My Response To An Angry Sikh

My Response To An Angry Sikh

        Several days ago I recieved a comment by an angry Sikh who was mad about my article about Sikhism and my temple experience in Los Angeles with a group of them there. The person went by the name “onlypath” and wrote me an angry leter accusing Christianity and my intentions of why I visited a Sikh Gurdwara. His letter is quoted and my response is underneath in italics. Here it is:                  


         *Yes he wrote that to me, and I have no clue what the heck he was trying to do.

How “Christian” of you to go to a Sikh Gurdwara accept their hospitality, accept their love  and friendship, accept their trust in you, spend the night there, eat their food and make polite chat with them but all the time your mind was false, you intensions we dishonorable and your actions were deceitful. So you believe we are in a “Satanic” grasp and we are a false religion, I say that a religion is false that has to use underhand tactics and deceitful acts to try to draw in people.”

       First of all, nothing we did in my class was dishonorable or deceitful. My professor arranged a meeting with the open minded Sikhs who enjoyed having us over. Everyone knew we were evangelical Christians and were not going to convert to Sikhism. The point was for us to learn about a culture and religion that was different from our own. The Sikhs also got to learn from us as well, and they enjoyed giving us hospitality! Isn’t it part of your religion that you MUST give a traveler or anyone who passes through a Gurdwara hospitality? From my understanding no matter what, Sikhs are to give food and shelter to people. In this case we were not just passing by but were INVITED by the chief of the temple to sleep over night in their Hollywood Gurdwara and share meals and have great discussions. They used this for an opportunity to teach us their religion and witness their god to us. They had every chance to convert us if we would believe. When we showed up all we did was ask questions in a non-judgmental way and the leaders of the temple answered them to the best of their ability. None us of presented the gospel of Christ or even tried to convert anyone. All we did was listen. Nothing was deceitful and you should be ashamed for saying such a thing because it will only keep open minded individuals from experiencing your religion. In no way did we draw any Sikh into our religion at all. If anything the students in my class could have been drawn to yours.

        The Sikhs at both temple locations gave us all kinds of respect and were extremely nice to us. I have nothing but the utmost respect for these Sikhs and enjoyed our conversations.

“Tell me, you believe in the bible, yet this form was created by politicians at the council Nicea two hundred years after the death of Jesus. There is theNew Worldedition, the King James edition, there is a feminine edition, it has been manipulated to much where is the truth ? Where is the original? You read a translated version anyway what about lost-in-translation? Why was the gospels of Mary, Judas and others left out ? You do not even follow the faith of Jesus, for Jesus said that the soul comes from God and will ultimately return to God. You follow the religion as set out bySt Paulwhich is wholly different to what Jesus preached, so my friend who is following a false religion?”

        Sorry, but God’s Word was not created 200 years after Jesus. Maybe there was the council of Nicea that RE-AFFIRMED the Bible as complete which already existed before that council, but I assure you nothing was left out of the Bible. The gospels of Judas and Mary were never even allowed in the Bible to begin with. They teach wholly contradictory things that the Bible does not. For more information please see my page called “Doctrinal Statement on Scripture” so you can better understand what constitutes as the Bible and why. Also, the Bible first began milleniums ago and was written down and more books were added as God revealed His teachings up until it was completed near 70AD. The latest biblical Scripture was written about 650 years before Islam, which was written hundreds of years before the Sikh collection of books you worship.

        Do Sikhs read a translated version of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji? How many times has it been translated into other languages, especially English so Americans can understand it? Is that a sin? Also, from my understanding Sikhs burn old copies of the Guru that are damaged, old and unusable, and more. So where are your ancient manuscripts to prove that your Guru has been translated correctly without any mistakes? How old is the oldest manuscript you have transcribed into your book? How does it differ from other religions that possibly used some of the same texts? The truth is, there is not enough archeological evidence to suggest your book was transcribed corretly without any mistakes. On the other hand, there is a multitude of archeological evidence that suggests the Bible has been written perfectly without any mistakes. We have thousands of New Testament copies from ancient times not more than 100 years after Christ’s death. How old is the oldest Guru Granth Sahib Ji? Oh wait, you probably burnt it. There is no evidence. Also, we have found the Dead Sea Scrolls that prove the Old Testament has been transcribed correctly. Research this. So your claim that the Bible has mistakes in its translation is rediculus.

