Monday, February 8, 2016

Two Opinions

1 Kings 18:21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.

I remember talking to a co-worker, Jack, who was going to seminary at the time and telling him that there really are only two races on earth. He looked at me puzzled until I said: “Saved & Unsaved”. Ok, I tricked him, a little, but there really are only two groups of people; those who are on their way to Heaven and those who are not. The Bible is clear (i.e. John 3:16, Romans 10:9) that the first group is comprised of those who have trusted in Christ alone for the salvation of their eternal souls. There is a decision to be made.

I read that there are some decisions in life with only two options. While we are deciding which of those opinions we will choose, we discover that we have already chosen one, although indirectly. For example, suppose your car were to stall on railroad tracks with a train coming. Two options now loom before you. You can leap from your car and save your life, or you can stay in your car and try to save both your life and ride. As you weigh the dangers and gains involved in those two options, the inevitable fact is that you have already chosen one; you are in the car and the train is still coming!

Hebrews 3:15 “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

The article points out that today, we likewise have two opinions: life and death. But while we consider the choice, we have already chosen one, for if we never accept Christ, we are in that same state of death into which every soul is born. A "no decision" is a decision. As my old mentor Bill Stiles used to say: “Heaven is a decision; the default is hell”. And the Judgment Day train of God continues to roll. The gospel is the greatest offer ever made. The day will come when the offer will be recalled, but now, the offer of His love and mercy waits for us. We are urged – if have not already – to repent of our sins, to place your faith in Jesus, and to accept Him as our Savior and Lord. Make a choice and make a God decision.

2 Corinthians 6:2 For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

In Christ, Brian

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