The BIBLE VIEW #902 — Salvation

In This Issue:
Unacceptable Payment
His Part and God’s
Whosoever and Whatsoever
Necessary and Enough
“Just Ask for Them!”
God Does the Saving

Volume: 902    March 27, 2023
Theme: Salvation

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Unacceptable Payment
Bill Brinkworth

Christopher eyed the video game one more time.  The young, potential customer glanced at the counter salesman before he dug into his jean pockets.  He was determined to buy that game.  Imaginative visions of flying through space on his video game’s starship encouraged him to search his pockets even deeper.

He wrestled out of its denim prison one wiggling frog, which he pridefully placed on the store’s counter top.  “Will you take this frog, and,” he then dug his dirty hand into another pocket and extruded three, long red licorice twists, and placed them next to the ribbeting amphibian, “and these three pieces of candy?”

“Young man,” the grimacing clerk answered, “We cannot take your frog or your candy.  The price of that game is $29.95.  You need that amount to walk out of here with the game.”

A persistent hand dove into a jacket pocket and produced a baseball mitt.  “Well, this glove is one of the best you can buy.  It is worth far more than $29.95.  Won’t you take the glove for that game?”

The clerk shook his head.

“How’s about the glove, candy, the frog, and,” and out of his seemingly endless supply of pockets produced one more item and banged it on the countertop, “this packet of baseball cards?  It’s got to be worth something.”

“Young man, I appreciate your effort; but the only payment acceptable is $29.95 in American currency.  That is the only payment we recognize here.”

The boy wandered away, returning all his valuables to their denim storage facility.  “It just ain’t right,” the boy muttered as he left the store, “It seems to me that my stuff is worth more than that lousy $29.95.”

Many think similarly about salvation.  God says the only payment acceptable for anyone’s sins is the blood of His only Son, Jesus.  Man still tries to pay his way to Heaven with his “currency.” 

Many try to pay for entrance into Heaven with their good works, performing “religious” rites, and following church rules.  “Surely,” they think, “if my good deeds outweigh the bad things I have done, God will like what I have done and let me in.”
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  John 14:6

Our charitable donations, helping others, religious acts, sacrificial efforts, and good works may be good, but they will earn no one a ticket to Heaven.  Those deeds are the frogs, candy, and baseball cards God will not accept as payment into Heaven.  The only way anyone will get to Heaven is by receiving the price that Christ paid with His blood for our iniquities.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

His Part and God’s
Dr. Harry Ironside

A man rose in a meeting to testify to God’s saving grace.  He told how the Lord had won his heart and given deliverance from the guilt and power of sin.  The man spoke of Christ and His work but said nothing of his efforts.

The leader of the meeting was of a legalistic mindset.  When the man’s testimony was ended, he added, “Our brother has only told us of the Lord’s part in his salvation.  When I was converted, there was a whole lot I had to do myself before I could expect the Lord to do anything for me.  Brother, didn’t you do your part first before God did His?”

The other man was on his feet instantly and replied, “Yes, sir.  I clear done forgot.  I didn’t tell you ‘bout my part, did I?  Well, I did my part for over thirty years, runnin’ away from God as fast as my sins could carry me.  That was my part.  An’ God took aftah me till He run me down.  That was His part.”

“There are either of two things we must do.  One is to send back the message to Heaven that we don’t want the blood of Christ to cleanse us of our sin, or else accept it.” — D. L. Moody

Whosoever and Whatsoever
Author Unknown

Two precious words are often used in the mouth of Christ: whosoever and whatsoever.
“… And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Rev. 22:17
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13

“Whosoever” is outside the gate and lets in all who choose.  “Whatsoever” is on the inside and gives those who enter the free range of all the region and treasury of grace.  “Whosoever” makes salvation free.  “Whatsoever” makes it full.

