What God said can raise the dead. Ain’t that cool?!
If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time at all, you know how many (probably most) people think you’re a little touched in the head. They think you’re so gullible for believing in a person no one can see. And they laugh, or make fun, or get mad when you attempt to share what God said about any particular topic. I can’t remember how many times I’ve had so-called “tolerant” people do that to me. Certainly enough to make an impression.
Christians have true hope. Not just flowery words and incense.
If you’re not a Christian, I believe I understand how you might be put off by syrupy, milquetoast (aka milk toast…aka wimpy) messages like: “Just wait on God.” Or “Find out God’s plan for your life.” Or “No one can truly understand God…His ways are higher than our ways.” None of those messages have any foundation in the Bible. They’re concepts based on misunderstandings or concepts taken out of context. That’s why it’s vitally important to actually know what God said about a subject.
And I’m talking about the one, true, living, loving Creator of Heaven and Earth. The only one who spoke and the whole universe exploded into existence. Not allah, buddha, confucius, or the flying spaghetti monster. I won’t even capitalize their names because they’re not REAL. And that brings up a great point about how if you’re even slightly interested in establishing a faith in something or someone other than yourself…why not start with the most exclusive one? Christianity.
Yeah, I said “exclusive”. Christianity is the most exclusive religion because anyone and everyone who rejects Jesus as the only way to eternal life is excluded from eternal life. BUT…Christianity is, at the same time, the most INclusive religion because anyone and everyone who accepts Jesus as the only way to eternal life receives eternal life. Bam!
Don’t take my word for it. Read what God said about it. I’ll quote Him…
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Now, isn’t that what I’ve just been saying?
Think about this for a minute. If this God I’m talking about truly exists, and He does, and He really did create all of Heaven and Earth by speaking them into existence…then, doesn’t it make sense He could raise you from the dead? It would be a total piece of cake. And I want you to understand how much He WANTS to do that for you.
God won’t force you go somewhere forever if you don’t wanna go there. If you’d rather be somewhere by yourself forever and ever and ever, He’ll make sure you get what you want. Even though it’s not gonna be a good place. No food, no water, no liquor, no weed, no parties, no other girls or guys. And the time you’ll spend by yourself will never, ever end. Sound good so far? I hope not.
And there I am, back on that topic of hope again. I have THE hope you can only find in truth. And Jesus called Himself the Truth. It would sure be cool to know you have that hope, too. All it takes is a little humility. Be willing to admit there just might be a God, and you’re not Him, and that you’d sure like Him to save you from being by yourself forever.
For anyone who’d prefer to go it alone, here’s what God said about them…
“…he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” Yikes! Sounds pretty harsh. But notice…there’s not a lot of stipulations, contract clauses, or some other document to heed. Just believe. It’s all you gotta do. What do you think? Will you give Christianity a little bit more of your time and see if maybe the religion that says it’s the only way might just be right? Think of all the time you’ll save by not having to dive into all the nonsense from all those other dead-end cults.
And it came to pass one day on a mountain far away
That a soul was taken and a life forsaken
Because someone had to pay
For the heart of all mankind.
There was no untarnished mind.
So one life was spent Who was innocent,
But He left His Word behind…
Forgive them for they know not what they do.
Redeem them and I give My Blood to You.
We can rise up
No matter how much the guilt might weigh.
He said “I am the Way!”
Now so many years have gone
And we love with blinders on.
How we tolerate is a form of hate.
Where’s the Rock He stood upon?
For the Truth is absolute and it’s foolish to dispute.
It confounds the wise but it opens eyes,
And it saves the destitute
Now don’t turn to the left don’t turn to the right.
Just run straight to Him with all your might!
inst…chorus to end © 1992-2017 Tony Funderburk
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