The holocaust and chattel slavery are the two greatest injustices in the history of humanity. They present to us an opportunity for gaining a unique perspective of evil. I believe evaluating these historical nightmares with an eye focused on the nature of evil and sin exposed in them will give us powerful new insights.
What was it that brought you here? Have you been haunted by memories of situations that went sideways in a church? Were you disregarded and left alone? Have you never attended church because you think it’s full of hypocrites? Have you been harboring bitterness for years and allowing it to eat away at your sincere desire to follow Jesus faithfully? Spent nights in tears? Felt lost ever since you left? Whatever has brought you here, I believe you owe it yourself to read through these next few illustrations and consider the state of your heart.
You see, Jesus has messed me up. When was the last time you considered Him? I challenge you to gaze at the beauty of His sacrifice. The fiery, burning passion of His love. The finality of His victory. Contemplate Christ FOR REAL and then stay silent. It’s impossible. I can’t.
The message that contains God’s "yes" and God’s "no" is the complete message of grace. This is the message that completely saves. This is the message of grace that produces mature sons and daughters. This is the message that this dying world needs, even wants.