Ten Reasons to Consider Christianity
Reason 7: To stay connected with our Creator
We all enjoy the benefits of electricity; it lights our world and powers our houses and devices. Though we depend on electricity, we are taught from an early age that high voltage can kill. If you touch an exposed live wire, you will be zapped – it makes no difference whether you are a boy or girl, young or old, good or bad.
God is the Ultimate Power – He is the unchangeable Energizer behind all other power sources – He created and upholds the universe and all the laws of science and nature. We enjoy the benefits of God’s power daily, but while we live on earth God gracefully insulates us from His all-powerful essence.
Though God is infinite, people often ascribe human characteristics to Him and then ironically condemn Him on that basis. They say things like: ‘If God is good and loving, how can He sentence people to Hell for not accepting Him?’ We must remember our infinite God is beyond our understanding; to judge Him on human standards would be wrong.
When we die, we come face to face with God and we learn from the Bible that His perfect essence is not compatible with our sin or relative human righteousness. If we are not ‘fully insulated’ when we come face to face with Him, God’s essence must cast us from His presence.
We may say, ‘Well, I don’t want to be in God’s presence if He is like that!’ But remember, Hell, for lack of a better word, is the very place where God’s comfort and provisions are not present.
God is as He is – He cannot compromise or change or He would cease to be the Binding Energy of the universe. Like electricity, if we want the benefits we must acknowledge the dangers. The Bible warns us, from Old to New Testament, if we are not ‘fully insulated’ in His presence, we will be judged and condemned. We may meekly say, ‘But I’m a relatively good person’; however, that is like being relatively insulated when we touch a high voltage electrical wire – it will not be enough to save us.
God wants us all to enjoy the benefits of His infinite power for eternity. Yet the Bible clearly says, we are all sinners and have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The only way to insulate ourselves from eternally being cast out of God’s presence is through the saving work of Jesus Christ. On the Cross, Jesus paid the necessary price for our transgressions (Philippians 2:5-8), and if we accept Christ as our saviour, we are made compatible with God’s perfect righteousness – we are born again in Christ. Jesus said: ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’ John 14:6.
The choice is up to us; we either accept or reject the work done by Jesus Christ on our behalf. Only by accepting Him as Saviour are we ‘fully insulated’ when come into personal contact with the Ultimate Power of the universe.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23.
Thank you to Ian and Sue Coate for post and illustrations