Wednesday, June 22, 2005

A Good Saviour is Hard to Find

When disaster strikes, humans always cry out to their gods, often in anguish. In Matata a flood victim spoke to a Television reporter saying, “The government should be doing something. Why is it so slow to act? It should be doing a lot more than this.”

Roman emperors took the title saviour, but it was just a title. They looked after their loyal elite, but treated the ordinary people as slaves. The modern government does not take the title saviour, but it has taken over the role. When tragedy strikes, modern people expect the government to rescue them. Not surprisingly, it sometimes treats them as slaves.

Jesus claimed the title saviour. He also claimed the role by dying on the cross and rising from the dead. He proved that he was saviour by healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead. His church outlasted all the Roman emperors, proving that he truly is the saviour. Unfortunately his people do not understand the scope and subtance of this salvation.

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