What Keeps People From Salvation?

Today's lesson comes from the pen of a brother in Christ and fellow gospel preacher, Neal Pollard. His excellent thoughts below are worthy of your meditation.

What keeps people from salvation?

So many more excuses might be given by someone who refuses to do what God says to do in order to be saved. But, whatever excuse is given overlooks the fact that God allowed no excuse to keep Him from sending His Son, that Christ allowed no excuse to keep Him from going to the cross, that the Holy Spirit allowed no excuse to keep Him from revealing to us through the Bible how to be saved, that the apostles and early Christians allowed no excuse to keep them from sharing and doing God's will for salvation (even at the cost of their lives), and that so many throughout time have not allowed these same excuses to keep them from obeying the gospel to be saved. Salvation is so important, eternity is so long, the soul is so precious, sin is so destructive, the devil is so ravenous, and the world is so wrong that we must remove every barrier that might stand in our way.

If we were to write down our reason for not being saved and keep it until the day of judgment, how valid and reasonable would it sound as we conveyed it to Christ? If we would not want to tell Him then, let's not let it keep us from Him now. "Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (II Cor. 6:2).

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