Deathbed Conversions: Another Tall Tale?

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“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–1John 2:15-16

Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media)–as well as many church folk–regularly promote the false idea that man can choose to wait until the very last minute to trade in the things of this world for the things of God Almighty and His Son, Jesus Christ.

In other words, “deathbed conversions.”

This goes against the Bible, which declares that we do not choose God or His Son, Jesus Christ.

God/Jesus chooses us.

“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love”
–Ephesians 1:4

So strictly speaking, while not impossible, deathbed conversions (if they are even possible) are the rarest of happenings.

No deathbed conversion for atheist Stephen Hawking – “The Deathbed Conversion” is one of the bedtime stories those who populate the churches tell their children. It is akin to the many published obituaries which attempt to cloud the manner in which the recently-deceased chose to live their lives by declaring that the deceased  “went to be with their Lord“–or some other thought which would have been foreign to the person who just passed away.

MORE: Modern Death: The Lies of Bereavement

The vast majority of people die in the very same condition they lived–though last-minute regrets and second thoughts obviously torment many of the dying.

God knows man’s heart.

“And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us”
–Acts 15:8

Which means that God will know those who sincerely come to him out of faith and those who attempt to obtain eternal “fire insurance” at the last minute.

The question one imagines God asking the newly-dead man: Why did you wait until the last possible minute to concern yourself about the kingdom of heaven?

IS a true conversion to Christianity a decision of man as to when is the best time to forsake the world?

Was God’s purpose somehow served by the “conversion“?

Is a man who waits until the last moments of his life one who demonstrates a great faith in God?

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
–Hebrews 11:6

Once again, it is not impossible for someone to sincerely change their lifelong patterns when they can see their last day on earth approaching: it is only highly unlikely.

Here a few questions one needs to ask oneself if ever one hears the tall tale of the deathbed conversion:

Would the person who died remain true to God IF he suddenly got healthy and lived another 10 years? 

Would the person who who supposedly “converted” forsake the pleasures and things of this world IF he were to live another five years?

Did the person who recently passed away exhibit any fruit of one whose life had undergone the transformation of passing into the kingdom of heaven?

God Almighty knows the answer to all of these questions.

One cannot outsmart God.

DOES the reader believe he chooses God Almighty?

DOES the reader believe in the fable of the deathbed conversion?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 27, 2018.]

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