In a late night experiment on April 26, 1986, two electrical engineers were conducting an unauthorized experiment in the control room of a nuclear power plant. They were trying to see how long a turbine would ‘free wheel’ when they took the power off it.
Now, taking the power off that kind of a nuclear reactor is a difficult, dangerous thing to do, because these reactors are very unstable in their lower ranges. In order to get the reactor down to that kind of power, where they could perform the test they were interested in performing, they had to manually override six separate computer-driven alarm systems. One by one the computers would come up and say, “STOP! – DANGEROUS! – GO NO FURTHER!” And one by one, rather than shutting off the experiment, they shut off the alarms and kept going.
Then at 1:21AM, it finally happened – the No.4 reactor exploded! The result? Nuclear fallout that was recorded all around the world, from the largest industrial accident ever to occur in history – Chernobyl.
The instructions and warnings in Scripture are just as clear! We ignore them at our own peril, and tragically, at the peril of innocent others.
WARNING! “ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” and “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 3:23; 6:23).
WARNING! One day the Lord Jesus will be “revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who have believed” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).
WARNING! One day it will be too late to accept the Lord’s offer of salvation. “The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
Every moment that we have is an expression of the Lord’s patience, but one day, His patient waiting will come to an end.
WARNING! “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).
“The way which leads to life” – is the way of faith (Hebrews 11:6), repentance ,(2 Corinthians 7:9-10), confession of Christ (Romans 10:9-10), baptism (immersion) in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38), and lifelong faithfulness to the Lord (Revelation 2:10).
Please DON’T ignore the warnings! Follow the way of life before it’s too late!
God bless you!
SALVATION IS FREE
By Chris Herd
Salvation is free…if you want to take hold of it today
The choice is yours…will you choose to obey?
Salvation is waiting…but only you can save your soul
God wants you to be saved…but you are in control!
God has the ability…but you must heed His call
To obey…be baptized…take heed unless ye fall!
Salvation truly is the most precious gift for man
So seek out your salvation…by following God’s plan!
Salvation is wonderful…salvation is free
It’s yours for the taking…what will your answer be?
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”