Maybe Today is the Day the Reader Decides to Walk a Better Path

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

–Matthew 7:13-14

Most people believe very strongly that they have picked the path they now walk.

BUT HAVE THEY?

REALLY?

A doctor once gave this analogy: “It’s like if you were standing in a hole. Most people stand in holes–but they don’t know they are in a hole because they have NEVER NOT been in a hole. And you can’t tell them they’re in a hole: they won’t believe you. BUT, once a person GETS OUT OF THE HOLE, they are amazed. “I was standing in a hole! I didn’t know!” The trick is to get the person to get up out of his hole: where he can SEE and KNOW he has been standing in a hole–probably for his whole life! IF you can do that, you’ve pretty much won the battle because the person FINALLY understands they were standing in a hole!“

For ALL of those who believe they have chosen their path in life: a question.

“IF everyone is choosing his own individual path then why do almost all of the paths lead to the same place?”

It’s similar to a question a person who did NOT like church folk once asked.

“IF going to church makes you so good, why do so many who go to church have it so bad?”

Both of these questions could have a little light shined on them by listening to the doc’s story about standing in a hole.

ALL those who are headed down the same path–even though they will argue all day long that they PICKED this particular path?

They’re standing in a hole!

All of the church folk who have it “so bad“?

They’re standing in a hole, too!

ALL of those people have been standing in holes all of their lives. And you can’t tell them, “Hey! You’re standing in a hole, dummie!”

Some will get angry.

Others will just laugh at you.

NONE will believe you BECAUSE they don’t know anything else EXCEPT standing in that hole.

“BUT, once a person GETS OUT OF THE HOLE, they are amazed. “I was standing in a hole! I didn’t know!” The trick is to get the person to get up out of his hole: where he can SEE and KNOW he has been standing in a hole–probably for his whole life!”

Maybe today is the day the reader gets out of his hole?

Maybe today is the day the reader tries something new?

Maybe today is the day the reader decides to walk a DIFFERENT path; a BETTER path than the one he has been walking his whole life?

MAYBE TODAY IS THE DAY THE READER DECIDES THERE IS A GOD AND THAT HIS WORD IS TRUE?

It begins with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

One either believes it or one does not.

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

IF one believes, then one’s life WILL change, WILL change greatly and WILL change for the better.

Almost immediately.

And YOU won’t have anything to do with those changes.  It’s almost like someone else was doing them FOR you.

And that’s not untrue.

Maybe today is the day the reader decides, “I REALLY believe this to be TRUE.”?

Maybe…?

SO…

Maybe today is the day the reader changes the path he has walked?

BUT, then again, most are so comfortable down in their hole, they probably will think about it–or not–and then say,

“Maybe next week?”

IS the reader comfortable with the way he has always done things?

OR, does the reader feel that something is not quite right and he has to make some changes?

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?

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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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 7, 2021.]

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