… and Dharma gets left out.
In a striking bit of irony Buddhists, who are big on not getting upset, got upset when Brit Hume urged Tiger Woods to convert to Christianity. Brit Hume said this on Fox News:
“I don’t think that faith (Buddhism) offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. “So my message to Tiger would be, ‘Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.'”
While there is nothing here of the cross and resurrection I am pleased as punch to see Mr. Hume put himself out there. Did he give a full gospel presentation? No, but I liked it just the same. Here is why… It gives you (and me) an opportunity to preach Christ, filling out what Brit meant when he delivered his short-hand gospel.
Jesus Christ, born of a woman, born under the law, came to redeem those under the law so that we might receive the adoption as sons. To receive that adoption urge those engaged in the kind of behavior that destroyed Tiger’s life, to repent of their sin and trust that Jesus Christ died for them and rose for their justification.
It also gives you the opportunity to point to clear examples of lives that have been changed by Christ in the very way Brit was talking about. Dr. Mike Adams, who inspired the title of this post, does just that here.