Saturday, November 06, 2010

A Passion Beyond Reason

Acts 25:27 KJV
For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

This whole affair with Paul was "unreasonable" in Festus' head.
• It was unreasonable to condemn a man without seeing his accusers face to face
• It was unreasonable to condemn a man over things that have to do with faith
• It was unreasonable to send a man before a higher judge without having any real crime laid against him.

Religious people in general are an unreasonable lot. Believing things passionately is no unreasonable thing. Attempting to force others to believe, or exterminate them if they won't; that is unreasonable. It is so easy to fall into the trap of taking our passion for Christ beyond reason.

We must love even those who do not love what we love. In no other way will we genuinely win them to Jesus Christ.

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