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tl;dr: Below is a 1,500-word No True Scotsman fallacy I received. I replied with nothing but a simple link to a YouTube video explaining what the No True Scotsman fallacy is.
Received this today; below is my response.
i dont wish to write alot. but i have watched some of your videos. i just wanted you to know that i heard you were a worship leader for yeras before walking away. First of all i wish to note, that i dont know what this means. Were you a protestant Holy Spirit filled Christian who had HOly Spirit and sat under a church that preached against sin? Or were you a part of a church that believed we are all Gods children and that God doesnt wish for sin to be preached against? I just wanted to note that it depends on where your start was because anyone can call themselves a minister. Even atheists can call themselves a minister because the christian term for minister has been taken out of context so much that even atheists, gay advocates all call selves minister.–Question is who is a true follower of Jesus Christ, following way disciples did in book of Acts where they were led by Spirit, preaching at all times. I dont know where your beginning came as a minister, but if your christian upbringing was in Universal Church, here lies beginning of issues. Number 1, people have to be under solid teaching, people tend to fall away because narrow road get very hard, they dont like to hear truth about what in bible about homosexuality being a sin so then people fall away because of that or well they choose to walk away because things get very difficult in there life, or they have really dont know real character of Lord, a God who is Love and Just, a God who loves all mankind, hates sin but loves sinner. This does not exclude Gods nature though that He is Just. God never made hell for people, he made it for the demons, but because man chose to rebel and themselves make satan there god, well they send them selves into hell now. Gods purpose for hell was never meant for humans and he does not take delight in humans going to hell. He weeps for souls that choose to go to hell. For God wishes no man to perish. He wishes no man to perish. But if they choose to make satan there god, they are choosing for themselves to go to hell because there is a choice, choose whom this day we must follow Jesus or satan. Either one or other.–Now if you truely know you received Holy Spirit in your life and didnt grow up in under a church where they taught you things that contradict bible and you were truely told how to come to Christ and what true christian life consists of, such as perseuction, open air preaching, etc etc etc, and you fell away cuz the walk got very hard, then i would say dear one come back. Go forth confess all known sins (james 5:16). then go forth and preach gospel openly NONSTOP. be willing to be arrested for sake of Christ and let your whole being and energy be given into preaching message of salvation to the lost.–Now if your scenario is that you were raised under a church that preached surface stuff and never told you truth and alot of time people just are raised under religiousness and never told how to be saved, then you only can go to God and make sure you were truely saved, that you understand you are a sinner, that there is a parallel, in order for truth to be truth it can only be one thing, it can not be a thousand thing or else it ceases to exist as truth. Cuz truth is not a thousand things. Christianity is parallel, ther is a God and satan, heaven and hell, good and evil. its orderly cuz God is order.–that is why true christians i guess in many nonbeleiver eyes is that we are “narrow minded” well, if we beleived in a thousand beliefs then it would cease to exist as truth and have order, you cant be open minded and it still be truth cuz open mindedness allow a thousand thing to be considered as truth and a person then is not stable or orderly in there belief system they are ike house on a rock that has no foundation. our foundation is not knowledge itself. it is HOly Spirit who is real God inside of us when we chose to surrender our heart to Jesus Christ, beleiving that He is only way truth and life. He became ultimate Lamb on cross. Jesus is God for only God can save man, not just any “man” could die for sins of world. He rose on third day defeating sin on cross.–When aperson comes to Jesus Christ and they truely recognize there sin, the evil deep evil deeeds of there heart they have done, the deepest depravity of there heart, i mean the kind of guilt in your heart that you let no one see but if exposed youd go running behind a curtain, you cannot wash away that guilt, the deepest deeds of the heart, the deepest addiction a person cannot be delivered of those deep embed demons on the heart, in the heart, and growth in the heart. Only one who has power to save a person from this is Christ. He is one whose blood has power to save. So if you once truely received HIm then He still is in your heart. If you have not received HIm then it is pretty hard for a person to know what it like to have Holy Spirit when you are tryin from the outside to always figure out GOd when He wants you to come as you are, in al your sin and dirtyness and see all evil deeds of the heart and how you cant redee your heart and you cant wash away the guilt or shame, and He can do it for you and come in your heart and then you go forth and live out truth faith by Preaching his name openly all the time, confessing sins and nonstop to preach his name. our warfare is against demons.–So if you are a true christian who fell away you can return to Lord. if you never truely received him then it is hard for you to know God cuz you stand outside of HIm instead of humbling self like a child, surrender head knowledege, and come as you are in all depravityand receiving what He did for you on cross and receivng HIs love into yoru heart and go forth and living out Christian walk. And many that fall away is not cuz God has left them it is cuz tey have chosen to leave God which bible said many would fall away cuz they are ashamed of HIm. God weeps cuz He cares but God will still always be Lord no matter what man does or thinks of HIm. What right do we have to raise our fist to a God who didnt deserve to die on a cross for our sins, we deserve to die for sins WE COMMIT. God never forces us to sin. we are ones that choose it. yet in his Love hE said i will go down and save them, wow what a Savior to wanna do that so we could have him in our heart. we can have a new victorious life in Christ if we receive what He has done and then actually live it out. reason why a person isnt victorious is cuz a person has to live it out also, confess sins all known sins, and then be filled with HOly Spirit, and go forth in power to preach repentance and salvation to others ALL THE TIME.–Anyways, i dont wish to do alot of email bak and forth. i only wish to do one. Im not here to fight against al bible knowledge you have stored up i just only wish to share a little bit because i cared. Reason why sometime peopel dont always get into debate with those who are filled with all bible knowledge trying to persecute Christ is because you have already made up in you mind. You have knowledge set before you how to receive HIm, and what do to to live out a victorious life, now you just have to live out vicoriously. if you have in your heart then begin to turn back to HIm and preach openly HIs wonderful name and repetanc and dont stop. Wish you best Sir
by the way i do want you to know that some of us do truely care. we really do. i would hae never written to you cuz it hought maybe he is just a christian who cried out ot GOd and was really try to find his way back to Lord. it could be thator only you know if you were truely received him. but if you did receive him and fell away it cuz your battle is demon inside of you and on heart and you have to go forth and produce fruit with repentance and preach salvation openly all the time. Why not try preaching salvation openly and be serious about it and trying to read bible openly in seriusness With care if you wish to be a true christian.
Dave Muscato is the Public Relations Director for American Atheists based in Cranford, New Jersey. An atheism activist, blogger, and public speaker, he is also a board member of MU SASHA. He is a vegetarian, LGBTQ ally, and human- & animal-welfare activist. Dave posts updates to the SASHA blog every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday; twice monthly for the Humanist Community at Harvard, and monthly or more on SkepticFreethought.com. His website is http://www.DaveMuscato.com
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