A curious thing about most (nearly all) world religions is their somewhat â€˜automaticâ€™ nature. Itâ€™s almost as if they are on a kind of spiritual cruise control that mechanizes the entire salvation process.
And itâ€™s never turned off.
Itâ€™s never inspected.
It never breaks down.
But it never worked in the first place either.
Think about this with me for a moment.
Nearly every belief system in the history of the world (I say nearly, because there is one Iâ€™m holding back on that is very different â€“ more about that later) is made up of followers who are merely, â€˜born intoâ€™ the thing.
I mean, if youâ€™re born in an Arab country, youâ€™re almost â€˜automaticallyâ€™ going to end up a Muslim.
If youâ€™re born in
Mars? Christian Science
The planet Romulek or the Cruise/Travolta household? Scientology
And so it goes.
But heavenâ€™s sounds like a pretty awesome place to me.
On the flip side, Hell just doesnâ€™t.
I want to be sure.
HAVE to be sure!
All these false religions, cults, occult, new age, blah, blah, blah seem to have one thing in common. They are all betting on playing the â€˜grandchild cardâ€™ when they reach the heavenly turnstile.
Will it work?
Because God has no grandchildrenâ€¦
Sons and Daughters
And thereâ€™s only one way into the family.
See this verse for details.
No human births here. You must be born from above.
Am I favoring Christianity? No, just truth.
So, on the one hand, I guess you might think itâ€™s a bummer that God has no grandchildren, but look on the bright side.
He has millions of kids!