Monday, November 24, 2014

Fundamental Truth – He will Judge all Mankind

November 24, 2014

“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son” – John 5:22

If they don’t believe in Heaven and Hell, they certainly don’t believe they will be judged.  At one point in our history there was actually a fear of judgment day.  If you observe much of the news in these days though, it is easy to see that many are only living for the moment with no concern of a coming judgment day.  For if we were, would we not take more care about hurting others, minding the 10 Commandments:
            Thou Shalt not . . .
               Kill, Steal, Commit Adultery, Lie, Envy (covet)

These are broken in every city, every day by hundreds of people with no concern of reconciling with the Lord.

I believe there will be a day when Jesus Christ will return and take His children home as stated in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first” 
I believe that Jesus Christ will judge the righteous from the unrighteous as captured in Matthew 25:32-33 “"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.” 

I believe that denying Jesus Christ will lead to an eternal separation from God the Father.

I believe that one cannot earn their way (through good works) to eternal salvation, that it is only through the belief in His Son.  Though many believe that they can be “good enough” it is a lie of the evil one.  For none of us can be “good enough” to be in the presence of God.  We must rely upon the sacrifice and redeeming blood of Jesus Christ to atone for our wickedness.

I believe that there will be many who believe they are saved, but will suffer on judgment day having been misled their entire life by the evil of this world. 

I believe many religions are loving, caring, peaceful and stand on good intentions, but it is my belief that if they do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Savior of the World and Lord; then they will be judged one day as wicked.

Many argue that I have no right to judge others and their beliefs and they are correct, I do not.  I am not the judge, nor do I even have any perspective on what is in another man’s heart and the truth of their relationship with Jesus Christ.  But, I do have the right to fear for them and to at least tell them what I believe, so they may make an informed decision.  For if I do not tell them of what I believe to be the truth, how am I any different than the wickedness of this world in condemning them on judgment day.  For you see, it is because I believe in Jesus Christ that I am called to spread His word to the corners of the earth.  It is because I believe that I am charged to share His love with others and do good works, in His name and for His glory.  I do not do good things to earn His love, but I do them because of His love for me.

I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord.  I want to share this with you and I want you to share it with those you know.  By the definition of multiplicity, through the sharing of the word we can communicate these fundamental truths to the world through email, social media and your testimony.  I encourage each of you to share this with your contacts and in doing so share His gospel truth. 

In the love of the Lord, be blessed.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Fundamental Truth – He is God

November 21, 2014

“The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” – Hebrews 1:3

They will tell you there is No Trinity.  They will say that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are each individuals.  They will say that He was God’s first creation, but He isn’t God in flesh.  Some say His bones are still in a hidden grave in Israel, some have claimed to find His bones in a grave.  Some do not believe He existed because they have never found His bones.

I believe He was God incarnate, He is truly God in the flesh, conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary and born fully man and yet fully God.  I believe He was on the earth for a purpose of providing salvation for mankind.  Upon completing His purpose on earth, He ascended to the Father once again, where He waits for the end, where He will return for those that have acknowledged Him as Lord.

Prior to Christ, salvation came through a yearly sacrifice of a perfect, spotless lamb.  The father of each family would take the offering to the temple, where it would be sacrificed and the blood would atone for the sins for that year.  God looked down upon mankind and saw that despite His loving-kindness, His provision and His Commandments, man continued in sin and lawlessness.  In His grace and mercy, He chose to provide a single, final provision for the sins of mankind, not because we deserved it, but because He loved us so. 

