Sometimes, one arrives in the middle of a discussion before one ever thinks, “How did I get here?” OR “How did this even start?” OR “How did we get on this line of conversation?”
From past experiences, it seems that these types of discussions occur whenever thoughts and words meander here and there, touching on this-and-that, before settling–for a short while or longer–on something with which everyone in the conversation gets involved.
And so it was that a past discussion about warning the deceived was entered into before one realized it.
“You’re always trying to warn people about the end times. But I’m pretty sure most of them don’t pay any attention to what you’re saying.”
“I would have to say that’s a fair way to describe it.”
“But I hardly ever see you upset. Doesn’t it make you mad when people ignore what you’re saying? Don’t you get frustrated?”
“I’m not sure ‘angry’ is the proper reaction to all those who ignore what I’m saying. It might have been when I was a heathen, but I remember when I was in there shoes: I believed the same things most of them believe right now. I mean, I taught science for awhile! And now look: I KNOW science is just a bunch of stories.”
“But it’s got to be infuriating. You’re trying to warn them. They ignore you. Doesn’t that upset you some? I know that would make ME mad!”
It was at about this point that “How did we get on this line of conversation?” popped into one’s head. BUT, after dwelling on it for a VERY short time, the following little story was told (as memory best serves):
“Let’s say you’re walking in the woods and you come to a river you’re somewhat familiar with. But something is different. You look and you discover the bridge has a gaping hole in it! The bridge is out! You run up the road and try to warn drivers who are headed that way. NOW, not only do most of the drivers NOT believe you when you tell them the bridge is out, they make fun of you or question your mental state.
“Most continue to drive down the road, convinced that the bridge is not really out; after all, it’s a state bridge. The state wouldn’t let their bridge fall down, would they? When you get to the river, you see hunks of twisted metal which USED to be cars on the stones by the water. Who can be mad at that? What’s the proper reaction? Sadness or pointing the finger at yourself that you weren’t able to do a better job of warning them so that they believed you.
“Besides, they are VERY deceived. God’s Word tells the reader that end times man is VERY deceived.”
“That’s where I’m at.”
The reply was somewhat surprising.
“You know, you’re a real pistol sometimes. And sometimes, you’re just a complete idiot.”
Later, some thought was put into how such an odd conversation got started. But no decision was reached: the memories were too faulty, the time too far in the past.
But also later–LONG after that conversation was just a memory–it was decided that–regardless of HOW the discussion began-that story was the PROPER way to explain the believer’s proper reaction to unheeded warnings.
The believer is COMMANDED to warn others of the approaching dangers. DOES the reader believe such unsettling talk?
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?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 19-21, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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