Romans 6:3-6 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.”
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18 [NIV]
It would’ve been nice if God had let us order life like we order a meal. I’ll take good health and a high IQ. I’ll pass on the music skills, but give me a fast metabolism! It would’ve been nice—but it didn’t happen. When it came to your life on earth, you weren’t given a voice or a vote.
But when it comes to life after death, you were. In my book that seems like a good deal. Wouldn’t you agree? Have we been given any greater privilege than that of choice? You’ve made some bad choices in life, haven’t you? You’ve chosen the wrong friends, maybe the wrong career; even the wrong spouse.
You look back and say, “If only…if only I could make up for those bad choices. You can. One good choice for eternity offsets a thousand bad ones on earth. The choice is yours.
Acts 22:16 [NIV] And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.
There is no reason for any soul to be
LOST for eternity. Mark 16:16 [ESV] Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.
Every right implies a responsibility,every opportunity an obligation, every possession a duty.
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