by Rhett Ellis
Want to change your world? Here's an excerpt from Rhett's
book, "The Strongest Defense For Christianity" This would be a
really good way to begin.....
For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of
religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior:
faith expressed in love.( Galatians 5:6 )
What if every human heart was full of love for mankind in general and day-to-
day companions in particular? What if every human being treated every
other human being with the dignity deserved by the image of God? What if
all served all, each attempting to give more than he or she received? What
if everyone lived in the way of Christ?
What if the wealthy forgave the debts of the poor? What if the poor gave up
their resentment of the wealthy? What if those who could afford luxury
chose ruggedness, investing their lives in helping mankind, yet never
seeking credit for their good deeds? What if the wise gave themselves to
helping the foolish?
What if mercy prevailed over justice? What if love prevailed over fear?
What if the peacemakers were more respected than the makers of war?
What if every child was welcomed into the world? What if healthy young
people sought the company of the aged and infirm?
What if the high places were brought low and the low places lifted up? What
if to be a servant was to be honored as a king and to be a king a ludicrous
joke? What if instead of blindly throwing money at pompous religious
leaders, people searched for true need and met it? What if when problems
arose people did not ask how or whose fault but solved them? What if trust
and truthfulness filled every human relationship? What if people stopped
wearing their false faces? What if everyone lived in the way of Christ?
What if meekness was considered a positive character trait and
aggressiveness a vice? What if enemies loved their enemies until there
were no more enemies? What if all sins were forgiven? What if people
understood the hidden pain in people's hearts and comforted each other?
What if no one judged anyone? What if everyone hungered and thirsted for
righteousness? What kind of world would this be if everyone lived in the
way of Christ?
What if the strong gave themselves to carrying the weak? What if all the
swords were beaten into plowshares? What if people spent less time filling
their wallets and more time filling their souls? What if you loved me and I
loved you? What if everyone lived in the way of Christ?
(Excerpted by permission from "The Strongest Defense of Christianity" by Rhett Ellis. Free to Forward with
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