A Conviction, Not a Preference

Let me be succinct today. As a young Christian, I learned the difference between a preference and a conviction, and it was a lesson that has stayed with me. A preference is something that you are willing to part with; a conviction is something that is so embedded in your spirit, that you will never allow yourself to stray from it. I was reminded of that distinction when I saw this political cartoon.

If this were to transpire in the United States [and don’t think it can’t], how many people who call themselves Christians would continue to stand firm in the truth? I fear we would see many walk away from that truth simply because it was merely a preference for them. Only those with genuine conviction will remain faithful. In one of His parables, Jesus asked, “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” It remains an open question.