I came across an article on MSNBC last night that spoke of some controversy surrounding a new translation of the Bible. Without getting into the specifics of that, what most shocked me was the comments section after the story. It seems that 90% of the respondents were not just speaking about the translation issue, but vehemently trashing what they saw as the ridiculous idea of Christianity.
These people were seriously on the attack. One writer questioned how we could worship a supposed God of love, yet this same God would let His son die. How was that love? The attacks were numerous and varied. It gave me cause to sit and reflect.
Humans will never be able to fully comprehend, with our sinful hearts, just how immense God’s love is that he DID send his son to be our atoning sacrifice. I agree that this is the most illogical premise you could hitch your wagon to. But when logic is defied, we must rely on faith! Only in faith does this make. I’m not sure God is as worried about winning our minds as He is our hearts!
So now my questions to all those people in the world who would rather spend their days trying to reason out why Christianity makes no sense!
What if I’m right!
What if there is a God who created the universe in 7, 24-hour days? What if this same God watched His prize creation fall into sin and in so doing, separated themselves from Him? And what if His love for that same creation was so immense that He already had a plan in place to restore that relationship? A plan that required His son, our dear Savior Jesus Christ, to come to earth as a man (yet still true God), and live the perfect life each of us has failed to live. And through Jesus life and the subsequent suffering and death and resurrection, he restored our relationship with our heavenly Father.
What if all of that really happened? Are you willing to take the chance of being cast away from eternal life, life in paradise, with this loving God and spending eternity in the depths of Hell?
If I’m wrong, you can have a good laugh at me one day and I’ll be none the worse off. But if I’m right, all those who believed in the salvation plan of Jesus will spend eternity in heaven. And those who didn’t….well, is the alternative isn’t pretty, as is noted many times in the Bible (see Revelation 20:15)
Ask yourself…….what if?