This sacrifice had to be from a perfect, flawless and fully holy, righteous man.  No such man could fulfill these requirements, which meant God, Himself, must provide the sacrifice.  He provided His Son as that provision.  Through His perfect life, death and resurrection, Jesus Christ became that perfect lamb, the sacrifice for God’s family (all of mankind).  He rose from the grave and ascended to Heaven because He is God.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fundamental Truth – He descended into Hell

November 20, 2014

“For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;  in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison” – 2 Peter 3:18-19

“There is nothing after life.”  “There is no heaven, there is no hell.”  “Three guarantees : 1) You were born; 2) You will pay taxes; 3) You will die.”  These are the comments I have heard from those debating the existence of God.  If their opinion and belief is true than this life is worth absolutely nothing.  If there is nothing beyond death, than what difference does it make that we are even here?  What hope is there in this life if there is nothing beyond this?  Why would mankind love one another, care about others, or restrain himself from destroying others? 

That is where their premise falls apart.  The principle foundation for morals, values, love, honor and respect, center around the life that Jesus demonstrated.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:36-40, Love your God … and love your neighbor as yourself, stating these are the greatest commandments.  The 10 Commandments captured by Moses from God in Exodus 20, set the basis for our laws whether we want to acknowledge it or not.  For without these fundamental principles and laws we are a society of self-preservation, which means man vs man in all things (survival of the fittest).  We would hold no value over another person’s life if this were the case. 

I believe in the truth from the scriptures that there is a heaven and a hell, an eternal life after our death here on this earth.  Hell is for the unrighteous that have chosen to refuse Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, the Savior and Messiah.  We are all unrighteous, but through Jesus Christ we are forgiven and made wholly righteous in God’s eyes.  I believe Jesus was dead and buried and then descended into hell before He was raised from the grave.   What did He proclaim to those spirits in hell {prison}?  That’s a good question and we will never really know.  But, it doesn’t change the fact that Jesus died, was buried, and overcame death, thereby breaking the bondage that ties us to hell through His love, mercy and by the grace of God – atoning for the sins of mankind.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fundamental Truth – He was crucified, dead and buried

November 19, 2014

“But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.  So Pilate decided to grant their demand.  He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.” – Luke 23:23-25

Just like many today, the people of Jerusalem turned on Him.  They shouted from the streets – “Crucify Him, Crucify Him”   While only days before they had yelled from the same streets, “Hosanna, Hosanna”  What changed?  Why did they seek His death so vehemently after only a week?

In Mark 8:31 Jesus tells the disciples, “He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again”  They did not understand His foretelling of the coming days.  He knew what was going to happen and realized that by entering into Jerusalem during that Passover Celebration, He would fulfill the purpose God had sent Him for.  It was pre-destined, it was not by chance that the people turned on Him.  It was a necessary part of the Lord’s plan.

I believe God the Father orchestrates our lives as well.  I believe in His supreme authority and sovereignty, He watches over us as we move along life’s path.  I believe that this world is rejecting Jesus Christ, just as they did in those days; and it is a sign that His return is very close.  Luke 21:10-24 tells of the devastation, the fighting, the wars and the persecution of Christians before Governments. 

People hear the gospel, they want something to believe in, to trust that there is something greater; but refuse to recognize His presence.  Just like those in Jerusalem were waiting for a King to overthrow the Roman Government, people today are looking for a leader amongst man to take on the established Governments and free them from bondage.  The fear I have is that they are so desperate, that they are blind to reality of God’s provision, and Jesus Christ, the Holy One, does not meet their expectations. 

Satan has clouded their eyes, just as he did with the people of Jerusalem.  For you see, Satan knows exactly who the Christ is, and realizes when people fall down to worship Jesus Christ wholeheartedly, he has no chance of rising in power.  So he works through those in authority in this world to control the rise of the true authority – God the Father.  I believe we are living in the last days, and I believe it is going to get much worse before it gets better.  I also, believe that in and through Jesus Christ strength we will overcome all that this world will stand against us.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Fundamental Truth – Immaculate Conception

November 17, 2014

“The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God” – Luke 1:35

They say she was raped.  They say she was covering up an out of wedlock pregnancy.  They abandoned her, attempted to kill her.  They say she lied.  Take away the miraculous conception within Mary and the story falls apart.  For without the conception being perfect, holy and righteous; there is no Messiah, no Savior, no Deity. 

