We live in a world of uncertainty. We hear it in our conversation through words like: probably, like, almost, maybe, … I think. We have learned how to second guess almost everything we say (see I even through in the disclarimer “almost” because there is a possibility there is something we say that we don’t second guess). We live in a world whose sentences end in more question marks than periods.
One thing I love about the Gospel is it can be talked about with certainty. No, it cannot be scientifically proven or tested in a laboratory. But we know it is true. Something inside of ourselves tells us there has to be more to this life than what we see and feel. When you talk about the Gospel of Christ and the salvation he brings there are no “maybe”s or “almost”s. He doesn’t almost save. It is not like salvation. It is not a probably or a “Christ died to take away our sins, I think.” No. He did it. It is true. It will never change. There is certainty. The guidepost doesn’t move. The rules don’t change. There is no upgrade or 2.0 version. There is no sequel. There is no failure or lack of follow through. It is. Black and white. Plain and simple. If’s are out the window. So are the ands and buts. Period.
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