When One Was a Heathen…


“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”

Every once in a while–usually on the odd occasion when one’s body (and consciousness) is otherwise preoccupied–the mind will wander.

It was on one such recent occasion that the mind entered into that spacious arena where man entertains himself by playing “WHAT IF?


And so, it was on that recent occasion that THIS mind entertained a number of “WHAT IF?“s–many of them having to do with times long past when one was a church-goer but was firmly of the mindset of a heathen (pagan).

“I wonder what would have happened IF I had become a Christian when I was younger?  IF I had, it would have been a COMPLETELY different life, not the one I lived–not that the one I lived was unhappy.”

“WHAT IF I had become a Christian when I was younger?  Would that life have been happier or more anxious than the one I lived?”

“But IF I had known all of the things I know now, how could I NOT become a Christian? Well, again: that would have been a completely different life than the one I lived.”

“IF the ordinary, run-of-the-mill pagan would have become AWARE of the knowledge a Christian has, how could he NOT switch sides?”

“Well, hey, IF the most committed Satanist had access to the knowledge a Christian receives upon conversion, how could HE not switch sides?”

During this time of wandering thoughts, some of the musings were not “WHAT IF?” questions.  Some of the thoughts had to do with largely losing–but not totally!–one’s fear after experiencing the NEW SPIRITUAL REBIRTH.

God gives the Christian the “peace that passeth all understanding.”

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
–Philippians 4:7

The workers of iniquity–and other of Satan’s foot soldiers–attempt to give the Christian anxiety, distress and fear.  It’s not restricted to Christians however.  Satan tries to upset ALL mankind: the fearful being MUCH easier to control.

Which is a prime reason Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media) manufactures so much fear, anxiety, doubt, worry and anxiousness.

So, God, through His Son, Jesus Christ, gives one peace.

PARTICULARLY in the end times, Satan, through his workers of iniquity, attempts to provoke anxiety and fear.

WHO does the reader think will win that battle?

At least one of the “WHAT IF” questions would NOT have been given the time of day back when one was a heathen.

“WHAT IF totally depending on God is tempting Him?  When does depending totally on God for EVERYTHING (protection, guidance, provenance) start becoming “tempting God” (putting God to the test)?

“And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”
–Luke 4:12

When it was time to exit the “WHAT IF?” arena (mostly because the tedious task one was engaged in was over), the LAST thought highlighted the man difference between one’s former life as a heathen and one’s present life as a member of the kingdom of heaven.

“IF I was still lost, I wouldn’t have spent 5 seconds wondering about any of that!”

Perhaps the BIGGEST “WHAT IF?” question the spiritually-reborn Christian will have to consider is the one which is asked by those who do not believe–but nevertheless entertain a few doubts of their own.

“But What IF You’re Wrong?”

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DOES the reader occasionally catch his mind wandering about?

DOES the reader ever contemplate the why’s and wherefore’s whenever his mind takes one of those journeys?

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

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 11, 2020.]

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report




by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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