Originally posted by mokko
Are there not others jobs they can do to get into heaven?
A man dies and goes to heaven. Of course, St. Peter meets him at the pearly gates.
St. Peter says, "Here's how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you've done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in."
"Okay," the man says, "I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart."
"That's wonderful," says St. Peter, "that's worth three points!"
"Three points?" he says. "Well, I attended church all my life and supported its ministry with my tithe and service."
"Terrific!" says St. Peter, "that's certainly worth a point."
"One point? Golly. How about this: I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans."
"Fantastic, that's good for two more points," he says.
"TWO POINTS!!" the man cries, "At this rate the only way I get into heaven is by the grace of God!"
"Come on in!"
On Satarday i was working in glasgow, and there were two sets of evangelists in the little square outside my work. There was "hope church", which was playing jazz music and getting quite a crowd. Within this crowd there were people handing out leaflets, starting conversations etc. It's not intrusive, if anything it's productive. That's good evangelism.
The other was a guy standing with a mic critisising certain denominations. The only thing i really noticed was a board saying that people speaking in the tounges of angels were just faking, and he had a bible verse to back this up. This bible verse was not, i'll have you know, 1 corinthians 13*...God's about love, so preach about love not hate, darn it! that's bad evangelism, IMO.
I wonder how many converts jehova witnesses make a year?
*do you see the double meaning in that verse? it's about love, but also talks about "speaking in the tounges of angels"! clever, no? 😉