In the scripture,
It says “The Law Converts the Heart.”
Abstract theories of the universe cannot sway
A man to believe in Christ.
If the stem of a banana is a cola tap.
We cannot be Dr. Pangloss.
Because I believe wholly that the Law of God is
The measure by which we preach.
“Have you stolen?”
“Have you blasphemed?”
“Do you know that every blasphemy leaves a permanent stain?”
At this my face flushed red.
“Have you ever looked at a woman with lust?”
“Your friend says you’re lying.”
I blush even more.
“Have you called your brother a fool?”
“That is the same as murder to God.”
“Have you ever told a lie about someone?”
“Whose work do you rely on to get into heaven.”
“Well, that is breaking the Sabbath. That carries a death sentence.”
“Have you ever wanted something that someone else owned?”
“Have you ever made an idol?”
“No, I never did that.”
“So, you never put your popularity above a relationship with a friend?”
“What do you think caused you to do that?”
“Have you ever been ashamed of Jesus in public?”
“So, you could walk up to anyone on this boardwalk, and talk about Jesus?”
“Why not him?”
“Wouldn’t you call that Idolatry?”
“Have you ever worshiped another God?”
No, never. I always believed in Jesus.
“So, you never sinned?”
Well, I sinned.
“Then when you were sinning, were you putting Jesus above everything else?”
“Then, you have worshiped other gods.”
“Have you ever dishonored your father or mother.”
“Have you ever done something directly to disobey them?”
“Then you have dishonored your father and mother.”
“Then you have just admitted to breaking every one of God’s commandments.”
“What are you going to do to be saved?”
Can’t God forgive me?
“He can, if you put Jesus on as a parachute, as Ray Comfort says,
“Or as Jeremiah says, you don’t carry the burden of your sin on your shoulder
“During the Sabbath.
“Because it is a weight too burdensome for a man to carry,
“And we need Jesus to carry our sins for us, not us.”
“Because it makes you a better person when you’re forgiven
“Than when you are trying to pay back what is owed.
“When you’re forgiven, you do things out of the kindness of your heart.
“When you have to do good as a matter of paying back debt
“You are always doing what is good because you feel that it is your debt
“And you are not doing it from a desire to be good.
“You are being good to save yourself,
“And you are not being good because it is good.”
Well, I believe in evolution, so it disproves the Bible.
“Does evolution disprove the Bible?”
Yes, it’s impossible for the Bible to be true.
“Cannot you believe in evolution and the Bible, too?”
“Is the world flat?”
“How do you know this.”
Because of science.
“Yet, have you ever been to the moon to prove the earth is a sphere?”
“So, how do you know that the Earth is actually a sphere.”
I don’t know.
“You’ve heard from people who’ve witnessed it first hand, haven’t you?”
“Well, what about the billions more people who’ve witnessed God’s power, or at the very least have witnessed evil?”
I guess, but what does that have to do with anything?
“Well, if more people have witnessed good, and more people have witnessed evil, than have witnessed that the earth is round, why wouldn’t you believe them?”
I don’t know.
“Because it’s silly to believe that the Earth is flat. We’ve been to space to prove that the Earth is round. And more people have witnessed that there is good than have witnessed that the earth is round. So, why would you doubt the billions of people who’ve had experiences with good and evil?”
Well, they’re all crazy.
“Isn’t it more likely that you are crazy, if billions more people have witnessed these things? Wouldn’t you think that the small minority of people who claim to have never witnessed it, are indeed lying, or at the very least deluded? What’s the definition of a delusion?”
I don’t know.
“It’s a false belief. And do you know what evidence we have to believe?”
“Witness testimony all around the world. If you go to Africa, they’re going to know that murder is wrong. If you go to Asia they’re going to know that rape is wrong. In some places, very few, they don’t know this, but the majority of people know God’s law. It’s written in their hearts. And if you’re going to discredit all of those witness testimonies based on a couple hundred Scientist’s opinions, what would you call that?”
“No! I’d call it insane!”
How do you know that other people aren’t right, and you’re wrong?
“Because I have God’s law in the Bible, and it speaks into the very nature of sin, and repentance, and has the only way to get right, which is to trust in God. If there were another way to be saved, than all mankind would be doing what’s right just to be saved. That can’t be right, can it?”
“Then, how do you think people ought to be saved?”
By doing what’s right because they want to, not because they have to.
“Now do you understand why you need Jesus?”
“Why do you think there is a hell?”
Because some people want to live in sin.
“Will you put your trust in the LORD Jesus Christ today?”