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WOULD YOU REJECT THE OFFER? March 28, 2009 11:08 PM

Dearly Beloved,

WOULD YOU REJECT THE OFFER?

“He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12 NASU).

The story was told of a presiding judge who was hearing the case of his own son. The son was convicted of the crime he was accused of. According to the law, the son had to be sentenced to five years of imprisonment with hard labour or pay a fine of certain amount. The father, the judge, pronounced the judgement, but he did not want his son to go to the prison. Therefore, he offered to pay the fine. However, surprisingly, the son rejected the offer!

One would blame this seditious son for rejecting the offer of payment of the fine by his father and for deciding to go to the prison instead. On the other hand, the father had acted justly in sentencing him to prison though he, the father, did not want the son to go to prison. Likewise, our heavenly Father is just for sentencing anyone who does not accept His offer of salvation to eternal damnation. Apostle Paul explained, “For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to end all God's anger against us. He used Christ's blood and our faith as the means of saving us from his wrath. In this way he was being entirely fair, even though he did not punish those who sinned in former times. For he was looking forward to the time when Christ would come and take away those sins. And now in these days also he can receive sinners in this same way because Jesus took away their sins. But isn't this unfair for God to let criminals go free, and say that they are innocent? No, for he does it on the basis of their trust in Jesus who took away their sins” (Romans 3:25-26 TLB).

Have you accepted this offer of salvation? Alternatively, would you reject the offer? The writer of the book of the Hebrews warned, “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him” (Hebrews 2:1-3 NIV). Accept Jesus Christ today as your personal Saviour and Lord. Would you be like that rebellious son? Would you reject the offer?

In His service,

Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

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