Three minutes to live

Let me ask you. What if I wasn't a Christian and I only had three minutes to live? 

What would you tell me?"

"I don't know."

"Well, what's going to happen to me when I die if I don't know Jesus Christ?"

This is what I would say to you. "In just a few minutes you are going to stand before Almighty God; and

He is going to judge you according to the perfect moral standard of His Law. If you've ever lied, He will

see you as a liar. If you've ever stolen anything, He will see you as a thief. If you've ever taken His name

in vain, He will see you as a blasphemer. If you've ever hated anyone, He will see you as a murderer.

"God is holy, righteous, just, and good. He must punish sin. And the punishment God has ascribed for sin 

is eternity in hell. And that's what you face in about two minutes, unless God does something."

"This is your only hope. Two thousand years ago, God the Father sent His Son to earth in the person of 

Jesus Christ--fully-God and fully-Man, and without sin. Unlike you and me, He never once violated the

Law of God in thought, word, or deed. He was perfect in every respect."

"About thirty to thirty-three years into that earthly existence, He voluntarily went to the cross. He suffered 

and died, shedding His innocent blood--taking upon Himself the punishment you rightly deserve for your

sins against God. Then, three days later, He rose from the dead, forever defeating sin and death. He is 

alive today and He will return at a time of the Father's choosing.

"What God requires of you, is that you repent. God commands that you turn from your sin and by faith, 

and by faith alone, receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. He is your only hope.

"In just a minute or so you are going to stand before God. Unless He saves you, you are going to spend

eternity in hell. My hope is that instead of receiving what you deserve for your sins against God, you

will receive what you and I don't deserve, which is grace, mercy, and the free gift of eternal life. So,

please, repent and receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior while He has given you time.