Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sinners or Saints??

From the website of Charles “Tex” Watson (A prisoner Outreach with Abounding Love) Feb 2012 

Sinners are those who don't believe in God's love, that Christ died to provide the gift of righteousness, and rose again to give eternal life. "For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." 

Saints are those who believe in God's love and grace. 

As a sinner in the sixties, I did not realize that Jesus died and rose again to supply all my need. I tried desperately to fill my own need in every possible way, only to fail miserably. But today as a Saint, "...God shall supply all our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

I was blind to the wonderful things God had freely given to me 2,000 years ago at the cross. I was expecting people, places, and things to provide the love, acceptance, and approval that only God's love and grace can give. Maybe you can identify now with how I felt back then?


I guess maybe I am not alone here, but if I had the opportunity to be in Southern California in the late 60’s,  I may have had more on my agenda then stuff that happened a couple thousand years ago. All due respect to religion. Tex has none. As a  "sinner in the 60’s"  Tex did not realize quite a few things, and even today it still sounds like he is looking for someone to  "supply all our need."  Tex says sinners are those who don’t believe in God’s love. I think if a person who does not believe in God doesn’t harm anyone and is a decent member of society and treats his fellow man with compassion and dignity, God would let them in Heaven anyway. I don’t necessarily think believing in God more loudly than others can get you to the front of the line or earn you any titles either. It certainly won’t make him forget or ignore your resume when you arrive there trying to get in. I think this guy is making excuses, and has been looking for someone to hide behind his whole life. He can call himself whatever he wishes and he can make references to the Bible for as many days as he has left mopping up the Mule Creek State Prison State floors. But if there is really a God up there and he is watching - I am sure he would not want this man  just bestowing himself with such prestigious titles, and comparing himself to such important people...

It just isn’t that easy to be a Saint ;)






14 comments:

Mr. Spudnut said...
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Mr. Spudnut said...

Glad to see you climbed on board at Eviliz Saint! I think you'll make a GREAT addition here and have a lot to contribute. Like I said back when this site started, I agree with most of everything you have to say. Good Luck!

Ken

starship said...

It's Hard to be a Saint in the City

Josh Bratt said...

Maybe its just that those that know how big of sinners that they are scream the loudest about being saints. If he were truly the saint that he preaches he would atone for ALL his sins, not just the ones that he got caught for.......dont't ya think?

Matt said...

Tex might want to change his approach. This just ain't serving him well.

I read something he wrote regarding the "faith vs. works" debate that's been raging for 2000 years. Not surprisingly he came out STRONGLY on the faith side of that one! Not many things about this story make me laugh, but that one sure did!

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Doc Sierra said...

Well stated Saint.....

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Tex said:
"But today as a saint"...

Is this guy kidding me?
Tex Watson is describing himself, as a "saint" these days?

I have no problem with religion, but Tex Watson describing himself as a "saint"... (or, anyone describing themself as a "saint", for that matter)... is pretty ridiculous.

I'd say, "self-description" of sainthood, is probably the first glaring indicator... that someone, is NOT a saint.

"Humility" (or, being humble) is one of the first tenets of religion.
Tex must have missed that chapter.

Mother Theresa was likely a saint... but, I'm sure she never described herself, as such.

Real saints are actually overly critical of themselves... always believing, that more must be done, and more is required of them.

This guy Tex, is ridiculous.

I really wish Tex would just eat a big bag of shit, and die.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

I can't believe, that I just mentioned Tex Tatson and Mother Theresa in the same breath.

It's just not right...

matt prokes said...

It doesnt matter what Tex thinks,believes or says.If theres a god out there he'll know whos naughty or nice and make the correct call when watsons time comes.

A.C. Fisher Aldag said...

As a believer in Reincarnation, I think this guy has a few lifetimes coming as a cockroach.

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Rod Foglio said...

I think he and Sadie traded in one cult for another.

ST. Circumstance said...

;) Ken - Doc and everybody!