This month we celebrate the day hope finally came to this world! The world despised God, but He sent His Son anyway. Not because we deserved His kindness, or His gratitude. Not because we are anything special. Not because we did anything special to warrant such compassion. No, God sent His Son because of one reason: He loved us.
I would never say boo to a goose. In fact, I got out of my way not to be noticed, or stand out.But I force myself to do evangelism. I get very nervous - it doesn’t come naturally to me. But the dread of seeing people that will not inherit eternal life motivates me to do it.
There is only one reason the world say we Christians are idiots for believing in a higher being, and here it is: If there was a God, they would have to be accountable to someone for their actions. That would mean giving up doing the wicked things they enjoy so much – lying, stealing, fornicating, blaspheming, coveting, etc.
As Christians, this is something we should never forget. We do not deserve to inherit the kingdom of God, either. Nobody does. Christian or not, we still find new ways to break each and every commandment that God gave us. That part of us doesn’t change. We can’t help it – it comes naturally.But, praise God, there is good news!
I was a fool to wander and a-stray Straight is the gate and narrow the way Now I have traded the wrong for the right Praise the Lord I saw the light.
Paul has not just given us a commission to go out - he’s also telling us that wherever we go, in every facet of our little ‘world’ in which we move around in, there will always be people to win. Sinners aren’t faceless zombies that follow you about, calling out ‘I’m a sinner, please come and save me!’. Well, not in the literal sense, anyway. Sometime you can spot them a mile off.
So does that mean God has a sliding scale of acceptance, dependent on the amount of faith one has? After all, Abel's sacrifice was more acceptable. Does that mean that Cain's was acceptable, but less acceptable? Well, if I was a prosperity preacher, I would say 'Yes!'. I would say the more faith you have, the more God will accept you, and bless you. So, make your giant faith offering cheques out to Craig Godfrey Ministries...