Sunday, 8 March 2009
Jade Goody's Christening
On Saturday 7th March Jade Goody went through a religious ceremony conducted by the Anglican church in which she now believes she can enter heaven at her death. My heart goes out to her becasue if she is genuinly seeking reconcilliation with God she has probally be duped. The Bible is clear we cannot be reconciled to God through ANY religious ceremony however spiritual it may seem. The Bible clearly lays out salvation as coming about through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Christenings can be viewed as a dead 'Work' rather than a faith experience. I have been to many christenings in which unbelievers have had their children baptised. One such christening was conducted even though the father made it quite clear he was a unbeliever. The Vicar apparently replied that it didn't matter. The ceremony includes promises that God has not made, such as the child receiving the in dwelling of the Holy Spirit and becoming a member of Christs body, at the moment of baptism. God will not be mocked. If Jade is genuinely seeking salvation then God promises to meet that need, however if all she is seeking is a quick fix in the last moments of her life then she is in for a big shock.