The phone rings… Your doctor wants to schedule a conference. You suspect the worst and your gut is in a knot waiting for what you know will be bad news. You are not disappointed. You have cancer and it is terminal. There is nothing they can do. You frantically begin reading books and searching the net for some “alternative” cure. You get worse and worse until you finally admit to yourself that in lieu of some “miracle”, you will be saying goodbye to all you’ve known on this earth.
You have a serious problem. You may be afraid to admit it, and you may fight with all your will to deny it, but it is there nonetheless. It haunts and plagues you day and night, and yet there is no escaping its far reaching hand. The problem is called sin, and it will someday be your complete “undoing” if a remedy is not found. You have been diagnosed by the Law of God as having the cancer of sin. It is eating away at your conscience. Things that you once looked on as evil now have no effect on your soul. In time, that sin will drag you down to hell where you will spend eternity wondering why you did not take the cure. What is the cure? It is called: The Gospel.
What is the gospel?
You will trust a physician to give a proper remedy for illness . You will trust the dentist with your teeth and the mechanic with your car. But will you trust God with your soul or look into the pages of the Bible to find the cure for sin? Jesus Christ said :
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” John 5:39
You think often of your physical necessities, but leave the weightier matters of the soul, heaven, hell, and eternal judgment, to the priest, pastor, or other “religious authority”. The Bible is too hard to understand, and the church “knows the way” so, you leave it to them, never having any real assurance that your sins are dealt with according to the word of God. But Christ said, “Search.” (see above verse). Not the preacher, the priest, the rector, or Sunday School teacher. YOU search. You have cancer (sin) you are dying! You must find the “remedy”! Let me suggest a place to start.
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:3,4
That is the good news! The gospel. How can that be good news?
Christ was your substitute. He took the cancer of sin on himself and died from it. He suffered with it and for it in your place. The fact of his resurrection tells us that we don’t have to go to hell to pay for our own sins. The gospel is a love story. It is about a God who loves you and because of that love was willing to become a man and die in your place. The gospel is not a religion. It is just you receiving what he has done for you. You receive him by faith. That is, you can’t see him, but you can believe him. His word stands. He said “Him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) Search it out!
Testimony: I know whereof I speak. I have known the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour and friend for 52 years. When I received him, it was not a fad or a “new trip”. Rather, he has been my closest companion and given me joy that nothing else can match. I would love the opportunity of introducing him to you.