I was reading the story of a railway switchman who testified that he swung his lantern at the crossing as an automobile sped toward a fast train. In spite of the warning, the car sped on, and the driver was killed. The switchman was exonerated. He later confided to a friend that he had no light in his lantern. What an awful guilt would be upon me if I didn’t give you a fair warning of three things.
First, a man must die: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27). Thousands die daily, and if our Saviour tarries, all must die.
Second, a man must meet God: “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Rom. 14:12). Both the saint and sinner must stand at the judgment and face God.
Third, a man must be born again to see Heaven. There is only one hope for Heaven, and that is found in Jesus Christ.
Let me break it down into the simplest terms that every child can understand. Christ died for you! He took your place upon the cross! He paid the penalty for your sin! He offers you salvation through His death on the cross. What must you do? Receive Him as Saviour. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47).