JM in Reno is a fan of my web page and a very frequent correspondent about political matters. Today, he wrote me about something spiritual.
I've been reading your articles & corresponding with you via e-mail for quite sometime now. I have a problem I want to tell you about.
You are a Christian; I am not. I am a dyed-in-the-wool secularist who is having a major problem with a change of heart. Listening to Christian sermons on the radio doesn't help; going to Bible-believing churches doesn't either.
What is wrong with me? Do you have any suggestions?
I was very frustrated too. I had been hanging around Christians for over five years, but I had the same problem you did. I was reading my Bible, going to some Christian fellowship groups and associating with Christians very frequently.
One day, after a conversation with a Christian professor friend, I was walking across the campus of that hallowed institution in Tempe, Arizona. I remember looking skyward and simply saying: "God. I want to know what these Christians know."
I just remember an incredibly good supernatural feeling coming over me unlike any I had felt before or have felt since. At that point, on October 22, 1986, I became a Christian. My past was totally forgiven and my future was totally secure.
I know that I have not always acted as if this were the case. Jesus calls us sheep for a reason. We are so monumentally stupid.
God does answer the prayer of an unbeliever.
You are right. It is a question of heart, not intellect. I am a theological doofus and will probably always be one. Hence, I have nothing intellectually profound to say on this matter.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20, KJV
Try it. Invite Jesus into your life. He tells us to do that.
I hope this helps.
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