Why I Am A Christian

Reason Number Six: Because Man's Way is Flawed but God's Way is Perfect

Man's way of life certainly is flawed. If you don't believe that, try reading your local newspaper. How many times did the police have to respond to calls today? If man's way were perfect, the answer would be "none".

Most people, one would think, are agreed that mankind has a hurting and dying world today. There are many major wars going on in various parts of the world, and in others, people are being denied the basic necessities of life, although many of those are now being reached by Christian ministries.

This has always been true historically. And it is not, to be fair, as if man hasn't attempted to solve the problem himself. One "solution" was proposed by a man named Karl Marx. His philosophy, which came to be called communism, was that everyone and everything was owned by the state, and the state allocated to its people as it saw fit. Unfortunately this system was flawed from the beginning by that most basic human emotion, greed. This system is even slowly being abandoned by the two last communist nations on Earth, Cuba and China, and for very good reason: it doesn't work.

Other "solutions" are being offered today by man. One only has to go to any local bookstore to the self-help section, and one will see all sorts of guides to improving our lives, from popular psychology to palmistry, astrology and New Age fitness techniques.

How sad it is, then, that many people do not realize that God has a better plan than this for man. The Psalmist says it best: "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul". God's standard is PERFECT, and by looking at that standard and realizing we fall far short (Romans 3:23), we can know for a certainty that we need His mercy and His forgiveness. God provided a plan that we may have His forgiveness and mercy: He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for your sins.

With that in mind, why don't you come before God right now and ask for His forgiveness? Email me when you do.

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