So. This blog is going to piss a lot of people off.
It even would have pissed me off a few months ago if I had read it.
So – understand this…I know where your thoughts are about to be coming from.
But please – know I am doing this for the growth of the body – and to lead us to LOVE CHRIST more?
As you know, some crazy stuff has happened this past week.
Explosions – deaths – and murders.
Things that shock us if they happen once a year…but this many events all at once?!
Pretty much impossible to accept.
It has shocked me, the number of posts written about these young men who killed so many.
Who ruined so many families – lives and relationships.
REAL LIFE HURT happened this week, folks…deep pain.
Pain that I cannot even begin to HOPE to understand.
Posts were written that, basically, said ‘I HOPE HE BURNS IN HELL!’ – ‘LET HIM BURN FOR WHAT HE’S DONE!!’…and the like.
Posts that made me sick.
Posts that I saw coming from men and women that I respect and love.
Posts coming from young people who are so vocal about their love for Christ.
Posts coming from pastors, elders, deacons and church members.
Posts that made me fall on my face and beg…
What did I beg for?
The salvation of this last remaining suspect.
Begging that Christ would move in this man’s life and SAVE HIM!
Not from the earthly judgement he faces – but the eternal one he is going to answer to.
The question if He has Christ in his heart..
This is where a lot of you are going to get red-faced and pissed at me.
But hear me out – I am not just saying this to piss people off…this is a gut-check that I had to come face to face with a few months back.
That cop that got murdered last night by this captured suspect…
What if he didn’t have Christ in his heart?
Honestly ask yourself this question…what happens?
You see we know the answer…but we SO BADLY want to romanticize people’s deaths.
And we cannot afford to do this.
This man, the cop, would face the same eternity that so many LOUDLY shouted for…
We cannot afford to miss this point.
Christ died so that we would know Him – and would know the Father thru Him.
We are not judged on anything other than the presence or absence of Christ.
That is it.
Now, if you were one of those people so loudly typing and yelling for this suspect to BURN FOR WHAT HE’D DONE!
Fall on your face…
Fall on your face before a holy God who loves everyone enough to DIE for them and repent.
Ask him to change your heart and mind – to burden your heart for the lost…all of them!
Even the ones that ‘look good’ and ‘do good things’ and ‘serve society’.
Even for the ones who blow people up, and crap on you.
Even for the ones who lead this and other countries.
Jesus changes EVERYTHING.
Think about it.