5/25/11 Eric, about 45
At the grocery store I saw a man named Eric browsing in the magazine aisle, which let me know he probably had time to talk. He agreed to answer a few questions, but when he found out it was about his spiritual beliefs he commented that he had no ideas, that this sort of subject was way over his head. He was content to believe he will go to heaven when he dies, but was also content to remain in ignorance of all things religious. I wonder how many people simply think that "ignorance" leaves them blameless, that they don't know any better so they can't be held accountable. However the Bible assures us that we all have a conscience - we are all "with knowledge" - the knowledge of good and evil. All are guilty, all have sinned, all of us need saving from the punishment we deserve. Is Eric ignorant of the things of God? I believe he is, but it is the result of the many decisions to ignore God that he has made over the years. He wasn't ready to hear the whole Gospel today, but hopefully what I did share can be a step in the right direction.