This time of year, when Easter is just about here, it’s very difficult for me to even pay attention to much that is happening in the political arena. In all honesty, I really don’t pay attention or get as caught up in politics as much as I used too. The result is truly an inner peace and new outlook on things. I think the world is so completely out of balance and so completely obsessed with politics that very few seem to be thinking rationally. At least that’s what it seems like if we watch the news for five minutes!!! Folks just seem so angry about stuff that honestly won’t matter much in the long run…
What matters the most? That’s easy. Where will you be spending eternity? I enjoy the Easter season as much as anyone else, but mostly for the opportunity to answer some questions of folks that truly are looking for answers. I suspect most of us suspect there is more to this life that what we see. This is just true. We all either have or will experience the death of someone close to us. Death is actually at 100% these days or rapture, but that is a story for another column. When someone we love dies there is great sadness, even if we are fairly sure the person went to be with the Lord. Our flesh is screaming… “This is just not right!”
Our flesh is correct. It isn’t. Prior to sin entering into the world by Adam and Eve and being passed on to every single human being since then, we actually were created to be immortal. Did you know that we actually are still immortal? The difference now is that we have this problem called “sin”. Every human being has it and every human being can completely have it resolved, but not on their own.
I realize writing this out may make some of you say, “Duh”, but I suspect many of you haven’t really thought about this for a while, or possibly never? We paint eggs, have Easter egg hunts in every town, take pictures with the Easter bunny, etc., but the story of the Resurrection gets put on the wayside and forgotten.
Seems like there is more and more “civil wars” within the church about the dumbest things! I mean, who really cares if you want to pray in “tongues” or not. That “issue” won’t save anyone anyway. The only time silly things like that should become any kind of issue between Christians is when the “tongues person” tries to “sell” the belief that speaking in tongues is part of what makes a “real Christian”. Then it calls for rebuke, because throughout the Bible, it is crystal clear that bad things come to those that confuse the simple and extremely plain message… “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31
What do you need to believe? It starts with an historical event that can be proven in a court of law, beyond reasonable doubt. Start with the death and resurrection of Christ. My favorite books about the evidence are The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel and Cold Case Christianity by J. W. Wallace. Both books are well written and backed up with solid evidence. If you aren’t a good reader, grab the audiobooks. Sunday came three days after Jesus died and this event has more evidence than any other event in human history. Happy Easter Everyone!
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