About a week ago, I saw an article about a former porn star who had given up her sordid life and become a born-again Christian. Here was a woman (only 26 yrs old) who had reached rock bottom: raped at 14, drugs, prostitution, stripper, porn star, several suicide attempts... and then, through the outreach of a church whose specialty is rescuing such people, found God. Very heart-warming, very positive.
Of the hundreds of comments that followed the article, the vast majority were upbeat and encouraging. But one woman's comment stood out for its horrible, graphic language. I've edited out the bad stuff, but the gist of the comment is as follows:
"You have sold your soul and your body to Devil. There is no 'going back' to innocence for the ones who have lost their souls forever. Keep [doing porn]. You are good at it. You 'accepted' God but will God accept you? HEAVEN is for DECENT GIRLS who respect themselves, not for [expletive] like you."
Believe me, the comment was way, way worse (and longer) than the sanitized version above. And it's from a woman, too.
I can't imagine why this woman thought she had to spout such hate and vitriol, but one thing I know: her definition of who is worthy of heaven surely differs from mine. Jesus willingly associated with the lowest of the low in order to change their lives. He still does, today.
But some people are blind to His works and words. I'm saddened that this idiot thought it was necessary to launch such a poison bomb at a woman who is doing her best to clean up her life. Someone needs to review the 8th chapter of John.
If heaven were only for perfect people, it would be a very, very lonely place.
Just thought I'd get this off my chest.