And this coming from a self-professed Atheist:
“I’ve always said that I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. I don’t respect that at all. If you believe there’s a heaven & a hell, and people could be going to hell and you think it’s not really worth telling them because it would make it socially awkward—and atheists who think people shouldn’t proselytize and who say, ‘Just leave me alone and keep your religion to yourself’— HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE TO HATE SOMEBODY TO NOT PROSELYTIZE? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe everlasting life is possible & NOT TELL THEM THAT?
I mean, if I believed a truck was coming at you, and you didn’t – there is a certain point WHERE I TACKLE YOU… and this is MORE important than that.” – Penn Jlliette (magician)
He’s absolutely correct.
“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!” – Psa. 96:3
The best 17 mins you’ll spend today:
Francis Chan’s Rope Illustration
Truer by the minute:
“This present age is so flippant that if a man loves the Savior he is a fanatic, and if he hates the powers of evil he is a bigot.” – Spurgeon
And that was written in the 1880’s.
Surrounded by a million enemies hungry to take my life in a world that would be all too happy to assist them, and I do not fear. How?
Well, it’s not because of my formidable nunchuck skills or that I’ve mastered the “Crane” kick. No, it is because of Jesus.
Jesus is praying for me.
“If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies.” – Robert Murray M’Cheyne
Believer, He intercedes for you.
“Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.” – Rom. 8:34
Believer, He always lives.
“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” – Heb. 7:25
Believer, He is your Advocate.
“And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” – 1 John 2:1b
Believer, whom shall you fear?
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1
Unbeliever, PLEASE: consider Jesus
I let my kids play in the busy street today. They wanted to really bad and who am I to tell them what they ought or ought not do? So I let them.
I also let my kids eat as much candy as they wanted. I told them it was bad in the long run, but they complained saying I didn’t really know what I was talking about. So I let them.
Then I let my kids out in the woods with a pack of wolves. I explained that the wolves looked soft & cute, but were actually extremely dangerous, but they said I was just being silly. So I let them.
Am I a good parent? Of course not! Those actions wouldn’t prove that I love my kids – it would prove that I don’t love them. It would be irresponsible and disqualify me as a parent.
So why do we doubt, second-guess, and complain about God’s ways?
GOD’S BOUNDARIES & GUIDANCE ARE FOR OUR GOOD, NOT HIS.
“For the Lord corrects those He loves and disciplines those He calls His own.” – Heb. 12:6 (Deut. 8:5; Psa. 94:12; Prov. 3:11)