Bet that headline caught you by surprise. After all, why would it appear on HillFaith, which is devoted to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the men and women who work on congressional staffs?
Okay, I admit it, I’ve been a little deceptive. The post on iApologia by Daniel Currier I am about to encourage you to read does deal with three reasons people often give for rejecting or leaving the Christian.
But these aren’t evidential reasons, which, if you are intellectually honest, would be the only kind that could justify such a decision. Jesus existed in history, the evidence for His resurrection is abundant, as is the testimony for His having a far bigger and comprehensively positive impact on, literally, billions of people since His brief 33 years on this earth ended.
I won’t tell you the three reasons Currier addresses, but I will share this from his conclusion:
“It takes no special talent to do ‘sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.’ That takes no bravery, no stamina, no commitment, no dedication, no nerve. Following Jesus is hard, a road full of scorn, ridicule and embarrassment, slander, rejection, sorrow, grief, persecution and even death.
“But in the end, grief turns to joy, despair to bliss, pain to utopia and commitment to reward. It takes real guts to follow Jesus, and Jesus offers real peace, strength and joy.”
Read on, friends, I guarantee it will be worth it. After all, you didn’t come to work on Capitol Hill in order to win a popularity contest, you came to make America, and maybe the world, a better place, right? But what about making a better you?
And if you did come to win a popularity contest, maybe it’s time to re-examine that???