“What we mean by salvation is this: deliverance from the love of sin, rescue from the habit of sin, and to be set free from the desire to sin.”  — Spurgeon

Necessary and Enough
Dr. Harry Ironside

In a hospital ward, a lady missionary found an undersized and undeveloped little Irish boy whose pale, wizened face and emaciated form burdened her heart for the child.  She spoke of his soul’s need, and he was made aware of his lost condition, insomuch that he seriously considered how he might be saved. 

Brought up a Catholic, he thought and spoke of penance, confessionals, sacraments, and the church, yet never mentioned Christ Jesus and His atoning work.  The two talked about what the Scriptures said, but he made no decision at the time for salvation.

The following day the lady called upon him again and found his face aglow with a new found joy.  Inquiring the reason, he replied with an assurance born of faith in the revealed Word of God, “O miss, I always knew that Jesus was necessary, but I never knew till yesterday that He was enough!”

“Human nature’s way of salvation is, ‘Do, do, do.’ God’s way of salvation is, ‘Done, done, it is all done.’  You have but to rely by faith on the atonement that Christ accomplished on the cross.”  — Spurgeon

“Just Ask for Them!”
Walter Knight

Colonel Teddy Roosevelt commanded a rough-rider regiment in Cuba during the Spanish War.  He became much attached to his men and was concerned when several got sick.

Hearing that Miss Clara Barton (the lady who devoted herself to nursing the wounded soldiers) had received a shipment of medicines and food for the invalids under her care,  Colonel Roosevelt requested her to sell a portion of them to him for the sick men of his regiment.

His request was refused.  The Colonel was very troubled.  He cared for his men and was willing to pay for the supplies out of his pocket.

“How can I get these things?” he asked.  “I must have proper food for my sick men.”

“Just ask for them, Colonel.”

“Oh,” said Roosevelt, his face breaking into a smile, “that’s the way, is it?  Then I ask for them.”  He got the supplies at once.

Have you asked the Lord Jesus to save you from the wages of your sins?
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Rom. 6:23

God Does the Saving
D. L. Moody

Men will never find salvation until they give up all efforts to save themselves.  Someone asked a man how he got converted.  To answer the question, he built a fire in a circle around a worm.  After the worm had crawled around in every direction, it lay down to die.  The man then reached over the flames, took the worm out, and put it in a safe place.  “That is how we all get saved,” replied the man.  “God does the saving.”

Exposure to the Son prevents burning.”

The BIBLE VIEW #901 — Sin

In This Issue:
The Pet Rattler
Little Sins
The Apple with A Wormhole
I Believe
How Heavy Is The “Burden of Sin”?
The Pressure of Need

Volume: 901    March 20, 2023
Theme: Sin

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The Pet Rattler
Robert G. Lee, in Whilrwinds of God

The Memphis Commercial Appeal carried a news dispatch of a man in Arkansas who had a pet rattlesnake.  The fellow found the snake as a baby snake.  He took, fed, and made quite a pet of it.  The reptile would come when he whistled.  It would eat from his fingers.  It would coil around his arm and let him stroke its head with the palm of his hand or the tips of his fingers.

One day, he took it to town to exhibit it among his friends.  They marveled at its gentleness, how it coiled itself around his arm, how it would come when he whistled, and were amazed that it would eat from his hand.

He went back home with his pet.  When he got home, suddenly, with only the slightest provocation, the reptile became angry.  Quicker than the zig-zag lightning flashes from the bosom of a dark cloud, that pet rattler buried its fangs in the man’s arm.  In a few hours, the man was dead.  In one quick instant, with poisonous fangs, the serpent had written the man’s death in his own blood.  Two nights later, the man who should have been sitting with his family was buried in the mud of an Arkansas grave.

With such dread cometh such an hour to every man and woman who makes a pet of sin.  A time of terror awaits the person who disregards what God forbids.

Do not befriend sin.  It is hazardous and always has a price that no one desires to pay. A day of dreaded despair may come, as that man learned when he pulled the pet snake’s fangs from his arm.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7

Turn away from iniquity now.  There’s danger and death in delay.  Let go of that sin!  Drop it now!

Little Sins

Years ago, there was not a single thistle in Australia.  A Scotchman, who admired thistles, thought it a pity that such a great island should be without that great symbol of his nation. 

