Okay, so its been a while. This blogging thing is harder than I thought. Deciding what to write about and being disciplined to set the time aside to write is something I’m going to have to work on.
But I’ve been thinking a lot about this question, “How much would you pay for an atheist?” I just spent two weeks answering that question in my Sunday morning messages at Cross Culture Church. In the context of Hebrews 11:35-40 I’m referring to the cost we would pay so that those without Christ could hear the message of His sacrifice and our redemption. The sacrifice those men and women paid astounds me every time I read it. So do those words in v.38, “Men of whom the world was not worthy.”
In the end it’s a question that each of us have to answer for ourselves. Sadly, many people just go through life hoping they won’t ever have to answer it. In other words they want a comfortable Christianity. “Live my life, raise my kids, enjoy my retirement, go to heaven when I die.”
The problem with that type of Christianity is that it’s no Christianity at all. The New Testament makes that fact clear over and over again. Jesus put it this way, “And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me (call themselves a Christian), he must deny himself, and take up his cross (instrument of death) daily and follow Me.'” (Lk 9:23)
Salvation is a free gift given to us by the God who loved us enough to die for us, but if I claim the name of Christ then I should be ready to pay any and all to bring Him glory and make His name known among those without Him. So just exactly how much would you pay for an atheist?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.