“Living With A Goat?”

Posted: November 18, 2015 in Gospel, Hell, Salvation, Thanksgiving

A man went to his rabbi one day to complain about his living conditions. “Life is unbearable. There are nine of us living in one room. What can I do?” After some thought the rabbi answered, “The last time I was at your house I noticed that you had a goat. I want you to bring it into the room to live with you.” The man couldn’t believe what the rabbi had said. “Do as I say and come back to see me in a week,” insisted the rabbi.

A week later the man came back looking more distraught. “We cannot stand it,” he told the rabbi. “The goat is filthy.”  The rabbi said, “Now, go home and let the goat out, and come back in a week.”

So the man did as he was told to do. When the week was up he came back to see the rabbi and exclaimed, “Life is beautiful. We enjoy every minute of it now that there’s no goat — only the nine of us.” – Source unknown.

Atheists. The worst possible moment for an atheist is when he feels grateful and has no one to thank. When challenged, even one of the most notorious atheists, had to admit that he should really refer to himself as an agnostic – one who doesn’t know for sure if God exists or not. Not one of us, as human beings, has been everywhere in the universe or knows all things. We should not say with certainty, “There is no God.”  Only a fool would say such a thing (Psalm 14:1).

Evidence. There is a lot of evidence for the existence of God in nature (Psalms 19:1-6). Those who deliberately reject such evidence are allowed to degenerate morally and spiritually (Romans 1:18-32). But there is still hope for such people as long as they are alive on planet earth. Spiritual blindness includes: natural blindness (1 Corinthians 2:14), Satanic blindness (2 Corinthians 4:4), and judicial blindness (Romans 11:25). Being omnipotent (Revelation 1:8), God can lift these blinds, if He chooses to do so (Acts 16:14; John 6:37, 44).

Gospel. God leaves most Christians on earth for a time after He saves us. He gives us the opportunity to share the Good News with others. It is the power of God unto salvation for Jews and non-Jews (Romans 1:16). It is – “Christ died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). He can/will save anyone who will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior (Acts 16:31).

Gift. God the Father gave us an indescribable gift – the gift of His only begotten Son (John 3:16). He came to die for all of our sins…and rise again bodily from the dead so that God could offer to us deliverance from hell and enable us to enter heaven. Have you placed your faith in Him alone to save you? If not, why not now?

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