Friday, March 12, 2010

Like a Child

This morning I went street evangelizing in Charleston, South Carolina and saw ten people give their lives to Jesus. At the beginning of this outing, I had a strange encounter. I offered a tract to a man who walked past me claiming I gave him one yesterday. (That was impossible - I stayed indoors because it rained all day.) I didn’t contest his claim and talked to other people in the area. A few minutes later, this man came back to me complaining the tract I had supposedly given him was “offensive” because it was geared towards children. I replied by pointing out what Jesus said in Matthew 18:3…

“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”

This man responded by quoting something from the Greek New Testament. I avoided getting sidetracked and asked if he ever made Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior. He had no idea what I was talking about! I quoted Romans 10:9 and this man said that verse could be interpreted a million different ways.

It’s sad how some religious people try to find deeper truths in God’s word without knowing the Lord Himself. Jesus said in Luke 10:21, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes.” The gospel message is so simple, it takes the mind of man to complicate it.

“Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” - Mark 10:15

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