I have friends of the Islamic religion and they cannot, nor will even attempt to believe that a holy God would pro-create with a human.  This fundamental reason prevents them from accepting Jesus Christ as a Messiah and Savior, but more as a Prophet and Spiritual Leader.  I believe God, the Holy Spirit, conceived within Mary a Holy and perfect child. In doing so he broke the chain of sin in the world and provided a way by which all sin could be redeemed.  For without accepting the Immaculate Conception, the Christ-child cannot be perfect and holy.
You see mankind is sinful, all the way back to Adam and Eve.  Upon conception each new child born since then has likewise been sinful as the sperm fertilizes the egg with the chromosomes, DNA and blood of the father.  This blood comes from a sinful man, into a sinful woman, and therefore the fertilized egg is also sinful.

God, coming upon the virgin woman, through the Holy Spirit, conceived within her a child of holiness from the Father and thereby washing away the sinful nature of her past.  As the baby is born, it is born 100% Holy, Righteous and Perfect.  Through His life, He lives perfectly in alignment with God, the Father, unlike Adam; or any other human being up to that point.  It is because of this perfect Holy creation that Jesus Christ could become the Lamb of God, and the sacrifice for our sins.  I do not believe that the story of Mary’s incarnation is just a story made up for us to feel good, it is part of God’s miraculous path of salvation and a key to His holy plan of salvation.

Why would we question the authority of God to do whatever He chooses to do?  He is omnipotent and sovereign and all powerful.  There is nothing beyond His capability.  Right?

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Fundamental Truth – Jesus is the Son of God

November 14, 2014

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord” – Luke 2:11

They say he was a good person.  They say he was a prophet.  They say he was an angel who became a man.  They say he is the brother of Satan.  They say he was a story made up to make us feel better about ourselves.  They say he never actually lived.  He is the most documented figure in the history of the world, and the most debated.   

 I believe He was the Son of God, the propitiation for our sins, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  He was prophesied throughout the Old Testament, yet unknown to those who expected Him.  His life would demonstrate the love of the Father, the pureness and righteousness of being holy.  I believe the truths from the Bible, as God’s holy Word.

Why do I believe these things?
I’ve been to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem; and seen with my own eyes the truthfulness of the Bible.  Things written about thousands of years ago, with extreme detail are still evident today through the archaeological findings in and around Jerusalem, Mount Carmel, Ceasarea Philippi, Jordan River and Capernaum.  We can read in the Word, and see with our eyes the truths from that era, just as you would any history book ever written.  Yet, for some reason, there are those who read this history book and believe it is fairy tales and nonsense.

I was told of Jesus at the young age of 6 or 7.  At First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, I learned who He was, what He did for us and how much He loved us.  I accepted Him as my Savior and Lord, and was baptized at the age of 12.  I have never been persecuted for my faith in Jesus Christ, although there have been many times in my life where debates would ensue with friends and colleagues.  I’ve no proof of Jesus life, neither do you.  What I stand on is the faith that He is who the scriptures say He is.  The story of His miraculous birth and life have transcended time.  I believe in Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God the Father.

Just as Jesus asked Peter in Caesarea Philippi in Matthew 16:15, “Who do you say that I am?”  I ask you today.  Who do you say Jesus Christ is?

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fundamental Truth – God Created

November 13, 2014

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1

The battle rages on.  Science vs God.  Logic vs faith.  Big Bang vs Creation.  It’s another one of those divisive tools used by the enemy to destroy the goodness created by our Heavenly Father.  The hypothesis for the very beginning, the instantaneous moment when everything started – time, energy, fusion, photons, electrons, neutrons and protons has been called the Big Bang theory.  An alternative introduced by man in 1927 to explain how everything around you has come into existence. 

