What do I mean by “Go with me?”
I would like you to join me on a journey. It’s a journey that takes a lifetime and leads to eternity. If you are all in with those two sentences, you are done, you can quit reading. I look forward to the journey with you.
If you are uncomfortable or upset with those two sentences, it’s probably because of the last phrase, “leads to eternity.” You see in today’s culture, eternity is not widely discussed. There are many thoughts on this, such as, “There is no heaven and hell, our mind and soul just end when we die.” Or, “All you have to do is be a good person to get into heaven.” How about this classic, “I don’t need anybody talking to me about eternity. It’s a private decision and I’ve got it covered.” The sad truth is that if you agree with any of those statements, you probably need to go with me on the journey. I can’t say with any sort of certainty that you are destined to roast or not, but you are on shaky enough ground that I would be careful.
I want to spend a few weeks just getting into some basics, and later this year go right at atheism. I spent 28 years as an atheist, and it took many years, a few experiences, and a frank conversation with myself (nobody else was in the car) while driving from Phoenix to San Diego.
I also want to touch on the millennial generation, those born after 1983. If you are of that age, I get the sense you are going to be incredibly important to the Kingdom of God. I know some of you are already making a difference, and I am amazed by you. Others have yet to step into their destiny, to know God, to follow God, and to become fishers of men in your own right.
We have to be willing to talk about eternity, and to be secure with our future address. If you are secure, come on and enjoy the ride. If you aren’t secure, come on anyway, keep us honest.