the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being
baptized?” Acts 8:36 (ESV)
A man in Florida is sleeping in his bedroom when the earth opens up
and swallows him. He is never found.
A local woman is driving to work one day when a deer runs out in front
of her car and she is tragically killed.
A man on vacation is surfing in Mexico when a rip tide sweeps him out
to sea. His body is found days later.
I don’t know if these people knew Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior or not, but it reminded me of a story a pastor told me several years ago. There are many versions of it, with multiple attributions.
Satan called a meeting and gathered his top four demons around him. Satan said they needed a great lie to trap more souls.
The first demon said, “I will go and tell them there is no God.”
Satan replied, “That will get a few, but people can look around them and see there is a God.”
The second demon said, “I will go and tell them there is no heaven.”
Satan said, “That’s worse than the first one. People are born with a yearning for heaven.”
The third demon said, “I will go and tell them there is no hell.”
Satan said, “No, God gave them a conscience. That might get a few, but we need a better lie than that.”
The fourth demon said, “I will go and tell them there is no hurry.”
“Now, that’s a great lie!” exclaimed Satan.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, do we have time to wait to tell others about Jesus?
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.
Mark 1:15 (ESV)