Why do Christians keep coming back for more?

Haven’t you wondered why some Christian dude stand in a street corner every week preaching the same thing, when there’s nobody who takes him seriously? Don’t you wonder why some people bother going to atheistic forums and try to defend Christianity every day, even when everybody ridicule them for being stupid? Think about that Christian guy who also tries to defend Christianity scientifically, even when he knows nothing about science. Why do you think he keep coming back for more when he’s always exposed?

Myself, I was raised by an old granny who always woke up every day at 5am, took her loudspeaker, and went to the streets on my hometown to preach, even though everybody was sleeping at the time. She did this for decades before I was even born, and she continued to do until her body couldn’t handle it anymore. Last time I checked, she never convinced anybody that they need to be born-again, even though she was committed to her preaching. Why did she continue doing it when there were no results? In January 2010, Franklin Graham went to preach in Chennai, India. A question came to my mind, I said what’s the use of preaching to 100 000 people when there are 1 billion people who are not Christian? Reality is 100 years from now, Christianity would still be accounting for less than 5% of the religious population in India. Then why did Franklin bother preaching to those few thousand people in India, when he knew very well that his efforts are not going to yield any fruits? Bear a thought for his father, who went from city to city in the US for decades, yet it’s like he never even preached even a single sermon. Why did he bother, when atheism grew more rapidly in the US than Christianity did during his preaching days? You’ll be glad to know that the Billy Graham Evangelism Association‘s mission is to have the whole world born-again. Infact the bible says God wants the whole world saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. Surely that’s a pipedream!

Reality is, a century or two from now, probably all countries who are predominantly Christian would be atheist, and they would ban Christianity like it is in most countries where Christianity is the minority. In the US, the decline and probable prohibition of fundamental Christianity is inevitable. So why should those fundamentals bother preaching, when it’s clear that their demise is inevitable? Infact almost all of them know it’s only a matter of time before they are jailed under the ‘hate speech’ bill, yet they preach and act like they would be victorious one day. Truly speaking, you’ll have to be crazy to be Christian.

People have asked me why I bother wasting my time in forums trying to convince people of the merits of Christianity. To them it’s crazy that I’m subjected to ridicule, yet I still think I can get through the hearts of men to convince them to repent. They say I’m not achieving anything, and nobody is ever going to be born-again in the internet. I probably agree with them, yet I still do it and I intend continuing to do itfv. Why?

Let’s just say Christianity is like a young up-and-coming boxer, who gets into the ring with the #1 pound-for-pound boxer, who has a 90% KO rate from 60 fights, with no defeat. That young boxer knows he’s going to be beaten to a pulp every round, but his target is to ensure that he doesn’t get knocked out so the fight can go to the scorecard. In every round this young boxer is saved by the bell, just when the #1 pound-for-pound boxer is closing in on a knockout, and the fans know that it’s only a matter of time before the younger boxer gets knocked out. The young boxer is lame, right? Of course he’s lame and a waste of time, but not when the judges are his father, uncle, and older brother. That’s how it is with Christianity! We will get ridiculed to a pulp by atheists, and they will probably win all debates we engage in, and the fans will think we are lame and wasting our time and theirs. But our father, uncle and older brother are the ultimate Judges who will decide the winner of this fight. So all we need to do is hold on, and ensure that we don’t get knocked out. That is not fair, right? Of course it’s not fair, but that’s how a boxing fight works, and the winner is always determined by the Judges.

After we (as Christians) have been laughed at, and treated as some cancer that needs to be cured, we win! When all this ends, there’s only one winner, and it’s Christians. After all Christians in Somalia are killed, the winner is still Christians. After the atheistic reign in the US, Christians will reign forever and ever.  So basically we are waiting for the scorecard, and we are making atheists think they are probable winner just because they are getting closer to a knockout, but in the end we have our siblings to decide the winner. Unfortunately there are those who threw a white towel during the fight, since they thought they were going to be knocked out anyway, so it was better for them to quit. I feel bad for them, because they forgot who the Judges are.

You can win the rounds; but we’ll still win the fight, because our Daddy has already written the scorecards before even the fight began. You can accuse us of rigging the fight, but we still win.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39)

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2 Comments »

  1. australia said

    You’re just a tad pessimistic in the short term, aren’t you?!

    It may feel bleak to you because you spend a lot of time on hostile web sites, but the world today is teeming with followers of Jesus. Christianity (the number of active Christians) is growing by leaps and bounds in China. Many countries in Africa are Christian by a far majority and most researchers believe it only be a few years before Africa becomes a majority Christian continent. When the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association held their nationwide outreach called My Hope in India a couple of years ago, four million people came to Christ. That’s not a small number.

    Atheists are loud and outspoken in the world, but not gaining ground quite the way you describe it. Look at Russia, just a generation ago officially atheist with atheism enforced by the government and taught in schools. Today atheism is considered a discredited worldview in Russia.

    In Ethiopia when Christians were subjected to extreme persecution, the church exploded across that country, growing at an unheard of rate.

    You are very much to be admired for maintaining an active testimony on hostile web sites. Keep at it. But don’t forget that the virtual online world is not representative of the real world, and the state of the Christian faith in the world today is not anywhere near as bleak as it feels to you right now.

    (One more thing — 14,000 people in Chennai, India made decisions for Christ as a result of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Crusade last month led by Franklin Graham. Sure, that’s a small number compared to the population of India, but just think — 14,000 people have had their lives changed for now and eternity. That’s not a small thing!)

  2. I think you are right, I spend too much time around atheists, but we can’t deny the fact that the situation is reversing itself. While India, China, Russia and other eastern countries are welcoming Christ, the western countries are rejecting him by droves. So I’m pessimmistic when it comes to our western countries, including Africa, but I do get very excited when I see the easterns.

    One thing for sure, at the end of it all Christianity will still win.

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