Strong spirits: He is real!


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I'm asking you to be theologians today! If you were to give a foundational statement for the Christian faith, and do it in three words, what would it be?

I know. Tough call, right? Really? Three words? A friend of mine did it for me just last week, and I can't forget it. With a gleam in his eye and a smile on his face he declared emphatically: "He is real!"

Such a simple statement. But so profound! C. S. Lewis said the same, but not so briefly. He wrote, "The Christian faith, if true is of utmost importance. If not true, it is of no importance at all."

I am convinced it is true. I am convinced he is real! From the stories of the Old and New Testament, and from my own experience, I would have to be even dumber than I am to not believe it.

Folks, God is for real! And He's for you! I dare you to ask him to show you!


Gary Schwerin serves as pastor at Caledonia Congregational Church. He is also the Spiritual Development Minister for the YMCA of the Rock River Valley and Executive Director of Bridge Ministries of Rockford. Prior to launching Bridge Ministries, Gary spent many years in leadership with Young Life. His columns appear here every Sunday - subscribe to our daily email so you don't miss any.

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