Just because you go to church and are a member of the club, don’t think your membership saves you, nor your works! And if anyone else thinks their goodness makes them right with God, think it over, it doesn’t.
You say, “What the heck are you talking about, be saved?”
I say, “Yes, be saved!”
You say, “Be saved from what?”
I say, “From your separation from God and this fear filled evil existence on earth. A world where violence, greed, hate, powerful oppression, and the eventual death of darkness all will experience!”
You say, “I’m not affected by this.”
I say, “Oh, yes you are! In one moment, in a blink of an eye, your safe life can be taken from you!”
You say, “You’re NUTS!”
I say, “No, you’re living in a false sense of security. Your mind is seared from understanding the signs of the times. You can’t see the tidal wave of darkness ready to explode all over you.”
You say, “I’m a person of means and property. I have the right political beliefs, nothing can harm me.
I say, “Really, in the whim of a corrupt political system, your means and property can vanish at the dictate of the politburo. Ask the people In Venezuela, Cuba, the former Soviet Union and Mao’s China. Also, go to the millions of millions of gravesites and see those enemies of the state who lost everything in the blink of an eye.”
You say, “Absurd!”
I say, with Christ,
Luke 12:16-21 New International Version
“And he told them this parable: ‘The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops. Then he said, This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
I say, “First, believe in God . . . Take Scriptural advice, have faith.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NIV
Secondly, realize you have need of His help.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 NIV
Thirdly, accept His help.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 NIV
You say, “If I change my thinking about the existence of God, see myself as He sees me, and accept His Son, I will be saved?”
I say, “Yes!” May God open your heart to this. Why don’t you ask Him person to person? Say to Him, “God is this true, I must accept Jesus as my Savior?” I want to know the TRUTH! God exists, therefore He will hear your honest prayer. When He answers respond to Him. If He doesn’t answer, your safe and I’m delusional. I’m betting He will answer you in a way you will know.