The Love of Life

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Men do not willingly endanger their lives. We normally flee from danger if it threatens us; all our instincts work for our protection. We have eyes to see danger; our ears hear it, and our hearts beat the drum of alarm when we sense its approach. Then our feet help us to flee from it even before our minds grasp its full import.
If we were in a house and heard the cry of fire we would rush from the flames. If we were aboard a sinking ship we would spring into the lifeboat.
But another and more terrible danger threatens every human being. Every soul born into this world is a sinner by nature and is in desperate need of a Savior. God's wrath is soon to fall upon this world because people refuse the Savior He provided: His own dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Every person who still rejects God's salvation through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary and the blood He shed there, faces the awful danger of eternal loss. For him is reserved the blackness of darkness forever, the dread certainty of spending an endless eternity in the fires of hell.
Listen with your ears to the gospel message now going forth: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." Acts 16:3131And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:31).
"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Rom. 10:9, 109That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9‑10).
Not Cast Out I have never yet heard a single person say: "I came to Jesus, and He cast me out."
There never was such a case. If you are not saved it is because you have never come to Him. For nearly two thousand years His own words have been on record: "Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise [no way] cast out." John 6:3737All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37).
Are you among those who have come? If not, come now. His invitation is, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matt. 11:2828Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28).