He collected a pack of thistle seeds and sent it over to one of his friends in Australia.  When it landed, the inspection officers may have said, “Oh, let them in.  There’s only a few seeds?  It is only to be sown in a garden.”

Yes, it was but a few, but now entire districts of the country are covered with it, and it has become the farmer’s pest and plague.   Just a “few” sins, like several seeds, can spread, soon become uncontrollable, and ruin lives.
“Your glorying is not good.  Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”  I Corinthians 5:6

The Apple with A Wormhole
Author Unknown

You may have seen an apple with a wormhole in it.  Do you know whether the worm bore the apple from the inside or the outside? 

Most would say “from the outside,” but the scientist would disagree.  Sometimes the worm began from the inside.  The egg may have been laid on the blossom, and the worm hatched in the apple’s heart.  Later, it bored its way out.

That is precisely the way the worm of sin starts its destructive work.  It begins in one’s spiritual heart, bores its way out, and can ruin lives. 

One’s “heart” can direct one’s life.  If one is determined to do what is biblically right, one will avoid many mistakes and hardships.  If one allows sin and temptation guide them, they surely will encounter regrets and ruin.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” — Jeremiah 17:9

I Believe
Written before 1900 by General Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army

I believe that the chief dangers that confront the coming twentieth century will be:

  • Religion without the Holy Spirit,
  • Christianity without Christ,
  • Forgiveness without regeneration,
  • Morality without God, and
  • Heaven without Hell.

Author Unknown

Man calls sin an accident; God calls it an abomination.
Man calls sin a blunder; God calls it blindness.
Man calls sin a chance; God calls it a choice.
Man calls sin a defect; God calls it a disease.
Man calls sin an error; God calls it an enmity.
Man calls sin fascination; God calls it fatality.
Man calls sin infirmity; God calls it iniquity.
Man calls sin luxury; God calls it leprosy.
Man calls sin liberty; God calls it lawlessness.
Man calls sin a trifle; God calls it a tragedy.
Man calls sin a mistake; God calls it madness.
Man calls sin a weakness; God calls it willfulness.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23

How Heavy Is The Burden of Sin?
Author Unknown

As a preacher talked, a flippant youth interrupted him, “You tell about the burden of sin.  I feel none!  How heavy is it?  Eight pounds?  Two pounds?  Twenty?”

The preacher answered, “Tell me, if you laid four hundred pounds of weight on a corpse, would it feel the load?”

“No,” replied the youth, “because it is dead and can feel nothing.”

“An unsaved soul is dead and does not feel the load of sin,” was the preacher’s answer.
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Ephesians 2:1-6

The Pressure of Need
Gospel Herald

If we have a conviction of sin, we will feel the pressure not to commit iniquity.  Sin is not a theological abstraction; it is a genuine threat to one’s life. 

Iniquity is the evil of the world brought home to our door.  It is the lust of the world that brings men to ruin.  It is the lowered moral standard that threatens our youth.  The greed for power and money fills the economic world with corruption.  It is impatience without discipline that breaks up our homes. 

Sin crouches at the doors of all people to weaken them.  Iniquity is as real as the flu or cancer.  We daily face the sickness of the soul which sin has created.

Much of the world is lost.  Men are lost when they do not trust Christ as payment for all their sins.  They do not know or care where they are, where they are going, or why they are here. 

They are lost when their moral compass does not operate and when the price tags on sin are so demanding, they cannot tell what life’s values are. 

We should not be surprised if people stay away from church meetings.  Why should they come?  They are lost.  They do not know God or the Father’s will and way. 

The BIBLE VIEW #900 — Preaching

In This Issue:
He Was Right!
The Preacher’s Advice

Volume: 900    February 20, 2023
Theme: Preaching

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He Was Right!
Bill Brinkworth

Although I was saved at 12, I did not live right and for the Lord. A spiritual change did not occur until I was 28, in the late 70s.

