Saturday, December 23, 2006

Is that a threat or a promise?

When I tell a friend of mine, "I'll be back." he will quip, "Is that a threat or a promise?" Well! I guess that depends upon how one looks at it.

I was thinking of this recently when it was pointed out to me that we can consider God's prophecies as not just predictions, but promises.

  • God promised that He would send his Son.
  • God promised that His Son would pay the penalty for us.
  • God promises that He will be back.
Or to put it another way:
  • Christmas was a promise.
  • Easter was a promise.
  • Judgment IS a promise.
And to us Bible believing sinners saved by the Grace gift of God and called "Christians," that is a beautiful bunch of promises.

But to those that don't want to believe, even refuse to believe, it is a threat. It threatens their lifestyle. It threatens their future. Why it even threatens their reason for being. That's why many of these people want any visage, any evidence, of Christ removed from the public arena. Because if it's true, there will be HELL to pay.

How sad! Because salvation is soooo simple.
So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household." (Acts 16:31 NKJV)
And that's a promise.

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