Sunday, November 23, 2014

Perpetual Christianity

Read: Revelation 2:18-29

But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.            Revelation 2:25 

     Perpetual motion is defined as motion could continue or endure forever (or at least an indefinitely long time); perpetual motion machines have long held the interest of those in the scientific community. If a true perpetual motion machine could be developed, once it were set in motion, it would continue to produce “free” energy to be used to power all sorts of things. Scientists continue to labor over their inventions because the stakes are huge. However, many scientists argue that a perpetual motion machine is impossible. They claim that any machine ever built has had some source of hidden energy powering it, and that any future machines would fail for the same reason. The second law of thermodynamics states that all natural processes tend to go only one way, toward less usable energy and greater disorder. This, they say, is the definitive proof needed to disprove any inventor’s attempt at a perpetual motion machine. Some inventors disagree, however, and fell that they may have actually come up with a machine that does work. The results will soon prove themselves one way or the other, I suppose.
     Thankfully, Christianity does not fit into the laws of science, and the laws of thermodynamics do not apply. Christianity can and should be perpetual. To use the previous definition, Christianity should continue or endure forever. The problem arises when individual Christians stop acting like the Christians they should be. Imagine if every Christian was just like you. Would Christianity be perpetual, or would it be like every previous perpetual motion machine and eventually grind to a halt? You must hold to the Word of God and value your relationship with Jesus Christ as if you were the last one on earth protecting Christianity.
     There may be scientific evidence to prove that a perpetual motion machine is not possible, but when it comes to our living as a Christian, there is no force holding us back other than our own lack of desire to follow Christ. Live today as if you were the last Christian on earth and as if the survival of Christianity depended upon you. That just might one day be the case.

Quote of the day: “The closer you get to excellence in your life, the more friends you’ll lose. People love you when you’re average because it makes them comfortable. But when you pursue greatness, it makes people uncomfortable. Be prepared to lose some people on your journey.”       – Tony A. Gaskins, Jr.

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