I’m not talking about the chair your sitting in, but rather you, the animals, the oxygen, the trees, the grass, the dirt, the lava, the oceans, the atmosphere, the ozone, the stars, the galaxy and yes, the universe.  Because man is limited in his brain’s capacity to comprehend the unknown he uses the little amount of wisdom and knowledge he does have to try to explain it away and put boundaries around it.  That is the main center of the argument – mankind is incapable of actually understanding how it all started and because there is skepticism around the mono-theocracy view point of Creation, man tries to become the creator.

I believe that God is the originator and creator of all things.  He alone spoke them into existence from the void that existed prior to something existing.  I believe the Holy Bible is His communication and explanation through His chosen authors.  I believe in it’s authenticity as the truth, carried forth from the day it was scribed by Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel and others to today.  Archeological evidence exists of the original scriptures on papyrus dating from before Christ’s life.  But, even without this, I believe in a Creator because of the intricate exactness and synergistic existence of all things.

Likewise, there must have been an original point for man’s existence, we all must agree on that.  At that very point, the earth was already here, and it was pure, uncontaminated and rich in everything we needed to survive.  There was food, water, and shelter in the wilderness.  Man chose to pursue his own desire and therefore created the appetite for injustice and self-indulgence, which to this day has not been satiated.  You and I sit here thousands of years later, still trying to buy happiness, joy and satisfaction with the life we were given.

Man is destructive by nature.  At one point in time the earth was covered in water and beautiful trees, plants and life.  We are only capable of using 10% of our brain, yet slowly, but surely, through our most inventive, creative thoughts and actions we are actually destroying the earth.   Man has learned to innovate and create measures of financial trading, homes, transportation, weapons, buildings, concrete jungles, drugs, alcohol, electronics, global communications and so many other things.  When we really get down to the value of any of that though, we must honestly say that it is destructive by nature.  We have destroyed natural resources.  We have invented ways to separate humans from each other, and to create a valuation system that elevates some, while depressing others.  We have learned to murder, steal and destroy one another over power struggles, pride and selfishness.

We have proven that we are incapable of inventing completeness in our lives.  We can fulfill one desire, but in doing so, have stimulated a desire for more, and so on and so on.  Therefore, if we are incapable of innovation and creative ingenuity to solve life’s basic question on why do I exist, there must be something greater than us that can.  I believe that in God the Father, the Creator I have found the one source who is able to create perfect love, harmony, life and existence.  We have corrupted what He created.  I believe in God as the Creator of heaven and earth, and all things.

So what do you believe?  Tell your family, your friends, me, the world or at least tell somebody.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fundamental Truths – God is God

November 12, 2014

“This is what the LORD says -- Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty:  I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God” – Isaiah 44:6

Many have questioned it.  Many find it impossible to believe that there is something unseen ruling over our existence.  Many refuse to believe that there is only one authority, but that there are many.  Many believe that all representations are one in the same, just different ways to believe.  Many will walk through their entire life hearing of the truth, yet refuse to accept it or embrace it. 

I believe in the Holy Word, the Bible, as the direct communication from God the Father to His people.  I believe that God is wholly righteous and therefore cannot and will not deceive, mislead, lie, tempt or cause unrighteousness, deceit or evil in this world.  I believe the world was created by His hand, at His word and that we are likewise created by His breath.  I believe that He is sovereign, omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.  There is no greater authority and never has been, nor will there ever be.  He was not created, but is the Creator.

Why do I believe these things?
We can believe one of two things: Either God exists, or He does not.  In the latter we are 100% dependent upon the flawed human being as our authority, which over time has only led to destruction of mankind and offers nothing beyond this life.  I observe the chaos, the hatred, the selfishness, pride and arrogance of mankind and I realize that with all of the intellect, the love we have for one another, and the desire to improve this life, this is the best we can offer.  The oppression, injustice, survival of the fittest mentality is in and of itself dominant and not loving.  The most cherished thing on this earth is love.  Time and time again it has been proven that without love we will perish.  If there is no Supreme Being, no authority over all things, than we are left to the best solution mankind can come up with, which is “Natural Selection”.  The thought of natural selection focuses on the power and authority of one human over another and therefore naturally opposes the principle of loving your neighbor. 

