People in to-day's world are entitled to think, believe, and do whatever they choose. There are more options to choose from now than at any other time in history. In the past, ignorance and superstition enslaved people and bound them with invisible chains forged in the dark fire of witless fear.
Jesus of Nazareth sees the darkness of this world for exactly what it is. He has a precise understanding of how this darkness affects the living Soul. Everything Jesus of Nazareth said and did when He walked among the people was (and is) aimed at drawing the living Soul out of the darkness and into the light.
The Christ of God is the light of the world. Solar light has no power to prevent the certainty of Death. Every thing in this atomic world decays and dies. The Christ of God walked as an ordinary man through this dying world and announced a new world of eternal life. His death and resurrection-from-death are evidence of the world to come.
On a certain day and in a certain hour, the right to choose will be significantly altered. There are many today who choose to think and to believe that the Christ of God is a myth of religion. To think so is to embrace the darkness of this world.
Freedom-to-choose is a supernatural power that God Himself bestowed upon the living Soul. God does not coerce people. He allows people to choose for themselves. "But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light in you is darkness, how great that darkness!" Matthew 6:23
Here and now, the joys and sorrows of living on Earth are coming into sharp relief. The line of spiritual demarcation between the light and the darkness of this world is growing brighter. There are many who embrace the darkness of this world and defend their embrace with haughty words of "cultural diversity", "political correctness", "rational thought", and "religious tolerance." The haughty words of those who choose the loneliness of a godless universe are bright and cold, like the heatless sunlight shining through a frosty window on a frigid February day.
This page was created on February 14th 2002.