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Tap dancing on the fence

By Elizabeth Prata

Christianity is a dichotomy. A dichotomy is defined as “a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.”

With Christianity, you’re in or you’re out
You’re in Christ or you’re in satan
You’re saved or you’re lost
You are on this side of the narrow gate or that side
You believe in Christ or you don’t
You’ve repented or you haven’t
You’re justified or not
Eternity is heaven or hell
It’s a black and white situation

Some people like to tap dance along the fence, not deciding one way or another. They put off salvation. They decline to think of spiritual things, but they acknowledge God and His creation and the presence of sin. They just don’t do anything about it. They are tap dancing along the fence, not on this side nor that side.

There is no Switzerland when it comes to your soul. There is no neutral ground, no safe spot from which to simply watch the proceedings.

Isaiah 49:8 says

Thus says the Lord: “In a time of favor I have answered you; in a day of salvation I have helped you; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages,”

And Paul quotes that Old Testament verse in 2 Corinthians 6:2
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation”

If the Holy Spirit has convicted you of your sin, do not delay in responding. We never know the number of our days. The Lord could require your life from you this very evening. (Luke 12:20).

The more you delay in responding to the Holy Spirit’s livening of your conscience and sorrowing of your soul over your sin is to harden yourself to further ministrations. Failure to respond, or a delay in responding, is an answer. It’s a “no.”

People who tap dance along the top of the fence are taking a terrible risk. One day, they will stumble and fall.

Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday end a week of Christ’s Passion. It’s a week whereby He made a way for sinners to come to the Father- through Him (and Him only). Get off the fence and come to Jesus through His narrow gate.

and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15).



Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.

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