        On the topic of different translations of the Bible, some are heretical and wrong, but most are not. Even so, we still have ancient texts to look back on to know the truth. We can tell the difference between the newly recent heretical bibles and the true Bibles. Most English translations are just different modern language translations from the Old English language we don’t speak anymore. But all of the English translations (minus a select few heretical versions: feminine translation, the Message, New World Translation, Lamsa etc.) say the same thing! It’s just different ways to say the same thing in English.

        What part of the Bible are you referring to where Jesus said, “The soul comes from God and will ultimately return to God?” I am not sure what Bible you were reading. The soul was CREATED by God and when we die we will return to God and be judged (Hebrews 9:27). But that is not to say our souls join with God. That is not in the Bible, but comes from Sikhism.

        Also, where did you get the idea that Paul teaches something else from Jesus? Can you explain where in the letters of Paul he contradicted Jesus and was teaching another way? Because if you actually read the Bible you would see that Paul actually teaches the same thing as Jesus Christ. 

        Another issue about the translation of the Guru Granth is that the hymns inside the book are written in several different languages. Or they originally were. The languages are Persian, Marathi, Medieval Prakrit, Hindi, Marathi, Multani, Old Punjab, and a lot of other local dialects. Also there are Sanskrit and Arabic portions. This causes your holy book to be extremely difficult to translate. If anyone has translation errors it must be your book and not the Bible. The Christian Bible was written simply in 3 languages: Hebrew (practically the entire Old testament), Aramaic (in very small portions), and Koine Greek (Entire New Testament). Plus you burned your old copies.

“God is all loving, all forgiving and all embracing, He created everything and nothing opposes Him. We are separated from Him due to our own actions, that is what has put a distance between us and Him. To get to Him we need to love Him as a father , and Him alone, not a three way tie of father, son and ghost, but HIM alone for there is no one else. He resides in us all and out of us all, He is unfathomable and we will merge into Him with His grace. There is no spirituality in Christianity, you eat everything, drink everything and make merry and then expect to be saved by Jesus. Well, Jesus is looking down on you and he does not like what he sees as a cult built up around him, he had tried to show you the way to God but instead you have made him your God.”

        I agree that God is all loving, all forgiving and all embracing. God loves and gives grace to His people. But on the other hand God is full of justice and punishes evil. Do you believe that God brings justice? Do you believe in justice? Didn’t Sikhs constantly fight the Muslims in India with mortal combat to free the land from Islamic persecution? Sikhs even have their own martial arts as a part of their religion. Sikhs carry a knife everywhere they go as part of their faith. It is a necessity to carry it. The symbol of your religion is a weapon (the Gatka). To me, that screams, “JUSTICE SHOULD BE SERVED! AND WE WILL FIGHT FOR IT!” Sikhs believe in justice and even killing enemies to protect their people. Sikhs are some of the greatest soldiers and fought in many wars, even the British hired them as military units in their colonies. Well, you can be assured that God is full of justice and brings wrath on evil. The problem is that Sikh’s don’t believe in evil but believe in simply “bad things” which are not evil just different. Sikhs contradict their own teachings that God is all loving and evil does not exist when they believe in fighting to kill enemies who oppose them.

        When you say we are separated from God due to our own actions, that is true. The problem is that you have a misunderstanding and don’t call the actions sin. You just call them “not the best” behavior. Evil is the reason humans are rejected by God and separated. If Sikh’s don’t believe in evil and actually think if it does exist (which you don’t call sin or evil but “bad things”) then God created it; so then there is a problem with your logic. The Sikh God tolerates evil or “bad behavior” and even creates it. The Christian God is 100% holy and pure without evil. The God of the Bible does not create evil and also distinguishes between sin and righteousness. Along with God’s justice this sin WILL be punished. This is why Hell exists. Such horrible evil which is against God who is eternal deserves an equally holy and eternal punishment. When you commit a crime a human judge will judge you according to the law. Well likewise, God will judge you according to His Eternal Law. Sin must be punished with bloodshed. The great news that gives us hope is that Jesus Christ died on a cross 2,000 years ago and took the punishment for our sins in death, and killed sin for Christians in the flesh of His own body. Now that is true love! Now we have a way to be given righteousness. It is a gift and not something that can be earned.

