Inherit the Mirth by Cuyler Black

Inherit the Mirth

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  1. whiteheron

    whiteheron said, 2 months ago


  2. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    All taken care of, two thousand years ago. Nothing to worry about.

  3. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 2 months ago

    He may be saved, but you’re dinner.

  4. DanReynolds

    DanReynolds GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    “Yes!” Through Baptism you were saved, just as the Bible says in 1 Ptr 3:20-21 and through Baptism, water and the Spirit, you are “born again,” just as the Bible says in John 3:5.Some believe that they are saved by making one single act of faith at one single point in time in their lives. Nowhere does Scripture say such a thing. Salvation is a process which begins with our Baptism and continues throughout our lifetimes, just as the Bible teaches us.There are so many places in Scripture, which talk about how one is “saved”, but not one of them says we are saved by one act of faith at just one point in time. As I just mentioned, 1 Ptr 3:20 says we are saved by baptism. In Hebrews 12:14 it says that we will not see the Lord unless we are holy, and that we have to strive for this holiness. In Matthew 6:14-15, it says we must forgive others or we will not be forgiven. Can you attain salvation if God hasn’t forgiven you? No! So, our forgiving others is necessary for our salvation. 1 Tim 2:15 says that woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness with modesty. John 6:54 says we will have eternal life by doing something…eating the flesh and drinking the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In Matthew 19, verses 16 and 17, Jesus is asked directly what one must do to have eternal life. Did He say, accept me into your heart once and that’s it? No! Jesus said to keep the commandments and you will have life. Yes, we are born again. We believe that we were saved, as Paul says in Rom 8:24; that we are being saved, as Paul says in 1 Cor 1:18; and that we will be saved, as Paul says in Rom 5:9-10, provided we persevere and keep our eyes on the prize. Salvation is a process just as the Bible clearly teaches.

    Jesus did all the clearing work for us ALL to be saved. No doubt. Think of the Prodigal Son. The Father was there, waiting with all the gifts for his son, but it was up to the son to make the journey home. And the son DID make the trip home. He did take part in his being saved. What’s beautiful is the father ran out to meet the son even before he made it all the way home. This is how God works. He’s willing to do more than we deserve in love and mercy, but He wants us to partake in His saving mission. If you think about it as a parent yourself, everything makes sense as I’ve described here.

  5. shipl14

    shipl14 said, 2 months ago

    Show me “clearing work”. Chapter and verse.

  6. DanReynolds

    DanReynolds GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago


    So, you read everything that was written, and THAT is your response?? “Clearing work” are my words. I simply mean Jesus made Salvation possible through His Life, Death, and Resurrection. What about the message of my post? Did you read it?

    What does this reveal about your intention to know Truth? (not what Dan says, but what has been revealed to us in Sacred Scripture and in Sacred Tradition?) Your response indicates you may not be interested in seeing the forest for the trees. You may want to stare at one tree and say you understand the forest. It may mean that your desire is to extract meaning from ONE statement in Sacred Scripture and try to extrapolate all meaning to all things from this one proof text. This is the way of solo scriptura. You believe that it has to be in the Bible to be true. My friend, let me ask you a question…if you truly believe this, where in the Bible does it say, “It has to be in the Bible to be true?” It doesn’t. So, that being true, there must be something in addition that we learn Truth from…Sacred Tradition. How do you know? Well, it was the Church the put together the books of the Bible (BEFORE there was a Bible). The Bible comes from the Church, not the other way around. Even the founders of Protestantism didn’t believe this. This is a relatively very recent heretical idea that has proliferated in Protestantism.
    Look at what the Church Fathers have to say about all of this.

    Now that I have answered your question, I have a question for you. Would you actually respond to the points I made in my first post? Try to not only use your head alone, but use your heart as well. Please remember that to use only a “proof text” to try and prove a point makes no sense as we need to consider what Holy Scripture has to offer in it’s complete context – this is why it is so important to have an interpretive body, as the Church, who has been around for over 2000 years, to help us flesh and spirit things out. Simply, if someone were describing who YOU are to someone else and they showed them a film of your life on only one bad day, and said “that’s him!”, would that really be a true representation? Of course, not. This is why we have to approach Sacred Scripture with this sort of “seeing the whole thing in context”.

