17 August 2007

The Gospel message about Jesus and what He came to do is the good news that God loves the world, and has offered to pay the price for our sins – and repair the chasm between us and God that our sin has caused. Jesus doesn’t condemn us because we’re already condemned, and dead in our sins. And this is why and how Jesus is different from all the leaders of other world religions.

An old story tells of a man traveling the globe on foot, when, somewhere in his travels, he found himself trapped in quicksand. As he slowly sank, five different world religious leaders came by.

CONFUCIUS came by and said, ‘Confucius
say, it is evident man should avoid such
situations,’ as he went on his way.

MOHAMED came by and said, ‘Alas, this
is the will of Allah,’ as he walked on by.

BUDDHA came up to the man and said,
‘Let this your dilemma be an illustration
for many,’ and he passed by.

KRISHNA came by and said, ‘Better luck
next time,’ and then he kept on truckin’.

But then JESUS CHRIST came by, reached
out to the man, grabbed him by the arms,
and pulled him out.

I want to know this Jesus Christ, this One who reaches down into the pit, grabs onto my outstretched arms and pulls me out! Will you join me? Godspeed



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