        Sikh’s on the other hand believe that you must EARN righteousness and be good, that humans can be good. Well the Bible in Romans 3 says, “NO ONE IS GOOD! NOT EVEN ONE!” Yet, Sikhs try tirelessly with no gain trying to be righteous. They have so many rules and laws: can’t cut your hair, must eat certain foods, cannot judge, must go to Gurdwara and worship Guru, put the book to bed and wake it up each morning, wear a turban, carry a knife, practice meditation, cover your hair with a turban or cloth when reading the Guru, must not eat meat or drink alcohol, and many others! What is interesting about this is that Sikhism was created in the 15th century to the fight legalism of Hindu rituals and Islam fundamentalism. Yet they just took out a lot legalism and replaced them with their own.

        You have said that we can only get to God by His grace, yet everything Sikhs believe is not grace, but simply something earned. Grace is not something you earn, grace is grace, not earnable and is a free gift. For that is what the word grace means! Paying and working hard to earn favor is nothing even close to grace. And as a human you have to be honest with yourself that you are not a perfect person and are full of sins. How many times have you lied? Lusted after a woman? Hated someone? Stolen something? You cannot possibly earn holiness. Also, you believe in reincarnation and karma. How can you do enough good for thousands of lifetimes of sin and pay for them to earn heaven? It is impossible! How many people have obtained god? 11 Gurus? Out of the entire history? Also, every other race is not a Sikh nor are they Punjabi and did not spend their life following Sikhism so what hope do they have? They must wait and HOPE to be reincarnated as an Indian Sikh so they can get to God? This is racism my friend.

        In addition, you have a misunderstanding of the nature of the triune God. The Bible explains that God is ONE BEING, but exists in three distinct persons. This is not 3 gods, but ONE GOD. Jesus Christ is fully 100% God so we worship Him just as the Father and Holy Spirit are both 100% God. God is one in Christianity so research this.

        Now about how we drink everything and eat everything. What you are describing is self-righteousness. You boast in your accomplishments and the way you follow rules and judge everyone else who does not follow. You act as if you are perfect and good when deep inside you know if reincarnation is true you won’t obtain it. You are imperfect and a sinner. You are not holy or righteous and need a Savior. Jesus Christ taught that He is the Savior and we must repent and admit our guilt and we will be given grace freely and enter heaven. Then we are given a life change that desires to obey God. We are not God and do not merge with God. We simply get to be with God in heaven. God created everything, but everything is not God; it is separate. Your problem is a misunderstanding of who God is and what He is. You cannot become God!

“Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the living word of God, the word has been revealed to the Sikhs and as such we give it the utmost respect. Can you say the same about the bible? I remember at school the kids used to keep the bible in their desks, along with their training shoes and games kit, is this the sort of respect you have for your , allegedly, word of God? There is no Buddha teaching or Baghvand teachings in Guru Granth Sahib Ji only the compositions as revealed to those enlightened souls who God bestowed such blessing. Every shabad/hymn or composition in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji is a revelation about God and how to unite with Him. There is no vengeful God here, no jealous God here, no wrathful God here, just the true God, God of all , God of love , please I implore you, give up your ways, they will not get you anywhere, you follow Jesus but he can only get you to the level which he attained, that of heaven, but heaven is quite a low level and there is a greater journey then that to merge with the Almighty. You heaven is only temporary I am afraid, so please join with me.”

