As they say, “There’s a first time for EVERYTHING.”
And so, a saying very much popular in these parts which has NOT EVER been previously published at ETPR NOW makes its first appearance.
“You can face the tough times better with God holding your hand, than if your hand is empty.”
Not too earth-shaking…
But, if the reader was not familiar with this saying, he IS NOW.
This reminds one of another popular saying (this one during wartime).
The statement “There are no atheists in foxholes” is an aphorism used to argue that in times of extreme stress or fear, such as during war, people will believe in, or hope for, a higher power. The logic of the argument is also used to argue for the opposite.
So, what does the reader think about this?
Has he had an experience in a situation where he knows this to be true?
Does he have any experience with a situation where he knows this is NOT true?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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?
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: September 15, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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