"The Book of Revelation is a work of fiction describing how a truly vicious God would bring about the end of the world. No half-smart religious person actually believes the Book of Revelation. They are certain that their God would never turn into a malicious torturer and mass murderer beyond Hitler's wildest dreams."
Well, golly-gee-bob! Its wonderful to know that Mr. O'Donnell is so much nicer than the God of the Bible--he would never do such things! Yea, I bet! Odds are he has never personally spent as much as 15 hours in actual examination of the evidence as to whether the Bible is true or not--just going on the word of others to substantiate personal prejudice; but such lack of real investigation seems common in our day for people in Larry's position. It is even more natural for those who are so filled with their own self righteousness.
Anyway, having actually studied the Bible personally for over 40 years I have no doubt about its accuracy. In fact, I am certain that those who read and study the prophecies in the Book of Revelation will be blessed, just as the first three verses of its first chapter declare.
I received the above rant while preparing for a weekend retreat with the elders and deacons of Shorewood Bible Church. What a different group of men, indeed! Although we come from varied backgrounds we have one thing in common: we have come to faith in Jesus Christ as our Saviour and rejoice in the truth of His word. Now there is in our heart a passion to share that wonderful grace with others.
It is a humbling experience to be a part of such a team of godly men; men whose great ambition is to provide one of our nation's greatest meto area with the magnificent opportunity to have a personal, intimate acquaintance with the God Mr. O'Donnel so fears and to enjoy His love and life--the only real life worth living. This is a purpose in life worth having and fulfilling. Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.
Larry got it all wrong. Let's pray that one day he might actually hear the gospel of God's love and grace to us in Christ and have his heart "strangely warmed," too. Then he too would have something worth telling the nation!