I was surfing the web (www.google.com to be exact) looking for different things about “The Potter and The Clay”, and I came across an interesting blog. It’s title: “Memoirs of an Ex-Christian” (http://mexc.blogspot.com/). I looked at my computer screen with a puzzled look on my face. “Huh…”, I wondered, “I’ve never heard someone call themselves an ‘EX-Christian’ before…” My curiosity was pricked just enough for me to read a couple of his posts. I read a poem he wrote called “The Potter and The Clay” (http://mexc.blogspot.com/2008/10/potter-and-clay.html). I was shocked to see this man set HIMSELF up as the potter, and Almighty God as the clay. I have but one word for this: backwards. The only reasons I could find for his conversion to being an “ex-Christian” are as follows:
1. He prayed and asked for help, and when the answer didn’t come when he wanted it to – surely there must not be a God. (It’s simple really: God is God, and you are not. He’ll answer you when He’s good and ready… not when you begin a demanding tantrum.)
2. He can’t see God; therefore, what proof do we have that God is real. (shallow, faithless individual)
3. How can Christians say they have the absolute truth, when there is yet “no proof” (an ignorant statement)
4. (There are more… but instead of sporting with your intelligence, I’m choosing to just stop there.)
Below is my entire response to this individual’s post… I just couldn’t quit. 🙂 Every time I thought I’d end my response, the Lord would bring another Scripture to mind… enjoy.
 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
 For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
Hey! Satan thought the same thing you did. He tried to set Himself up as the potter, and God as the clay — just look where He ended up! Let me caution you to be very careful with your thoughts on this subject.
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.” (Psalm 53:1)
I would like to think that you’re not a “fool”… I would like to believe that you have more knowledge than that. Here’s a definition for you:
1. a silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgment or sense.
2. a professional jester, formerly kept by a person of royal or noble rank for amusement: the court fool.
3. a person who has been tricked or deceived into appearing or acting silly or stupid: to make a fool of someone.
4. an ardent enthusiast who cannot resist an opportunity to indulge an enthusiasm (usually prec. by a present participle): He’s just a dancing fool.
5. a weak-minded or idiotic person.
God doesn’t NEED to show Himself to you – He’s God. He CHOOSES to show Himself to those who have faith in Him. Sounds to me like you’re lacking in that area.
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)
Thomas also doubted… and He got the surprise of His life. God is not a man that He should lie – so therefore, we KNOW that He is honest and true.
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)
In Matthew 4, Satan met Jesus out in the wilderness and tempted Him. Trying to get Jesus to admit He wasn’t Who He claimed to be (God in the flesh). Read on:
 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
One last thought for you…
“Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8) — I sure hope you’ll change your mind.
***Do you have any words of wisdom you would like to share with Mr. Ex-Christian?
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