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It's Free and Everyone Is Welcome (6 of 8)
Series: The Wondrous Story
Ken D. Trivette
1. I think of the words of James Russel Lowell:
Once to every man and nation
Comes the moment to decide
In the strife of truth or falsehood
For the good or evil side.
But to every man there openeth
A high way and a low
And every man decideth
Which way his soul shall go.
2. What Mr. Lowell said is not only true about life, but also true about the life to come. There is a decision that is made by every person; a decision that involves either good or evil, a high way or a low way; a decision that determines, not only which way ones soul shall go, but where one will spend eternity. That decision involves what each person does with the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. As we continue looking at the wondrous story as told by John 3:16, we are reminded in the words ''that whosoever believeth in Him;'' that the eternal destiny of men depends on what they do with the Lord Jesus Christ. In our next 2 studies, we will consider the eternal destinies of men, but it is what men do with Jesus that determines where their soul will go.
4. Let's notice the 5 words, ''that whosoever believeth in Him,'' and notice how salvation is free and everyone is welcome.
1. THERE ARE NO EXCLUSIONS TO THE OFFER OF SALVATION!
1. One of the great words of the Bible is ''whosoever.'' We read:
John 4:13-14, ''Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.''
John 11:26 ''And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?''
John 12:46 ''I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.''
Acts 2:21 ''And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be sa ...
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