We live in a world where we have become experts at taking life away: guns, murder, abortions, euthanasia, letter bombs, car bombs, nuclear bombs, enough arsenal to kill our many times over. It’s tragic that for ours, arguably the most-civilised age of history, we have become more adept in taking life than preserving it.
Indeed it seems ironic, because whether we realise it or not, deep-down, our world is profoundly pro-life. Life jackets, car air-bags, baby-monitors, ‘Speed kills’ signs, fire-alarms, ambulances, doctors, nurses and fire-fighters are all committed to saving or protecting life.
And we can add to these examples our gigantic medical advances with millions poured into research to prevent disease and find cures to cancer, heart-disease, AIDS/HIV and so on.
BUT for all these efforts, there’s still a 100% mortality rate. Everyone born dies. We are impotent to stop death.
What would our world give to find a cure, to find just someone, anyone who could stop all this, who could not just prevent disease, but cure it, who could not just prolong life, or even put an end to death, but bring loved ones back from the dead?
2,000 years ago a man came healing disease, all kinds of disease, making the lame walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear and raising the dead back to life. This man is Jesus. Jesus is Pro-life, anti-death.
By dying on the cross and rising again, Jesus conquered sin, Satan and humanity’s last enemy, death. Jesus came to bring not just life, but life to the full. Life in heaven, where there will be no more tears, pain sickness, hunger, suffering or death. His death put death to death. Jesus offers new, perfect, indestructible life to our world, free-of-charge. The proof of this is that he was raised to life, never to die again.
All religions aren’t the same. Jesus is unique. No one else has been raised to everlasting life. Not Mohammad nor Buddha nor Confucius! They are still dead in their graves.
John 3:16 says: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life’. Do you want life? Not just life, but life to the full? Then put your trust in Jesus Christ.