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Can someone be “happy” without Christ?

Posted By Alan On December 12, 2009 @ 10:56 pm In General | 13 Comments

What is this “abundant life” that Jesus spoke of all about?

I was talking with a young man about six months who was struggling in his faith and as a matter of fact is now not walking with the Lord really at all…at least his lifestyle shows no evidence or fruit of walking with the Lord.
He said, “You know, it seems that anyone who has become a Christian did so because they were super depressed, bummed out on life or just allowed their partying to get out of control but I’m stoked on life, I’m one of the happiest care-free guys on earth!”

Do you know someone like this? And, how can you reach someone like this to lead them to the Lord? What do you think?

How can we witness to happy people who see no need of a Savior? If one doesn’t know their lost then they don’t know they need to be saved, right? (below is a link Friends don’t let friends go to Hell which gives a good teaching on sharing your faith with your ‘happy friends’).

I do think that someone can be “happy” with out Christ. What do you think? But it doesn’t erase the fact that they are separated from God and going to hell does it? Bound. Lost. Separated.
The abundant life that Jesus spoke of goes deeper than being happy. It doesn’t mean that we walk around with constant smile on our faces living life with no problems or struggles, skipping through the daisies on a beautiful sunny afternoon.

As you give your total self to God, God gives His total self to you. That is the supreme message of the Bible. Inherent in God’s “total self” of His own Person is true Bible based prosperity, and above all His prosperity brings eternal life. Stop to think about it. What else is there worth having?!

So both Christians and non-Christians can be happy but when you surrender your total self to the Lord the “happy” takes on a whole new meaning. It’s a purpose greater than ourselves. I like what Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke said: We becomeĀ  what we were born to be only when we are born again through faith in Christ Jesus, who said, “If the Son (Jesus) makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36

In this freedom is the abundant life, way deeper than “happy.”

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