“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. “
Like a great many other, LESSER things in this life, eternal salvation is missed the MOST once it is needed.
Until eternal salvation is needed, for most men, it remains an abstraction: something which is an idea only. ONCE eternal salvation is NEEDED, however, it attains an immediacy which demands the attention of the one not saved.
UNTIL the moment it is NEEDED, eternal salvation is often an AFTERTHOUGHT.
THIS is primarily the reason many put it off until it is too late.
“I’m too busy to think about that now. I’ll think about it later–when I have the time.”
Unfortunately, the person in question NEVER seems to find the time to consider the weighty matter of eternal salvation.
Until it’s too late.
“Now that I NEED it, eternal salvation seems pretty important! Why did I not see this earlier?”
It is commonly said that a ‘young person never thinks he is going to die.’
This is true of ANYONE (regardless of age)–particularly those who are in good health.
What man is it whose thoughts dwell upon his death whenever he feels fine?
When one is young–or healthy and feeling fit as a fiddle, DEATH and the need for the eternal salvation–which is SO important AFTER this life–seem very far away.
Can this be why so many of the youth shake their tiny fists in rebellion at Almighty God?
When one is young, life seems to stretch on FOREVER.
Death is for the oldsters.
IF one’s DEMISE (death) appears to be FAR AWAY, then might the consequences surrounding that passing also seem FAR AWAY?
In many cases, so far away that one might think they might NEVER happen?
A great many professional atheists are BRAVE when they are IN THIS WORLD. Many receive the support and the acclaim of the world because of their views. Their fellows provide much support.
BUT, it is when those men are by themselves, facing judgment–as ALL must–ALONE, that the value of eternal salvation is finally realized.
“Eternal salvation is missed most when it is needed.”
DOES the reader have ANY thoughts on this important and weighty matter?
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: August 29, 2022.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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