When Leftists mock Christians, they usually try to appeal to ‘reason’, pointing out that Christians must be really stupid and uneducated for believing in a ‘guy’ whom they have never seen.
As a former atheist, I’m going to tell you upfront that my conversion to Christianity had absolutely nothing to do with emotions and everything to do with REASON. My conversion started with Economics, followed by Politics and ended in Faith. I REASONED all my way to Jesus Christ.
You see, God makes sense. The existence of God makes sense and you cannot explain Creation without the Creator.
Just to give you a short version of my conversion let me tell you that I was born and raised a SOCIALIST – big government of any kind. Little by little I started listening to ‘the other side’ from an economic point of view.
Because as a Finance professional, I’ve learnt to appreciate numbers – either a company is making money or it isn’t; either a certain strategy is working or it isn’t…either a POLICY is working or it isn’t. Socialist policies, I determined, weren’t working.
So I became a fiscal Conservative – small government is really the only way.
Then, I realized that big government also has tremendous negative political implications on our freedom – big government tends to be abusive as our founding fathers came to realize, with the inevitable loss of your freedoms.
Think of it this way, Obamacare forces people to buy health insurance even if they don’t want to. Whether or not you need health insurance isn’t the point – the point is you really don’t have a choice. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. So I became a full Conservative.
Freedom took me to Christianity, as it really is its basis – free will. You’re never forced to become a Christian – it’s your choice.
Free markets and political freedom is in absolute synchrony with Christianity.
Christianity is the ONLY religion that’s in synch with freedom
Try burning the Cuban flag in Cuba or the ISIS flag in Syria…you get executed.
Later on, I studied Creation and compared it to Evolution, which as you know is just a theory and not science. The name itself is indicative we cannot really call it science: ‘The THEORY of Evolution’. Even Charles Darwin, its author, didn’t think of it as science.
Evolution doesn’t make sense (you can read more about it here), because the idea of an ape turning into a human being is simply ridiculous.
Then I thought – wait a minute…where does music come from? Where does shame or love or any other emotion come from? Our ancestors the apes?
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At this point I was even more curious and I started reading the Bible and listening to really good pastors.
But I still needed reassurance…which I’m now sharing with you.
Let me tell you why you should believe.
The 11 Apostles should convince you just like they convinced me - Simon Peter, James the Elder, John, Philip, Nathanael, James the Younger, Andrew, Matthew, Thomas, Jude and Simon.
These apostles all had different backgrounds: you find fishermen, a businessman, a political activist, a doubter, a cynic, a numbers guy (what we would call a Finance guy these days), a philosopher and even a tax collector among the apostles. You won’t find a more diverse group than these apostles.
But how did they manage to convince me?
Because they were ALL executed for their FAITH.
My friend, nobody would willingly DIE for a LIE.
People live for a lie, but they wouldn’t willingly die for a lie.
These folks suffered the most horrendous persecution and their deaths were unbelievably CRUEL. They died by hanging, they were crucified, they were sawn in pieces and Peter was crucified upside down! Do you think anyone would face such horrible deaths for a LIE?
They didn’t die for a lie – the SAW what they saw and they were willing to die for it.
They WITNESSED everything they preached about.
You see, there are THREE things that the Apostles WITNESSED that should convince you just as they convinced me:
My friend, if, like the apostles, you’re living in a territory occupied by Romans, who will chase you down and crucify you for what you PREACH, wouldn’t you rather save your life and stop preaching if you knew what you’re saying is a LIE? Why would you want to be crucified for a lie? What lie would you be willing to die for?
They SAW, they SAW, they SAW…all of these things…
Think of it this way: Muslim Jihadists kill and die because Muhammad has TOLD them so in the Koran. The apostles died for telling other people what they SAW.
Muhammad didn’t die for your sins – Jesus did. Buddha didn’t die for your sins – Jesus did. Obama wouldn't die for your sins - Jesus did.
And we have 11 witnesses who DIED telling the truth. The Left doesn’t want you to know any of this because they want to replace GOD with GOVERNMENT just to control you.
Jesus was and is the SAVING Son of God. The Apostles were only human. You wouldn’t knowingly die for a lie. Neither did they. They died for the TRUTH.
John 8:32: Then you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free
When President Obama decided to send $100 Billion of your tax dollars to Iran, a radical regime which hates America and Israel and has sworn to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, many people were shocked. Why would the leader of the free world want to fund terrorism?
To answer this question, you have to step back a little and wonder: Is Obama really the leader of the free world?
We know he’s the leader of something. We know he’s been the President of the United States for the last 8 years. But what is he the leader of?
He’s the leader of the LEFT in America – we know that for sure.
Now that the Clintons are ancient history, thanks to their massive loss in the November presidential election, Obama will most likely use his community organization skills to mobilize the left once President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Obama is not going anywhere.
But none of this explains why Obama would want to fund terrorism – isn’t terrorism the enemy of the Left as well?
There’s an old adage that goes like this: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Obviously Obama is helping a friend, not an enemy.
But who’s the enemy?
The enemy is JESUS CHRIST
You see, it’s a well-known fact that Communism is responsible for the MASS MURDER of more than 100 MILLION people in the former Soviet Union, China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and other countries where communists have ruled. So we know the Left is a murderous philosophy.
As you know, in these countries listed above, there is no religious liberty. You can’t be a Christian and profess your faith freely in North Korea or Vietnam. You can get killed if you try. Similarly, in areas in the Middle East dominated by radical Islam you can’t profess any religion other than Islam. That’s the reason they behead ‘infidels’.
