Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Never Neutral

“No one can remain neutral regarding Jesus’ resurrection.
The claim is too staggering,
the event too earthshaking,
the implications too significant
and the matter too serious.
We must either receive it or reject it as truth for us.
To remain indifferent or undecided is to reject it.” 

~Mark Driscoll
Jesus' resurrection is pivotal! It confirms His claims to deity and guarantees the future bodily resurrection unto eternal life of all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It sets Christianity apart from all other religions. Christ is alive; all the founders of other religions are dead. Only Christ Jesus has victory over death, demonstrating that He has power over all things. His resurrection is a provable historical fact.

The above quote reminded me of this quote: "The most powerful thing about the Bible is that it is not neutral---in fact, there is no such position as a "neutral" one. One way or another, we must all contend with its claims. To not make a decision about whether or not it will serve as the authority for your life is, in fact, to decide against it." ~Greg Hall in Already Compromised (co-authored with Ken Ham)

The point is that to not make a decision is the same as to have already made a decision. Once you learn what the Bible says about Who Jesus Christ is, His birth, His life, His ministry, His death and resurrection, you must decide how you will respond. You have a choice to make. Accept Him or reject Him? Your life and eternal destiny depend on your choice. Heaven or Hell? An abundant life with Christ or a hopeless life without Christ? By the way, you cannot just want Jesus to be your Savior but not your Lord. It doesn't work that way. You cannot have one foot in God's kingdom and one foot in the world, either. You're either in or out! You cannot serve two masters.

Jesus Christ, the Messiah, God in human flesh, came to earth to live a sinless life, died in our place to save us sinners, and conquered death by His resurrection to give us eternal life. He did it all because He loves us so much. What will be your response to His love today? Life is short. Death is certain for everyone. I hope and pray that you will choose Christ now before it's too late. "I'm thinking about it" won't do you any good because it means you decide against surrendering your life to Christ at this moment. There may never be another moment...

"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: 
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
that He was buried,

that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
and that He appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all He appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born."
1 Corinthians 15:3-8

This post is linked up with In 'Other' Words @Writing Canvas, Faith-Filled Friday @Beholding Glory, Spiritual Sundays, Sharing His Beauty @The Beauty in His Grip, Playdates with God at The Wellspring, and "Hear It, Use It" @Graceful.


Tami Boesiger said...

Preach it, sister!

Denise said...

Speak on sister.

Cin said...

"The point is that to not make a decision is the same as to have already made a decision."

Like this. A lot.

Joan Davis said...

You're right! We're either in or out...I'm in! Blessings, Joan

Laura said...

C.S. Lewis said that Jesus must mean everything or nothing. But I wonder if we see it that way? I wonder.

Debbie Crawford said...

Yes, there is no riding the fence with Jesus!

Charlotte said...

So true. Jesus said if you are not for me you are against me. We must choose. To not choose is to choose.

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