Out In The Cold?

While engaged in a spirited discussion about the preparations one should make for the end times, someone [who is unsaved and unbelieving] brought up a VERY good question.

“You’re always saying we should be prepared for the end times; for the times when Jesus comes back.  BUT, what if you decide to ‘go for it’ and become a full-blown Christian?

“What then?

“BUT, you also have said that “You do NOT choose God: God chooses you.” What happens IF you decide to become a Christian, but God does NOT choose you?  What then?”

The answer?

“All of that is true, but IF you make a decision to forsake the world and to TOTALLY COMMIT TO GOD AND JESUS, then your chances of being chosen by God for eternal salvation are pretty good.”

“But remember: God can read your thoughts and knows your heart.  God knows if you are totally committed to Him or if you are doing it for some other reason.”

“Yeah…but what if?”

“What if ‘what’?”

“What if you TRULY commit and STILL get left out in the cold?”

“God knows.  MEN do NOT know.  Even YOU may not know, but God knows everything about everything. IF you TRULY commit to God, God will NOT leave you ‘out in the cold’”.

“If you say so…”

“It’s in God’s Word: LOVE the LORD and FEAR the LORD and do it SINCERELY and God will shower you with good things.”

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
–1CORINTHIANS 2:9

“And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.”
–Luke 1:50

“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children”
–Psalm 103:17

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.”
–Isaiah 64:4

“The BEST preparation one can make to get ready for the return of Jesus is to LOVE and FEAR the LORD–and do it through-and-through.”

“That’s a pretty convincing case.”

“It is.  It ALWAYS is.”

“BUT, not if you don’t believe any of that.”

“In that case, you have nothing to worry about.”

And then, after a bit of back-and-forth,  the conversation moved on to other, more sedate, topics.

MORE:  During the End Times, MOST Will Make EXCUSES, Not Effective Preparation

WHAT are the reader’s thoughts on this topic?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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?

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

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

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 26, 2022.]

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