A Journey through Jude (6 of 8) by Steve Wagers

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A Journey through Jude (6 of 8)
The Kind of Christian I Want to Be!
Steve Wagers
Jude 14-16

1. YEARS AGO, JANE WELSH, THE WIFE OF JOHN WELSH, AND DAUGHTER OF
JOHN KNOX, WAS TOLD, WHILE HER HUSBAND WAS IN PRISON FOR PREACHING,
THAT IF SHE WOULD INFLUENCE HER HUSBAND TO RENOUNCE THE
PROTESTANT FAITH, THAT HER LIFE WOULD BE SPARED.
2. AT THE TIME SHE WAS TOLD THIS NEWS SHE WAS WEARING AN APRON. SHE,
THEN, TOOK THE CORNERS OF THAT APRON, AND FOLDED THEM UP. SHE HELD
IT OUT LIKE A BASKET, LOOKED BACK INTO THE FACES OF THOSE WHO STOOD
BEFORE HER AND SAID, "I WOULD RATHER CATCH HIS HEAD IN AN APRON THAN
FOR HE, OR I, TO RENOUNCE OUR SAVIOR!" 1
3. IN THESE DAYS, SAD TO SAY, ONE OF THE TRADEMARKS OF THE AVERAGE
CHRISTIAN IS ONE OF NO COMMITMENT, AND UNFAITHFULNESS. IN FACT, IF
YOU WERE TO ASK THE AVERAGE CHRISTIAN WHAT PERCENTAGE OF
FAITHFULNESS WOULD BE REQUIRED, NO DOUBT, THE MAJORITY ANSWER
WOULD BE THAT 100% FAITHFULNESS IS NOT REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES, FOR ALL
THINGS.
4. HOWEVER, STATISTICS TELL US THAT IF 99.9% OF FAITHFULNESS IS GOOD
ENOUGH, THEN:
O 2 MILLION DOCUMENTS WILL BE LOST BY THE IRS THIS YEAR
O 12 BABIES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE WRONG FAMILIES IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS
O 291 PACEMAKER OPERATIONS WILL BE PERFORMED INCORRECTLY
O 20,000 INCORRECT DRUG PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE WRITTEN; AND,
O 114,500 MISMATCHED PAIRS OF SHOES WILL BE SHIPPED. 2
5. I SUBMIT UNTO YOU, FRIEND, IF THE LORD JESUS GAVE US ONLY 99.9%
SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS, EVERYONE OF US WOULD BE IN HELL TONIGHT, OR ON
OUR WAY TO HELL. BUT, WHILE WE EXPECT THE LORD TO GIVE US 100%
FAITHFULNESS ALL OF THE TIME, FOR SOME REASON WE HAVE CONVINCED
OURSELVES THAT WE CAN GET BY WITH LESS.
6. LET'S CONSIDER THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES. THE POPULATION
OF OUR COUNTY IS OVER 200 MILLION. OF THOSE, 84 MILLION ARE RETIRED.
THAT LEAVES 116 MILLION TO DO THE WORK. THERE ARE 75 MILLION IN
SCHOOL, WHICH LEAVES 41 MILLION TO DO THE WORK. OF THIS 22 MILLION ...


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