We live in a dangerous world. It is beyond heartbreaking and sad to see and read about what has happened in Paris at the hands of terrorists. At the time of this writing, we are told that there are 129 dead. The Islamic terrorist group, ISIS, is taking credit. Their holy book, the Koran, calls for such atrocious action (cf. Sura 47:4; 2:191; etc.).
But the greatest tragedy of all is that people are dying without knowledge of Jesus Christ. The only hope that anyone has is Jesus Christ. The only way to make sense of life is with Jesus Christ. The only way to understand our purpose for living is with Jesus Christ. The only way to be ready for death is with Jesus Christ.
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works” (Titus 2:11-14).
The greatest danger of all is living and dying without Jesus.
S. Green St. church of Christ