When I finally got right with the Lord, I looked for the right church.  After about six months, I found the one I knew God wanted me to attend.  The pastor was Paul Fedena, a wise, godly man who knew the Word of God well.

His preaching often touched on current events and how Christians should react and spiritually examine them.  Pastor Fedena touched on many “hot” topics.  Many people were glad about the warnings; others got mad and pouted off, never to change their life nor darken the ministry’s doors again.

One sore spot for many was the time spent watching television preachers.  The pastor warned that their doctrine was often unbiblical, and many were in it for the money.  He cautioned not to send them tithes and offerings as the money would go to the continuance of false teachings and often their personal bank accounts.
“(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)” Philippians 3:18-19

Many got very mad when their favorite television “pastor” was pointed out for doing wrong.  Some stormed out.  However, it was not long before the pastor’s discernments proved true.  Some evangelists were found out, and some were sent to jail.  Others had their scams revealed, as were the large amounts of money absconded for personal use.  The preacher was right!

There was also preaching against the charismatic movement.  Well-researched information was given to the congregation about how the spiritual gifts for the early church were not for today’s believers who were to live by faith and not sight.
“Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” I Corinthians 13:8 

Scams of some false teachers were revealed, yet many Christians got mad and stormed out of the church when unbiblical teachings and deeds were exposed.  Again, the pastor was right!

Another very sore spot was touched upon.  The preacher repeatedly revealed what the Bible said about the dress and appearance of men and women. 

At that time, women were beginning to wear pants publically which were worn by men only for centuries.  He also exposed men’s hair-styles as not biblical as men were not to appear “effeminate” and not to have the “hair of a woman.” 
“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” Deuteronomy 22:5
“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?”  I Corinthians 11:14

His admonitions included that the respect and distinction of the sexes would be confused.  He warned men would be doing what God assigned and prepared women to do, and women’s roles and abilities would also be changed and abused.  The sin of homosexuality was discussed, and that changes in men’s and women’s goals and standards would cause that sin to be more prevalent.

People strongly disagreed with the preacher’s discernments, as “so many were doing it, so it could not possibly be wrong.”  The pastor was mocked for his stand.  Many ignored his warnings.  Women wore pants in defiance, and men strutted their long hair.  Pastor’s warnings from the Bible were disregarded by many.

Now, look at what has happened to society.  The sexes are confused.  Men are often not the leaders God desires them to be.  Women wear the “apparel of man,” and men wear their hair however they choose.  Family values and structures have changed, and divorces are at an all-time high.

Homosexuality and transsexuality, recognized as mental illnesses during that time, are now prevalent and even encouraged in some circles.  Many are now angered when those practices and sins are mentioned and spoken about negatively.  Again, the pastor’s warning against breaking biblical taboos came true.  He was right!

Separation from ungodly living and worldliness were also preached against.  It was made clear to the congregation that when Christians get too close to sin, they would soon become desensitized about it, would no longer be convicted by iniquity, and would soon be no different from the ungodly.
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” II Corinthians 6:17

Slowly preaching in other ministries caved into the pull to be more like the world “to get more to come to church.” They encouraged rock music to replace biblical-based hymns.  Dress standards were removed.  The reliable, preserved King James Bible was replaced with modern perversions of what God saved to direct His people. 

Eventually, many churches became places of entertainment rather than stalwarts of the truth.  Faithful and bold preaching of God’s Word was replaced by watered-down opinions and soothing sermonettes.  Refusal to separate from sin and worldly places of fellowship stopped many churches from being healing institutions for sin-sick souls. 

Again, the preacher’s warnings sadly came true.  To the surprise of the modern preachers, church attendance diminished significantly, the Gospel was not emphasized, and the power of God was off many ministries.

Although we should heed what comes from the pulpit, not all preachers’ predictions and discernments come to fruition.  However, when the Word of God is believed, trusted, and used as the only illuminating light, it will expose many sins, wrong doctrines, and guide one through the maze of temptations and iniquities.

The Bible’s exposing wrong activities, teachings, and behaviors is not limited to a preacher’s discernment.  Any Word-of-God-grounded Christian can also determine what is of God and what is not.

