For those that have accepted its message, it is a smell of perfume sweeter than anything we have ever smelled. It is a promise that we will be a part of the kingdom, that no matter what we endure here, we will find an eternity with Jesus, one that is free of sorrow, free of tears, free of sickness, free of pain and hurts. Life will finally be perfect and there will be a place waiting for us in heaven. We are told that Jesus will say to those that believe in him. "Well done, you faithful servant, enter the kingdom of heaven". We are told that the way to get there is to believe in the one God sent to save us, Jesus Christ, God in human form, who paid the price for our sins.
For those, however, that do not believe, it is a way of life that doesn't make sense. It is confusing and creates discord. The Bible stinks and smells worse than a rotting animal. Those people will attempt to disprove the Bible because they feel condemned by it. It points out the wrongs of the world and tries to teach us how to correct those things. But those that are in the world, love the world and it's hard to hear that the world is killing them. The hope for those that don't believe, is that we just go back to dirt when we die. But what if the Bible is right about those that don't believe? What if there is a hell? What if Jesus is right?
Then there are those that are on the fence. Let's just move forward as we have always been. We believe in Jesus, but having to actually "act" like Jesus is going too far. What if we never develop into who Christ like followers, loving one another, and doing good. We know the Bible says that you can't "earn" your way into heaven, but we also know that it says faith without works is dead. What that means is there are some works necessary for you to complete your purpose in life. The works we are told will not be difficult, and the burden is light. We are told to listen for the voice of God and do as he asks.
I don't know where you are at, and that choice is up to you. It will always be up to you. There is no force to becoming a Christ follower, God has always made it your choice.
Think on it.