During the bombing of London a certain district came in for very severe bombardment & whole streets were demolished with considerable loss of life.
Visiting the people with the gospel literature after one of these nights of terror, the Open Air Mission evangelist encountered an old skeptic.
"Oh!" he exclaimed, "this bombing is hell, absolute hell, isn’t it?”
"No," replied the evangelist. "And I'll give you three reasons why it is not hell. First, I am a Christian & there are no Christians in hell. Second, there is a public house (pub) round the corner & there are no public houses in hell. Third, here I am proclaiming the gospel & there is no gospel in hell."
Four weeks later the evangelist was proclaiming the gospel in Hyde Park. When he made the appeal for decision, the first man to come forward to decide for Christ was this old skeptic.
- In Britain's Camps. (moreillustrations.com)
“I believe that a great number of people are going to die and go to hell because they're counting on their religiosity in the church instead of their relationship with Jesus to get them to heaven. They give lip service to repentance and faith, but they've never been born again.” - Adrian Rogers.
John said: “Change your hearts and lives because the kingdom of heaven is coming soon.” (Mat 3:2 ICB)