Do not let popular beliefs and actions be your compass for finding God’s truths.  Often, the majority is not right.

Dive into and diligently study His Word for yourself.  Use it to direct your path in this sin-sick world, and you, too, can discern right from wrong and His will and way.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15

“To love to preach is one thing; to love those to whom we preach is quite another.” —  Cecil

The Preacher’s Advice
Bill Brinkworth

In giving pastoral advice to another preacher, Titus, Paul showed us we could often face what the early church had to be wary.  Churches had to be careful of false teachers undermining the work of God.

Paul’s warnings to Titus can help us identify some false preaching and teaching in pulpits today.  Some of the telltale signs of a “false preacher” include:

  • They are preaching things that should not be preached or taught.  Perhaps some of what came from the pulpit was not even biblical, as happens in many ministries today.  Somehow, what was said was often motivated by the preacher’s desire to make more money for himself (Titus 1:11).
  • Much of what was said ruined families.  Perhaps unwise preaching brought division rather than unity in families and caused problems (Titus 1:11).  It may also have been teachings that encouraged families to leave the church.
  • Their having their own prophets (Titus 1:12) that supposedly got a “new message from God” and added their thoughts and philosophies.  Today, we see this with Muslims following the teaching of their prophet, Mohammed, and the Mormons following their “prophet,” Joseph Smith.  It also is seen in other religions and denominations throughout the world.
  • Their teaching of “fables, and commandments of men” (Titus 1:14).  Instead of “thus saith the Lord,” it was “thus saith the preacher” or “thus saith our religion.” Today, we see this with many false religions having their own books and teachings that receive more credence than the Word of God.
  • Their works proved they were not from God (Titus 1:16).  They claimed they were from God with their mouth, but their involvement in sin and ungodly actions was contrary to their profession.

Many claim that they will not “judge” others, and we should not.  However, we must discern right from wrong and avoid what God does not approve.  False religion is one danger we need to recognize as not being of God. It must be avoided before damage is done to our thinking, testimony, and Christian walk.

“There are only two types of religions: those that “do” to get God to overlook their sin and those that know that Jesus paid for their iniquities on the cross.” 

The BIBLE VIEW #899 — Assorted

In This Issue:
I’m Outa There!
A Grateful Whale
Salvation — God’s Gift

Volume: 899    February 20, 2023
Theme: Assorted

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I’m Outta There!
Bill Brinkworth

“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

Church is the place we should hear the Word of God and be strengthened in following the Lord.  Our Bible reading is one way we grow in the things of the Lord.  However, God has ordained the local church to assist us also in our spiritual walk.  It is there we can get more spiritual food

God has given people an appointed preacher to minister to them in the local church.  Many can also hear the Gospel and be saved.  It is often a place where folks can also find a place to serve Him.

Going to church is the right thing to do, but many reasons keep people from heeding God’s command to attend.  It is not always the devil that encourages us not to go.  Often our sinful flesh, which struggles to do right, intervenes.  Between the two, there are a lot of excuses and wrong decisions that people use to keep them out of church.  Here are a few of them that keep too many from a Bible-believing local church:

Sin.  Attending church and hearing God’s Word will remind too many of their sin.  To avoid conviction, many avoid church so they do not get unpleasant reminders of their wrongdoings.

Church hopping.  They try this church, then that one, then go to another with a friend.  Soon, they find themselves out of their routine of faithfulness where God had led them.  In a short time, they are not attending any church.

Discontentment.  Folks can easily find a reason for not being happy with their church.  “I don’t like the way the preacher preaches.  He screams too much,” or “They sing too much.”  There is no perfect church.  If there were one, it would not be perfect after we entered.

Hurt feelings.   Probably the number one killer of church attendance is when folks get their feelings hurt and leave the church.  “No one shook my hand,” or “No one even said ‘hello’ to me.  It just is not a friendly church.”

