by Tony Smart
Have you ever taken the time to figure out what the world would be like without Jesus Christ? The years are numbered in accordance to time before HIS birth (BC), and after HIS birth (AD). Forget about Christmas with its festive atmosphere, caroling, goodwill, gift giving, and promise of peace on earth. Easter would be gone as well. Forgiveness? There would be none forthcoming. All mankind would be condemned. How about the church? It would not exist. There would be no hymns, no Bible preaching, no singing, no altar calls, no conversions, no youth programs, no Christian Schools, no Bible Colleges, (many secular colleges that were started by Christians wouldn’t exist either), no Theological Seminaries, no evangelistic teams, no missionaries, no Christian radio stations broadcasting the gospel, no Christian books, magazines or newspapers, no Gospel tracts, no way to expose false religion, NO CONFLICT WITH SATAN, he would control it all. Merciful people would be scarce, ruthlessness, and violence would abound. Godly influence and morality in business, government and religion would be non-existent. Children would be raised without natural affection or respect for Holy things, the family structure would suffer and be ripped apart, racial and ethnic hatred would spread even more, life would be cheap, and the future would be dark.
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
John 9:5 KJV
by Tony Smart
Original article can be found at http://vbctampa.org/index.php/corner