        You give your holy book so much respect that you wave a feather over it, put it to bed and wake it up each morning. You worship paper and binding on a fancy large book. How can that be God? Also, if God is everything and we merge with God how is that book special? What kind of god sleeps and has to rest? And can only sleep or rest by humans giving effort to sing it to sleep, carry it and put it in a bed, and cover it with sheets! The Christian God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He does not sleep nor does He need to rest. He knows all things, all the time, eternally. The Christian God of the Bible is more powerful that your god of the Guru Granth.

        Christians do not worship pages in a book, or any physical book as God. The Bible is simply a text we use to study about God who is completely separate from material things. He created everything. Your self-righteous protection of a material book, whom you also burn if they get old, keeps you from understanding the true nature of God. You have limited God to pages and script bound together. It is awfully silly. I wonder why you as a Sikh went to a Christian school.

        You said there is no Buddha teachings or Bhagavad gita teachings in your book. Well aren’t some of your hymns Sanskrit or Hindi? Don’t you teach reincarnation and karma? Those religions do too. Also, the chief of the temple told me some of the parts of the Guru contain a few Hindu and Buddhist writings as well as some Islamic ones. If he is wrong you should inform him.

        Don’t Sikhs believe that the cycle of reincarnation is infinite and that when you do get to God it will eventually start over again anyway? Jesus Christ was God and we cannot become God, or on His level of perfection. Christ gives us the way to God beause He is God and we are forgiven for our sins through repentance and faith. This is the only way. The true God is a God that is just, the Sikh god is not just and allows sinful humans to earn merit and be with him. Also, Sikhs are supposed to be non-judgmental, but all you did was judge me and tell me how bad and nasty I was.

        Nothing that happened in the Sikh temple was deceitful or underhanded. It was a great experience and I enjoyed sleeping there and eating the wonderful vegetarian food. The point is, I am true to my faith that says sinners will go to hell. All other religions are not true and keep people dead in their sins and they will go to hell. Satan creates false religions to keep humans in bondage away from God. If you are open minded you should accept my beliefs and let it go. In America we have freedom of religion, not freedom from religious discussions. You should not care that much about criticism of your faith since you believe in reincarnation anyway. There is no hell and we all get billions of chances to be reincarnated and do it right according to you. There is also no evil, correct? So then it should not matter if I say your religion is Satanic. God will just reincarnate me as something low and I can work my way up. The problem is that my original article about my Gurdwara experience convicted you and upset you. This is because the truth is only found through the Bible and the loving God of the universe who gives REAL GRACE, not acceptance of human merit, also is a God of justice because He is holy. So I am sorry, I cannot join with you.

       The point is that I hope you will repent of your sins and know the true God who administers justice and also shows infinite love to His children (those who believe) who is found only in the Bible. I have nothing but love for Siks and I hope all Sikhs come to saving grace in Jesus Christ the Lord. Christianity is not about being better than Sikhs, and I cannot force you to believe in my God, but only through the Holy Spirit can you be convicted of your sins and repent.



Hello Mr. Hardcore!

Hello Mr. Hardcore!

*This is a gospel tract for punks, hardcore kids, skinheads, metalheads etc…all the heavy, angry music kids. I made this a few months ago and I pass it out at malls, music events, and around stores where these types of kids might be scene. I will allow anyone to copy and print this and pass them out to kids as well so the gospel can be spread to them. I was a total skateboarder punk kid growing up as a teenager and I would go to all kinds of shows and even made a grindcore band and did vocals, so I decided it’s about time to finally make a specific gospel tract for such people of that subculture. So far, I havn’t seen or heard of anyone else doing such a thing, only that rediculus Chick Tract that says Satan is causing kids to listen to punk music and commit suicide (lol). I still listen to heavy, fast, loud music and sometimes go to shows so I am not ignorant of the music scene or what the kids are thinking, and what they stand for. Even scene poser kids can learn something from this tract. God loves even these types of dark people and many of them are the elect who need to be redeemed.

