Bible Will I Find:
That We Can Neglect Our Souls Salvation?
By: Gary Colley
There is no doubt to the Bible student, that the majority of people in the world will be lost (Matt.7:13-14). This means that these will not so act as to "save themselves" by obedience to the primary principles of the Gospel, faith, repentance, confession, and baptism (Acts 2:38-40), or else that they will so neglect the interest of their souls, by failing to remain faithful in living the Christian life (Rom.12:1-2; II Pet.1:5-11). We are some times our own worst enemies, simply because of our neglect. The Hebrew writer said, "Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip" (Heb.2:1). He then asked, "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation . .?" His rhetorical question actually states that we will have no way to escape, if we neglect and ignore the salvation offered in the Gospel! The salvation of our soul should be the greatest importance to every individual in the world (Matt.16:26). WHAT ABOUT YOUR SOUL? Do you think, in your neglect, that the Father in Heaven will make an exception in your case, and save you in spite of your wicked life? (I Jn.2:15-17). Do you think, .in your neglect, if you do not fear God and keep His commandments He will save you anyway? (Acts 10:34-15). Do you think, in your neglect, that you can take care of the affairs of this world, without living for God, and all will be well with your soul? (Lk.8:14). Do you think, in your neglect, that you can place God down your list of priorities, but that He will bless you fully? (Matt.6:33). Have you been fooled into thinking, in your neglect, that you will obey the Gospel some day, but that you have an abundance of time to do so? (Jas.4:13-15). Have you, in your neglect, been thinking like Felix about "righteousness, self-control, and the judgement to come," in that you tremble but do not obey your God? (Acts 24:24-25). Do you realize, in your neglect, the deceitful nature of sin? (Gen.3:1-6; Heb.3:12). Do you think, in your neglect, that your ways are just as good as God's ways, and that your thoughts are equal with His? Please get your Bible now, and read Isaiah 55:8-9. We urge you to neglect your soul no longer! !