Therefore, I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” John 8:24 HCSB
When I served on staff at Delaney Street Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida we scheduled a regular visitation night each week. I would pick up some prospect cards and head out to make visits. This was in the age before GPS, so I used the old-fashioned method – a map. Too many times I would find myself at a dead end. There are over 150 lakes within the city limits of Orlando. Often a road would come to a lake and dead end, only to begin again on the other side of the lake. I often had to find my way around the lake and pick up the road on the other side.
People around the world are trying to find the way to heaven. Some think that being a good person will earn them a spot in heaven. Others think that following the teachings of a religious leader will be the way to heaven. Jesus clearly stated that He is the way to heaven. If a person does not believe in Him, he will die in his sins. Another way to say this is, “If a person does not believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross for the sins of the world and rose from the dead, then he is at a dead end and will not find his way to heaven.”
Challenge: Are you dead in your sins? It is as simple as ABC to know for sure you will not end up at a dead end. A – Admit you are a sinner. B – Believe that Jesus is the Son of God, He died for your sins, and He rose from the dead. C – Confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Do not die in your sins; instead, believe in Jesus. He is the only way.