Join Us…Or Die

Posted: May 9, 2013 in Faith
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AIM Church Blog Post: Join Us…Or Die.

source: starwars.wikia.com

source: starwars.wikia.com

You know the scene in Star Wars (The Empire Strikes Back) where Vader tells the Emperor that Luke will “join us or die”? It’s really not so much of a threat as it is a promise. Sure it’s a promise that he can’t keep, but Vader isn’t threatening Luke in that scene: he’s promising the Emperor that Luke will die if Luke doesn’t join them.

In a way, God has issued a similar promise to humanity: join Us or die. Except when God makes this promise He isn’t looking to scare people into a relationship with Him – He just reminds people what will happen if they choose to reject Him.

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