What If? — Sunday Thought For The Day
What if you were to die today? What if the idea of infant baptism and/or confirmation does not guarantee you salvation? What if?
What if standing before God will be different from anything we can imagine? What if when you die you find out that heaven, hell, and eternity are real? What if?
What if when you die you find out that everything you heard and were told about your need to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior while you were yet still alive, was true? What if?
What if just going to church and being “good” according to your idea of “good” really isn’t enough to have your sins forgiven by God? What if?
What if you think you have all the answers and you do not believe you need Christ as your Savior? What if when you die you find out you were wrong? What if?
What if you think those of us who are born-again Christians, along with those born-again Christians who have passed on before us, have it right and there is God as we Christians believe? What if when you die you find out we were right? What if?
What if you were to die in the next ten minutes, the next hour or the next day? What if?
READ: John 3:1-7;15-21 (KJV)
3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here