The Most Overlooked Aspect of Salvation


It's risky talking about the "typical" anything in church-people are as varied as their fingerprints, voice patterns, and DNA-but once in a while, it's safe to draw a few general conclusions. Here's one: The average Christian who goes forth to witness for the Lord leaves out fully one-half of the equation between God and man.

Here's what that means.

Suppose I decide to join the New Orleans Saints football team. Their offices and facilities are not more than 2 miles from my house, so one morning I drive down, park my car and walk inside. A guard meets me.

"I'm here," I tell him. "It took some doing, but I finally relented. I'm ready to give myself to this team."

Being of a suspicious bent, the guard looks me up and down and says, "What are you talking about, mister? Why are you here?"

"I'm joining the Saints," I say. "I've heard by the commercials that you need the support of the community. So, I have studied up on everything-talked to people, read the books, watched some games on tape-and I am now ready to join the team."

"Oh, you are, are you?" he says. 

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