What If I Believed
Wednesday, September 2, 2009


"I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to Your commandments."  (Ps. 119:45)

Have you ever thought about what would happen if Christians believed the teachings of Jesus were true -- I mean really true.  What if we believed the Sermon on the Mount, the Great Commission, the Great Commands, were just as true as 2+2 = 4?  Think about the number of decisions you make every day without really thinking, based on the reality that 2+2 = 4 -- balancing our checkbooks, doing our shopping or banking, or doing business deals.  We accept that formula as truth and we live by it, never for one moment questioning its reality.  What if we believed in Christ in that way.  How would we live our lives?  I can assure you things would be very different in our land. 

We would not be arguing about evolution in schools or excluding life claims from the public debate.  Neither would we struggle to decide if something is moral or not.  If we really believed in Jesus there would be no debate.  So for one thing, if we really believed, we would live in a very different world.  We would be storming the gates of hell, transforming the institutions in which we live, learn, and work, making a difference right where we are.  In other words, the entire world would be radically different if the 1 billion Christians really believed.  Just think how radically different the world became because 12 unschooled and ordinary men truly believed.

But the transformation wouldn't stop there.  If we really believed, we would believe that "God so loved the world. . ."  That means the whole world -- people of every religion, race, creed, or nationality (and political party); the environment; the unborn; the widowed; the poor -- the entire world.  And He loved it so much He gave His only Begotten Son.  If we believed we would be anxious to fall in love as well.

So if we believed, we would believe that we are to love as He loved because we are to be transformed into His image and become like Him in every way -- and that means loving the world.  It would mean that Christians would love their brothers and sisters in an eternal kind of way -- demonstrating we are defined by our relationship to Him and not by our sexuality, our personal wealth, social status, health, or popularity.  And when we love them that way, our greatest desire is for their enternity, not their current status.  It would mean service to our fellow humans by somehow, in our own way, demonstrating the love of Christ.

And if we Christians truly believed, then we would believe that we are to seek first and foremost the Kingdom of God; glorify Him in all we do; worship Him with reverance and awe; and celebrate Him in the bad times of our lives.

What if we truly believed that Christ was truth?  I wonder.

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