Dialogue: The Lord Questions Phil Donahue
This was sent to us by Ron Coddington. We have put this on the web in hopes that Mr. Donahue might read it. It is our sincere prayer that those like Phil Donahue and Bill O'Reilly who take it upon themselves to bring God's Truth into question would ultimately come to the place where they cry out to the Savior for mercy and give their lives to the Lamb seated upon the throne. Today is the day for salvation Mr. Donahue! Not one of us is promised tomorrow!
So Phil Donahue dies and ends up before the God of all Creation at the Great White Throne Judgment at the end of the age. This conversation ensues . . .
God: Phil, I acknowledge your humility as evidenced by the bowing of your knee here before my eternal throne.
Phil: Thanks. To be honest I really felt compelled to do so by your awesome majesty, splendor and power that I readily can feel here. The air even seems to crackle. And I have noticed that every other knee here is bowed to You. Ummm . . . .
God: So tell me, Phil, why do you believe you should spend eternity with Me in glory and not be cast into the Lake of Fire along with Satan and all his angels?
Phil: Well . .. . ummmm . . . first can I ask a couple of questions?
God: This is my show, Phil. Let's return to my first and only critical question for you.
Phil: But God, I never ever thought this all would come to pass . . . I mean . . . that I would one day . . . uhhh . . . You know . . . be here like this . . . ..
God: Your reaction and feelings are quite common here, Phil. But back to My question . . . why do you feel you deserve to live with Me and the My Precious Saints forever and not be sent to eternal punishment? I'll give you a moment to consider this.
Phil: (pausing, thinking) Ummm . . . well, I worked hard all my life . . . I really did . . . had a great talk show . . . Good ratings and all that . . . made a bunch of money and I gave to charities and stuff like that, I really did . . . I was basically a good guy . . . You know . . . I pretty much paid my bills and treated folks nicely . . .
Phil: Yes, God?
God: Did you ever acknowledge and receive My Son, Jesus, as your Lord and Savior?
Phil: Ummmm . . . I went to church . . . uhhh . . . a few times . . . Easter, Christmas . . . You know
God: Did you ever confess you were a sinner and give your heart and life to Jesus and invite Him to rule your life?
Phil: Uhhh . . . You know, no one ever told me about Jesus . . . uhhh . . . that I had to do something like that . . . Ummm . . . I don't think You ever sent me that message. I can't remember that message . . .
God: Do you remember September 25, 2002?
Phil: Ummm . . . it's kind of hazy . . . .
God: Phil, please take a look at this short replay . . .
(Angelic technician runs a short "video clip" of a Donahue interview with Rev. Flip Benham held on Sept. 25, 2002.)
God: Phil, now do you remember this event?
Phil: Yes, I do, God. Kind of . . . ummm . . . that was a long time ago . . .
God: Yes, it was, Phil. But the message is timeless. Just what did you do with this information? Did you seek Me with all your heart?
Phil: Ummm . . . Well . . . You know I really thought that Benham guy . . ..
God: REVEREND Benham!
Phil: I'm sorry . . . sorry . . . Reverend Benham . . . I thought he was just a religious nut . . . You know a right wing bigoted fanatic. A Jesus freak . . .
God: Phil, what do you think now?
Phil: I think I . . . ummm . . . I think maybe Reverend Benham was telling me the truth? Uhhh . . . . this is all so strange . . . being here . . . I never thought . . .
God: Phil . . . Reverend Flip Benham was trying to tell you that I love you, and that I sent My sinless Son to die for you on the cross so that you would not have to pay any penalty for your sins. And all you needed to do was receive My Son as your Lord and Savior. That was the message I asked My servant, Reverend Benham, to deliver to You on that day. You know, Reverend Benham could have told you some comfortable lies to make you feel good and to impress your audience, but as My servant he chose to tell you the truth. Do you believe that now?
Phil: (bowing more completely with his face to the shining golden floor) . . . Yes . . .. Lord . . . I do
God (to the Mighty Angel): Open the Book of Life! . . . Is the name Phil Donahue recorded in My Book which I created to record the names of those who feared Me and loved to consider Me and all My Ways?
The Angel: No, My Lord.
God: (to Donahue with finality) Depart from Me!
God (to the Angel): Take this man who is without excuse from My presence and cast him into the lake of Fire.
The Angel: Yes, My Lord.
Phil: (attempting to speak as he is carried away by the Mighty Angel) . . . but Goddddd . . . I am so sooo sorrry . . . I . . .
God (to the Angels): Bring the next man before Me.
End of the Age!