Our choice is More Vital than
we could ever have anticipated
On the Day of Pentecost when the Spirit of God came, the apostle Peter concluded what he had to say by challenging his hearers to make a choice.: Would they repent and believe? Or would they refuse to heed what they had heard? "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38)
We are told that over 3,000 people responded positively and put their faith in Jesus as the Messiah, the Saviour of his people. The book of Acts goes on to tell many more stories of how people came to faith. What do you think you would have done had you been there and heard Peter? What will you decide today?
Life on earth is not the end. Death is a horizon over which we now cannot see. But Jesus conquered death. He came back to assure that if we trust in him then all will be well. Death need hold no fear. (Paul makes much of this in 1 Corinthians 15). The choice is stark and simple: heaven or hell, life or death. That’s why the Gospel was proclaimed with such urgency then and needs to be taken seriously today. Here’s some avenues you might like to consider:
Why not check out christianity.org.uk ? It’ll help you explore lots of questions and issues. Or trypraying.co.uk which suggests how to get to know if God is there through prayer. Why not give it a try?
And see if there’s an Alpha or Christianity Explored course running near you? (Worle Baptist Church is hoping to run an Alpha course later in 2020)
Or you could talk to a Christian you know or get in touch with me, Alan Bailyes.