“A remember to all believers of the Gospel”

This is a comment to a post that I wrote “Thoughts on understanding the lost”. This comment comes from our brother at “God’s Word is Truth” blog. I hope you are blessed by it.

“Your piece is a reminder to all believers of the Gospel and again brought to mind what Leonard Ravenhill wrote in Why Revival Tarries (p.32):”

“Charlie Peace was a criminal. Laws of God or man curbed him not. Finally the law caught up with him, and he was condemned to death. On the fatal morning in Armley Jail, Leeds, England, he was taken on the death-walk. Before him went the prison chaplain, routinely and sleepily reading some Bible verses. The criminal touched the preacher and asked what he was reading. “The Consolations of Religion,” was the replay. Charlie Peace was shocked at the way he professionally read about hell. Could a man be so unmoved under the very shadow of the scaffold as to lead a fellow-human there and yet, dry-eyed, read of a pit that has no bottom into which this fellow must fall? Could this preacher believe the words that there is an eternal fire that never consumes its victims, and yet slide over the phrase with a tremor? Is a man human at all who can say with no tears, “You will be eternally dying and yet never know the relief that death brings”? All this was too much for Charlie Peace. So he preached. Listen to his on-the-eve-of-hell sermon:

“Sir,” addressing the preacher, “if I believed what you and the church of God say that you believe, even if England were covered with broken glass from coast to coast, I would walk over it, if need be, on hands and knees and think it worthwhile living, just to save one soul from an eternal hell like that!”

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2 Responses to ““A remember to all believers of the Gospel””

  1. Prodigal Knot Says:

    Good question. Do we truly believe that the nice person we said “Good morning” to on the bus or train, but didn’t think to ask their name, may die tomorrow and be forever lost?

    We don’t really believe it somehow and I am just as guilty as anyone. I believe, but not enough to do ANYTHING to see someone saved from that fate. God help us to love other people!

    I am glad to see a fresh article here Richard. I hope we can meet up again soon. Lunch or walk, your call. I just enjoy being around a godly man.

    God bless you and I’ll keep you and yours in my prayers.
    Steve

  2. rjperalta Says:

    Steve,
    Thanks for the good comment. So true.
    Yes, we will get together soon.
    Thanks for your prayers.

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