Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.In the same way, many people in the Twenty-First Century feel that religion is something best done in private. Many people feel that religion is something which is nice to have -- as long as you don't have too much of it. But this skirts around the basic question of Christianity -- is it True or Not?
You see, most of the time people think that we want you to become a Christian because it is good for you. Fair enough. We think it is good for you. But we also suggest that the key issue is whether or not it is true.
Christians claim that the Creator of the Universe visited this planet about 2000 years ago and walked as an ordinary man around the area of present-day Israel for about 33 years. We also claim that the unusual circumstances surrounding His death and Resurrection prove that He was God. Furthermore, He claimed that if you believe that He was the Son of God, then He would guarantee you eternal life. He also claimed that if you rejected this, your soul would not survive a normal death.
Christians also claim that right now God is watching you over your shoulder and is taking a personal interest in what you think of this essay. Kinda creepy, huh?
Now, these are pretty far-fetched claims. And if they are false, then they are part of the greatist con-game ever pulled, with over a billion people falling for the sham. And if they are indeed false, then we should help all of those people by demonstrating exactly why the claims are false. After all, millions of people in our country give millions of dollars to propagate this belief each year. And those people would be supremely grateful to the man or woman who could finally prove Christianity wrong.
If the key claims of Christians are false, then the rest of the teachings are also suspect. And thus, the entire religion becomes meaningless and not of any importance except as a historical footnote.
But if the claims of Jesus are true, then they are supremely important. And we need to give some time to considering them, frightening as they may seem. For nothing less than life and death is involved with this question.
No, Christianity cannot be moderately important. If you truly believe in Christianity, then you must accept the commands of the Lord Jesus and promote His Gospel to all mankind. If not, then you should fight against such a waste of the resources of the planet. But it makes no sense at all to be a "moderate Christian".
So what does Christianity have to do with Ink?
You are important to God. The Bible uses the analogy of a flock of sheep. "What shepard will not search diligently for the single missing sheep from his flock...and celebrate when he finds the missing sheep?" The purpose of our business is to put this fact in front of you: God is trying to talk to YOU!
Our business has given us many opportunities to help people. We have many opportunities to discuss the Truth of Christianity with people on a daily basis, and to demonstrate the behaviour which is expected from Christians toward one another and toward non-believers. Feel free to call us at 1-888-728-2465 or email us to discuss our beliefs and your beliefs.
What does Christianity have to do with Ink?
Ask God. He'll tell you.
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