SPECIALLY FOR YOU!
I may never meet you personally, but there is something I want to tell you. It is of such importance that I would be unkind if I didn’t let you know: yet it is so simple that you can read it in a few minutes. It is so vital that it may change your entire future: yet it is available to you at no cost whatsoever. It is a message you may not like: yet you may never be able to forget it. And whether you believe it or not, it will affect you in life and in death.
First of all, let me emphasize that this message is absolutely true, because it is God who said it. When God makes a statement, you can afford to accept it, because He cannot lie. When God makes a promise you can rest upon it, because His promises can never fail. God will not make you believe His message – this is your choice – but He will hold you responsible for having heard it. Then, let me tell you frankly that this is a personal message to you. You cannot escape it. It brings you to a place of decision. You must either accept or reject. You must either say ‘I will’ or ‘I will not.’ You cannot be neutral. Here, then is the message. It is an exact quotation from God’s Word, the Holy Bible. “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.” John 3: 16
Now, did you ever hear such wonderful words as these before? Are they not Amazing? Just think for a moment what they say! They reveal three marvelous and thrilling facts.
First, ‘GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD!’ Since you are in the world, it means that He loved you! If that does not startle you, remember that when God loved You. He loved a sinner (Romans 6: 23), and if you are honest you will agree.
Now, although God loves you, He hates your sin. Sins will keep you out of Heaven, because God is Holy, and He must punish sin. Thus a loving God must find a holy way of saving sinners. Otherwise the sinner must pay for his sins, and that would mean spending eternity in Hell.
The second great fact is this: ‘HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON’ The First Statement tells you that God loved you. This statement tells you how much He loved you. He loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son. Do you know what that means? It means that the Lord Jesus Christ suffered on the Cross of Calvary so that you might be saved. He shed His Blood so that your sins might be put away. He died for you so that you might live with Him in Heaven forever. You see – someone must pay the penalty for sin, either you or a sinless substitute. God gave His Son so that He could be your sinless Substitute!
And now the third tremendous fact: ‘WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.’ What could be more Wonderful? Think of it! God gives eternal life to those who believe in Christ. The Savior has finished the work. He has died, has risen from the grave and gone back into Heaven. Now, your part is to believe in Him. This simply means that you should confess that you are a sinner, realize that Christ is willing and able to meet your need, and then receive Him as your Lord and Savior.
This is the message which I had to tell you. Now you must make a make a decision. Will you accept Him or reject Him? Will you believe on Him or Refuse Him? Will you bow humbly before Him or will you turn away in pride?
I may never meet you upon earth, but I hope I will meet you in Heaven. If you too will accept the sinner’s Savior, then you will be surely saved. William MacDonald
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