If the Message Were True
Some time ago, an 18-year-old girl in Washington attended a church service. For the first time in her life, she heard the gospel message. The following Tuesday, the church received this letter from her:
Dear Church Members:
Last Sunday, I attended your church; and I heard the preacher. In the sermon, the preacher said that all men have sinned against God. Because of their rebellion and disobedience, they all face eternal damnation and separation from God. But then he also said that God loves man and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to redeem men from their sins so that all who believe in Him would go to Heaven and live with God eternally.
My parents recently died in rapid succession. I know they did not believe in Jesus Christ, Whom you call the Savior of the world. If what you believe is true, they are lost. You compel me to believe that either the message is true, that you yourself don’t believe this message, or that you don’t care. You see, we live only three blocks from your church; and no one ever told us.