ok so i just went on a random (providential actually) twitter rant on the gospel, using a super Spirit-led analogy (thank You), as a result of reconciling some twitter trending topics (#tobehonest & #alljokesaside) back to Christ with my blood brothers @2Live4Him and @RevNunnWisdom. i’m going to just copy and paste it, so bear with the twitter grammar please (140 characters isn’t enough, obviously, lol) … it wasn’t thought out so there could be some theological mishaps, lol, but hey as long as God gets the glory! here it is in it’s entirety! soli Deo gloria!
let’s use coloring as an example, perhaps, as an #apologeticexample right quick. lol. follow me on this (this is life and death :/ you know?). let’s say we get a black and white picture to color in with crayons, and all we have to do is color and not get out of line … if we color the entire picture without getting out of line, we get to see the bigger picture, if not, we get trashed with the pic. #ouch. so i’m coloring right, and then i take my eyes off of the picture, and i color outside of the line. #ouch. now i got out of line that 1 time, but i’m like, “let me just try to color the rest of the picture perfectly, to ‘overshadow’ that mistake.” so i began to really concentrate on staying within the lines, but my hand is so nervous that i still get out of line every once and a while. sometimes i get out of line because i take my eyes off of the picture, other times, because i let someone distract me. blah. so now i come to a point where, no matter how much i stay in line of that picture, those times i drew outside the picture will remain. #sin. so that means, as of now, me, along with the pic, will be trashed, because i drew outside of the line, and i can’t erase those mistakes. now what am i, man, supposed to do? there is no earthly way that i can erase those crayola marks that are outside the lines on my pic! the only way that i can get those mistakes off of the pic, is for them to be completely washed away! where can i get some white-out!?!
well here is the good news #gospel #tobehonest #alljokesaside Jesus Christ is the only Way to have a brand new picture with no mistakes! although i have worked and worked and worked to color the rest of the picture perfectly, that 1 mistake is enough to get trashed, but God! God sent a Way for your colorful mistakes to be washed! no matter how hard we work (go to church, help old ladies cross the street, give money to poor, volunteer, pray, fast) we still out of line! but God, being Love, gave His only Son, and He shed blood for the remission of those coloring mistakes, now you’re picture is brand new! but the only way you can see “the bigger picture” is if you repent (turn away, adios, deuce, bye) from your old lifestyle, and believe! believe that Jesus was born of a virgin (with the only God ALL things are possible), lived a life where he didn’t color out of line … died on the Cross so that we who believe can receive credit for the perfect life He lived, and resurrected so that we can have new life too!
repent and believe in the gospel!