In other words, both regimes have God as their #1 enemy. They'll kill you in North Korea for the same reason they'll kill you in Northern Syria: your love for Jesus Christ.
Radical Islam wants to force you to worship Allah.
The left wants to force you to worship the Government.
Radical Islam and the Left disagree on WHO you’re supposed to worship, but they agree you’re NOT supposed to worship Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the enemy of Islam because His existence disproves their Koran. Radical Islam hates Christianity because Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was just a regular Joe who just happened to walk on this earth.
You see, Muhammad was just a regular man because if he wasn't, his grave would be empty - like Jesus'. Muhammad lived, died and was buried - and you can go visit his grave, called the Green Dome in Medina and you will find what's left of his bones. The guy is really buried there.
Now when you go to Jesus Christ's grave, called the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, you won't find his body there - because He is risen.
Jesus Christ’s resurrection is a problem for Islam because it proves Muhammad was just a guy and he was simply WRONG.
To the Left, the resurrection of Jesus is also problematic. In their case, the idea that there’s anything ABOVE the government proves them WRONG. They're atheists.
If you’re not afraid of anything or anyone simply because you’re a Christian who TRUSTS the Lord, then you won’t be afraid of the Government. And if you’re not afraid of the government, the Left cannot control you.
Once you know WHOSE you are, there’s nothing to be afraid of.
The left is violent everywhere in the world – they can control people only to the extent people are scared. In the former Soviet Union as well as in other communist countries, churches have been destroyed and Bibles have been banned. The reason for this is simple: the Bible teaches you that you’re valuable and God is Sovereign. These teachings go against what the Left is trying to accomplish – global government and full control of everyone on earth.
So, as you can see, the Left and ISIS have one common enemy: Jesus Christ. They both want their guy – either Allah or the government – to be sovereign over you. To the extent that they both have the same goal – to eliminate the Judeo- Christian world – they will cooperate with each other.
Obviously they both think they’re going to rule over the world one day: either the entire world would convert to Islam or to Communism. That’s when Islam and Communists would start fighting each other.
But it’s a long way till we get there, and quite frankly, it’s never going to happen - at least not until after the Rapture. The Bible speaks about the period of Tribulation, but Christians will not face that period as they will be called to Jesus during the Rapture. After the Tribulation, the Bible says Jesus is coming back:
Thessalonians 4:16-17: For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
While we wait for Jesus, we have to face this fight against ISIS and the Left - our common enemy. This fight is for your heart and for your head and you're the ONLY one who can fight it.
Ephesians 6:12: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world's darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Both Islam and the left are the powers of this world’s darkness.
You know how atheists think Christians are backward for having Faith – for believing in Jesus Christ, someone we’ve never seen, and Scriptures?
They think Genesis, the First Book of the Bible, is illogical – that evolution is science and that praying is a waste of time.
Since I used to be an atheist, turned agnostic and ultimately born again, I know all the excuses and arguments atheists present. Now, when I hear them, I simply feel sorry because I know there’s something I know which could save them that, unfortunately, they don’t know.
But what if I told you that atheists actually have faith too?
Let me give you a couple of examples:
People place their FAITH on other people, websites and professionals ALL THE TIME. They don’t even question sometimes whether or not they should actually trust them. Occasionally they find the hard way that perhaps they shouldn’t have trusted in the first place.
Sometimes operations go the wrong way
Sometimes the Insurance company doesn’t cover you as you thought.
And sometimes people flat out scam you.
And yet, trust is there.
But what makes it interesting, they trust people they DON’T KNOW and have NEVER SEEN.
As you know, on the plane example, passengers would even not be able to SEE THE PILOT at all. Or they are not able to SEE THE INSURANCE underwriter that priced his policy.
In other words, PEOPLE TRUST OTHER PEOPLE THEY NEVER SEE ALL THE TIME!
And yet, they think Christians are stupid! The SAME people who trust the pilot and who know the pilot is in the cockpit, say Christians are STUPID for believing in someone they can’t see!
What am I saying?
I’m saying that FAITH is a matter of the heart – it’s a matter of TRUST. And if you’re able to trust a pilot, you should be able to trust GOD even more!
John 14:6 : I’m the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Friend, if you can trust your doctor, you should definitely trust Jesus. I know that a doctor seems more real than Jesus, but think about this:
When you go to Buddha’s grave, who do you find? You find Buddha, of course.
When you go to Muhammad’s grave, who do you find? You find Muhammad, of course.
But when you go to Jesus’ grave, who do you find?
You find NOBODY
What does that tell you?
It tells you that Jesus was crucified, buried in His grave and RESURRECTED. He died on the cross for OUR SINS. And the fact that you won’t find Him in that grave tells you that the Bible is REAL.
Atheists have said that the body of Jesus must have been stolen and hidden by His followers, which explains why you won't find Jesus there. But Roman guards were guarding Jesus’ grave precisely to prevent that. These guards were in deep trouble because they FAILED. There was NO REASON for the guards to admit such failure – they would be EXECUTED as a result of this failure.
You see, people don’t lie to get themselves into trouble. They lie to get themselves OUT OF trouble. If you’re one of the guards, you won’t go to your commander and say ‘sorry, chief, I fell asleep and the body of Jesus was stolen’. You won’t do that simply because sleeping while on duty was punished by DEATH.
When Jesus blew the grave door open, these guards were terrified. They were in no mood to make up stories – they were going to be executed either way.
My friend, you have Faith. You have faith your doctor will save you and your taxi driver will take you to wherever it is your headed. That’s alright. But if you’re going to put your life in somebody’s hands, it should be Jesus’. He won’t disappoint you.
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