ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Penn Jillette, The Atheist Magician, Placing Many Christians, Including My-Self To Open Shame....

Updated on November 16, 2016

Penn Jillette, The Atheist Magician, Placing Many Christians, Including My-Self To Open Shame….

Months ago, I read an article about Penn Jillette - one half of the famous magician duo - about his conversation he had with a Traditional Christian fan who, apparently, attended one of his shows, presumably, in Las Vegas where the duo performs. Normally, I would not be reading about Mr. Jillette because I know that he is an Atheist and advocate for that belief system. However, Mr. Jillette conveyed a story about the Christian brother, who attended his show, that is worthy to be noised and when heard, will placed many Christians, including myself, to open shame.

When Mr. Jillette told the story, he did not convey whether the Christian came to his show to see the magic act and then the latter was moved by the Holy Spirit to witness to Mr. Jillette about Christ Jesus. Mr. Jillette simply said that after the show, the Christian gentleman told him that Christ Jesus wanted him to turn from his Atheist ways and believe in Christ Jesus because the dire consequences of not believing/knowing Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior was an eternity in a literal burning Hell. The Christian further went on to tell Mr. Jillette that because he loves him that he could not leave without telling him about Christ Jesus and the eternal perdition of not believing and accepting Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior!

Mr. Jillette - who is still an Atheist after the Divine happenstance/conversation with the Christian witness… the latter who also gave him a New Testament Bible - said that the Christian gentleman who witnessed to him must have done so out of sheer love. Mr. Jillette found it admirable and was amazed that the Christian would take time out to tell him about Christ Jesus and the dire consequences of not accepting and knowing the Lord as Savior. Once again, let me underscore Mr. Jillette’s logic, which was that only someone with pure love would have taken the time out to witness to him and those who do not believe and know Jesus as Lord….

I have conveyed in this very forum of my being a coward in not preaching about Christ Jesus to unbelievers like how some of my fellow Christians do on the trains that I ride right here in Brooklyn, New York. Just to show you that the Holy Spirit is not partial, there are times when the Holy Spirit chastises and admonishes me about my being said coward for not conveying the Gospel … reminding me that I should have no excuse because as a lawyer, I have argued before peers pertaining to the secular law, yet I cannot impart the greatest of gifts, which is Salvation through Christ Jesus? My very own mother, who is not as articulate as I am, has no such compunction or fear of telling others about the Love of Christ Jesus and His Salvation… knowing the unbearable pain of not knowing Him as Lord and Savior. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUIa674GGCo

According to Mr. Jillette, if we, who are Traditional Christians, truly believe in a literal burning Hell - and we do - then why wouldn’t we want to tell others - out of sheer Agape love - who do not believe about Christ Jesus, notwithstanding that we might get mocked, scorned, rejected, disparaged, or even be looked down upon? I am told that when I write about Christ Jesus in this forum that I am indeed doing, to a lesser extent, ‘witnessing’ like my dear mother and that brother who witnessed to Mr. Jillette, yet I know it is not enough… otherwise the Holy Spirit would not prick my conscience concerning this grave matter of not witnessing to others about Christ Jesus.

In our Bible, Luke 19:16-31, Christ Jesus Himself spoke about how diabolically painful it is in Hell when He conveyed to us about the rich man and Lazarus… think of it that even after 2000 years, that the rich man is still burning in the literal Hell. We must also be mindful that Hell is forever and that it must have been important for the very God in the flesh, Christ Jesus, to have spoken about Hell in His Bible more than any other Salvation topic. So then, if we, Traditional Christians, speak out against the immorality of Abortion or homosexuality or Fornication, or Adultery - incidentally, even we ourselves, have fallen short of the Lord in those respects - and we have, we do so out of love and not wanting anyone to go to a literal burning Hell for eternity. We do not speak out or point our proverbial fingers out of judgment of those who engage in those proscribed behaviors listed above and note that this is not an exhaustive list (See 1st Corinthians 6:9-11)… we do so out of sheer Christ Jesus’ love because we are told that these behaviors and a belief that said behaviors are not immoral will doom those of us who practice and hold such a demonic belief… to Hell forever.

I must further explain and convey that many of these sinful trespasses believers of Christ Jesus engage in too; the difference is that when we falter… we ask the Lord for forgiveness and relief from such demonic influences. However, there are those of us who go against the Word of God and believe that engaging in these behaviors are ‘natural’ and pay no heed to the Lord’s admonition against engaging in said behaviors. In essence, we are saying that Christ Jesus is a liar, notwithstanding the fact that we are warned that God/Christ Jesus is not a man, whereby, he is prone to lying (Numbers 23:19). So then, if He warned of engaging in these behaviors and the consequence of doing so, then He is telling the truth… concerning these matters, He would say, “Verily I say…!”

Please pray for myself/family and Mr. Penn Jillette - that the latter is converted to Christianity - and that we are continually doers of the Word that became flesh in Christ Jesus and that we worship Him as such; and if there is anyone who reads this blog and does not know Christ as Lord and Savior, I beseech you to simply ask this Jesus to manifest Himself… and know that He is faithful to do so because the Lord takes no pleasure in the death of a Sinner (Ezekiel 33:11) and note also that the Lord said that Hell was not made for humans, but for the Devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41).

As it is my wont lately, I have used music and here I have used Judy Jacobs,’ Days of Elijah and my favorite musician, Prince's rapturous, The Cross, to help flesh out the themes of this blog – see hyperlinks and drill down and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8H2jCDi1fM


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Kiss andTales profile image

      Kiss andTales 

      23 months ago

      Well I am sure he is supported by others as himself , not surprise he is a practicer of magic part of satan's domain , As the bible says you can not serve two masters you will love one a hate the other.Matthew 6:24

      So as we all have the right to pick who we will serve.

      Its obvious as the days of Noah people chose then and they are choosing now.

      And even being a christain there are people who claimb title but support satan . magic is a source of satans side

      So any religion condoning is a sharer of satan.

      Deut 18:10 is clear

    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      23 months ago from New York

      Right you are - I will amend the blog... to take 'rabid.'

    • jdavis88 profile image

      Joseph Davis 

      23 months ago from Florida

      Mr. Jillette is definitely a devout atheist, but I would not characterize him as "rabid". As many atheists actively seek the removal of Christ out of every area of American life, he, at least, has pushed the idea that atheists should treat Christians as they wish Christians would treat them - leaving them alone.

      I do believe that his willingness to see that each person should be free and his belief in Liberties that should be allowed to every human predisposes him to seeing, prayerfully, that those rights are, indeed, conferred to us by our Creator.

    • Verily Prime profile imageAUTHOR

      Verily Prime 

      23 months ago from New York

      Yes my brother... I pray for Mr. Jillette all the time for him to come to Christ Jesus' Salvation. Like always, thanks....

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor 

      23 months ago from https:// usercontent2. hubstatic.com / 13861447_f1024.jpg

      You always have a heart touching and enlightening story to share VP. Thank you for bringing this up.

      The fact that this atheist has the discernment to appreciate, even though he doesn't believe the Gospel, the fact that witnessing of the gospel to an unbeliever is a genuine act of love rooted in God's love for the lost, leads me to believe that the Lord may be softening his heart and leading him one step at a time to Christ.

      His reaction is a far cry from the behavior of those atheists who are so hateful of and put off by what actually is, even this atheist can see that it is, an act of love.

      Keep on truckin ole'boy, you bring me joy.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)