January 19

Written by Bill Grandi on January 19th, 2022

I live near a very secular college located in a very liberal and secular town. If one doesn’t agree with the liberal agenda and secularism then that person is made to feel on the “outs” and is in for a long road to hoe.

I wonder if Paul felt those feelings as he made his way to Mars Hill in Acts 17. As he looked around, the Athenians were proud of their multi-cultural, pluralistic approach (not sure they would have called it that) to “religion.” His go-to in his sermon was there is only one God and while He will overlook ignorance for a short time, it won’t last forever.

Roman culture could not and would not tolerate Christianity because of one truth: the early Christian’s belief that there is only one God and there is salvation in no other name. Jesus is not just some add-on god to the many in Paul’s day or in ours. While the Romans were tolerant of multiple gods, they were intolerant of the faith which taught there is only one God and only ONE WAY to that God.

Sound familiar?

Biblical Christianity, with a Christ who says, “I am the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but by me“; a crucified and risen Savior; and a God who wants allegiance only to Him, is as offensive to our world as it was to the Romans. Ultimately, every knee will bow and every false religion will bow at the feet of Jesus.  (Phil.2: 10-11)

I’ll stake my claim and my life on that.

“Father, I believe Jesus is the only way to You. No matter what that may lead to, may I always stand firm on that truth.”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. In spite of the pervasive secularism in this day and age, Bill, I believe with all my heart that the church will not only prevail, but gain strength, influence and power, that more lost souls will come to Jesus.

  2. Ryan S says:

    Thankfully, my salvation is not based on what others think, feel, or believe.

    My salvation is based on Christ and Him alone.

    I’m happy to share that Truth, but I don’t feel obligated to argue with anyone about it. Especially those that are so DEAD set against it.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Like you, I’m glad for that as well. It is a good think also. I am incapable of being good enough. Your last comment reminds me of the “pearls before swine” thing Jesus talked about.