Get what you deserve

According to Christianity we are all sinners and we all deserve to go to Hell. The Bible says, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way.” “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” So if I do anything which saves me from eternal punishment it could only be out of pure selfishness. In order for God to be punished, the wicked must be punished. If Christianity is true, then I deserve damnation. Why should I try to avoid it?

7 Replies to “Get what you deserve”

  1. He has already “avoided it” for you by providing a way of forgiveness and offering it to you freely. He wants you to be forgiven, so repentance on your part is not selfishness, it’s acknowledging and accepting God’s free gift of salvation. It’s also yielding to His authority over your life.

  2. Why does God need to offer forgiveness? Why would he forgive us of something that we can’t avoid? If I created a robot that robbed banks and then offered that robot forgiveness for robbing banks isn’t that a little hypocritical?

  3. @Gothamghost God doesn’t need to offer anyone forgiveness. It’s a gift. Why would anyone offer a gift to someone else? Perhaps because they love them or care about them. Just guessing ;-)

    Your analogy has several flaws. First, God didn’t create robots; He created creatures with free will. Secondly, He didn’t create us to rob banks or do anything else wrong. Thirdly, let’s say are robots and we were created to do evil, where is the hypocrisy in not holding us accountable for something we had no control over? You have it exactly backwards!

    Finally, your charge of hypocrisy is a value judgement. Do you believe that there is something wrong with being hypocritical, or is it just something you personally dislike?

  4. You mention free will being the difference between us and bank robbing robots but that implies we have a choice to sin. Are there any people who haven’t sinned? Why do you sin?

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