What do we think?

Is this guy taking seriously Jesus' command to go into all the world and make disciples, or is he risking his job and reputation unnecessarily?

Talk in Class turns to God, Setting off Public Debate on Rights (NYTimes)

Shortly after school began in September, the teacher told his sixth-period students at Kearny High School that evolution and the Big Bang were not scientific, that dinosaurs were aboard Noah’s ark, and that only Christians had a place in heaven, according to audio recordings made by a student whose family is now considering a lawsuit claiming Mr. Paszkiewicz broke the church-state boundary.
“If you reject his gift of salvation, then you know where you belong,” Mr. Paszkiewicz was recorded saying of Jesus. “He did everything in his power to make sure that you could go to heaven, so much so that he took your sins on his own body, suffered your pains for you, and he’s saying, ‘Please, accept me, believe.’ If you reject that, you belong in hell.”

1 comment:

Joy said...

All i can say is that my initial reaction is that the guy is taking it farther than even Jesus wanted us too. Even Jesus wasn't so blunt as to say (the first time he met people) "If you don't believe in me you're going to Hell." He ultimately said that, yeah, but He was a lot more delicate about it and he wasn't in a setting where he had been hired to teach secular values to a captive audience of children.
I could see a teacher saying one or two of these things but not all of them to a bunch of people who didn't ask for it.