Now that preacher man you remember when you we’re young he preached Hellfire and brimstone, you sure we’re scared of that the pictures, oh the pictures he painted on the landscapes of your mind.
Hell was real and you we’re going there, your parents told you to repentance and be baptized.
You had other plans (after all who was Jesus to you) long hours sitting on uncomfortable church benches had hardened your heart, resolve and backside.
So just to keep the peace you reasoned next weekend is church conference time the week before Easter and the holidays
Although you did not like the benches and the long scary sermons of Hellfire daily and nightly the fishing pond at the back of the Church headquarters was great.
So you endured the long services Thursday through Sunday you had fun fishing and teasing the girls.
On Sunday night a friend of your dad’s was preaching (the whole weekend people had been encouraging you to accept Jesus gently telling you ” You going to he’ll.) OR (If you lie brother you’ll fry.) Great words of encouragement to a child as evil as you needed to bring you into Gods Kingdom with Jesus saving grace.
YOU began to think that God had studied at the Oliver Cromwell School of Theology.
So afeard of God’s great judgement when the altercall came you stepped up and confessed that you we’re a sinner, unworthy to be saved, a filthy dirty sinner in rags of sin for clothing.
However God was willing and so was Jesus and heck the thousands of good Christians at the service we’re all willing.
Mama wept for joy her firstborn was heaven bound, Dad well dad he was so happy he was singing at the top of his voice in the Spirit. POOR humble God loving dad, he never did understand you. To him you we’re a mystery. How you still live them gone to Jesus these many years.
Though you we’re saved you felt far from God, you did not know how to please him. You asked the scary preacher man back home for help he told you to be baptised and read the Bible to build your faith and cause you to become spiritually mature. (BAD PIECE OF ADVICE THE BIBLE MADE NO SCENE).
To be continued
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