Friday, April 1, 2011


By Pastor Bruce Oyen

     Many years ago, I read about an interesting survey. Out of 10,241 answers to the question, "At what age did you become a Christian?," the answers were these:
  1. Only 62 persons said they became Christians after age 40.
  2. Only 30 persons said they became Christians between 30 and 40 years of age.
  3. Only 591 persons said they became Christians between 20 and 30 years of age.
     This means that out of the 10, 241 respondents to the survey, 9, 558 became Christians before they were 20 years old. This means that as we become older, the less likely it is that we will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. How old are you? Have you become a Christian yet? If not, remember, time is very quickly running out, and the older we get, the more set in our ways we become. Remember, too, that the only opportunity anyone has to get ready for eternity is THIS LIFE. Death ends all opportunity to make a reservation for heaven.
     To make your reservation, do what the Bible says must be done. It says "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved." (Acts 16:31.) The Bible also says, "If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9, 10.) The Bible also says, "For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."  Believe in him NOW to receive salvation, call upon him NOW to receive salvation, or you might NEVER do so.
     Some of you reading this article might already be way past 20 years of age and still are not Christians. Maybe you are 100 years old, and you are wondering if you can still become a Christian. Well, the good news is, if you sincerely do what the Bible says must be done to get to heaven, Jesus Christ will forgive all your sins and receive your soul into heaven when you die.

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