Originally posted by jaywill
You never read any parables out of the mouth of Jesus about the importance of being in time to be saved?
In the parable of the rich man who stored away his belongings and assumed he had a long life to enjoy his accumulation, the Lord Jesus said [b]"Thou fool, tonight shall your soul be required of you." Its in the gospel of Luke.
He was warned to be in time. So the hymn has a strong theological basis. If you find it insulting that is your own rebellious problem.[/b]
Wow. You've totally misread that parable. That story is about how focusing on the corporeal
to the exclusion of the spiritual is a poor idea, not about faith or damnation. How pathetic!
There were at least seven other citations that you could have picked that would have been about
a thousand times more appropriate. Your monster-god viewpoint colors your interpretation of
even the most lucid of parables. Nice cult mindset, I suppose.
Anyway, read your garbage-dump poem and compare with this one, which takes a similar
theological position. Why don't you sing this text (by Charles Wesley)?
Terrible thought! shall I alone—
Who may be saved—Shall I
Of all, alas! whom I have known,
Through sin for ever die?
While all my old companions dear,
With whom I once did live,
Joyful at God’s right hand appear,
A blessing to receive.
Shall I, amidst a ghastly band,
Dragged to the judgment seat,
Far on the left with horror stand,
My fearful doom to meet?
Ah, no! I still may turn and live,
For still His wrath delays;
He now vouchsafes a kind reprieve,
And offers me His grace.
I will accept His offers now,
From every sin depart,
Perform my oft-repeated vow
And render Him my heart.
I will improve what I receive,
The grace through Jesus giv’n;
Sure, if with God on earth I live,
To live with Him in Heav’n.