(By Greg Laurie) Jim Croce sang, “You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger. And you don’t mess around with Jim.” I’d like to add one more thing to that list: You don’t mock God. The Bible says, “Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap.” I used to laugh at Christians. I thought they were all one taco short of a combination plate … a few clowns short of a circus … collectively crazy. I thought they believed in fairy tales.
I would watch them sitting around, having their Bible studies and singing their weird songs about God, and I would think, Look at these pathetic Christians with those stupid smiles pasted on their faces! Too bad they can’t be cynical and hard and miserable like me. Then I tried a new thought on for size: What if the Christians are right? What if God is real? What if there really is a heaven and there really is a hell? What if Jesus Christ really can change a life? So I took a little step of faith and said, “God, if you are real, make yourself known to me.” Then I prayed, and Christ came into my life. READ MORE