August 2017, Vol. 36, No. 8

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When is a Shark Not a Shark?

posted on January 19, 2018

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Surely you saw it on TV about a man who was going to race a great white shark. I didn’t see the show but I believe the shark won the race. But then the rage started. People found out that the shark was not real. It really was all a stunt, a farce. I am sure the shark population is also in an uproar. I was really not upset, I believed it was a silly thing to do in the first place.

But people do foolish and dangerous things all the time. It is my belief that one of the most dangerous and foolish things that people do is to neglect or avoid obeying the Gospel of Christ.

There are two time limits as to when we can obey the Gospel. One is of course, is death, when we are simply out of time. Death can intervene at any time and with any opportunity to obey the Gospel, and our chance is lost.

Second, is the heart can become so harden by sin that the desire to obey God’s will is muted. Heb. 3:13 reveals this simple fact. “But exhort one another daily, while it is call today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”

Sin is far more dangerous than any shark and God’s Word is the only repellant.

Floyd C. Johnson
Shreveport, LA

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