THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS
If you are not in too big a hurry to go to hell, if you have any concern for your immortal soul, if you are at all interested in the glory of God and the truth of God,I urge you to think about these three questions.
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE GARDEN? Was man totally ruined by the fall, or just partially handicapped? The Scripture says, "In Adam all died." The sin of Adam brought about the total ruin and spiritual death of our race, so much so that the natural man has neither the desire nor the ability to bring himself back into fellowship with God (John 5:40; 6:44).
WHAT HAPPENED AT CALVARY? Did Christ, by his substitutionary sacrifice and atonement, make redemp- tion a possibility, or did he actually accomplish the redemption of his people? The Bible says, "Christ hath redeemed us!" He "obtained eternal redemption for" God's elect. He did not just make it possible for sin to be put away, but he actually "put away sin."
HOW IS SALVATION ACCOMPLISHED? Is salvation accomplished by the will of man, or by the will of God? The Scripture says, we are born again "not of the will of man, but of God." Is salvation the work of man, or of God? The Bible says, "It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy." Is salvation by grace or by works. The Word of God declares, "By grace are ye saved,... not of works, lest any man should boast." Think about these things. Will You? If you care for your soul, refuse to hear any preacher who speaks contrary to the Word of God.
Donald S. Fortner, Pastor
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH OF DANVILLE
2734 Old Stanford Road
Danville, Kentucky 40422