We are living through examples of this, as more and more we are trying to remove God from our society, and replace Him with mankind’s self-centeredness and self-empowerment beliefs.  If we were to adhere to the binding principle of God’s Word, the Bible, “Love God and love your neighbor as yourself”, our society would once again be strengthened and most of the chaos would calm.  I believe God exists because He alone promises love and eternity beyond this life.    

So what do you believe?  Tell your family, your friends, me, the world or at least tell somebody.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Responsibility is Real

November 10, 2014

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.  But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. – Matthew 10:32-33

“You can’t handle the truth.” (Jack Nicholson as General Jessup, 1992, A Few Good Men) 

This is more true about life than it was ever intended in the movie.  Most of us are looking around us and willing to compromise on the truth in order to feel good about being “nice” or “politically correct”.  Every human being is born with the same unalienable rights to pursue life in the manner which they so choose.  I’m not going to debate that fact, it is given to you just the same as it is given to me.  But, it is also true that each of us must make a choice as to what we will do with the reality of death, not just life.  For you see, you will die, there is no way around it. The question is “What then?”

Living today requires planning for tomorrow.  If you are not thinking about the bigger picture than you are significantly impacting your ability to truly live.  Each day will continually be riddled with struggles, temptations, stress, worry and sorrow.  In realizing that there is a bigger purpose, something beyond today, we are able to make it through with an understanding that what we see is only temporary.  Look around and ask yourself, who do you love beyond life itself?  What are you doing for them today?

Do they cross your mind when you pray?
Does their salvation mean anything to you at all, or are you comfortable pursuing your own salvation and leaving them to their own choices?
Love is not just an emotion and warm feeling, it is an action as well.  It is taking the action to help others come to realize that there is more beyond this life.  Society will tell you to mind your own business and leave them to theirs, because in reality, they don’t want to deal with the truth.  Consider the outcome.  Keeping in mind that we all are going to die, and there are only two paths from the grave. 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sometimes It is Hard to Do

“Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.” – 2 Corinthians 2:10-11

I am one of those that tend to hold a grudge, are you?  When it becomes obvious that another person has chosen to intentionally wrong me, I struggle to find the grace to forgive them and move on.  The inherent pride and desire of my heart though is to cause my adversary to experience pain similar to that which I have experienced.  I believe it’s in our human nature to seek justice against those that have wronged us.  The problem comes in that we lose focus on who is in control of justice and what true justice actually means.

The Lord tells us in Leviticus 19:18, “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.”  I fully embrace the fact that God is looking out for me.  As a follower of Jesus Christ I am comfortable that He is my provider, my defender and my strength.  When we desire for others to stumble and to fall as a point of declaring justice for their wrong doing, we are in essence seeking unrighteousness upon them.  But have you considered that it is not just going to negatively impact the other person, but you as well?

By seeking retribution against others we are taking the situation from God Almighty and claiming that we know better than He does, how to deal with it.  We are actually introducing unrighteousness into our own lives by driving a wedge between God and ourselves.  This desire to control the outcome of a situation gives Satan an opportunity to introduce evil behavior into the situation.  As hard as it is most times to sit back and let God have control, that is exactly what we are asked to do in these circumstances. 

Have faith and trust that every action against you as a child of God, is an action against God himself.  When we read in Romans 12:19, “Do not revenge…”It is mine to avenge, I will repay,” says the Lord”  we must trust that He is Sovereign and will indeed bring those that have wronged you to justice in His own timing.  You may never see the vengeance acted out, and you may never be the benefactor of the justice in that situation; but you can be confident that the Lord is going to deal with it.

