Dr. James Dobson once said it might be good if new Christians were locked up for a year with their bibles. He is correct. I feel bad for the victims of the ” new believer”. Their family and friends may notice a spring in their step or unexplained sense of happiness (joy) . However they have a tendency to forget one important fact.
They Accepted Christ , they did not become Christ…
Imagine we are all lined up on the front end of a long pier that spans a good ways out over the ocean. The idea is the better person we are in God’s eyes, the further we can jump off the end. The top 3 are walking around all proud – saying how many more yards they jumped then the others.
Out of nowhere , an angel appears and announces that to meet criteria for “good” by God’s measure , you would have to had to jumped to the other side of the ocean!
” What” they proclaimed? “That means that we aren’t any better than those guys!
“Correct” said the angel
The truth is, none of us is better than anyone else. We cannot earn our way to God because we are all sinners.
I pity the fool who thinks otherwise.
*I also pity the fool who has to be locked in a room with a new Christian for more than 5 minutes..lol but hey don’t let some silly Christian run you away from God!