Two friends were talking on religious topics. They discussed the question of punishment for sin in a future life. They settled to their own satisfaction that there was none. They decided that hell was a myth. They argued that God was a God of love, and could not consign His creatures to hell and punishment.
The conversation dropped, when a Christian, who had been a silent listener to the discussion, said, “Suppose it’s true after all.” The words seemed to cut the air, and fall on the ears of the other two with crushing force. The power of God seemed behind them, as it ever is behind the truth. Solemn silence reigned for many minutes. God had spoken.
Suppose it’s true after all that God must punish sin? How would you stand before Him? What could you say to Him? How would you fare before the Judge?
Suppose it’s true after all that hell is a reality? A skeptic sneeringly asked, “Where is Hell?” The ready and true answer came, “At the end of a Christ-rejecting life.” Let me ask you, what lies at the end of the path you are now treading?
Suppose it’s true after all that the Lord Jesus is the only Savior, and His death the only means by which you can be fitted for God’s presence. What if you neglect Him?
What think ye of Christ? Is the test
Suppose it’s true after all that the much despised blood of Jesus is the only thing that can cleanse you from your sins. Has it cleansed you, or are you still in your sins going on at a frightful pace to a lost eternity?
Suppose it’s true after all, as Scripture states, that salvation is not of works. What is all your church-going, Sunday-school teaching, and the like, if you rely upon any or all these as good works to save you or help to save you? Worse than useless. A fatal mistake, if persisted in.
Suppose it’s true after all. Ah! If it were all untrue, the believer has the best of it in this world, and is no worse off in the next. But if it is true after all, how terrible will be your doom if you die in your sins.
“Faithful is the word, and worthy of all acceptation that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,” 1 Timothy 1:15
Suppose it IS true after all!