[forthright] Leave It to the Devil

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From: Forthright Magazine <ba@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 14:45:22 -0600
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Straight to the Cross


COLUMN: Fidelity

Leave It to the Devil
by Mike Benson

I read about a French atheist who died and willed
his house and farm to, of all people, the Devil.
The courts deliberated on the curious case for
quite some time. Finally it was determined that
the best way to carry out the wishes of the
deceased testator was to allow the farm to grow up
in weeds and briars and to leave the house to
decay and ruin.

It occurs to me that the same thing can be said
about our soul salvation. It's not necessary to
commit some terrible sin, nor to engage in great
evil in order to be lost. All we have to do is
nothing. "Allow the farm to grow up in weeds and
briars and leave the house to decay and ruin."
Dear reader, neglect, indifference, and unconcern
will just as surely condemn us in the Judgment as
murder, theft, or immorality.

The Bible asks, "How shall we escape (eternal
punishment) if we NEGLECT so great a
salvation...?" (Hebrews 2:3a). The answer is, "We
won't."

Think about it.

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