A friend of mine posted this one facebook:
I believe in Jesus Christ and have accepted Him as my personal Savior. One facebooker has challenged all believers to put this on their wall. In the Bible it says, if you deny me in front of your peers, I will deny you in front of my Father at the gates of Heaven. This is simple…If you love God and you are not afraid to show it, repost this! Just copy and paste…No shame here
What makes me nuts about this thought process, (and this is typical among many religious people I know), the statement of “personal savior” (what a busy guy to be so many people’s “personal savior“) and the thought that if you “deny him” in front of your friends, he will deny you at heaven’s gates. Wow what a petty savior.
According to many religious people I know, Jesus is supposed to be forgiving, loving, etc. But if he is so petty as to deny someone, regardless of how they worshipped him on earth, that is a petty savior.
Feel free to share perspectives here, I am intrigued by this, and the mixed statements about Jesus seem to be conflicting and or self-serving.