Wednesday, April 27, 2016

All Eggs In One Basket

When investing in our financial future it is wise to not put all our money in one place.
However, I did read of one fellow who invested his money in five different lottery tickets instead of one in order to diversify. He still lost it all. I can’t imagine why.

I recently wrote an article entitled “Straddling The Fence.” I guess you could call that diversification. Obviously, it doesn’t work in the spiritual sense.

Our eternal destiny is one thing all of us had better be very certain about BEFORE we die. Once we die, there is no turning back to right a wrong. The decision has been made, and it will stand for all eternity.

We cannot diversify spiritually in preparation for what lies beyond. What I mean by that is that we cannot face God after death with a few eggs in the basket of works, a few eggs in the basket of other gods, a few eggs in the basket of religions, etc., and then ask God to pick the one He likes best. We are either for Him, or we are against Him. There is no ‘splitting hairs.’

Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” (Matthew 12:30)

Please take note of what the Apostle Paul said in the following verses:

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse! Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:6-10)

Obviously Paul is speaking to the church of Galatia, but the same message holds true to all, saved or lost. Let us be certain of what we believe, because there is only one Gospel. I’m putting all my eggs in God’s basket (so to speak) because I know only His words are true.

The test of life has one question for us all to answer, and there is only one answer to this one question. The question was asked by Albert B. Simpson in his hymn “What Will You Do With Jesus?”

“What will you do with Jesus? Neutral you cannot be; Someday your heart will be asking, What will He do with me?”

So what is the correct answer? Let’s look at a few responses.

I was a Baptist (or Methodist, or Buddist, or Muslim, or Catholic, etc.).
I was a member of XYZ church.
I walked the aisle.
I was baptized.
I did more good than bad.
I just live and let live.
I believe a little of everything so as not to offend anyone.
I was a sinner and asked Jesus to save me.

There are many answers, but only one correct answer. Which one have you chosen?

When people stand before God after death, I’m sure there are probably thousands of reasons they will give before Him. Some will have their eggs in several baskets, none the right one. Some will have all their eggs in one basket, but the wrong one, and some will have all their eggs in God’s basket and it will be the right one.

I repeat there is only one Gospel. All the other so-called gospels are false. Sometimes they are partial truths and other times they are outright lies from Satan. If we are depending on anyone or anything other than what is spoken in God’s book, the Bible, we are on the wrong path.

If we are using the Bible but ignoring what is stated within its pages, we are on the wrong path. Why do I say that? I say that because many religious organizations use the Bible, but ignore what it says. Many individuals proudly claim the Bible as their stand, but ignore the Truth within.

The Bible is all about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He is God, and He is the only way to be saved. No one, no matter how good they may be, can stand before God and be accepted by Him, apart from Jesus Christ.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

There is only one method to receive Jesus Christ as our Savior, and that is by placing our total trust, our faith, in Him and His works to save us. Anything beyond that will not be accepted as admittance into Heaven.

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26)

Political correctness is destroying our society, families, nation, morality, and even watering down the Truth of the Bible. We long to please everyone and especially not offend anyone. We do so however at the cost of Truth.

We want to dabble in a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and totally ignore what the Bible continues to say. We want our pretty little baskets filled with all colors of eye-pleasing eggs while we tiptoe through the tulips of spiritual deception.

Simply put, we want to please everyone, but the only one that matters; i.e. God. So we place our very souls on the line, gambling that we’ll be okay on the other side of the grave. Unfortunately for many, they will find that God stands adamantly upon what He states very clearly in the Bible. His way is not going to change just to suit us. Instead we need to change our thinking, and get it right with Almighty God today.

Let us throw the basket away, as far away as possible and stop playing around with the eternal destiny of our souls. As already stated, there is no repentance on the ‘other side’ that will cancel out the judgment that awaits those who trampled underfoot the precious blood of Jesus.

God’s word will never change for any reason, and certainly not to accommodate our pet beliefs. He is the same today as He was when His words were penned in the book we call the Bible. His way is still the only way.

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

Grant Phillips
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