Wheelbarrow Religion


Let me try to simplify theology for you. In the final analysis, there are really only two kinds of religion in the world-- one is the kind of religion that you have to carry, and the other is the kind of religion that carries you. The difference in those two kinds of religions is the difference between hell and heaven. It's the difference between going from Vancouver to Whistler by car or by wheelbarrow.
If you go by wheelbarrow, you sit in the base of the wheelbarrow, and reach back and grab hold of the handles, and you push and pull and tug and sweat and wear yourself out. And when you're all through, you haven't even left the parking lot.
To go by car, you slide in behind the wheel, turn on the ignition and allow the power of the engine carry you to Whistler.
Just two kinds of religion. The kind of religion you have to carry, or the kind of religion that carries you.

"Listen to me...you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:3-4

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