Praying for and forgiving the other person is the righteous thing to do.  I’m not saying it is easy, because it’s not, but it will strengthen you, help you get past the situation, and keep your spirit focused on God where it should be, and not on the temporary things of this life.  Think eternally when you begin feeling anger, spite and vengeance toward another.  You will see, how it helps put everything in a God perspective.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

The Value of a Life

November 3, 2014

“My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism…..(8) If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.” – James 2:1,8-9 (full text v.1-11)

Walking through the hospital, taking the elevator to the fourth floor and then down the hall.  There it was, the nursery.  Many bundles of joy, swaddled tightly in their little basinets, each with a little cap on their head and sucking mightily on little pink or blue pacifiers.  Some were a few days old, some just born within the last few hours.  Every one of them created by the same God and brought into this world to love, serve and bring glory back to their Creator.  After all, that is why we are born, to worship, serve and draw others closer to the throne of the King.

The nurses tend to each of the newborns with the same attention, the same loving kindness and careful handling.  Feeding them, changing their soiled diapers, rocking them and singing them lullabies; each baby receives the love of a stranger without judgment.  There is always that one baby though which never stops crying regardless of the attention and care provided.  Whether it is because of their insecurity, pain or fear; they have a more difficult time adjusting to the newness of life outside of their mother’s womb.  What would the on-looking parents, grandparents and family members think if the nurses abandoned this newborn baby, simply because he/she were more loud and boisterous than the others?  We expect that the nurses are going to love, care for and nurture each of these newborns with the same passion and dedication, despite their discomfort.

Fast forward 30 years, same hospital but in the emergency room.  There has been an accident.  A nice car pulling out of the parking lot of a local bar hit a homeless man, a beggar that lived under the highway overpass, and then swerved off the road and into a building.  The driver of the car was hurt in the accident, as was the homeless man.  As the ambulance brings the two patients to the emergency room, it’s obvious by appearance that they are from different sides of the track (so to speak).  The business man in his suit and tie lie on a gurney right next to a gurney where the homeless man lie, wrapped in layers of dirty, torn clothes.  As the nurses fill out the paperwork for both patients they discover that they were both from the same town and born on the same day. 

The men are separated into two different rooms.  The night doctors and nurses come and go, tending to both men and diagnosing the extent of the injuries.  Family members come to visit the business man and are found huddling together in the waiting room talking and worrying about the man.  Meanwhile the homeless man remains alone, isolated in his pain and suffering.  Each man is in critical condition.  It is determined that they both have suffered life threatening injuries.  The business man broke several ribs and punctured a lung, while the homeless man suffered from a damaged spleen and liver.  The prognosis from the doctors was that neither would survive the night without immediate surgery.  But, there is only the opportunity in this small community hospital to prep and conduct one surgery in the required time.  One of the men is not going to make it through the night, but one of them will. 

Thirty years prior to this event these two men lie side by side in the nursery on the fourth floor of this very hospital.  Now, they lie near each other in the emergency room and one of them will not see tomorrow.  How should the doctor’s make this decision?  Should the business man receive priority over the homeless man?  Decisions and choices throughout their lives have brought them to this place on completely separate ends of society’s continuum, should that play into the doctor’s decision on who should live and who should die? 

The value of one’s life is not determined by money, clothes, job, cars, houses or status symbols.  Each of us are created and born for a God given purpose in life and our value is determined by Him and Him alone.  The wonderful thing about that scale is that we are all equal in His eyes.  We are all children of God and loved equally despite our position in life.  God’s love is available to each of us without question.  If Jesus Christ’s action on the cross was sufficient to remove the guilt and unrighteousness from my life, than it is sufficient to remove it from every life equally.  For what value would His death and resurrection serve if it were only sufficient for some of our sin and not all?  We all have the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and thereby be redeemed of our iniquities and enjoy eternity with God our Creator. 

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