The Word Among Us

January 2004 Issue

Wanted: Dead and Alive

Finding life in Jesus through death to sin.

Hanging on the wall in the police station is a large poster with the picture of a known criminal. Underneath the picture are the words, "Wanted, Dead or Alive." Clearly, the authorities wanted this man off the street—however that happened. And for that to happen, there are only two options, and they are mutually exclusive. After all, you can't be both dead and alive at the same time!

Speaking spiritually, however, it's a different story. If you were to imagine your picture on a "wanted" poster in heaven, the caption would...

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