Friday, September 2, 2011

Make Them Wish It Were True...

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Famous philosopher and physicist Blaise Pascal said this about religion:

"make it attractive, 

make good men wish it were true, 

and then show that it is."

What is the most attractive thing about Christianity?  What would make men wish it were true?  Could it be that it is free?  That it sets people free?  That it is not about a list of rules to keep and behaviors to maintain, but rather it is a love that came down to rescue people who mess up and could never and would never reach up on their own?  Could what Jesus said really be true?

"I came not to call the righteous, but sinners." Mark 9:13

Jesus has said he has come to make free those who are not free. 

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”   Luke 4:18-19

Jesus has done the work, he has paid the ransom, he has said "it is finished"!

"Live as people who are free, 
not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, 
but living as servants of God." 1Peter 2:16

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

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