Friday, October 31, 2014

Why Jesus is Our Good News

In Chapter 4 of the Gospel of Luke we are told that the devil tried to tempt Jesus. Here was one of the ways: 
" 5 And the devil took him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6 and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7 If you, then, will worship me, it shall all be yours.” 8 And Jesus answered him, “It is written,
‘You shall worship the Lord your God,
and him only shall you serve.’”"
Jesus didn't argue with the devil that he was mistaken about thinking that all the authority of the kingdoms of the world had been delivered to the devil, to give to whom he willed. Apparently it was known by both of them that the devil was speaking the truth, for once. 
To people who know that it is true, finding out that 9/11 was an inside job does not come as a surprise. Finding out that all kingdoms of this world are controlled by the evil one does not come as a surprise. 
The surprise is for those of you who refuse to believe that truth. 
Our only hope is that Jesus will come and rescue us from this evil world that is controlled by the evil one. He is our good news. If you refuse to believe that, good luck finding good news to cling to in this world.

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