Are you on the right side of history?
It is a question we hear quite a bit these days. Mostly from politicians and pundits.
According to them, you are on the right side of history if you agree with their positions on the various issues of the day...positions that move the line of morality further and further away from the truth. This is progress they say.
Here is their view for the most part. Christians and Christianity are on the wrong side of history. As a matter of fact, they emphatically say that Christians are impeding progress...that we are bucking the social trends.
And this is true. We no longer "follow the course of this world" (Ephesians 2:2). But they miss the point.
They limit history to the course of human events...to the decisions and policies man makes to move the human story forward.
Absent from the equation is the fact that history is really God's story...the story that he is writing through the person and work of Jesus Christ.
At the end of the age, his redemption of man will be the history—the story—that stands front and center.
Here is the good news — you are on the right side of history. The day you were born again of God's Spirit you joined the resurrection story.
Your ministry through Basic Gospel is helping others like Daniel join that story as well.
I was a struggling 'wannabe' Christian for many years (and yet saved). I believed, but couldn't understand. I loved the verse re: 'Him who the Lord sets free is free indeed' and that cited here, '"You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." My life was marked by struggle and frustration. The Lord was allowing my sin to test me as to which I would choose: Christ or the sin I was enslaved to. I finally learned that the freedom the Lord was referring to, was the freedom to say NO TO MY SIN. This revelation began my new journey of agreement and acceptance of Jesus Christ as both my Savior and MY LORD. The MY LORD part is pivotal and critical. Thereafter JOY BROKE OUT and began to change me radically. My wife wasn't sure what happened to me, but she liked what she was seeing. We have both grown by leaps and bounds from that time in 2009... I love this broadcast. I never fail to highly recommend it, especially to fellow Christians who I see stumbling when they could be striding along in the footsteps of Christ.
We want to help more people like Daniel and to extend the reach of Basic Gospel. It is so vitally important especially as the world system intensifies its effort to force Christians to stand with it "on the right side of history."
But, we know that its version of "the right side" will come to an inevitable end. And the truth of the Gospel—God's love, grace and mercy—will reign forever.
As we wait for that time — our blessed hope — we have unprecedented opportunity to help people experience genuine freedom and joy in Christ...to live in “His story.”
Your financial partnership has already helped many connect to the love of Christ and experience his resurrected life.
But reaching more requires more support from loyal friends like you. As we start our new fiscal year, I ask you to prayerfully consider how you can extend the reach of Basic Gospel through your monthly gifts.
Simply complete the reply card indicating your desire. And when you do, request your copy of Your Living Hope. This series will help you stand firmly in the grace of God, even under the intense pressure you face to conform to the patterns of this world. This is a series that will help you grow strong in the Lord. Thank you in advance for standing with us.
May these words from Peter encourage and embolden you in your walk with Christ.
"Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed." (1 Peter 4:12, 13)
Aren't you glad you are a part of his story?
Because He lives,
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