by Christopher Rogers
May 2010



Dear kids, next time you buy a pair of rims, ask yourself, “Who really wins?” Hint: You pay double taxes: once when you earn, second when you buy. But you may say, “Who are you to speak as an expert?”

Well, I’m one of many who has died to the world.

You say, “Define the term world.”

Ok, the negatively charged atmosphere that’s created through the self-serving actions and interactions of the masses. It’s the best rated ‘R’ movie, and it is still in production. We’ve all had a role in it.

I’m here to testify that while the world is offensive and full of judging eyes, there is an exit off its nightmare stage. But before we talk about that, let’s chat about what seems to be in our way.

Ok, I’m going professor-pipe-tobacco-mode, the kind of talk that’s associated with books stacked behind the speaker. Ahh, let’s go back to the beginning of life as we knew it. Childhood was the beautiful phase of life where our thinking had a protective bubble which allowed us to view the world however we wanted. Sure there would be moments when worldly offenses would poke through the protective bubble, but it did not take long before the bubble would repair itself and the child freedom to view however resumed.

As our brain became fully developed the protective bubble melted away and we faced the unmovable reality that this world is very offensive. Drugs are our way of creating an unnatural bubble around our mind so we can escape from the harsh reality we were thrust into.

Now the protective bubble melted away naturally, because the fully developed brain can stand up better to the reality that the world is indeed offensive by nature. But there is more! The protective bubble naturally melts away, because every human being who has ever lived, and every human being who is alive now has a set, overall grand purpose, and that purpose is to embark on a journey for truth.

Anywhere you look you’ll find that one of the pillars of man’s fallen nature is his attraction to whatever is easy. Since this applies to all of us, we can see why most people avoid their created purpose. No journey for truth is appealing to the eyes of people who naturally seek the easiest path of least resistance. So, we must use our freewill to make a definite act of our will to trump this fallen desire for easy flow.

I can tell you now where the journey for truth ends. Jesus saith unto him, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) But all my words can only serve as a signpost that points in the direction of life.

That’s what Christians are. We are signposts pointing to the exit from this world of death unto eternal life. As Christians we don’t save anyone. We can be blessed to be used in the process of someone else’s acceptance of their father’s embrace from heaven through the Christ Jesus whose blood washes them, so our Holy Father can finally hold them. So, I’m a signpost.

What are you going to do? You can’t put your faith in the signpost. I can help your journey, but you still have to embark yourself on the journey for truth. Salvation form eternal judgment doesn’t take place when a person understands the concept of Christ and what he did. No player, you must “believe” that Jesus came as the Christ and “believe” that he met all the requirements for salvation, because we never could. So, now all who put their trust in him inherit eternal life.

Here’s the catch: You can’t ever believe that unless you discover it on your own. My journey started as an atheist who was going to disprove God once and for all. Yet everywhere I turned the creation bore witness to a creator. The world was a spiritual desert with man mirages. Yet the more I sought to be whole and sought the Lord, the more he nudged me towards the true oasis. The more I thirsted for him, the closer I got, until finally I arrived at the true oasis, and was satisfied by the living water.

Nothing under the sun can satisfy a man’s heart. He can choose to chase the jolt pleasures of this world to stimulate him, but he’ll always need another, and when he dies he’ll find himself eternally fixed in a desert-like destination. Those who choose to acknowledge the reality of the spiritual thirsty state, and choose to seek the means to fully satisfy it, will not only find rest in this life, but will awake from death to find themselves in a eternal destination that is likened to waterfalls of diamonds.

To accept Christ is to put your faith in life while surrounded with evidence of death. It is this difficult choice that causes the creator to call you an overcomer of the world.

In conclusion, I encourage you to do what you were created to do; ponder what is before you. I don’t expect, but I do sincerely hope, that you’ll see the beginning of all wisdom is to fear God.

Oh, but how appealing is the air-conditioned daydream of atheism, where there is no oasis nor any desert, therefore no harsh journey. Well, they’ll wish they drank the living water soon enough. How unfortunate it truly is, and all the while we can easily see much misery even inside the walls of the atheistic daydream.

In 2010, even they sense their rated “R” production is reaching its climatic end. To end properly, I’ll quote the Lord Himself as he compares what the world offers to what he offers: Jesus answered and said unto her, whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; But the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4: 13,14)

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by Christopher Rogers

2010 January