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May 10, 2008

Perhaps Our Priorities Are Nuts

Are our priorities nuts? Let's re-evaluate, says author Ray Comfort.

"The sin of the church isn't that it's rich, but that it hasn't the compassion to throw even a few evangelical crumbs to starving Lazarus at the gate.

"We have built for ourselves big, beautiful buildings where cozy Christians sit on padded pews, living in luxury, while sinners sink into Hell!" Well-stated, un-comfort-able Ray.

Yes, the Bible says it is Christ's way or the highway to get to into Heaven. Is Christianity such a narrow-minded proposition that its truth is the only truth? Yes, we must believe in God and the way of the Bible to enter into Heaven.

The "Way" of the Bible is Jesus Christ. He is the one and only bridge for mankind to reach Heaven. Jesus Christ, the Son of God who died and rose from the dead for us, proclaims in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh to the Father but by me."

Peter states the same in Acts 4:12, "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven whereby we must be saved."

No fair, some will say. What about the "heathen?" How do they hear about Christ? Romans 1:20 and Psalms 19 point out that all men have the light of creation. Anyone genuinely seeking to know the Creator will find the truth through missionaries, etc.

The truth is that few seek the truth, even in "Christian" North America. Many will listen if you talk to them about church activities, but so few want to know about the Savior who died for them and loves them.

Some of our laws are insane. A pregnant women in Florida may choose to have an abortionist terminate a life inside her any time of day. Let a pregnant woman get nabbed using crack cocaine while pregnant and she can be charged with "child abuse."

A school nurse in the same state cannot dispense an aspirin to a child without written permission from the parents. But, a pregnant girl at the same school can get an abortion without notifying her parents. Ever feel like tossing your hands in the air?

Absolute truth is fading fast. What was considered absolute truth is taking a kick in the teeth by non-biblical relativism, which allows for the ridiculous notion that truth can shift. What was considered non-negotiable truth yesterday is open for change today.

Non-negotiable truth? No such thing anymore. In 1991, the Barna Research Group reported that 67 per cent of all adults said that there is no such thing as absolute truth. In 1994, the figure climbed to 72 per cent.

In the same year, 62 per cent of those who called themselves born-again Christians said they doubted the existence of absolute truth.

Many religious leaders counted themselves among those who deny absolute truth. In many denominations, it is common to hear spiritual leaders speak of their own faith as tradition rather than biblical.

We accept that the clergy can be as open-minded as the rest of the culture. Even though bearing the symbols of Christian ordination, many of the clergy are more committed to the doctrines of relativism than to the doctrines of biblical faith. Sad.

This has led to the diabolical teaching that one religion is as good as the next, prompting many to lose their fear of God and discount the biblical truth that salvation is solely through Christ.