The Christian and the Emperor
Lord Congleton was a rich man, and he was a Christian who loved to tell others of the Savior the Lord Jesus Christ.
A number of families lived in little homes on his estate, but many of them owed him several years’ rent.
One day he decided to forgive any one of his tenants who owed him rent money. He put up a notice saying that if anyone came to him between ten and twelve o’clock, their debt would be forgiven.
Many people looked at the sign, but didn’t believe it.
Ten o’clock and eleven o’clock went by, but still no one dared to go in and see Lord Congleton. Finally at ten minutes to twelve, one man ventured in. Sure enough, his debt was forgiven. He wanted to rush out and tell the others, but Congleton said, “No, stay here till 12 o’clock. The forgiveness of rent is promised to faith, and only to those who believe my declaration, and up to noon.”
At 12 o’clock the man ran out saying, “It’s true! My debt is forgiven!” The people rushed to the house, but the door was shut. It was too late!
Only one man believed the lord’s promise.
The Lord Jesus is offering forgiveness from sin to all who receive it. Don’t lose out—by faith receive Jesus as your Savior today. Otherwise you will spend all eternity in hell as a result of your unforgiving debt which is sin.
The Bible, God’s Word declares that:
“ ..whosoever believe in him shall receive remission of sins” Acts 10: 43b
“.. behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” 2 Corinthians 6:2b
“..and said what must I do to be saved? And they said believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy house.” Acts 16:30,31