The Crux of the Matter
“He who has the Son has life;
he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” - I John 5:13
That is the crux of the matter.
There are only two places a person can be standing: Saved or unsaved. There are only two places a person can go at death: Heaven or hell.
I guess if we never stop to think about those truths, there is nothing to urge us into soul winning. I guess we just live the day-by-day life, best we can, and hope for a good outcome for the people on our pathway.
Here’s the crux of the matter: We should shudder at the truth that people who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will step off a cliff into the darkness of hell when they breathe their last breath. On the other hand, we should rejoice to know that we have had a part in leading a person to know Christ as Savior so that he or she need not ever be afraid to rest their head on their pillow at night…they will not perish but have everlasting life.
In this ministry, we come face to face with elderly people, one after the other, and the task is for us to do all we can, with the knowledge we have, to explain the way of salvation to them! Every person that comes under our care should have the opportunity to hear the serious truths of the gospel and be able to make a decision about faith in Christ. Sooner than later. Today rather than next week. In the senior-care arena, there is a strong possibility that we may not get a second chance.
In my opinion, this is the crux of the matter. - Sharon