“Save the whales!” … “Hug a tree!” … “Save the Earth!” … “Save the Redwoods!” … “Protect the Environment!” … “Become an A.C.O.R.N.!” … “Make Love, Not War!” … “Coexist!” … “Stop Global Warming!” … “Stop Overpopulation!” … “It’s Called Football, Not Soccer!” … “OSU, Beat the Blue!” … and so many other causes. Causes that people dedicate so much time and so many resources toward. Fanatical adherence to rules that each organization creates. Bumper stickers galore! T-Shirts! Booklets, pamphlets, radio broadcasts, commercials, government commissions, studies, etc. ad nauseam.
Distractions! Diversions! Devious traps!
People are dying while dedicated to these things. They’ve made THESE sorts of things their primary focuses in life! Maybe you are one of them. You think that you are doing your thing to make a better planet, a better humanity. But you’re wrong. Dead wrong.
You are one day going to die. And with your death is going to come realization. You are either going to be in Heaven or you are going to be in Hell (your choice, not God’s – He has provided a free way out of Hell.). If you are in Heaven you are going to be faced with the startling fact that not one smidgen of any of those “causes” did ANYTHING of real importance. If you find yourself in Hell, you’re going to find out the same thing, only you’re also going to be in pain on top of it.
“Save the Humans!” or better yet, “Save the Souls!”
These should be the causes! Every day people are dying and going to a very real Hell and those still living are spending their time protecting trees or following and rooting for their favorite sports teams, making these ABSOLUTELY UNIMPORTANT things their primary focuses.
If you REALLY love humanity. If you REALLY want a cause that has EVERLASTING importance, become a Christian and start working to keep those that you love out of eternal punishment. (Don’t want to take my word for it? That’s fine! Research Christianity. Research the claims of the Bible. Deeply. God promises to be found by those who diligently seek Him.)
There is NOT ONE PERSON ON THE PLANET that HAS to go to Hell! But the overwhelming majority will play the whole “Jesus thing” off as just some unimportant religion or secondary thought. Or they will make un-researched claims that THEIR “religion” is good enough or the “right one.”
The WHOLE POINT of your existence is that God wanted you to be here so that He could have a relationship WITH YOU … FOREVER! Not some “eternal sing-along in the clouds” but on a Renewed Earth! The very “cause” that so many of you are battling for is something that God is already planning to take care of … WITHOUT YOUR HELP.
As for sports, if the Buckeyes, or Wolverines, or Cornhuskers, or Sonics, or Kings, or Yankees, or Red Sox, or Indians, or Reds, or Team USA are your passion, you’re missing the bigger picture! Everlasting life will mean endless amounts of sports and recreation on a pristine Earth! But that’s NOT what life on THIS SIDE of Heaven is about! This life is about a relationship with the One who brought you into existence and about making sure that all of the other people get to know about God’s desire for those same relationships!
We are WASTING TIME making ourselves happy or making sure that the Spotted Owl has a couple extra tree limbs, when people are dying by the thousands every single day and so few people are telling them about Jesus.
Priorities! You and I are going to be held responsible for those that we tell and those that we do not tell about Jesus Christ and what He did to pay the price of OUR SINS to make eternal life in Heaven with Him a reality.