December 16, 2012

Most bizarre conversation of your year: script it. Use pseudonyms if necessary.

Three BVSers in a car with a Baptist Minister, who is driving us to our destination. The door closes and the car engine starts. The car turns onto the main road. 

Baptist Minister: How do you know that someone is a Christian?

Me: Silence. 
Internally, I'm like:

BM: What is the difference between a Muslim and Christian?

Me: A Muslim prays to Allah and uses Mohammed as their teacher. Christians pray to God, or some form of the Trinity, and use Jesus as their teacher.
Internally, I'm like:

BM: Riiight. [Pause] That belief in Christ is the difference. That's what save us. Scriptures says, that none will come to the Father except through me. There is no other way to get to heaven than through the salvation of Jesus Christ. The belief in Jesus is what guarantees our eternal life.

Me: But in James it says that faith without works is dead. What good is our faith if we don't try to bring the Kingdom of Heaven here?
Internally, I'm like:

BM: Well, yes, but works without faith are also dead. There are a lot of people who claim to do good, without working to win souls for Christ, which is what we're here to do.

Me: Silence.
Internally, I'm like: 

BM: ...I know you all probably have everything figured out in your churches, but I'll let you know that  our services are on Sundays at 11 and Wednesdays at 7.

Me: Thank you.
Internally, I'm like:

BM: It's the least I could do.
When we finally arrive at our destination: 


Inspiration to do this series came from Dana. You can find the whole 2012 Examen Blog Prompt list here

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