Years ago I was brought to saving faith in Jesus Christ. At the time I was 29 and an Air Force member. Throughout my time in service, I found myself engaged in numerous debates, which proved to be quite challenging. People would frequently question why I was so protective of Jesus, and their inquiries ranged from genuine curiosity to deliberate attempts to challenge my faith.
At some point, I came up with an analogy that impressed someone. I said, imagine you are crossing the street and a bystander sees a bus is about to hit you. He pushes you out of the way and dies in your place. Would you ever let someone speak ill of the man who died in your place?
Now, if you would not allow someone to speak ill of a man that saved you from death, how would you allow someone to speak ill of the man who saved you from eternal hell? You may not believe that to be true but the person saved by Christ does. All I can say is it is a good thing that the man who saved me also ordered me to not take vengeance of my own accord.
- Matthew 5:39
- Romans 12:19-21