Today’s Scripture: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Revelation¬†14:11

Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, an agnostic lecturer of the 19th century, was announced to give an address on hell. He declared he would prove conclusively that hell was a wild dream of some scheming theologians who invented it to terrify credulous people.

As he was launching into his subject, a half-drunken man arose in the audience and exclaimed, “Make it strong, Bob. There’s a lot of us poor fellows depending on you. If you are wrong, we are all lost. So be sure you prove it clear and plain.”

Many people today are the same way. They don’t want to believe in hell, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s there. Today, when you are going about your business, whether at the bank or the grocery store, keep your eyes open for opportunities to witness. A simple tract that explains the way of salvation could make all the difference in the world to one who is lost.

Sometimes they obviously resent being given what they term as “religious material” and in those cases I am careful not to push it on them. But I’ve also been surprised over the years at the number of people who don’t read the tract right then but read it later.

One such person attends Quentin Road right now. After I gave him a Heaven tract, he went home and put it in a drawer by his bed. One night, two years later, he reached in the drawer, read the tract, and trusted Christ!

Make an eternal difference in someone’s life -take the time to tell them the way to Heaven!

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder