Your Song

Larry Wright was a Top 40 deejay in Phoenix.  Mixing humor with homiletics, “Lucky Lawrence” explained Jesus Christ’s teachings to hundreds each week, meeting in bars.

Larry asked one chap, “Are you a Christian?” The reply was “Yes, but not in the biblical sense.” Well, what IS the “biblical sense?”

St. Peter insisted,

“Salvation is to be found through (Christ) alone; in all the world there is no one else Whom God has given Who can save us.” (Acts 4:12)

Playing hardball, St. Paul wrote,

“If anyone preaches to you a gospel that’s different from the one you accepted (from me), may he be condemned to hell.” (Galatians 1:9)

Let’s say the Gospel is your favorite recipe.  It has many ingredients, each different yet deliciously harmonious, compatible not competitive. In today’s ecumenical lunge toward unity in our religious beliefs we can certainly use different instruments, but we must play the same song.  Otherwise, we’re only making noise, but not in the “musical sense.”

What song are you singing?”

“Actually there is no ‘other gospel’” (Galatians 1:7)