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                              (Ehud’s 18 Inch Dagger Publishing, 2011)

Escape death only to die anyway…

        Hello Mr. Hardcore! You have probably heard many stories about near death experiences, or people who almost died in some freak accident, but lived to tell about it. Stories like these: a cancer patient is told they will die in 6 months, but somehow they live because the cancer goes away. Or a man might have been kidnapped and about to get his head cut off by some criminal/terrorist organization, but just in the nick of time the U.S. Special Forces snipe the bad guys and the prisoner is freed. Or maybe a man was given a death sentence in a foreign country, but was freed for some political reason right before he was to be executed. A couple might have lived through an airplane crash and were the only survivors, or possibly a person had a near death experience where their heart stopped beating for 5 minutes, and the doctors jump started the person’s heart and brought them back to life… Stories like these are numerous, what does it all mean?

Time is short…

        “To escape death” are the words people use a lot. A similar phrase used is “to cheat death,” but in reality is this true? Do people really escape or cheat death? Nope. No one can actually escape death, because death will never go away; it is always behind a person waiting to snatch them out of this world. God has a time for every person and no one can escape the time God has set for that person to die. So what is the point in people coming so close to death and ending up surviving through an ordeal? They survive only to prolong their existence until death captures them eventually anyway. Everyone will die eventually no matter what; even you. There is a book in the Bible called Ecclesiastes; Ecclesiastes 9:3&5 states, This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they liveafter that they go to the dead…For the living know that they will die, but the dead don’t know anything. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten.” Even if you haven’t had a near death experience, there are some things you need to know.  

        “Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me, and the gospel will save it” (Mark 8:35). You cannot preserve your life. No one lives forever, and “the wicked are prepared for the day of disaster” (Proverbs 16:4).  

Exceedingly wicked…

        The human heart is full of madness, envy, and lies. Isn’t it obvious with all of the irrational murderous rage, criminals, thugs, sex obsessed perverts, rapists, drug addicts, pedophiles, drug dealers, jealous back biters, betrayers and backstabbers walking around? With all of the evil in this world, one wonders if justice will ever be served and people will be held accountable. God says “Yes.” Jeremiah 9:10 says, “I, the LORD, examine the mind, I test the heart, to give each according to what his actions deserve.” God will punish the wicked. While you live, if you are honest with yourself, you will come to understand that life is full of pain and misery. It’s because people live to please themselves and live for their own glory at the expense of others. Even you, if you are honest, have to admit you desire things you should not, and have done things you feel guilty about. Have you told a lie? Coveted something that wasn’t yours? Stolen something? Hated another person? Lusted sexually after a person who you are not married to? Cheated on someone? This is because you have an evil heart. Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is more deceitful than anything else and desperately sick —who can understand it?

You will drink of wrath…

        There are probably some people in your life who you wish would be held accountable for their actions done against you. The problem is that other people probably hope you will be held accountable for offenses you committed against them as well. You see, everyone is guilty of evil. This is because everyone sins. Romans 3:23 states, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:10 & 12 says, “There is no one righteous, not even one…all have turned away, together they have become useless; there is no one who does good, there is not even one.” The worst part is that by these evil actions you (and everyone else) have offended God, who is eternally holy, and who created you and gave you life; so this makes you deserve punishment as well. Even the righteous actions you have accomplished are seen as nothing but filthy menstrual cloths to God (Isaiah 64:6). How sick is that? So that makes you a wretch in need of redemption. Hebrews 9:27 says, “…it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment.” The punishment for sin is the death penalty, that is why all humans die. This is God’s law that He set in place when He created everything. Hebrews 9:22 says, “According to the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Committing evil gets you the payment of death. Romans 6:23 states, “For the wages of sin is death…” Not only do all humans die as a consequence of their sins, but if you are not forgiven for your sins then you will spend eternity in hell after death. This is because you have offended a God who is eternally holy and pure and full of justice; so you deserve an equally, eternally holy punishment for your sins. You have turned your back on God who gave you life. Luke 12:15 says, “But I will show you the One to fear: Fear Him who has authority to throw people into hell after death. Yes, I say to you, this is the One to fear!” Fear means respect. Everyone in the hardcore scene wants personal respect, but most have no sense of respect for God. In fact many hate God. The U.K. punk band The Exploited says that “Jesus is dead nobody gives a toss” (“Jesus Is Dead”). The popular hardcore band Hatebreed says, “…the bastard maker. The fairy tale. The nonexistent creator” (“Puritan”). The black metal band Dark Funeral exclaims about Christ: “A crucified whore, that’s what you are” (“Hail Murder”). The 80’s hardcore band Minor Threat responsible for the Straight Edge movement says this about Christianity and God’s Word: “You picked up a bible. And now you’re gone. You call it religion. You’re full of shit” (“Filler”). As you can see many hardcore kids, punks, skinheads, and metalheads totally disrespect their Creator. This is blasphemy and it is a serious sin. Why follow in their footsteps? How is it hardcore to be a mindless follower? Does it make you more punk rock to hate Christianity because it somehow gets you scene points when in reality many of the shows you enjoy contain some bands with members who claim to be Christian (As I Lay Dying, For Today etc). Most of the hate towards Christianity is ignorant as most kids haven’t even read the Bible; they just hate it because a band or “Mr. Hardcore Joe” scene-king said to hate it. Think for yourself!  

