The Ferryboat Ride

The Ferryboat Ride

Michael Patrick O'Brien, got on a ferryboat in Macao, without a passport; he could not get off in Hong Kong, nor could he get off in Macao when the ship returned. For weeks he went back and forth be­tween the two cities while his case was shuttled between various em­bassies; some called him a Hungarian, others an Irishman or an American.

How many people are there in this world who shuttle back and forth between one opinion and another - spiritually stateless - because they refuse to abandon all earthly citizenships and build their hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. Ever learning and never arriving at the knowledge of the truth - this is the ferryboat upon which men go back and forth in their futile lives because they have refused to own the Lord Jesus.

“ that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves, carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.“ (Ephesians 4:14)

1. How are these “winds of doctrine” so dangerous to Christian walk:

Peace and Prosperity gospel
Emphasis on God’s love to the exclusion of His holiness
Two stage salvation: first I accept Jesus as my Savior, then accept Jesus as my Lord

2. What steps are you taking to protect yourself and your loved ones from the Ferryboat Ride?

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