Bryan Fischer: God is Keeping Bill Maher Alive to Give Him a Chance to Repent

On Friday night’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher mocked those who literally believe in Noah’s Ark:

Yesterday, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer took to his radio show to explain why Maher is still alive: God is keeping him that way so that Maher has a chance to repent:

There’s absolutely only one reason why Bill Maher draws another single breath, and that is because God is merciful, God is compassionate, He is abounding in steadfast love and loving kindness. That is the only reason Bill Maher gets to draw another breath after saying those kinds of things…

Why does God allow Bill Maher to go on these blasphemous rants? Because He is waiting for Bill Maher to come to the place of repentance. And He’s continuing to extend to him His grace and His patience and His mercy…

… Bill Maher might have thought he was being hip and kind of trendy and kind of cool and all of that, but he is going to be judged for those careless words. God hopes it doesn’t come to that. I mean, God could, by all rights, take him right now, and Bill Maher would have to face judgment by the end of the day. Why doesn’t God do that? Because He is patient with Bill Maher. He doesn’t want to have to do that. He wants to give Bill Maher the time to come to his senses and to come to a place of repentance.

Or — and this is just a theory, so hear me out — God hasn’t killed Bill Maher because God doesn’t exist.

On a side note, what sort of malevolent, humorless God would kill someone for telling jokes? On the list of people who do horrible things, Maher ranks nowhere near the top of the list. Or even the middle. Fischer’s God must have very thin skin.

(via Right Wing Watch)

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