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The most important question you have ever been asked? “Are you saved?” Why? Because there is an eternity with God or without God. Why? Because once you die the door of salvation closes. In the year 2023, a total of 60,760,150 people died across the globe. Out of this group, 32,662,050 were male and 28,098,100 were female. – Database.earth. In January 2023, none of them expected 2023 to be their last year. Fact: Everyone born has two appointments, one is with death and the other is to meet God. Read the following verse slowly and sincerely, as one day you will give an account of it. Once you read this verse, you will have knowledge that you will die and face an escapable God. “And as it is appointed unto men (you) once to die, but after this (death) the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). Now slowly and sincerely read one more famous verse.  “For God so loved the world (you), that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus Christ), that whosoever (you) believeth in him should not perish (without God), but have everlasting life (with God)” (John 3:16). There are only two groups of people on this earth: those without Christ (Eph. 2:12) and those in Christ (1 Thes 4:13). If you died today, “Are you in Christ?” (Note: not if you are in a church, but in Christ?)

Friend, today could be your last day! This is a true story of Rev. John Harper whose compassion for lost souls made a difference in eternity (Jude 22). John Harper, the pastor of Paisley Road Baptist Church (Scotland), was a widower traveling with his daughter and sister on the Titanic to preach at the Moody Church in Chicago. On April 14, 1912, it was just another ordinary, beautiful day but life quickly changed as the Titanic hit an iceberg. His daughter and sister survived, but John Harper remained on ship. Many told how he preached the Gospel as the ship was sinking, and afterward in the freezing waters. One survivor said, “The waves brought John Harper, on a piece of wreckage, near me. He yelled, “Are you saved?” I answered, “No, I am not.” He then yelled, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” A wave took him away; but then the waves brought him back. He yelled, “Are you saved now?” “No, I cannot honestly say that I am.” He yelled again, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Afterward I watched him disappear beneath the water. Alone in the night in icy waters, I believed, and I was saved. I was his last convert. Thank God for the waves that brought him with the message that Jesus Christ died for sinners.(BaptistPress.com). Note: The next day the Liverpool office posted: Total on board: 2208. Known to be saved – 712. Known to be lost – 1496. Because of John Harper’s compassion some lost at sea were saved eternally (John 10:28).

God’s compassion also makes the difference. “For God so loved the world (you), that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Jesus’ compassion makes the difference. “But when he (Jesus) saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them” (Matt. 9:36). Jesus Christ became the sacrifice for your sin, died, and arose victoriously to be your Saviour. Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost (Luke 19:10). You may die unsaved, but you will not die unloved. Friend, as you read this article you may also be lost, without hope, in the storms of life. Realize the providential hand of God used the waves to bring the Gospel to the drowning man. Is it coincidental that the waves of life now bring you to read this article for you to realize you are lost. Coincidence – I think not! Like John Harper, I now ask you, “Are you saved?” If your answer is, “No, I am not,” then I also say to you, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.Why? It would be better if you had never been born than to have lived and died without Christ (Matt. 26:24). Dear friend, again I say to you, you may die unsaved, but you will not die unloved (John 3:16). Again I ask you, “Are YOU saved? If you say “NO” or “Not Sure,” you can know and be sure. If your answer is also, “No, I cannot honestly say that I am,” then I say to you as John Harper yelled, ““Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”” Read John 1:12; Acts 16:31. Be saved now! Then you can also say, “Thank God I am now saved.”

In closing I now ask you one last time, “Are YOU saved?If your answer now is YES, please let me know of your decision. I will rejoice with you and send helpful literature.
Contact Ted by clicking here. – As John Harper, “I want to meet you in Heaven!”

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