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Opinion / Religion - July 26, 2021

Mike's World Views by Mike Henry

I said on Coffee with Mike the other day that I hoped the Surfside condo victims went quickly in the collapse and didn’t suffer for hours under the rubble. It appears that was the case; however, on second thought, I hope that those who were unsaved had time to call on the name of the Lord for salvation before they died, like the dying thief on the cross did. Jesus said to him in Luke 23:43, “today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Romans 10:13 says, “For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Here’s what Jesus had to say (Luke 13:4-5) about a tower that fell in His day, “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” I think Jesus is saying that the most important thing is to be right with God through repentance and faith, so that you’re ready whenever and however death comes.
The condo collapse also highlights the importance of a solid foundation. There were ominous signs of a weakening foundation that were not dealt with in time. Jesus said in Matt. 7:26-27, “Now everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
If your life is built on the Truths of the Word of God, you’ll have a much better chance of not just surviving the storms of life, but thriving as a result. There’s an old saying, “A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”

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