What is it about Jesus that makes his followers love Him so much? Followers of Christ today have so much joy and peace, even in the middle of life’s most intensely painful moments. Why is that? How is it possible that Christians are able to stand firm, even when the entire climate of the culture around them is quickly turning against them? There is more to Jesus than an ideology. There is more to Jesus than a legendary example.
What if what’s wrong with all of us really is sin? Not lack of education. Not economic disparity. Not our upbringings, but sin? And what if unending torment in hell is the very real consequence which our sin has earned for us?
Think about that. What if hell is real?
What if Jesus really has saved His followers from all of that? What if he can save you too?
What if Jesus really does make people “born again?” What if He really does give His followers the Holy Spirit–God Himself–as a gift to live inside them?
We Christians can’t change our beliefs to accommodate your changing beliefs, World. But we can still love you. And we can plead with you to be reconciled to God through Jesus.
When the “marriage equality” hangover sets in, and you realize that even that didn’t satisfy you like you thought it would, then we will still be here, still offering you the same Good News that brought us satisfaction and forgiveness–yes, even hypocritical sinners like us. We can’t change with you, but we can love you through this, and we can offer you what we have. And what we have is the truth. What we have is Jesus Christ.
And that is what you need, too.
Just like us.