Forget it!

There is no such thing as Convenient Christianity.

There is no such thing as Convenient Christianity with a bribe, or “blessing” that can save you from the judgement to come. Indeed, the only blessing offered by Jesus is to turn you from first your wicked ways so that you may strain, run and fight your way to the abundant life. [1]When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.” (Acts 3:26)

Repenting and following Jesus is the most inconvenient thing a man or woman can choose to do. There is no aspect of your life that will not be interrupted. Indeed, you will have to, right now, today, this moment act upon the call of God if you are to be considered wise. Period!

You will have to force yourself to stop what you are doing and act upon the call of God in faith. After all, only forceful men and women take hold of the kingdom of God.[2] The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing ...continue

Then Felix, who was well acquainted with the Way, adjourned the proceedings.

“When Lysias the commander comes,” he said, “I will decide your case.”

He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard but to give him some freedom and permit his friends to take care of his needs. Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess.

He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus.

As Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”

At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him. When two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, but because Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews, he left Paul in prison. (Acts 24:22-27)

Note: Nothing about lawyers, judges and prosecutors have changed.


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1. When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.” (Acts 3:26)
2. The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it. (Luke 16:16)