Is Your Gospel Incorruptible?

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I was working on a new favicon (the little picture next to the web address at the top of your browser 😉 ), and I decided I wanted to make the picture look like something from the periodic table of elements.  So this is what I came up with:

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So iR since the blog is iRelevant.  I thought it was cool (you think so too right?).  Just to make sure I wasn’t stealing anyone else’s idea I googled iR and wouldn’t you know, it is ON the periodic table already.

I’m was a ministry major, not a chemistry major. 🙂

iR stands for iridium.

Now I’m not going to bore you with all the details of iridium, but I did want to share something that I found interesting.  Iridium is the most corrosion resistant metal in existence.  What this means is that fire and chemical reactions that usually break other metals down don’t phase iridium.

This is so true of the Gospel.

The Gospel can go through the fires caused by the evil and controversy in this world. It can be tested against religions and world views in a chemical reaction and come up unscathed.  The Gospel is incorruptible.

But, is YOUR Gospel incorruptible?  We tend to add things and take things from the Gospel of Christ as we see fit.  Making it fit our needs.  Making it conform to our mold.

We want it to fit our vision for our life instead of shaping our life according to Christ’s vision for us.  And when the world comes up against us and we’re tested in the fire, our Gospel will crumble, rust, and decay.  It can’t stand the test.

Only the Gospel of Christ is like iridium.  It’s iRelevant and incorruptible.

Is your Gospel your own or is it incorruptible?  Sound off in the comments.

-AJ*

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