Thursday, 1 November 2012

In A Nutshell...

The other day I was reading this passage and it occurred to me how relevant it is in today's world. People who don't choose Jesus as the only option seem to wade through 'religion' like a bug in a gust... bits and pieces coming from everywhere but getting nowhere. Maybe it's time to give the only way a chance...

Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’

“Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by man’s design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”

When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” At that, Paul left the Council. Acts 17v22-33

WHY is it so hard to believe that God is the only way, the only One that can save? Is He really so far-fetched that many other options are preferrable?

Don't try and firgure Him out. It won't work.

Just believe.

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