Friday, November 2, 2012

How Will You Vote?

The Issues:

There is a God. He is holy, just, righteous, true, all-powerful, all-knowing, full of love, light, mercy, and compassion (Psalm 22:3; 116:5; Genesis 17:1; 1 John 1:5; 4:16). Everyone must personally deal with Him (Romans 14:11,12).

You have a never-dying soul which is going to be either eternally saved in heaven or eternally lost in hell (Matthew 25:46).

You are a sinner. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).

God, being holy, cannot allow you into heaven until your sins are removed. You cannot work enough, give enough, or be good enough to remove even one sin from yourself (Ephesians 2:8,9). But God, in His great love, has reached out to you—"For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved" (John 3:16,17). You see, God's love and mercy has provided a way for you to be saved (Romans 5:8). But if you reject His free offer of salvation through Jesus Christ, your sins remain on you, and God has no choice but to send you to hell. "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?" (Hebrews 2:3).

The Promises:

God, who can never lie, has promised many wonderful things to those who accept His offer of salvation. Here are a few:

Cleansing. "The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John 1:7).

Eternal Life. "The Gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23).

Peace. "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).

Freedom. "Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death" (Romans 8:2). "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed" (John 8:36).

An Inheritance. "An inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you" (1 Peter 1:4).

Power. God the Holy Spirit lives in all believers to help, guide, and empower them (Ephesians 1:13; Romans 8:9; John 14:16,17).

The Decision:

You know the issues. You know what's been promised. Now you must either cast your vote for Jesus, by repenting of your sins to God and placing your trust in Jesus for salvation (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9), or you cast your vote against God's provision and reject His salvation. It is either one or the other (John 3:36). Don't be deceived into thinking that there is a third choice. There is no other way. Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me" (John 14:6).

Face this vital matter right now. "Now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:2). Read and carefully consider the issues stated before. Look up the Scriptures—they are God's Word. Weigh the facts carefully and soberly. Then cast your vote below. You must choose one or the other.

I admit that I am a sinner in God's sight, and accept Christ who died for my sins and rose again to be my Saviour. I will therefore live with Him forever in heaven.

I do not accept Christ as my Saviour. I reject the loving payment He has made for my sins, and choose instead to bear the punishment myself. I will therefore spend eternity apart from God in the torment of hell.

Source: mwtb.org

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