I’m continuing with the thought: Why I DON’T start the gospel with, “You are a sinner.”
Please read this entire post. If you just read part of it, you’ll get the wrong idea about what I’m saying.
Our guilt before God is going to mean NOTHING to anyone until they get over what they see as God’s guilt before us.
Here’s what I’m talking about. That secret (or not so secret) thought that says: Yeah, I might be a sinner. But if I am, God is a much bigger sinner. After all, how could He allow… [fill in the blank]?
Spend time with hurting people, and you’ll eventually discover that the Richter Scale of evil goes far beyond anything the darkest horror film can portray. Maybe you’ve seen it. Maybe you’ve lived it. If you’re paying attention, you’ve been shaken to the core, just as I have.
Why, God? How can You allow it?
I get it when people abandon God. I DON’T agree, but I get it. They don’t know the God I know.
Hear what I’m saying: I believe with all my heart that God is good. But many people do not. Even Christians, if pushed hard enough by life, many times will have doubts.
Is God good? That is the central question this generation is asking. I believe we need to start the gospel there, answering that question.
I plan to say more in upcoming posts, but first let me ask you a question: How has God treated you in your place of deepest hurt and pain?
One more thought: An infant only knows to cry. Mom knows how to comfort.
Answer from last time: Nehemiah
New question: Which king did the niece of Mordecai marry?