In America today, which has an animosity towards Jesus that we as seniors couldn’t have imagined when we were students in Bible College. This writer remembers Professor Marion Henderson warning us that America might not always be a Christian nation. What he envisioned we now experience.
Nevertheless, when unbelievers or seekers ask us: in a society as diverse as ours, of so many religions, with so many religious leaders satisfying so many people, do we really believe that Jesus is the ONLY answer, not merely one of MANY.
YES. He is God’s Only Son our Only Answer. And on and on!
We’ll stay in America, or go abroad, to bear with Jesus the disgrace he bore by dying on the cross. Though the Jews considered it an affront to their religion and Gentiles an insult to their reason. Christians understand and experience it as the wisdom of God and the basis of our righteousness I Corinthians 1:30, Hebrews 13:11-14.
Wherever God sends us; wherever we may find ourselves, let us willingly bear the disgrace of Jesus since it opens God’s forgiveness to us. Indeed, may we, with the apostle, never boast except in “the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” Galatians 6:14.
However, we’ll go nowhere, with anyone, anytime, believing or doing anything that causes us to BRING SHAME to Jesus, the Son of God who loved us and gave himself for us Galatians 2:20. Fini