Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Convenient

On that fateful evening of 11 June 2005, i was asked,"Isn't it too convenient to say that we are forgiven if we confess and believe in Christ even in the last moment of our life?"

I said,"Yes, but there is deep water below it."

I gave an illustration of a judge who found out that his convicted son is guilty of some charges that deserved death penalty. Because of his love to his son, after the judge sentenced the deserved punishment unto his son, he rose from his judgement seat, strip off his robe and told the court that he is willing to take up the penalty; to take his son's place on the electric chair. By this, the penalty has been carried out and the son's life preserved.

And if she would ask me again,"Isn't it too convenient to say that we are forgiven if we confess and believe in Christ even in the last moment of our life?"

I would say:
"It is convenient because it has been made convenient for us."


p/s: If i m not mistaken, it was jacksaid that told me about "it is convenient because it has been made convenient to us" many years back.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i supposed the key here is not just to SAY but to truly BELIEVE in the heart

perhaps that's the hard part for many, saying without believing?

Sze Zeng said...

Dear anonymous,

I do not understand what are you trying to say. Clarification is most appreaciated. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

hmmm...perhaps my thoughts werent organized when i wrote that.

I was thinking many people can just say they believe in Jesus, as in parroting others. But in their hearts, they never really believed.

"Sure or not so easy? ok, since you say so, I believe lah" (that kind of tone)

Sze Zeng said...

Hi anonymous,

I guess i get what you mean.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Yo...i forgot i said that, but maybe i did...hehehehe...the naive "profoundity" of a new Christian.

Oh, that first love.

Btw, the sufficiency of men makes them feel they don't need charity, even from God.

Jack

Anonymous said...

http://www.str.org/free/commentaries/apologetics/evil/hitleran.htm

i like tis