July 16, 2014
Well, another survey is out, showing that Christianity is losing ground and that church attendance is down. But, depending on your perspective, we aren’t losing, we’re winning. When you stop and think about it, every person who isn’t a Christian hasn’t been lost from Christianity, they just haven’t been won to Christianity yet.
The starting place for humanity isn’t a relationship with Christ, the starting place is being separated from God, so every person who begins that relationship is a win for our side. Does that make sense?
By default, the other side doesn’t have to do anything except try to keep us, the church, from doing its job; they only win when we stop doing what we’ve been called to do.
But when you stop and think about it, our job is easy, because all we’ve been called to do is be obedient. And Jesus said that if we love Him, our natural instinct will be to obey him and that has to involve introducing people to Him. Regardless of what the survey says, every day in Canada, there are people who cross the line and commit their lives to Christ and that is a win. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.