Lack of understanding.  Many do not have a clue what the Bible teaches.  If they attend a church that preaches and practices biblical doctrine, they do not understand it and may leave.  Many go for the religious trappings of the denomination they were raised in and do not realize that many “religious” practices are not biblical.

Pride.  The old folded-arm excuse of “No one is going to tell me what to do!” keeps many out of church.  They have not realized that the preacher’s message that got them indignant and wanting to leave was from the Word of God.  Ultimately, they leave, not because of what the preacher said, but what God said to their hearts.

Legitimate reasons.  Legitimate excuses of sickness or vacations can become bad habits of non-attending.

Most excuses are not acceptable to keep us from God’s house.  We cannot please God when we stay home from an avenue He uses to speak to us and change our way of living.  Even many unsaved know where a Christian should be on Sunday morning.

God started and sent His Son to die for the local church.  The local church is important to God.  Be at one this week.  Be faithful in attending one teaching what the Bible instructs and where you believe God has led you to attend.

“The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.” —  Beecher

A Grateful Whale
Bill Brinkworth

A 45 – 50 foot humpback whale was rescued off the coast of San Francisco.  The whale had become entangled with ropes, crab traps, and weights.  The animal was so weighted down that he could hardly surface to get air.  A rescue team was summoned to free the 50-ton behemoth.

Divers went into the water and discovered at least 20 crab-pot ropes, each about 240 feet long, and their weights tightly wrapped around the whale.  The humpback’s tail was encircled four times by ropes.  Twelve crab traps, each weighing 90 pounds, hung off the whale.  (Those extra burdens entangling the creature remind me of all the sin that burdens so many sinners.)

Soon four divers were in the water cutting off the entanglements with curved knives.  The whale quietly waited and allowed the rescuers to free him.  The diver who cut the rope from the creature’s mouth remarked that the whale winked at him as he did his work.

After realizing he was free, the animal swam to each diver and nuzzled him.  It was as if the animal were thanking each one that had a part in his new freedom.  He certainly was appreciative of those that worked to free him.

Is it possible that the whale had better manners and appreciative courtesy than most people?  There are too many husbands that rarely thank their wives for all the important things they do to make their lives easier.

Too many children never even think of thanking their fathers for working diligently daily to provide for their upkeep.  Nor do they even consider thanking their mother for her sacrificial efforts to provide a good home for them. 

Countless bosses are the topic of criticism and gossip but are rarely thanked for providing a job for their employees.  Teachers put in long hours going the extra mile to grade papers and spend much of their time helping those who do not want to be helped.  Rarely do they receive any appreciation.

Police spend long days trying to protect residents they do not know.  Yet, the public’s guardians face ridicule and threats from many that are breaking the laws.  Rarely do they ever receive any gratitude.

Many make our lives much more pleasant and safe.  We owe them for their work and effort. 

It takes no intelligence or character to ridicule, judge, or criticize others.  It does take an appreciative spirit to realize what we have and to thank others for their part in our lives.  As the whale “thanked” his rescuers, many of us need to do the same to those who have helped us.

“If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parents, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our Father in Heaven.” 
— Hosea Ballou

Salvation — God’s Gift
Harry Todd

As you travel down life’s highway
It’s a broad road to destruction;
The Bible says that “All have sinned…”
And you must change direction.

Now you are helpless by yourself,
You are dead in trespasses and sin,
God hates sin; Heaven is holy,
Therefore you cannot enter in.

Someone must die because of sin,
It should be you and I,
But God loved the world so much
He sent His only Son to die.

Now Jesus paid the sin debt
Upon dark Calvary’s tree,
So you and I by simple faith
Are forgiven and set free.

By grace are ye saved through faith,
Not of works or by any deed;
Salvation is a gift of God;
So of His Word, you must take heed.

He came unto His own
But they turned Him away,
Now you can be a child of God
By receiving Christ today.

Today is the day of salvation,
Tomorrow may be too late,
Behold!  Now is the accepted time,
Oh!  Sinner, do not wait.

“The way to be saved is not to delay but to come and take.”  — Dwight L. Moody