I’ve mentioned at other times that I read the Faith section of the Kansas City Times each Saturday,
and I’ve commented at times on the portion where two church leaders (Pastors; Elders, Lamas and other titles according
to their convictions)…two persons answer a weekly religious question.
On a recent week, the question was “Are some people just heartless and can’t be changed?”
And what caught my interest and consternation was that neither one suggested that Christ can change the person.
The religious writer who is of a
Christian-type denomination closed with “It would depend on the individual and society to seek ways
to address needs within the culture.” The other said that “by meditating, we can begin to gain some insight into
why we keep making the same mistakes, and through this insight we are able to change.”
If I were a sinner, looking for an answer, these would not have helped me. Neither one mentioned that Christ
can change the vilest sinner in a moment’s time. I’ve told you at other times of those I have seen personally,
who were at the bottom, and when the instant they truly accepted Christ into their hearts, were changed into family-loving,
sin-hating, clean and honest Christians. Another you also have heard of was the singer, Johnny Cash. Another
was the singer Steward Hamblin, who came out of deepest degradation to write beautiful songs like “It Is No Secret,”
and “This Old House.” Both saved under the preaching of Billy Graham. But “good guys” also get saved.
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and…myself, since I was eleven. If you haven’t made the change, now’s a good time.