golf clubs" as a lure. It somewhat worked, as I was wanting the clubs so much that I put up with the uncomfortable interaction of which I wanted nothing to do with and took the books. So at the end of the day I got my clubs I came for and went about my business. The fact that I told them I already had a relationship with Jesus and the fact that they still kept pushing it on me is what stuck out in my mind. Almost like they didn't believe I was "saved". So now when I see things like this (free surfboards), it brings me way back to that day and how caught off guard I was by the whole thing.
Moral of the story, this is not a new tactic, it’s been done before and it's deceptive. If you want to spread the gospel, do so in a way that isn't deceiving, misleading, or catching anybody off guard. I also don't believe it's a good idea to be messing with someone else’s kid like that. If I wanted my child to know about Christ and to have a relationship with him, then I the parent would teach him / her that myself. I don't need some random guy handing out pop sickles teaching MY kid the lessons I should be teaching them myself. It's not your place to educate MY child, it's my place. End of story.
Last edited by DawnPatrolSUP; Mar 8, 2013 at 05:57 PM.
Mar 8, 2013, 06:04 PM #87Senior Member
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I like it that "sonfollowersurf" says he speaks the TRUTH but starts his thread off with a deceptive subject line. How "christian" is that!!!!!
Mar 8, 2013, 07:19 PM #88Junior Member
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Mar 8, 2013, 08:21 PM #89Senior Member
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Free surfboards was the topic. So thankful we get the opportunity to talk about Jesus. And you all have an opportunity to accept HIM as your savior.
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Mar 8, 2013, 08:31 PM #90
^ Accept, not except. Enough with the bible quotes.