There are two kinds of blank checks. The first kind is when you are given a check with your name on the line that says, “Payable To” or “Pay To The Order Of.” The check has been signed by the account holder and the “Amount” line is left empty. EMPTY! You can put into that little box and write on that line any amount that you want.
I’ve never been in a situation like that but it sounds like a sweet deal - if you can get it.
I HAVE been given the second kind of blank check. Actually, so have you. In fact every person who has ever lived or ever will live has been given by their Creator a check where the line and little box reserved for the “Amount” have been filled in with “All that I have.” The riches of God’s mercy and grace and forgiveness and love is ready and waiting to be transferred into your account. The check has been signed by the Creator Himself. No greater guarantee exists.
Unlike the first type of blank check, the line that is empty on THIS check is the line that requires your name; the “Payable To” line.
The question of the hour is, Do you want your name on that line or don’t you?
And if not, why not?
The choice is entirely yours. Your Creator will not force you to accept His generosity. On the other hand, if you’re thinking of rejecting this offer, may I suggest that you think again. Here’s why.
Because of our rebellion against Creator God, we owe an unpayable debt. If you have any thoughts of paying this off by, for example, trying to be “good enough,” forget about it. We’ve invited evil into the universal space / time continuum and that has caused incalculable damage. Billions upon billions of people have suffered and will continue to suffer because of it.
We did it.
We owe - Big Time!
There is no way that we can fix what we’ve damaged.
There is no way that we can afford to repay what we owe.
In fact, compared to what we owe, our account may as well be empty. There is nowhere near sufficient funds to cover the damage that we’ve caused.
Because of God’s Justice, the damage must be repaired and the debt must be paid.
Because of God’s Love, damage is being repaired and our debt is as good as paid.
God has said that if you are willing to let Him, He will pay from His own account, the debt that you owe for the damage that you have caused. All you have to do is write your name on the “Payable To” line and sufficient funds will be transferred to your account. All you have to do is agree that a debt is owing and God will arrange for the debt to be cancelled.
Sounds like a good deal. Doesn’t it?
Amazingly, some people refuse to do that. Like little children, for these people to admit that they’ve done something wrong, to admit that they need forgiveness is too hard, too scary, too - mature.
These people call themselves “Brights.”
Even knowing in advance that the alternative to having their debt paid is horrific beyond description (someone is going to pay, either God or you), these Brights refuse to allow the transaction of forgiveness to be completed. What’s more, atheists actively evangelise other people to refuse this gift as well. They are working especially hard to convince your children and mine that this is a deal that should be rejected, ignored, denied.
There’s no ignorance at work here.
This is a free will decision that they’re making.
These people know full well what’s at stake.
Yet they refuse to accept the offer placed before them.
As it is with satan, these people know full well where they’re headed and they want to take as many other people as possible with them.
Atheists say that the offer, “Let Me pay your debt for you or you’ll pay in hell,” is coercive.
They don’t see it as a warning.
They don’t see it as a rescue.
They don’t even see it as a good deal.
“How dare you make me choose between eternity in paradise or eternity in hell!”
Atheists would rather spend eternity in hell than have their Creator pay their debt, from His account, on their behalf.
Atheists teach their children to do the same thing.
It’s like a man forcing his wife and children to starve to death because he is too proud to accept the “Free Groceries For Life” offer from the billionaire who lives across the street.
Accept help or starve to death?
Atheists would rather they and their family starve to death.