Not Everybody is Christian
While scrolling recently someone posted a Jesus based post asking for people to pray for Ukraine and one of the responses caught my eye. Paraphrased in part the writer said “she could agree with most of the post but not everyone is Christian. She’s Jewish and JC is not part of her religion.” At first I wanted to respond to her reply that was the very reason God sent his son Jesus, but I didn’t.
I then thought how absurd that God would prophesy in ancient scripture about one he would send to save the world, first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles. The Jewish response has not changed one iota in over 2,000 years. “JC” as she referred to Jesus was not in her religion and she’s right. Religion cannot get you into heaven and Jesus is not into any of the estimated 4,200 religions of the world. Jesus is into relationships.
How sad that anyone would cling to any religion for religion’s sake alone and overlook the only way to salvation from this sinful world. I can see how the Jews wandered around in the wilderness for 40 years being fed by the hand of God, yet complained that life was too hard and nobody knew the trouble they’ve had or might face in the Promised Land that lay ahead.
Here in America we are no better off than the Jews of old unless we admit our sins and ask God to cleanse us, not by the works of our hands, but by the blood of Jesus. We can sing of the mighty wonders of God’s love, but unless we possess that love we are just another empty vessel.
The world demands a ruler that will take care of all their wants and needs and it’s sad to say but be careful of what you ask – you might just get it.
Can you imagine the world Jesus saw as he walked among it? He saw all manner of mankind doing unspeakable things to each other much like it still does today. Jesus knew his purpose was not to do his own, but the will of his Father and he stayed focused through prayer and fasting while seeking the Father’s will in everything he did. Jesus had the most courage of any man who walked on the face of the earth even when Jesus seemingly walked alone.
John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”
Many people look at Christians as weak-kneed, namby-pamby followers of someone who may or may not have lived and they’re wrong. Christians are not perfect (only Jesus was perfect), but forgiven. Without Jesus who is the Christ there is no hope in this ever changing world. For those who choose NOT to become a believer, they are condemned to an eternity in darkness without anything good.
How is your faith? Your eternity depends on it! – I am the Real Truckmaster!