    One more thing, to believe that if one is saved there is nothing they can do to go to hell…again, this is NOT what any of the Protestant reformers had in mind EVER…this again is another recent heresy. As simply as I can, imagine your father owns a big company and has lots of money. As a son, who knows his father’s power should you do things you know are wrong believing that he’ll get you out of it. Your father has enough money and power to provide for you, but should you abuse that power? And if you do so repeatedly out of arrogance, should you remain in His good graces and be given everything he has? God is a God of love and mercy, but He is also a God of Justice. God has given us reason, and does not God’s given reason point to this?

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    The whole point of Christianity is that Christ defeated Satan and saved everyone everywhere everywhen from damnation. Everyone is Saved. No exceptions. The only person keeping you from moving on is yourself and you have to get over yourself. Everything else about going to Hell and qualifying to enter Heaven is punishment and reward propaganda from religious leaders, or literature examining the human condition, or both.

  8. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    KFC may now stand for Kentucky Fried Christians.

  9. DanReynolds

    DanReynolds GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago


    You’re absolutely right. "Christ defeated Satan and saved everyone everywhere everywhen from damnation. Everyone is Saved. No exceptions. "

    Christ has opened the door to Heaven for everyone. He also gave you legs. You have to walk through the door with those legs. Isn’t that the least you can do is take ONE step into His glory for your own sake? He gifted you His Salvation via the cross and he Gifted you the legs. You and I do nothing outside Christ that was not given to us from Him. He also told us to follow Him.

    Saying, “Everything else about going to Hell and qualifying to enter Heaven is punishment and reward propaganda from religious leaders, or literature examining the human condition, or both.” is, well, an uniformed statement. Please don’t make generalized and hyperbolic statements. You’r playing right into the devil’s hands, my friend. The number one trick of the devil…to make you believe that he doesn’t exist. Don’t be duped. You’re too good for that.

  10. shipl14

    shipl14 said, 2 months ago

    Dan Reynolds, my response, "show me ‘clearing work’ in the Bible was meant to illustrate a point. I’ve studied the Bible for about 35 years, and I’ve yet to hear or read any sermon that didn’t include some phrase or expression like yours. Everyone has their own personal view of salvation, and they always find plenty of verses to support it. Christian religion seems to be about 3 parts tradition to 1 part scripture. Plus the Bible itself is largely tradition, at least the idea that it is the word of God. My experience is generally that interactions between Christians are mostly arguments about interpretations based on their own background and tradition. Everybody has the only “truth”, and never stop recruiting people to it. And yet when they get together, there’s no fellowship, only dispute. Catholics, Mormons, Protestants, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc, etc, etc, . It never ends. They’re all wrong, at least if you ask somebody else. So no, I’m not interested in that kind of truth.

  11. sandflea

    sandflea said, 2 months ago

    Kind of like when Lt. Dan asked Forrest if he’d found Jesus
    and Forrest said, “I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him.”

  12. ThelmaWickwere

    ThelmaWickwere GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    Wow! When I first read the comic, I had no idea it was so very thought-provoking….. I just I just wasn’t looking!

  13. DanReynolds

    DanReynolds GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago


    You made the PERFECT argument for why we need (and why Jesus gave us) the Church. There was never supposed to be everyone’s personal interpretation of the Bible. The Church established what books would comprise the Bible and it is the Church, over the last 1700 years, since it’s inception, that is tasked with interpreting it. There’s really no need for argument. One need just study history.

  14. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    Yeesh, Dan. I didn’t need a sermon. This is a comic, not a pulpit.

  15. sphinx wormwood

    sphinx wormwood said, 2 months ago

    I’ll take brown rice with my chicken and a key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.

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