Friday, June 13, 2008

Fork in the road

Dr. Seamands tells of a Muslim who became a Christian in Africa. "Some of his friends asked him, 'Why have you become a Christian?' He answered, 'Well, its like this. Suppose you were going down the road and suddenly the road forked in two directions, and you didn't know which way to go, and there at the fork in the road were two men, one dead and one alive--which one would you ask which way to go?'"

Isn’t that the BIG difference between Christianity and every other religion? Their key figure is dead, ours lives forever. They emphasize works, all we can depend on is grace. Their god is a demanding tyrant, Ours is a loving Father, Son, and Spirit.

As special as Christmas is in demonstrating the Love of God in the sending of His Son, The Resurrection season shows both His love and His victory. He has already won the war over sin, death, and Hell so that He can offer us Life, Grace, and Eternity in His presence. So when you come to a fork in the road and one man is dead and the other alive, who are you going to ask for directions?

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