From the Free Presbyterian Tract Society
THERE are five solemn facts with which I want to deal --
facts of such vital importance, that to ignore them is to
wilfully reject the warning and entreaty of God's infallible
Word, and deliberately disregard the danger signals of
First: All Will Not Be Saved
There is no such thing as universal salvation; some will be
saved, others-lost. Make no mistake, let no one deceive you.
A day of separation is surely coming, a separation of the
wheat from the tares, the good from the bad, the sheep from
the goats. On one side or the other, every man and woman
will be arraigned. Such is the solemn declaration of
Scripture over and over again; and the question is, will
you be among the saved or the lost?
Second: Multitudes Will Be Lost
"Wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to
destruction, and many there be which go in thereat."
Many does not mean few. Many means many. "Strait is the
gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and
few there be that find it." Few does not mean many. Few
means few. There will be many on the broad way and
few on the narrow (Matthew 7:13-14).
Third: Many Will Perish Who Expect To Be Saved
This is the saddest fact of all. Multitudes who confidently
expect to be in heaven, will awaken when it is too late, to
find that they have never been born again. All their
lifetime they have been deceived. Satan has kept the scales
on their eyes to the very last, and, finally, when it is too
late, the scales fall off and they realize that they have
never been saved. Oh, awful thought! - to be on a false
foundation, unsaved, self-deceived, and lost eternally.
Profession without possession, and the door of mercy closed.
Oh, my friend, can it be possible that this will be your
fatal doom? Has Satan blinded your eyes; are you
deceived? You who have listened to the Gospel all
your life; you who have been an active member of the
church-tell me, are you resting on a false
foundation; and will you discover when it is too late
that you were never saved at all?
Fourth: There Is No Salvation After Death
We read in God's word of a great gulf. We are told two
things about this gulf. First, it is fixed. That means it
can never be moved. It is permanent. Second, it is
impassible. No one can cross from one side to the other.
This means that there is no second chance, in spite of what
Jehovah's Witnesses have to say about it. If you, my friend,
die unsaved, you will remain unsaved. The Bible does not
offer a glimmer of hope to anyone who rejects Christ in this
life. There is no hope beyond the grave, no second chance.
Fifth: This May Be Someone's Last Opportunity
"Yes, I would like to be a Christian, and intend to
sometime," said a man to his friend one day, "but I want to
enjoy the pleasures of the world first."
"Well, that's all right,' responded his friend. "Go on and
enjoy the world! You can become a Christian afterwards."
"But just when should I become a Christian?" inquired the
other, in a somewhat serious tone of voice.
"Oh, five minutes before you die will be time
enough," replied his friend.
"But I don't know when I'm going to die," he
exclaimed, "I may not have another five minutes."
"In that case," remarked his friend, "the time to become a
Christian is now."
"Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for thou knowest not what a
day may bring forth" (Prov. 27:1). You may have another
opportunity, but remember there is a time coming when you
will not, when you will have to make the final choice. And
this, my unsaved friend, may be that time. A sure as God
lives, the hour will strike when you will attend your last
meeting, hear your last sermon, and make your last choice.
There is no "tomorrow" with God. "Now is the accepted time;
behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor. 6:2).
Oh, then be warned before it is forever too late, or you
will be lost and lost eternally; for remember, God says "My
Spirit shall not always strive with man" (Gen 6:3). These
are the solemn words of God Himself and you dare not ignore
them. If you are going to be saved, now is the time.
Will you then take the Lord Jesus Christ as your own
personal Saviour? Will you turn from your life of sin to the
only Saviour of sinners? If you do not, have you considered
the destiny that awaits you?
In Matthew 25, the Lord Jesus Christ describes the
multitudes of lost souls going away from the Last Judgment.
Going away from the fair scenes of home and country for
ever -- away from all the beauty of this world.
-- Away from friends and home and loved ones -- Away from
songs of praise to God-Away from the appeals of faithful
preachers -- Away from the prayers and tears of Christian
friends. Away from Christ. Away from the Bible with
its heavenly truths, and the Gospel invitations-Away from
peace and purity and hope -- Away from God forever. Christ
said, "These shall go away into everlasting
punishment" (Matt. 25:46).
Then you must flee to Christ. You must turn away from every
other hope of heaven-your church, your baptism, your
prayers, your tears, your good works. None of these can
remove your sin. O, delay no longer. Time is fleeting.
Eternity looms before you. Seek the Saviour for pardon now.
He will save you.
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