Originally posted March 7, 2014
If you’ve been around more or less conservative churches for any length of time, you’ve probably heard some preacher or personal worker urge people to be saved, so they can “have a relationship with God.” I understand where they’re coming from, but the truth of the matter is that everyone already has a “relationship” with God. Now, this DOES NOT mean, as some believe, that we’re already all the children of God. Nevertheless, from the most outspoken atheist to the most devoted believer, from the newly-fertilized ovum looking for a place to nestle in its mother’s womb to the most elderly person on the planet, whether historic or contemporary, ancient or modern, each and every human being has a “relationship” with God. To be sure, it isn’t necessarily the same, but it is a “relationship” nevertheless.
What do I mean?
We live in a society which for the most part…
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