I’m not ashamed of the Good News; it’s God’s power, bringing salvation to everyone who believes…
The Gospel of Jesus Christ—His death, burial, and resurrection putting us in right relationship with God, restoring us in the image of God–is nothing to be ashamed of.
It’s not some unrealistic proposition we need to defend like a nervous salesperson who is not sure their product really works.
A comparison that comes to mind for me is chiropractic care. I’ve been going to a fantastic chiropractor, Dr. Mike, for over ten years now. I know what many people think of chiropractors, the skepticism, the dismissal, even the ill thoughts and verbal proclamations against them.
But guess what. I DON’T CARE. I don’t give a single thought to what “they” say. At all.
Why? Because I not only placed faith in chiropractic care, I’ve experienced it, and my body has benefitted because of it. I can’t tell you how many injuries and what not I’ve healed from in record time due to this kind of treatment. One such example is when I had something called “frozen shoulder” in 2016. Dr. Mike proposed a 12 week plan, and I admit I was a bit skeptical because I hurt so badly and had very limited movement in my left shoulder. But I followed the plan in every detail, and healed to the point that I can’t even tell I ever had an issue with that shoulder before.
I have placed my faith in Jesus Christ, and have experienced His real presence, His ultimate reality, His inner healing. So go ahead, world, make fun, say it’s made up. I know better, and therefore, am not ashamed of what I know to be truth, and the very real person responsible for my existence who loves me to the point of dying for me to place me in good standing with the Creator of the universe.