Remembering Back To When One Was a Heathen

SOME people will reminiscence about the time which went by in the past and will sigh that they did NOT make better decisions.

OTHERS will recall the time which passed them by and will remember those times AS IF they really did make ALL THE RIGHT DECISIONS.

A FEW will dredge up the days gone by and do NEITHER, trying to remember accurately what REALLY happened.

This is about someone in the THIRD group who recalled days gone by and compared them to the days as they happen presently.

One of the points of comparison between the two times is the BELIEF OF GOD’S WORD, particularly that heaven is REAL and NOT just a fairy tale.

When one was a heathen, one CLAIMED to believe the Word of God–but one didn’t, REALLY. IF what was written in the Bible contradicted ANY of man’s authorities–especially SCIENCE!–then the Bible got a sad smile and a heathen verdict: “Well, that’s what they used to think!”

AFTER one leaves the pagan world of the heathen behind, HEAVEN become so real that the former heathen KNOWS it is REAL and NOT just a story. This is one of the benefits of being ‘born again:’ one knows the difference between the TRUTH of God’s Word and the STORIES of man he is told.

Because the former pagan KNOWS that heaven is REAL and NOT a story, he tries VERY HARD to act differently; to act in a way which will please the ONE who has the keys of HEAVEN.  He does not always accomplish what he originally set out to do, BUT he does his level best to do so.

And that is one other IMPORTANT difference between when one is ‘born again’ and when one was a heathen: the new believer KNOWS he cannot measure up to all that God commands.  BUT, he also KNOWS that God is unspeakably MERCIFUL about such human weakness.

AFTER ALL, God created man and is aware of all of man’s foibles.

It is a GOOD thing that God is so full of mercy and grace to the former sinner.

And THAT is one more thing that the former heathen KNOWS.

When the former heathen is remembering the past, back to when HE was a heathen, his mind turns over the most curious ‘rocks’ in one’s memory.

Perhaps this is all just part of being so grateful one has escaped the eternal torment which is man’s due?

[There are a great many other points which could have been raised, but they will make (God willing.) a good future article.]

DOES the reader have particular memories of the past which he re-visits from time-to-time?

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?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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“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: May 8, 2023.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Photo by Aaron Andrew Ang on

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