Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Join Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Get Our Daily Devotional             Win A Publishing Package             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Men PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Are You Ready
by Mike Crandell
02/26/06
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it"--Matthew 7:13-14.

Which road do you desire? Before answering that simple question, consider the stakes. Modern philosophy in general tries to promote the concept of thinking along the lines of a continuum, much like a furnace thermostat. Right and wrong, black and white, exist only in degrees. The core to this thought process is compromise, and idealistically, the middle--moderation--is the most desired stance.

Even within the modern mainline church.

But it makes sense. Gray is comfortable. It is safe. It doesn't require ultimatums, definites. In the Christian context, it allows a man to play in both arenas, to live in both worlds, and reap the benefits each offers. Living in the gray area of a moderate Christian life allows a man to follow the path of the Cross without experiencing the suffering and sacrifice that accompanies it.

In essence, it allows him to believe he is following Christ when in reality, he is denying Him.

When we acknowledge our desire to follow Christ fully, when He becomes Lord of our life, the supposed security of the gray disappears and we suddenly find the world we've surrounded ourselves with being shaken to its very foundations. All that we based our existence upon, all the things we strategically positioned in our life to ensure security and stability, we discover were really only facades, placebos to a purposeful life outside of Christ's Lordship. We see things for the first time as they really are, that our life really isn't under our control. And then the harshest reality of them all permeates the very core of our heart when we realize one simple truth.

We can never go back.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Mike Crandell or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1120 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY









Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com