Are scene/punk rock/hardcore points really valuable?

        What hope do these bands give in return for their antichristian philosophies? What answer is there for the evil in this world and the pain we suffer? The late Christian doom punk band World Against World speaks about these types of scene kids in their song “Scared Silent” which says “Kids they scream. Bands they play, but what does it amount? Mindless tongues, we’re following a follower…I choose not to protest in vain. Surrounded by hopelessness I am not ashamed.” It seems as though today in the heavy music subculture that as long as you are socially active, wear the tightest, most colorful jeans possible you bought from the mall, and hate God you are now acceptible to go to a show. This is a joke. Don’t you realize that you are just following the trends of huge record labels that caught onto the marketability of the early hardcore punk and heavy metal scenes’s rebel image? Just watch MTV2. You are buying into it. The record companies and mallmetal stores along with MTV sell you hate towards God through merchandising. There is no originality or truth in any of this. “There is nothing new under the sun…Can one say about anything, ‘Look, this is new’? It has already existed in the ages before us” (Ecclesiastes 1:10-11).  It is at the expense of your soul you are joining in the trends and high school mentality that the hardcore/punk/metal scene has become. As the Bible says, such rebellion and disregard for the one, true, eternal God deserves the punishment of Hell. Hell is described as a lake of fire in Revelation and all people who are not forgiven of their sins will be thrown into it for all eternity. It is a place of outer darkness full of weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 25:30). You will be alone suffering immensely beyond your imagination for all eternity if you die in yours sins. The gore-grind band Carcass talks about burning alive in one of their songs which says, “Burnt to a crisp. Your fat’s on fire, devouring you whole like a cadaver-stoked pyre” (“Burnt to a Crisp”). The Lake of Fire will consume you like that for all eternity and worse, because your body will never die; but you will continually feel the pain which is unrelenting and it will never stop.  Contrary to popular belief, Hell is not a place where you will be partying with Satan and his demons while head banging to Slayer forever. There will be no rest or any kind of enjoyment. The worst part is that you will never receive the love of God He wanted to give you; and you will be emotionally tormented eternally along with burning day and night forever. Revelation 21:8 states, “But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Do you fit into ANY of these categories? James 2:10 says that “whoever keeps the entire law, yet fails in one point, is guilty of breaking it all.” It is perfectly just that God has created such a place (originally for the Devil and his demons) to punish wickedness. You know it yourself that you demand justice for evil committed. If a judge let a murderer, or a rapist go free and did not judge the criminal under the law of our government to the full extent you would be pissed! Admit it! The death metal band Cannibal Corpse even says, “Evil people with evil minds slaughter their victims with ripping knives. They should be caught and put to death. Strapped to the chair, they should die there…They should be caught and punished For what they have done” (“Put Them to Death”). If mankind desires to punish evil people, is it any wonder that God would do even better and eternally kill evil for good? Humans punish evil people under man-made-laws, but God’s law is eternal. God will make all unforgiven sinners drink the cup of his wrath which is mixed full strength (Revelation 14:10), from the winepress of his fierce anger (Isaiah 63:3).

