CB's Choose Your Future
The strange story of George Wilson
Back in the time of President Andrew Jackson, there was
a man named George Wilson. He was a criminal.
George Wilson was sentenced to die by hanging.
His story came to the attention of the President who
was motivated to grant a pardon.
Then something strange happened.
To everyone's profound amazement, when he was handed the
actual pardon document, Wilson tore it in pieces
and threw it on the floor of his cell.
This prompted a question: what to do with Wilson?
Was he pardoned because of what the President did?
Or did his bold act of rejection nullify the pardon?
This was a legal question, and a tough one at that.
After extended deliberation, the United States Supreme
Court put forth the following verdict:
"A pardon is a writing, the value of which is dependent
upon the acceptance by the individual for whom it is intended."
George Wilson was to be hanged -- not because there
was no pardon, but because the pardon was not accepted.
And so it is with the pardon of God the Father through
the sacrifice at the cross of his son Jesus Christ for all
mankind. If the pardon is not accepted, it has no effect.
The bad part of this chapter of human history is its
staggering finality. Few things are this, well . . . final.
If you lose money in this world, chances are you can
make it back.
If you fail a course in school, you can repeat.
If you get sick, you can recover.
If you lose your job, you can get another.
But if you're without the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ
in the day of the great white throne judgment,
there is simply no other salvation. It's too late.
The good part of this story is that it doesn't have to
happen to anyone. It's just a matter of choice.
And God urges us all to "choose life"
Go to the link to watch a video, and then choose life.
From Chris B