Breaking Atheism’s Sunday Boredom

Ray Comfort

“Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’ When the men had come to Him, they said, ‘John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflicti ons, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight. Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me” (Luke 7:18-23).

The Messiah’s ministry was accompanied by miracles. Power flowed from His body. He healed the sick, raised the dead, caused the deaf to hear, the blind to see, the lame to walk, He cast out demons…and He preached the gospel of salvation. He told them that they were sinners, heading for Hell, and yet God in His great mercy had provided a Savior so that they could have Heaven.

Jesus said, “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” The Bible calls Jesus Christ a “stumbling block,” and a “rock of offense.” If you don’t know what that means, attach your name to His and you will quickly find out.

You may be the most popular dude on the planet, but the moment you say that you have surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, the world will see you as a homophobic, brain-washed, self-righteous, hate-filled, dim-witted, anti-science, trouble-making, self-righteous, fear-mongering, anti-choice, war-causing, hypocritical, religious bigot.

You will be considered to be part of a fanatical sect–a cult that’s responsible for the Roman Catholic crusades, the Catholic Inquisitions, witch-burnings, and every other religious atrocity that has occurred down through the ages.

Jesus warned that because you belong to Him, you will be hated for “His name’s sake,” men will separate you from their company, and people will even kill you thinking that they are doing God a favour.

But that’s okay. This is because we know that the world hates Him because He speaks of their deeds, that they are evil, and we are hated because we belong to Him. We are highly favored…blessed by God with the gift of everlasting life.

The flight may be a little bumpy, but the landing is safe, and that’s all that really matters in the light of eternity.

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