During the Franco-German War of 1870-71, two unexploded shells were found near a house. The homeowner cleaned them up and put them on display near his fireplace. A few weeks later he showed these interesting objects to a visitor. His friend, an expert in munitions, suddenly had a horrible thought. “What if theyre still loaded?” After quickly examining the shells, he exclaimed, “Get them away from the fire immediately! Theyre as deadly as the day they were made!” Without realizing it, the homeowner had been living in grave peril.
Likewise, many people unknowingly live in constant jeopardy of something far worsea Christless eternity in hell. Failing to recognize the consequences of unbelief, they are in danger of sealing their doom at any moment. The risk of rejecting Christ and living in unbelief cannot be exaggerated, for what we do with Him and His offer of salvation determines where we will spend eternity. - H.G.B.