Two bumper stickers recently focused one’s attention that in modern America, EVEN AMONG THOSE WHO PROFESS JESUS CHRIST, Jesus has become little more than a brand name–a name which is familiar to many and which identifies those who use it as belonging to certain groups.
One bumper sticker proclaimed, “America Needs Jesus!”
No argument there.
But, did the person driving the vehicle sporting the plaint America Needs Jesus, stop to consider what would happen IF America suddenly found itself the new home of Jesus?
Regardless of what the false prophets, false teachers and TV preachers say, America basically hates Jesus.
“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.”
The person whose vehicle featured the America Needs Jesus! sticker did not mean the sticker to be a serious statement of belief.
Otherwise, the person whose vehicle featured that sticker would be out preaching the gospel and heaping the scorn and ridicule of the world upon his head.
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
Like a piece of designer clothing, a person will reap various small benefits of the world UNLESS a question about the designer or his gear is raised.
Anyone questioning the validity of expensive designer clothing is likely NOT going to be praising the person wearing it.
The second bumper sticker was one which stated “This girl powered by coffee and Jesus.”
Again, NOT a serious thought: to lump the efficacy of Jesus with coffee.
And so, that bumper sticker–“This girl powered by coffee and Jesus“–served as something OTHER than a serious statement of belief. Various arguments can be made as to what the “something other” is exactly.
But not to the seriousness of the thought behind it.
Two bumper stickers which remind one that, in modern America, Jesus Christ is little more than a brand name among certain groups.
For a little while longer.
DOES the reader associate the name of Jesus with happiness, fun times and peace with the world?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 25 2020.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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