Category: Religion, Philosophy, and Theology,

I went to the city yesterday to run a few errands, and perhaps to do some fishing, if the opportunity presented itself, so after prayer to be of service to the Lord this day, I was on my way. The gas is priced better here in the city, so I noticed a station with a good low price.

There was a man in his late thirties or early forties who drove up and announced he was selling CD’s and they were old school. I thought there may be one I would consider and so I continued to walk toward the gas pump to replenish my car with the fuel it so badly acquired. I went on to ask after the conversation about the CD‘s, what church do you belong. He said, the Temple and I reply, the Temple, where upon he continued with the church of science of something, not really sure about the name. But I could share some love, I’m fishing for men, women for the kingdom you know. I said, oh is that Muslin and do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. His reply was no and he went on to explain that Jesus was a prophet and messenger. So I asked the young man, have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior; he said no he has not, Jesus was only a man. He continued to argue his case why the bible was false, informing me that it was only lies to enslave the mind, back in the times of slavery etc. etc. etc.

Jesus wouldn’t have continued to defend that statement, so I didn’t. I when on to say you believe Jesus was a prophet and messenger of God, and you also believe He was a holy man of God (believers of the truth please forgive the “was” in the statement, for we know that HE IS, not just ‘was’). He said yes, I proceeded to ask him, do you think Jesus lied when the Lord said; “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes unto the Father but by me”. John 14:6 Have you hear of any other prophets or messengers of God that have made this type of statement. No, was the reply, I went on the say “all have sinned…” Romans 3:23 and “wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.”

Romans 6:23

He began to argue his case again about how he knew the truth. I saw it was time to take my leave, so I gave him a ‘The 4 Spiritual Laws’ track and gave him my card if he wanted talk about anything at all. As you can see many are called, but few are chosen. No man can know that Jesus is Lord, unless the Holy Spirit touches their lives. The question to the believers in Christ is have you hid a multitude of sins, “Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” James 5:20.

We can at the very least plant some seeds, that someone can water that seed and that God may give the increase. Make it a way of life to love people more and build new relationships “…for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8; This is a commandment to love thy neighbor and then some will say, LOVE lifted me.

T. Nathan


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