Pastor’s Corner: So What?

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I’ve been writing about God’s existence and the veracity of the Bible during the last few weeks, and perhaps you are wondering what it matters. So God is there, and the Bible is His communication to us; so what? The “so what” is simple. If these things were not true, then you would have nothing by which to determine right or wrong. You would have no reason to think that you have any value. You would have no reason to think that you have any kind of a meaningful and lasting future. Either God is there and loves you, or you have nothing.

Since God is there, and since He loves you enough to have paid the terrible price to pay for your sin on the cross of Christ, you have the wildly wonderful opportunity to be forgiven and to have eternal life.

I, for one, have taken advantage of God’s offer of the gift of forgiveness and eternal life (Romans 6:23). I said to God, “Please save me because of Jesus” (cf. Romans 10:13). Now I trust Him that He will keep His promises. I can live with happy expectations for a euphoric future and face death with great hope. You can too. It’s open to anyone, no matter how good or bad.

Feel free to contact me if you need to talk about it. joeandsuzypal@yahoo.com

Joe Palmer (10 Posts)

Joe Palmer is the pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Kearny. He is happily married with three terrific children and two adoring dachshunds. He is of the very firm opinion that God exists, that the Bible is true, and that God in the person of Jesus Christ has saved him from his sin and prepared a place for him in paradise. His firm opinion is a long studied opinion held with happy confidence, and so, though by nature a bit high-strung and timid, he looks to his future with a joy and happy expectation which makes him largely unafraid of anything or any circumstance. The worse thing that can happen to him is that he can die, and the best thing that can happen to him is that he can die. Everything else is a detail which God will work out for his best. His ambitions revolve around reconciling people to God through Jesus Christ. This he attempts to do by declaring in appropriate ways that God is purely good and that He is the source of all of our joy and happiness. There is nothing about God one would not like, and He is our only hope. Joe is over-weight, out of shape, and as old as the town of Kearny; but he has a peace which surpasses understanding, and such peace makes this middle class American very rich indeed!


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