May 2015, Vol. 34, No. 5

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Hesitation Will Keep Many Out of Heaven

posted on February 16, 2018

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“Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian” (Acts 26:28). Far too many find themselves in the position of Agrippa. They know what they should do, but they hesitate. Hesitation will keep many out of heaven.

Paul’s response to the king was reasonable and passionate, “I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds” (Acts 26:29).

In my youth, a fine man would drive down the mountain, deposit his wife in our church parking lot so she could worship God with the saints, and then he would drive off. Like clockwork, he would return to the parking lot to pick her up. We all worried that he would die lost. Her faithfulness finally won out! He began staying for the worship service, and eventually obeyed the Gospel! He died a faithful Christian, with all the promises that come with being washed in Jesus’ blood!

Sadly, many wait too long and life gives way to death. Good intentions can’t save. Our actions will determine our eternal destiny (2 Cor. 5:10).

Friend, please don’t end up in a Christ-less grave and Devil’s hell. Obey the gospel now. Repent of backsliding now. Today is the day of salvation, tomorrow may be too late!

Michael Gilbert
Gardner church of Christ
Martin, TN

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