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By   •   June 28, 2006

Q:

I heard you say once that the older someone gets, the harder it is for them to turn to God, but I don't agree with that. I'm in my 60s, and although I'm not a religious person right now, I'm sure I could turn to God any time I wanted to.


A:

That may seem true to you, but why gamble with your soul? Why delay coming to Christ and making sure of your salvation now, while you know you can?

No one knows how much time they have left in life, and whether their life will come to an end slowly and gradually, or suddenly and unexpectedly. You may think you control your future—but in reality you don’t. You could be like the man in Jesus’ parable who decided he would take life easy and enjoy his pleasures for years to come. But all his plans came to nothing: “God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you’” (Luke 12:20).

Why does it become harder for someone to come to Christ as the years go by? The main reason is because the more we turn away from God, the more insensitive our hearts grow to Him. The Bible warns, “A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy” (Proverbs 29:1).

God loves you, and He doesn’t want you to spend eternity apart from Him. He loves you so much that Christ was willing to die for your salvation. By a simple prayer of faith, confess your sins to Him today and ask Him to forgive and save you. You will never regret making your decision for Christ. The Bible says, “Now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

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