We live in a culture where people are very spiritual. There is a strange curiosity with the invisible world of spirituality, and many people search high and low for "spiritual" experiences. Often when considering a set of beliefs, an individual will pick and choose from several world views in order to determine exactly what, for him or her, is true. Essentially spirituality has become a sort of buffet-line ritual where we pick and choose what looks best while leaving the rest behind. Unfortunately Christianity, at it's core, can't be put on a buffet line. It stands apart from every other faith in that it claims that there is only one way to be saved from eternity in hell: through Jesus Christ. That really bothers some people. Jesus might be a way to avoid hell, but is he really the only way? The eyewitness accounts of Jesus death and resurrection say "yes." They saw Jesus with their own two eyes, and they were convinced of the truth behind his message. Isn't it interesting that a band full of cowards who locked themselves in a room when Jesus died went on to preach the truth of the message even in the midst of the extreme opposition that they faced? Something must have changed. They were afraid for their lives, and then they were not. They hid away from the crowds, and then they confronted the crowds. Why did the experience such a drastic change? Because they saw Jesus alive after they saw Him die. There is no other explanation. They were convinced: Jesus is the ONLY way. Oprah's spirituality won't get you there. Neither will being a "good" person get you there. It's only through the death and resurrection of Christ that you can ever make it to life everlasting. The disciples were convinced, and so am I.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.