(21 Oct 2011)
I read every word of your message and want to thank you for
taking the time and making the special effort needed to present
your thoughts on the need for salvation and getting to know
Jesus as a real, living person. Great job, bravo!
As we see the people around us who are unsaved and uninterested
in knowing Jesus first hand, perhaps we are seeing a review of
hell where everyone is frantically pursuing their own best
interests, a they see them from their carnal, mortal,
Like you, many people were interested in self and it's constant
desire for pleasure, gratification and comfort. As you said,
they see the drab world of Christians as boring, dull and
stupid. They reason from a different set of assumptions, and
beliefs. But their assessments are not true, if the Christian is
obedient to God's laws and sincere in their speech and actions.
What does love look like as it is received by a follower of
Jesus? What does deep-felt concern and anguish over the future
damnation of a soul look like?
These, and many other soul-felt emotions born out of compassion
and love, cannot be seen in the purely carnal state. They are
perceived as delusions, escapism and just plain foolishness. The
ability to temporarily ignore self and it's desires is not an
option for the unsaved and makes spiritual knowledge hidden and
unfelt in their narrow viewpoint where God and His greatness is
As you stated, there are many joys to be experienced in Christ.
But none are real until the decision is made to turn away from
the rebellious nature of our canal minds to the free gift of
salvation in Jesus' death, resurrection and ascension.
May God richly bless, keep and comfort you, Nicole, for writing
your invitation to join those who know Jesus as their personal
Saviour, guide and friend.