Popular opinion is not always correct, especially in regards to man’s relationship with God.
- People said that Christopher Columbus would sail off the edge of the earth, but in 1492 he discovered America.
- People laughed at the Wright brothers’ attempts to create a flying machine, but in 1903 they flew the first airplane.
- Albert Einstein’s teachers failed him in school, but he went on to be the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
- Musicians and critics booed the music of Richard Wagner, but his compositions transformed the music world.
- Westinghouse was called a fool for daring to stop a train with wind, but today his airbrakes are used the world over.
- People called Abraham Lincoln a country bumpkin, but he went on to become one of our most respected presidents.
We smile at the crowd’s failure to appreciate something new or different. But being wrong can be a serious problem when it comes to our eternal destiny. Too much is at stake.
Because you and I have sinned against God and man, we deserve God’s punishment. The Bible says that "the wages of sin is death," eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23a).
But God offers us "eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23b). "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
You can be wrong about many things, but you dare not be wrong about Christ. Through faith in Him you can be saved just as you are. Your sins can be forgiven and the peace of God can fill your life: "As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name" (John 1:12).
Whom will you choose? The crowd or Christ?