The Lamp

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Seeking the Truth

Posted by thelamp on July 14, 2006

Recently I have been reading a book by Pastor John Hagee entitled Jerusalem Countdown.  A particular sentence gave me pause for a moment where I thought about something.  “Any society ‘not dedicated to servitude to Allah alone and does not embody this servitude in its worldview and beliefs, its rituals and its laws…’ is, in [Sayyid] Qutb’s view, illegitimate.”

True born-again Christians in summary believe the same thing.  There is, as Jesus states in John 14:6, only one way, one truth, which can result in eternal life in Heaven.  This one way, Jesus commanded, must be shared so others may know Him.

Although the debate can get heated in whose conversion methods are better or right, there is one thing that can truly and firmly set Christianity on the high road.

All religions–except Judiasm and Christianity–require sacrifice upon ourselves in order to appease God.  In order to be a devout believer, this is true.  Christianity (and Judiasm), however, does not require any initial commitment on our part.  Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

I can tell that at least one person will argue that what I said is not true or a bending of “truth” to suit my message.  Fortunately for all of us, it is the Truth that will make us free.  Many people–peraps most people–look at religion or “Christianity” as an oppressive doctrine that elminates “fun”.  In other words many people–and that is why it is so difficult for men to truly get saved–view giving their lives to God as “what must I give up” and quantify or tally up whose really giving the most.  Oh God is giving me heaven, but I have to stop these 10 things.  Sadly, that is really the truth.

True born-again believers have something that others want…including the religious church goer.  Once we trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and put our lives in the hands of our Father, we will then have what Christianity truly offers: peace.

What do you think?  Post your comments below.


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