The member’s of my family, almost everyone of the people I have met working through the years, and most of you readers have something in common. Do you know what it is? You are ashamed of the name Jesus Christ. And a fair amount of the above claim to be Christians. You are more than willing to talk about vacationing, gossip, work, Hollywood and just about anything else you can think of. But when Mister Bill or anyone else for that matter so much as breaches the topic of Christ….Silence. The conversation ends and nothing will be said or added. You don’t want to speak of him and in your mind, this is a matter of religious privacy if you will.
You will die in your sins and you will make hell your eternal home, just as if you were an axe murderer or any other hideous thing you can think of. In fact….to say you are his and to go to church and do nothing or say nothing in regards to Christian evangelism, is in actuality worse than never knowing about him at all. You are a disgrace. And now that I am in a happy place with you lets keep moving right along. Shall we? You say I am full of religious malarkey. Well, how about some scripture reading? After all, you love Jesus, don’t you? And since Jesus told us he is the living Word, you won’t mind reading Him a little bit, will you? You remember of course through all your biblical reading, while you spent day and night for 6 years getting your degrees, that the bible said the Word became flesh and dwelled among us.
The Gospel of Saint Matthew chapter 5 verse 13…You are the salt of the earth. But if you being salt have lost your flavor, what then can be salted by you? This salt being you, is therefore good for nothing else, but to be cast out into the streets, and to be walked upon by the feet of men. Well then…that was rather succinct. How about another happy time scripture? An after-dinner mint if you will. Oh, you’re going to like this I am sure. Let’s read together in the book of Matthew chapter 10 starting in verse 32. This will only take a minute. Whoever, therefore, will speak of me before men, he also will I confess before my Father in heaven. But he also who will not speak of me before men, him also I will not speak of before my Father in heaven. Do not think that I have come to send peace on earth, but rather a sword. For a Christian man’s enemies will be those in his own household……It sounds a lot like you, my mouth zippered friends. Does it not?
Verse 38…And he that does not pick up his own cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Well, that was a lot of fun, wasn’t it? And now you can go right back to talking about what you love. Your car, where you’ve traveled, your investments. Oh, wait not that. I forgot you don’t want anyone to know how much money you have. So sorry about that. And do you know what else? You are in more trouble than you can possibly imagine. But that can all be changed. The question is this. Are you willing to change?… To be continued