GREATEST HUMAN TRAGEDY
It is by one man that sin came into the world. Sin brings sorrow, sickness and death. Sin is a tragedy to mankind. It is responsible for every form of distortion in the human situation. There are many tragic situations in contemporary society.
- Acidic poverty is a tragedy.
- Ignorance is a tragedy.
- To be born physically blind is a tragedy but spiritual blindness is worse.
- To be sentenced to death or life imprisonment for a crime one did not commit is a terrible tragedy.
- To be betrayed by a spouse or trusted friend like Judas’ betrayal of Jesus is a great tragedy.
- To be born in sin, live a sinful lifestyle and die without accepting Jesus’ free offer of salvation is also a great tragedy.
- It is a greater tragedy not to know God in this life and the life to come. For a person to pass through this earth without experiencing the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is worse than all the tragedies enumerated above.
- More importantly, to be born again, namely translation from death to life by receiving Christ’s gift of eternal life, walk along the narrow path towards the gates of heaven, enjoy the things that accompany salvation and at the point of death or rapture fail to enter heaven is a tragedy incomparable to any other. That is why Apostle Paul said “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.”
The one born in sin, blind, ignorant and wallowing in abject poverty can blame nature: the one who did not hear the gospel message can blame evangelists for not reaching him or her. What excuse can a Christian have for missing heaven? The rich man in hell was in torment but he remembered “his good things.” Lazarus lived a terribly bad life on earth. Consider the predicament that would have befallen Lazarus if he had died and gone to hell: double tragedy.
If you are an unbeliever you have no excuse for refusing Christ’s free offer of salvation of your soul. He has paid the price. All you are required to do is to accept His substitutionary death on the cross by calling on Him to be your Lord and personal Saviour.
If you are a Christian you have absolutely no excuse for missing the rapture of the Church.
1 Thessalonians 4 (NKJV)
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
We are not without hope. Our objective as Christians whether sleeping or alive is to be eligible to participate in the rapture of the church of Jesus Christ. The original Apostles of the Lord forsook all to attain this glorious status.
We are called to stir brethren to be conscious of and prepare for the Lord’s return. Our ministry objective, therefore, is to bring comfort and hope to God’s people even as the second coming of Christ draws near.
May you that read this post be rapture-eligible in the name of Jesus.