Cartoonist’s Comment: The world around us is dark & scary & full of sin. But if we stay close to Jesus, we will be safe in His light.
<But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin. 1 John 1: 7
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3: 23
Years ago, one Christmas someone knocked on my door. It was the Jehovah’s Witnesses. We said: “It’s Christmas.” As if to say how could you possibly come out to interrupt us as we celebrate the birth of Christ.
The person straightened up and looked us all in the face and said: “We don’t believe in Jesus.”
I remember that as much as I remember my 12th grade English teacher, Mr. Lawrence. I don’t think he liked me but he never said so. Well, I guess he did; he gave me an A.
Well after many more encounters with Jehovah’s Witnesses; I’ve come to learn that they’ve done some growing. Two years ago a woman and her daughter were quick to tell me: “Oh we believe in Jesus, we just believe that he was a prophet.”
Out of respect for the mom; I didn’t say much…I just prayed for them after they left.
However while they were there I simply said: “You’re getting there.”
Then about two weeks ago; I encountered a young Jehovah’s Witness who “said” that he knew Jesus was the Messiah, but it bothered me that he literally ran when I asked him if we could pray together.
So…in conclusion I don’t know what the truth is for the Jehovah’s Witnesses. I just know that I’ve never met a woman or a man that is incapable of committing a sin. Thank God for the Blood!
1John 1:9 says
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If you have sin in your life, make a decision to change, to confess it God and to ask for forgiveness. God will forgive you and cleanse you.
If you are in a faith where you believe that Jesus is a prophet; let me tell you how you can find out what the truth is. Say a prayer alone by yourself and ask Jesus to show you that he is real. In a short time; there will be circumstances that change and people that will be sent most unknowingly to give you the confirmation that you need!
God is not an oppressive God. Jesus wants to be Lord and Master of your life. Open your heart today!