I just got around to reading Ken’s bulletin today. He had written a short thought on conversion. It needs to be shared.
Would Money Make A Difference?
If a wealthy person should issue a statement saying, “Whoever believes and is baptized will receive $100,000,” not many people would misunderstand. Instead, they would say, “Where do I get in line…where does the line form?”
Yet, when Jesus said, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16) people will say, “I just can’t see it that way…my family has never understood it that way…that sounds like a person is earning his salvation…I just don’t think you have to be baptized to get to Heaven.” How wise we are for a dollar! How foolish we are for an immortal soul!