A couple days ago I stumbled upon a very disturbing post on the Patheos website, titled, “Why I broke up with Jesus.” The author, Neil Carter is a former church elder; and now an apparent atheist, tried his darnedest to make fun of Jesus. He stated that there were many reasons for the brake up, but one of the main ones was Jesus wouldn’t return his calls. And since he could not get in touch with Jesus, he asked some of Jesus’ friends to explain. In essence, the purpose of Mr. Carter’s ridiculous post is to deny Jesus’ existence. But God is not mocked. Jesus says,
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33).
However, aside from the author’s ridiculousness, I was flabbergasted by most of the answers the so-called friends of Jesus gave him. Obviously, none of these people have any knowledge of how God works. Job 33:14 says, “For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not.”
Here are some excerpts from the post:
“About five years ago, I broke up with Jesus. Recently someone asked me why. There were plenty of reasons but one of the main ones was that he wouldn’t return my calls.
Since I couldn’t get in touch with him, I asked some of his friends to explain to me why he wouldn’t get back to me, but their answers were never helpful. Each one had a different explanation and none of them really made me feel any better:
- Some said he heard my messages but didn’t answer because what I wanted wasn’t the same as what he wanted, and he only answers calls he already agrees with. Huh. Okay.
- Some told me he might not have liked my tone of voice. Maybe I wasn’t asking for him to call me in the right way? I dunno.
- One guy said that Jesus would only answer me as long as I had no doubts that he would answer; but if I doubted, then he wouldn’t. That sounded kind of sketchy.
- Some said it was because he wasn’t ready to answer me—the timing wasn’t right somehow. I wonder how many years you’re supposed to wait before you can conclude the other person has moved on?
- Others said sometimes he doesn’t answer just because he wants to see how long people will go without an answer before they give up. That sounds kind of…schmucky…if you ask me.
- Finally, one guy informed me I shouldn’t expect an answer at all. Like, maybe it was wrong for me to want for him to actually communicate with me. Or if he did communicate with me, it would be telepathically through other people who wouldn’t necessarily even know they were communicating on his behalf. I just don’t even know what to say to that.
Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godlessindixie/2014/11/10/why-i-broke-up-with-jesus/#ixzz3JBnqvuiQ
Great post Noel, God bless you my friend!
Thanks so much Loopyloo! I sincerely hope you are doing fine. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.
very interesting post Noel, God is not “mock” …blessings my brother!!
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Thanks so much for your input Juliet. I really appreciate you stopping and reading my post. You should stop more often. God bless.
Thank you for your post.
When I first read this very sad post by Neil Carter, I realized how unprepared we ordinary Christians are to give answer to those asking us about our Christian hope. (1 Peter 3:15) We as preachers should somehow teach our congregation how to explain our own faith. Nobody can take away what I have experienced myself. Ind if I stick to my own experience, I will not stumble. Yet we try to give a perfect answer. And even when someone questions our own testimony, we tend to give a fabricated answer. In this way many young or searching people can be driven away from Jesus instead of being reeled in! The answers Neil received could drive anybody away!
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Thanks so much for your input Herman. I wish Mr. Carter had spoken to you first. Sometimes we Christians pretend to know God’s mind but we don’t.
keep the fire burning my brother. God bless.
I’ve heard these answers many times and find them silly. Sad though that this man lost his faith. So what should we say when questioned this way?