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.

“...so 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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