A good friend of mine discussed the Bible and Christianity with me last month. She said she believed in God but not the Bible. For her, that was good enough. Sadly, it won’t be “good enough” when she meets God on Judgement Day.
Why is this so? Throughout the Old Testament, the faithful followers of God awaited a saviour who would rescue them from sin’s deadly grip. Jesus Christ was born, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross to take the punishment meant for his followers. He fulfilled the law perfectly and rose from the dead, just as he said.
God cut some folks a break in past ages but, as the Apostle Paul told the leading thinkers of Athens, God commands all people to believe in Jesus Christ and to turn their lives over to him. There are no IFs, ANDs, or BUTs about it.
James also wrote in his epistle that even the devils believe and tremble when it comes to God’s existence. The Bible predicts a terrible end for them and all those who won’t follow Christ , surrendering their lives to his rulership.
How I wish my friend could see the eternal peril she faces. In fact, I wish that ALL my friends who aren’t born again could see clearly the danger they face by not surrendering to Jesus right now. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. The only time we have where we can do anything is now.