Thursday, May 22, 2008

LOST WITHOUT A CLUE

"Thirteen per cent of students surveyed said they got "blind drunk" regularly while 43 per cent said they did so occasionally."1
It's sad to think that billions of people who are alive today are going to hell. They are unrepentant that their sins are rebellion to God. "They sport with death and play with damnation."1 They don't care if they are marching toward their doom. All of the preaching, praying, and providence of God has not yet touched them. Oh, they have heard, but they deny and suppress the truth (Rom. 1:18). They mock and shake their fists at the very idea of God while at the same time bowing every minute to a million false gods. See, they believe too, but they believe in something inferior and carnal that pleases the flesh. They think they are wise, not knowing they have been fooled to believe contrary to all nature. If it means they won't have to submit to the moral and just God, they will accept the most ridiculous of theories to explain their existence. By faith they accept that they are animals, and a product of phantom evolutionary processes that run contrary to all science. They are happy to believe that life came from dead, inanimate matter so that when they are dead, that's it and there is nothing else. To them this life is about playing and getting the most they can before it's over. It's all about them.

But there is hope for them. The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost" (Rev. 22:17). Without Christ, they have no hope. This is why the Gospel must be preached to all the world that they might be saved. What God is offering, if they will but listen, is abundant life now and eternal life in the future. Peter said to those who were pricked by this message, "Repent and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38). Though they are dead in sins and trespasses, they can be born again to a new life (Eph. 2:1; Rom. 6:3-5).

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1. Risky teen behavior
2. Edward Griffin. "Can These Bones Live".

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