Monday, February 18, 2008


I never thought I'd post anything from the TV show "ER," but I came across this clip of a dying man speaking to a hospital chaplain:

I wonder how many dying people - not from terminal cancer, but from terminal sin - we have in our churches who are looking for ultimate answers. Not practical day-to-day application; not "What Would Jesus Do?"; not religious pop-psychology; not "moralistic, therapeutic deism"; but where can I find forgiveness? What is going to happen to me when I die?
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23 (NIV)

"Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures" - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (NIV)

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son." - John 3:16-18 (NIV)
For anybody reading this who shares this man's questions, know that Jesus Christ has come. The Son of God became man, lived the perfect life that we should have lived, died the death that we deserved for our sins, and rose again to conquer death, so that He may provide the righteousness that God requires to those who would believe in Him. He has died for your sins and offers you eternal life with Him. Trust in Christ, and receive His forgiveness for your sins, and be adopted into God's family, to live with Him in heaven forever.
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." - Acts 4:12
(HT: Between Two Worlds)

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