Power to Transform
In the 19th century Charles Bradlaugh, a prominent atheist, challenged a Christian man to debate the validity of the Claims of Christianity. The Christian was Hugh Price Hughes, an active soul-winner who worked among the poor in the slums of London. Hughes told Bradlaugh he would agree to the debate on one condition.
Hughes said, “I propose to you that we each bring some concrete evidences of the validity of our beliefs in the form of men and women who have been redeemed from the lives of sin and shame by the influence of our teaching. I will bring 100 such men and women, and I challenge you to do the same.”
Hughes then said that if Bradlaugh couldn’t bring 100, then he could bring 20. He finally whittled the number down to one. All Bradlaugh had to do was to find one person whose life was improved by atheism, and Hughes – who would bring 100 people improved by Christ – would agree to debate him. Bradlaugh withdrew!
Jesus is the power to transform. What will we do with Him?
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Suggested Bible Reading
Today as you pray …
Know that the most important decision you will make today is to follow Jesus.
Thank the Lord for transforming your life, for giving you peace and hope.
Consider those around you who do not live with that peace and hope. Ask God to give you the strength to love them as Christ would love them.
Posted on 04/22/2013
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under