Thursday, March 24, 2011

          You Can Make!
by Nathanael O

WHAT is the worst mistake a man can make? This article will tell you.

"He brushed his teeth twice a day. The doctors examined him twice a year. He wore his rubbers when it rained. He slept with the windows open. He got at least eight hours sleep every night. He never smoked, drank, or lost his temper. He was faithful with his daily dozen. He was all set to live to be one hundred. The funeral will be held Wednesday. He is survived by eighteen specialists, four health institutions, and six gymnasiums."

He forgot God, lived as if this world was all, and is now with those who say,

"The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved" (Jer. 8: 20).'

The most tragic mistake anyone can make is to forget God and His claims upon a life. Leaving Him out of your plans will certainly spell eternal ruin for you.

What happens when you take the. Wrong road while driving? You lose time, petrol, and patience. But you can always get back on the right road, can't you? Such is not the case traveling to heaven. The Bible warns:

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (Prov. 14:12). Many ways which seem right, such as church membership, good deeds, trying to keep the Golden Rule or the Ten Commandments, without a personal faith in Christ, will lead to one destination: eternal death. Jesus alone is "The
way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6). If you miss the Jesus-road in this life, you can't get on it later. There are no alternative routes after death. God says: "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Heb. 9:27).

If you make the mistake of not properly caring for your teeth, the worst thing that can happen is that you lose them. But you can always get an artificial set.

Not so with your soul. If you let sins, habits, and Christ-rejection drive it to an endless hell, you can't get a new soul. There is no second chance. You have only one soul which will live forever in heaven's bliss or hell's torment. Your decision here makes its destiny final.  Jesus asks you these solemn questions:

"What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 8:36, 37)..

You need not make the terrible mistake of rejecting the Saviour of your soul. Right now, you have the power to believe. You can say to the Lord Jesus Christ: "I accept Thee into my heart as my own personal Saviour." He will become your Saviour and make you a child of God. Here is His promise: "As many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1: 12).

Do you want forgiveness, joy, peace, and satisfaction? All these can be yours if:

You repent of all your sins.

You trust not in your own efforts or goodness, but in the blood of Jesus shed to pay for your sins.

You confess Christ as your Saviour before your friends and relatives.

You live daily for Him, reading your Bible and praying faithfully.

Sounds good?

It is!

All these wonderful things can happen to you if you will bow your head now and invite the Son of God into your life. Will you do it?

Remember, the only way you can avoid the worst mistake you can make is by taking the best step you can take. Believe and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and God TODAY!

(Bible Teaching for Confident Living’ magazine April/May 2009)

Confident Living Magazine, A Back to the Bible Publication.
Bible Teaching for Confident Living’ magazine April/May 2009 Share

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