OK, might tick some people off. That’s OK. This needs to be said. On this blog I get hits every day with the search engine terms “reasons to believe n God”. Every day. Here’s my thought: People are looking. For God. Are you pointing? And if you are, what are you pointing at? Are you pointing at the God of second chances or the God of Lamentations? They are one and the same, yes. There is a price to be paid for disobedience, for rejection, for blasphemy. Yes. There is a God that will judge.
There is also Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for me. A “Peter” if there ever was one. Are you giving people a chance to discover the relentless love of Christ, or are you pointing at the hell that awaits them if they reject Him?
Are you pointing at the failures in your life that Christ has overcome, or the “righteousness” that you possess?
If a prostitute visits your church are you looking at her with aversion, or the same love that Christ looked at you with?
If a drunk throws up in your church parking lot after a week of going thru DTs are you looking at him with eyes of contempt, or the same eyes that looked at a thief on the cross and said “Today you will be with me in paradise”?
Are you pointing at the salvation, or the condemnation? They are both reasons to accept the gift of God: Salvation.
I wonder how many are being reached by being told they will go to hell.
Wonder how many are not being reached because they are not being told that Christ loves them. Relentlessly.
People are looking. Are you pointing at the promise? Or are you pointing at the threat?
Here’s the real deal. If you were them, which would you want to be pointed towards?
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