This is a guest word which I received in my inbox in the last two weeks, which so amazingly follows on from ‘Deciding Your Destination’, that I felt strongly I needed to share it. It is written in a style similar to the classic, Pilgrim’s Progress.
I am only posting the first few lines here and then providing a link to download it, as it is long and needs some pondering along the way, but it is filled with treasures of wisdom for the journey we are on. May you be abundantly blessed and encouraged to keep pressing toward the heavenly city!
Escape from Christendom
By Robert Burnell
In my dream I see the lone figure of a man following a road. As the sun sets beneath the hills, a city comes into view. Nearing it, the traveller sees what appears to be a large group of churches. Spires and crosses pierce the skyline. His pace quickens. Is this his destination?
He passes an imposing structure, a neon sign flashing “Cathedral of the Future.” Farther on a floodlit stadium supports a billboard boasting that fifty thousand people crowd into evangelistic meetings there three nights a week. Beyond this, modest “New Testament” chapels and Hebrew Christian synagogues cluster together on the street front.
“Is this the City of God?” I heart the traveller ask a woman at the information booth in the central square.
“No this is Christian City, “she replies.
“But I thought this road led to the City of God!” He exclaims with great disappointment.
“That’s what we all thought when we arrived,” she answers, her tone sympathetic….