I found a real gem at my bookstore today. Check it out, a crumpled up 100 dollar bill!
I snatched it up, and I found this inside:
Awwwww…so disappointing. Not money? But then I started reading, and not only is it gawd-awful poorly thought-out stream-of-consciousness sermonizing (which is good for a brief giggle and groan), with poor comma usage (one might add), but it’s ONE CITATION is from….dum dum dum(b)…Ray Comfort! He of recent Origin of Species fame. Score!
But wait, it gets better: I followed the link at the back of the God Money (livingwaters.com), and it’s the…well as wikipedia puts it: “Living Waters Publications (LWP) acts as an online store for WOTM.” What is WOTM? WOTM is a the acronym for Way of the Master, a Christian evangelical ministry headed by…Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort! Yeah, Supreme Score!
Here’s the entire text of “God Money” so you can join in the giggle and groan:
Money. It gets everyone’s attention. Someone once said, “All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” So, if you could ask God for a certain amount of money, how much would it be? More than likely Jody Foster wouldn’t ask Him for a penny. She said, “How could you ask me to believe in God when there’s absolutely no evidence that I can see?”1 Pointing out evidence for God’s existence is like having to explain that the sun exists, on a warm sunny day. There may be a country in which it’s cloudy every day and those that live there deny that the sun actually exists. However, I would ask those who live there, “Where do you think sunlight comes from?”
We know that God exists because we can experience the warmth and light of His love and we would say to those who are cut off from knowing Him by the clouds of their own sins, “Where do you think life comes from?”
So let’s roll back the clouds and look at proof for God’s existence, and see what He has in store for you. You know a builder exists because there is a building. Buildings don’t build themselves, and you know a Creator exists, because of the evidence of creation.
We can see that “clouds” of sin that cut us off from the light of His love, by looking at the Ten Commandments. So let’s see if you have sinned: Is God first in your life? Have you made a god to suit yourself? Have you ever used God’s holy name in vain? Have you kept the Sabbath holy? Have you always honored your parents implicitly? Have you hated anyone? If so, then the Bible says you are a murderer. Have you had sex out of marriage? If you have, you are a fornicator and cannot enter Heaven. Jesus said, “Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart.” Have you ever lusted? Have you ever stolen something (irrespective of its value)? If you have, you are a thief. If you have told just one life (even if you call it “white”), you are a liar, and cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
Listen to your conscience. The Law leaves us all sinners in God’s sight. On Judgement Day we would be found guilty, and end up in Hell forever, but because Jesus paid our fine of the Cross 2,000 years ago, God can forgive us. The Bible says, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Then He rose from the dead, and defeated the power of the grave. If you repend and trust the Savior, God will forgive your sins and grant you everlasting life. Confess your sins to God today, put your faith in Jesus Christ, then read the Bible daily and obey what you read.
B.T.W. Did you feel disappointed when you found that this wasn’t real money? Please don’t be. You did get something for nothing. Someone you probably don’t know paid for this booklet so that you could get it for nothing. This was so that you would hear that you can freely have everlasting life, because Someone has already paid for it in His own life’s blood. Thank you for reading this. Please go to www.livingwaters.com and click on “Save Yourself Some Pain”.
1What Hollywood Believes by Ray Comfort
I even linked their little for-profit online store. Do you think I could spend my God Money there? Interesting that they didn’t link to the WOTM ministry, but rather to the “online store” website, eh? Le sigh. So many things to giggle and groan over, so little time to sleep.