Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hebrews 1: 1-3

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 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.

I've been on quite a bit of an anti-religion kick for some time now. That doesn't upset me, as Jesus was also on quite a bit of an anti-religion kick. People of religion just drive me bonkers. On the other hand, people of faith I respect and adore conversing with. The people that are Christian, Muslim, Hindu, voodoo or whatever just because they were raised that way often just make my skin crawl. They've given no intelligent thought, no honest intraspection and no true search to what they confess (many in ridiculous ways) to be true, even of eternal things!

One of the things I love about Christianity, in its true form, not the culturally defined parameters given it, is it is not a religion at all. It is based solely and completely on a person. This person was appointed heir of all things. This person really existed two millenia ago, and is the exact representation of God. And he has provided purification for sins. You want to define who a Christian is? It's not at all someone with a checklist of beliefs, or a church membership, or a certain lifestyle, or a political party, or any of that religious junk. A Christian is someone who has investigated and fallen in love with Jesus. Want to know what Christianity is all about? It's about this man. Come and meet Him. Spend time with and learn about Him today. It will not be wasted time.

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