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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

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Title
 
Scripture
         
9
"What must I do to be saved?"
Acts 16:30
 
 
   

Friend, there is no more important question than this. Such a question proceeds from one who feels the guilt of his sins, his liability to the righteous wrath of God, and the value of his own everlasting soul. the qustion is not asked more frequently because these matters are not felt more thoroughly. This question of questions reflects an awareness of moral obligation and accountability to God, but the infrequency of this inquiry reflects hardness of heart and numbness of conscience. We are, all of us, by nature, interested in trifles, and we inquire about trivia; but the matters which concern our eternal welfare we are prone to ignore. Indeed, many consider such matters as guilt, divine wrath, and the everlasting state as figments of a deluded imagination.

Dear Reader, to have a concern for one's eternal welfare is not lunacy; it is not to be mentally weak or emotionally unstable. It is, rather, the beginning of wisdom. Have you ever seriously asked this question? Have you ever desired to know the answer to this question as if your soul depended upon it? Beware of being so devoted to the pursuit of happiness that you overlook its true source, peace with God. Has your conscience not smitten you for your sins? And has it not told you that unless you are saved from God's righteous wrath, you will be punished for those sins? If your conscience does not alarm you concerning your sins, you need to be alarmed about your conscience. But when you conscience is alarmed and asks the question of questions, it will be glad for the answer: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved ..." Acts 16:31.

   

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