"For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful." (Psalm 36:2)
HEY, LISTEN, I don't need to be "saved."
Why should I have to come crawling to God begging for forgiveness? I'm not a criminal or anything like that. I'm no worse than most. In fact, I've done some pretty good things in my life.
And when I stand before God I'll just remind Him of it . . . Yeah! I'll say to Him: remember the time I could have easily cheated that drunk guy in the bar? In spite of being drunk myself, I held back, I didn't take advantage of him . . .
Yeah! And how about the time I gave my church the hundred dollars I won gambling? Huh?!
That was a good thing to do. How about all those times I could have hurt my mother-in-law's feelings but didn't, by not telling the truth to her face. Huh?! That was pretty kind of me.
Oh, I can go on. There's plenty of stuff I could tell God. Like the mistaken extra change I kept, cause I didn't want to embarrass the cashier in front of everybody. Or the times I sacrificed and went to church just to humor my wife and keep her happy. Or the time I saved my best friend's marriage by covering for him when he fooled around.
And let's not forget how I always, always, tried to be a good dad by not swearing when the kids were around. So these people who keep telling me I need Jesus Christ to save me from my sins, should go find a real sinner to preach to . . . You understand what I'm saying?
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