Monday, April 22nd, 2019  |  9:01 PM

A Conservative Newspaper Promoting,
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Subscribe Now: Get your own copy of The US Journal

Almost Becoming a Christian

Written By: Jack Shuler  |  Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

                "Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian" - Acts 27:28

                Here is word freighted with significance. Its value is borrowed from its settings. Its strength lies in the fact that it represents the greatest contrast possible into any context to which it enters. It's a picture word, often described as an agony of feeling, frequently associating with frustration and failure. It tells the story of near achievement and total loss.

                Society has been crowned with people who "almost" succeeded only to live and die unnoticed and unsung. Like Moses in one respect, they blazed a good trail, climbed high enough to overlook the Promise Land, then, having received no more than a glimpse of the reward, languish upon their Mount Nebo. It is a maxim no less true than severe; almost to succeed is to fail utterly.

Sign into your account to read the rest of this article. »

Share this on Twitter  |  Share this on Facebook  |  Email to a friend.  |  Contact the editor.

What are your thoughts?

Want to read more of this article?

You must be a subscriber to read entire articles.

Gain 24/7 access to all the content on this website by becoming a subscriber.
Choose your subscription plan and get full access in minutes. Subscribe now. »

If you are already a subscriber, sign in now to read more full articles.

More Religion News

What Does the Bible Say About Immigration?

America: Do You Want the Sand or Bread?

The Man They Still Hate

Is Keeping Faith the Ultimate Empirical Test?

Billy Graham in Retrospect

The Power of Gratitude

Calvary and The Cross: The Crux of Christianity

There is More to the Gospel than Forgiveness

Apologist: Evangelical Support for Trump Isn't Hypocritical

No Need to Pray for Me