This world is dark…

        This world is full of darkness and a lot of chaos is rampant right now. But there is a light that shines truth on the reason for existence. That light is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who willingly paid the price for sin by dying in the place of sinners over 2,000 years ago on a cross in Israel. The cross is one of the most heinous torture devices ever created by man. The pain is said to be excruciating. In fact the word excruciating comes from the Latin word “excruciātus” meaning “to crucify,” from crux meaning “out from the cross.” The cross was so painful that they had to create a new word for a new kind of pain. Jesus Christ who is the Word of God as well as God (John 1:1) came down in the flesh (John 1:14) in the form of a human (Philippians 2:6) and lived a perfect life without sin (Hebrews 4:15). He was the perfect sacrifice for sin in the world as He was like a spotless lamb (1 Peter 1:19). He came to teach the good news that God has prepared a way to forgive humans for their sins and put righteousness on them. In fact God loves His people and desires to have a personal relationship with them. The only way for this is through bloodshed (capital punishment) but not your demise as it should be; but Christ replacing you and dying on the cross instead of you. Sin was killed in Christ’s flesh for eternity making a way for you to enter God’s eternal rest in Heaven. Jesus Christ rose from the dead 3 days later and ascended into Heaven with the Father. God has so much love that He sacrificed His own Son to atone for sin (John 3:16). God is all powerful and His sacrifice is enough to cover your guilt and cleanse you from sin. Not one sin you committed is too ugly to be forgiven by God. God’s wrath was satisfied in Christ’s death on the cross once and for all. All those who believe are “born again” (John 3:3) into a new life that is no longer a slave to sin. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). You must admit your guilt: that you are a sinner, a wretch in need of a Savior. Then repent of your sins and confess them to God alone and believe that Christ died for them and that He rose from the dead and you will be saved from the coming wrath. “I have taken out of your hand the cup that made you stagger; from that cup, the goblet of my wrath, you will never drink again” (Isaiah 51:22). Make Jesus Christ the Lord and Master of your life and you will be free from the bondage of sin and be given eternal life. The Holy Spirit, who is God, will come to you (John 14:16-17) and indwell you; and guide you in life. God will help you understand all of the answers to life which are found only in the Bible. “He saved us not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).                                 

When are you going to die?

        The truth is that you never know if you will die tonight, tomorrow, or whenever. Death is always right behind you waiting to snatch you out of this world. If you feel that God is granting you repentance because you feel convicted and desire answers in this world then repent. Why wait? Do it now. Your soul is in jeopardy. Every breath you breathe right now is a gift from God and He desires to be your friend. In Christ, there is hope; there is purpose, meaning, and a future. There is love, forgiveness, grace, mercy, and justice. There are answers in the Bible and you should pick it up and read it. Study it! Don’t remain in ignorance about Christianity and assume that what atheistic, political hardcore, scene kids say is correct. Hardcore scene points are worthless, take a risk and look for the answers because they are there. Salvation is by grace alone and not by works of the law. You cannot earn salvation, it is a free gift (Romans 3:28, Ephesians 2:8). Galatians 2:16 explains that we are justified by faith in Christ. There is no other way except through Jesus Christ (John 14:6). No other religion or belief system teaches free salvation. Only Christianity worships the true God who gives freely to those who thirst (Matthew 5:6). Hardcore punk is not evil in itself, nor are shows sinful. Throwing down in the moshpit can be “good clean fun” (HC-band-name-pun intended), but the lifestyle and message some bands and scenesters promote is sinful and dangerous to your spiritual well being. Life is never going to be easy, even as a Christian, but there is a reason for life which is to give God the glory He deserves for creating you and giving you the gift of life. He has sacrificed His only Son for you to give you a clean slate and to refresh your relationship with Him so that you can enter Heaven and have rest from the chaos and pain of earthly living caused by sin in the world. God will bring His holy justice on the world and bring retribution on the wicked. Repent and believe today! † † †