Saturday, November 27, 2010
The Catholic and the, oh boy, Pentecostal
We then went back to the library and TJ tried to share the gospel with some kids standing outside. They told TJ that they were going to Hell and then the youngest kid cussed out TJ and said they had to go because there mom just pulled up.
We met a man in the parking lot and I gave him and his wife tracts and said it was the gospel. I asked if they were Christians and the man said of course because he has been a preacher for 25 years or something but not in a church just by himself. He liked to talk and with a little spurring he went on and on. The more he talked the more we saw how messed up his theology was. The man said he was a Pentecostal and immediately told us that he raised 5 people from the dead. It is funny how the Pentecostals are the only ones that ever "raise people from the dead." Now I understand that our Sovereign God can and does raise people from the dead but it seems to me that if every Pentecostal actually raised all these people from the dead then mathematically there would be 1 out of every 3 people in the US that have been raised from the dead.
As he went on it got much more weird. He told us about the world that existed before this one and that Buddhists and Confucianist's were going to heaven without Jesus because they were peace makers and on and on, more bazaar. TJ argued a bit but I was trying to break free from this crazy man. A weird way to end the night but good. We praise God for the opportunities.