When our Gospel Weblog editor asked us to create about who we would have dinner with, I believed I would cheat and have dinner with two persons. I select (1) a former Hollywood celebrity at the moment in prison and (two) Abinadi. We would have some steaks, and I would take a selfie. I would later print the photo, frame it, and then add a scripture: “The wages of sin is death but the present of God is eternal life by way of Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans six:23).
The former celebrity I am considering of was once one of the most renowned persons of his time — and also most likely one particular of the greatest comedians of all time — he is now in a maximum-safety prison. Much more importantly, he will one particular day stand just before the judgment bar of God and give an account for his deeds on this earth.
For the duration of his lifetime, Abinadi was under no circumstances recognized all through the planet, but he was the man who mentioned, “The time shall come when all shall see the salvation of the Lord when each and every nation, kindred, tongue, and persons shall see eye to eye and shall confess just before God that his judgments are just” (Mosiah 16:1). When he was offered the chance to recant his testimony, he decided that he would rather endure death than lie to God.
I would stick the selfie on the fridge to enable me don’t forget the extended-term consequences of my actions.
(P.S. I do not pretend to know exactly where this former celebrity is going soon after this life since he nevertheless has time to repent if he has not currently accomplished so.)
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