Jesus: Concept or Reality

Posted: May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

conceptI met a man the other day that called himself a backslidden Christian. He matter of factly stated “ I am a backslidden Christian, that’s just the way it is.” He further went on to say “I know the Truth, and I am what I am, that’s all there is to it!” I told him if he knew the Truth he wouldn’t just haphazardly make comments like “that’s just the way it is.”

I believe his statement was careless, but it was careless because of his understanding of God. You see when Jesus is just a concept or when our Christianity is just a good thing. A statement like that can be said without fear of consequence because we really didn’t believe in our ‘belief’ anyway. We saw it as a good thing for ourselves or even perhaps our family. In much the same way many parents send their children to church but don’t go themselves. They do this because that’s as far as their belief is willing to take them. It’s a belief that Jesus is just a concept, a belief that church is just a good thing. It’s more of a belief in a system that promotes morality and that’s as far as their ears will take them. Could it be perhaps that they were never ‘Born Again’?  That they have never experienced the new lease on life that Jesus gives us, maybe so. Oh how I thank God that He is so real to me. I know where I came from and what I used to be. I know, (not just believe) that Christ went to the cross for me and washed away my sins. I know that I am a new creature in Christ Jesus. I know that God the Father hears my prayers. I know what He has done for my family, and I know that He is coming back soon to take me home. I know that the bible is the infallible Word of God.

Friend if you’re reading this and realize that your understanding is just mere concept and not reality, it’s not to late. 2 Corinthians 6:2 says
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now [is] the accepted time;
behold, now [is] the day of salvation.) You too can have the same surety in Jesus if you will only call on Him today. He is knocking at your
heart right this very moment. Open your heart and invite Him in!

Douglas Burrell
The Creators Clay!


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