We will examine the teen’s premises and to see where they will lead us.
1. “I go to church.” This irrelevant. Moving on to
2. “I am a good person.” According to polling data, 90% of respondents indicate they are going to “Heaven”. The second largest group is “Unsure” and less than 1% designate “Hell” as their destiny. Therefore, we can conclude that most people see themselves as “good” and our non scientific sampling of Terre Haute teens agree with national data, since we presume that the state of being “good” equates to “heaven”. The presumption is not certain.
3. “God loves me.” We will place this statement under “Assuming facts not in evidence”. Perhaps these people are under the “feel good” Gospel of Modern Protestantism or are unaware that Saint Paul writes that the creator assigns some pottery to exist and some vessels to be destroyed. The clay pots do not know what is their fate, but our teens know that their Creator loves them. How and where they acquired this esoteric knowledge was not discussed.
4. “God want me to be happy”. This is the culmination of the statements, and to be certain of this conclusion, we must examine this statement in detail.
We have established that we are uncertain if God loves us, so we can not reasonably state that he wants us to be happy. However, any difficulties regarding God’s loves and God’s wants can be resolved: I want to be happy; no God required.
I don’t understand why Apprentice Tyler frequently mentions that I am incapable of solving problems.