Salvation Roulette – Gambling with your Soul

salvationSalvation, or the acceptance of Jesus Christ as the Lord of our lives is a decision we will all be given the opportunity to make in this life. What makes the game of salvation roulette interesting is that we don’t know when our ability to choose Christ will be lost forever.

It’s a fact that we have little to no control over most of the issues that affect our lives on a daily basis. But on the other hand, there are still some choices that we can make in our lives that can affect us either positively or negatively for the rest of our lives.

Weighting the Pros and Cons

While watching TV last night a commercial came on advertising an acne medication called Onexton. After watching approximately 45 seconds of several young people hopping, skipping and jumping through life, giving the ideal that this acne product had absolutely revolutionized their lives, an excerpt came on the screen that warned the user of the possible side effects of using this product.

I’ve never been a prophet of doom. Nor have I been an advocate of using scare tactics in preaching salvation to the lost. However the fact of the matter is that this world is winding down. Your very life here in the natural is dwindling away with each and every day.

According to the disclaimer, the tradeoff for having clear skin are, severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue); bloody or watery stools; severe burning, dryness, itching, peeling, redness, stinging, or swelling of the skin; severe or persistent diarrhea; and stomach cramps or pain.

Okay, so at this point I must issue my own disclaimer. I don’t have acne. I’ve never had acne so my input and suggestions are already biased because I’ve never had to weigh the pros and cons in the decision process of taking such a medication.

I also need to say that this is neither and endorsement for or an attempt to persuade anyone from using this medication. The product used in this post is merely being used as an example of how we all must evaluate the pros and cons when it comes to the decisions we make in life.

In the instance of this acne medication, on the pros side of the equation we have clear skin. On the cons side of the equation we have the possibility of suffering from some pretty severe side effects.

Like I said earlier, I don’t have acne so I’ve never had to weigh the pros and cons of using an acne medication. However, it seems to me that the possible cons outweigh the pros in this example in my opinion.

Risk Management decisions regarding your Salvation

Likewise, those who have heard the gospel but have yet to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are dealing with the same type of pros versus cons situation.

On one hand you have life, peace and the assurance of your eternal salvation. On the other hand you have a life separated from the presence of God and the dark cloud of having your ability to choose taken away from you at any moment. Opposite of the above example with the acne medication, in my opinion the pros seem to far outweigh the cons where salvation is concerned.

The God we serve is a Gentleman

Our God is a patient God. He’s not desirous that any should perish but that all should come to repentance according to 2 Peter 3:9. God will never force you to receive Him. Whether you make the decision to come to Christ is totally and completely yours.

I’ve never been a prophet of doom. Nor have I been an advocate of using scare tactics in preaching salvation to the lost. However the fact of the matter is that this world is winding down. Your very life here in the natural is dwindling away with each and every day.

I encourage you to choose Christ now, while you still can. Our lives are but a mist that can disappear at any time. I strongly suggest that you don’t leave this world without having a relationship with Christ.

The Prayer of Salvation

If you’re ready to choose life in Christ, simply pray this prayer with me…

God, I need You. I confess Jesus as the Lord of my life and I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead. I thank you for sending Jesus to die for my sin and I open the door of my heart to receive Him as my Savior. Thank You for saving me and giving me eternal life. I give you control of my life. I thank you that according to Romans 10:9-10, I am now saved. I’m now a Christian. 

If you prayed the prayer above, rejoice! You are now a Christian. Welcome to the family. I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment below. If you would like to share a testimony that is more personal in nature, feel free to contact me at faithsmessenger@gmail.com and let’s rejoice together!

 

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