An excerpt from "Living in the Spirit of Charles Dickens":
Being party to the spiritual world, realizing there is much more to this Earth than rocks and air and water and material possessions obviously helped Ebenezer “see” for the first time. When his mortality rose to the fore, his eternal state became the real issue.
And the same should be said of us, don’t you think? If anyone should believe in the spiritual world, it should be a Christian. Yet, I just read an article recently which spoke about how “Christians” are leaving “organized religion” churches left and right. One of the things cited as a puzzle piece to the larger picture of this exodus was the growing lack of belief in “the miraculous” because of “evolving views.” They no longer believe in God because of science, common sense, or what they claim as a “lack of evidence” (also rooted in science, I might add). Some would say these folks never believed at all, and fall into three of the four categories Jesus listed in The Parable of the Sower (Matt. 13). I agree. In the words of Keith Green, “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to McDonald’s makes you a hamburger.”
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