Pardon Me (#271)
Bible version used: KJV
Our meeting today is not altogether by chance. Although we have not had time to become well acquainted, may I share with you something most wonderful?
Some time ago I met a remarkable Person, so great and outstanding, that it has become a joy to introduce Him to others. The great tragedy is that so many know about Him, but so few know Him personally. Perhaps you have already guessed that I am speaking of Jesus Christ.
To some He is little more than a word of blasphemy, and to others a source of embarrassment, but to those who know Him, He is wonderful!
You recall that the Apostle Paul persecuted the early Christians, but after he met Jesus, his life was transformed. He wrote,
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. I Timothy 1:15
It hurts our pride to admit that we are sinners, but it is wonderful when we experience the power of Jesus Christ to forgive our sins and heal our hearts.
When once we accept Him as our Savior, we make an amazing discovery. Jesus did not come to make us stuffy saints or miserable mortals, but He came to give us LIFE— the very fullest and richest. Listen to Jesus’ own words:
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”. John 10:10
Dear Reader, whatever may have been your disappointment with people, disillusionment with life, and confusion with religion, let me assure you that this is not the fault of Jesus Christ. He has been misrepresented, betrayed, denied, and neglected, but He stands majestically, in love pleading with everyone of earth’s billions,
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. Matthew 11:28
He speaks to you today. Do you personally know Him? Repent of your sins; believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay for them, and make Him the Lord of your life. Read the following Scripture carefully. Then believe it and act upon it:
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
If you want to know more of this wonderful Savior, get a copy of the Gospel of John and read it. Talk to a committed Christian; go to a church where the good news of salvation is clearly explained.
All things are planned by God -also your receiving this leaflet. Do not harden yourself against His call. Pray that the Holy Spirit will open your mind and heart to let Jesus in. It will be going from death to life. Jesus said,
“He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life”. John 5:24
I accept Jesus Christ. I admit my sin. I promise to put God first in my life.
Put this commitment in your Bible where you will see it daily.