“Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:13 NASB
The Gospel Dumbed-Down
Say you’re walking along a road, heading to a party (Hell). You’re hot and tired so you start hitchhiking. A white Ford Mustang convertible approaches you from the opposite direction. The Mustang gets closer and the driver sees you hitchhiking so he stops.
You walk across the road toward the car. The driver’s a white dude with long brown hair, a neatly trimmed beard, and a he’s sportin’ a pair of Oakley’s.
The dude says, “Where you goin’?”
You point down the road (toward Hell) and say, “To a party. That way.”
“Why you goin’ to that party?” he says.
You crack your knuckles, “I heard that party is so fun.”
“Nope,” he says. “That party is so lame. You should come to my party instead. Hop in my Stang and I’ll take you to my party.”
“Really?” you say.
He says, “Yeah, I’m throwin’ a party at my dad’s mansion (Heaven). It’s so much fun. I’m just rounding up more people now. Are you in or what?”
You look at the nice leather seats in the Mustang, feel the cool AC, hear the Bose speakers, and say, “Why not, but first, what’s your name?”
The dude slides his shades below his eyes and says, “They call me Jesus. Now hop in.”
Then you hop in the car (and are saved) and go to Jesus’ party (Heaven).
It’s that simple.
We must do whatever it takes to get sinners into the Mustang.