I am disturbed to find that many people have begun to view religion with suspicion since a few people in certain churches have been shown to have been involved in exploiting people for sex and money. Although some of these reports are most surely true, they are in fact few and far in between and this does not at all justify any generalization to the effect that Christian religion is untrue. In fact, it seems the current fight against the going ‘tradition’ where all believers are heaped up together as being either capitalist, Marxist, racist or sexist, is actually the same as the one that Maarten Luther fought against the Roman Catholic church back in 1517….Instead of exhibiting the 95 points he made against the ruling powers-that-be, (remember: ‘Here I stand, this is the truth; there is no other way’), let me rather show the famous song he wrote to testify to his faith, in the original language it was written:
I am sure that Maarten Luther was not perfect. But let me make his and my message absolutely clear: the Gospel (Good News) and eternal life is for FREE. It does not or should not cost you anything! Interestingly, Luther’s message was not accepted by the powers-that-be in the 16th century but note that as a result of the persecution of the Protestants in Europe, the true gospel got spread to all continents, including England, the Americas, Africa and the East.
The gospel is not only for FREE, it is also open for any person or criminal that thinks God will not accept him because of what he or she did in his past…Understand that most of the heroes who wrote the Bible actually were big sinners and murderers. Moses murdered an Egyptian because he wanted to stand up for his people and David killed a man because he wanted his wife. Paul stood by when a new Christian was stoned to death for his faith in Jesus Christ. That is the truth, as it was recorded in history….Nobody is perfect. The question is whether you think your life on earth was just an accident or whether is was a plan. In fact, I wrote something about this, Letter to a prisoner (Prison Ministry) | Bread on the water
II am showing you this prayer. If you pray this prayer, you will have eternal life – no matter what – but if you pray it, do not think it will NOT change your life for ever…..
I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. I need You in my life. I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of You, Jesus Christ, in giving Your life for me on the cross at Calvary, and I long to receive the forgiveness You have made freely available through Your sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my King, my Lord and my Savior. From this day forward, I no longer want to be controlled by the desire to please myself but I want to follow You all the days of the rest of my life. Those days are in Your hand. I ask this in Your name. Amen.