Desire to go to heaven?
2010/12/25 36 Comments
It would seem that every pastor loves to see in every person a desire to spend eternity with God. But in some specific cases the opposite may be true. Don’t believe it? Here you are — true story.
One Sabbath pastor Supaki preached a sermon. After he realised that he finished before time, he immediately jumped at the opportunity and sidetracked from the main topic. This is what he said:
Then, what else should I say? What if you were taken to heaven today? Would you like to go? [some people raise their hands] Take your hands down. You know why? Because I don’t think we will feel comfortable in heaven right now. I actually think we would feel miserable. Can you slow down? I mean your time schedule. You know there will be no watches in heaven. No waking up at 6 o’clock in the morning and rushing to that work, work yourself to death, coming home and try to catch up with life. How about… Just think for a second about your priorities. You think you would fit into heavenly schedule? Not me. I am a go-go guy. Sometimes even my wife has problems with me. Then how about music? Skip that one. You think that the heavenly music will fit your ears? How about food? What kind of food we will have in heaven? Are you able to leave all eternity on pawpaw and mango? Huh? No McDonald’s by the way. I’m just kidding here, you know that I am joking, but I want you to think seriously. And then environment. No violence. No Hollywood proclaiming illicit sex, violence, and lies, etc.. You still want to go to heaven today? I want to encourage you to be ready for Jesus coming. But you really want to follow Him through the sanctuary. Because wherever … Jesus is, that’s where your salvation is. He was your sacrifice, check, done. He was your intercessor, check, done. He was your judge, check, done. And He is your coming king. Get in tune with your Jesus. So, change your mind. Become more heaven-like. And forget about these earthly things because Jesus is coming. Are you ready? I want you to listen carefully to the following song. And while listening to that song I want you to make a decision: wherever You go, my Jesus, I will follow you, for there is no more night. Thank you.
A few days later I sent pastor Supaki an email and asked several questions. In a fortnight he replied, and in his responses he:
- tried to explain what he meant while he asked the questions in his sermon,
- avoided to deal directly with my questions,
- made impressions that his elaborations were the answers to my questions,
- and used other tricks.
Next I sent him another email asking to:
- explain his complex answers,
- answer unanswered questions,
- answer new questions based on his previous answers.
Below I present my conversation with pastor Supaki organized into threads (please disregard the dates of comments; they have been created 2 months after the actual conversation).