Friday, March 20, 2009

The Fine Print

Don't you just hate those annoying legal disclaimers on radio commercials and TV ads? Legal disclaimers are "conditions". For example, an ad may offer a great price or interest rate on a particular product, but there are always "certain conditions" that apply. You can usually recognize those conditions when the announcer speeds up so fast that you can barely understand what he is saying, or on TV, when the print is so tiny, nobody can possibly read it. As consumers, we must beware of these disclaimers. I noticed the fine print on a particular credit card. The interest rate was 12%, which is pretty good for a credit card. But on the back of the monthly statement, in very fine print, it warned that if the payment was so much as one day late, the interest rate would jump to 29.9%! Ouch!

Thank God there are no disclaimers on our Salvation! The Bible is very clear as to how we receive eternal life in heaven. To receive it, we must first admit that we are sinners and in need of a Savior. That Savior is God's only Son, Jesus Christ. Once we receive Him into our heart and make Him Lord of our life, the Bible promises we are saved and will spend eternity with Him in heaven. As a Christian, though we may experience a physical death, we will never experience a spiritual one. God promises that nothing can "snatch us out of His hand". Many people today are not Christians because they feel like they are too "bad" or have sinned too much for Christ to forgive them. But the Bible is clear that the blood He shed on Calvary was sufficient to cover every sin we have ever committed, regardless of how "bad" it may have been. And praise Him, no disclaimers are needed!

Jesus said in John 6:47, "Truly I say unto you, he that believes on me has everlasting life."

Father, thank you for Your Son Jesus. Help us to spread the Good News to everybody around us. In Jesus name, Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Allen, for stopping by my blog.

    This is a great blog post as well. Yes, thank God he does not put a disclaimer on His acceptance of us.

    People who are not Christians who often do not feel they are "good" enough are getting hung up on religion and not Jesus!

    Have a great weekend.