Monday, April 10, 2006
Christianity, believe it or not, has marked the time of human history. The events leading up to and following the cruxifiction of Jesus Christ has shaped every major political, artistic, and cultural movement since. However you feel towards God or Christ....good, bad, or indifferent, the fact of the matter is over 80% of nonpracticing Christians WILL go to church on Easter Sunday.
And I want to know why?
The events of passion week draw us in and invite us to learn more. Plain and simple. Why would anyone endure the pain, humiliation, scrutiny, torture, and shame? Easy. Because Christ knew what he was doing and was fulfilling more than 40 different prophesies for the salvation of man. You can believe it or not.
Christ was either who the Bible says and who He proclaimed to be OR he was the greatest liar and sharlatan ever born. There is no middle ground. There is no grey area. There is no third option.
Lots of people I talk to say...."yeah, well what if you're wrong?" And you know what I say. "Yeah, it's true. What if I am wrong? But....what if I'm right?" What if. Do you really want to base your eternity on a question?
Take the time. Use this week. Do some research on your own. Form your own opinions about faith instead of leeching off your friends.A good place to start is A Case for Christ and A Case for Faith both by Lee Strobel. Also anything by C.S. Lewis. These books can lead you to the truth, not to mention change your life.
If you are planning on coming to Easter Sunday service and do not have a church, please come to ours. Fellowship of San Marcos. We currently are meeting on campus at Texas State at the university performing arts center behind Harris Underground. If you don't know where that is, please let me know.
Either way, this week can be life changing if you let it. Just think about it.