The Titanic has sailed into the Internet - bigtime. You wouldn't believe the mountains of information available about the sinking of that "unsinkable" ship back in 1912. With the Academy Award-winning movie, and endless TV shows and articles, a Broadway musical - fascination with the Titanic is at an all-time high. A lot of this information has been known for decades, but suddenly there's a tremendous appetite for that information. Like the tragic mistake made that fatal night by a radioman on the Titanic. The ship had received a number of warnings about ice ahead, and had adjusted her course southward as a result. But two hours before the Titanic hit the iceberg, the radioman received a warning from another ship about a major iceberg, along with the longitude and latitude coordinates. They put that iceberg right in Titanic's path. It's the one that sank the ship. But the radioman didn't know it was in their path. He was busy that night, so he stuck that message on a spindle where it could be dealt with later. That one choice doomed him - and 1,500 other passengers who died that night.
Well, I'm Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You about "Titantic Danger."
That just makes the tragedy even more tragic, doesn't it? The warning of what was coming was sent, it was received, but a man decided he'd deal with it later. And later was too late. When the warning is life-or-death, you don't wait to deal with it.
Especially if the warning is from God. Especially if the warning is about what's ahead for you. Our word for today from the Word of God comes from Hebrews 2:3. "How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?" Ignoring God's warning - fatal results.
What's the warning about our future? Here are God's words, "Whoever believes in Jesus is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's only Son" (John 3:18). Like the Titanic on her last night, steaming headlong for a deadly rendezvous. Again, God, in His own words, "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him" (John 3:36).
God says there are people who are forever safe and people who are headed for eternal destruction. The difference is what they do with His Son Jesus. You can do a lot of things with Jesus: you can reject Him, or ignore Him, or postpone Him, or you can even agree with Him. But all of those responses lead to the same place - eternity without God in a place He calls hell. You might say, "Agreeing with Jesus isn't enough?" I'm not married to my wife based on my agreeing with her views. I'm married to my wife for one reason - there was a time I committed my life to her.
That's what you have to do with Jesus. Has there been a time when you did that? If not, you're still ignoring God's warning about eternity. He says we can't possibly escape if we neglect this great salvation. He calls it salvation because it's a rescue from a death sentence. Jesus dying on that awful cross - that was God's Son paying the death penalty for the sinning you've done. And your only hope is to put your total trust in Him - the only One who can rescue you from sin and its penalty.
So you have the warning. Maybe you've been saying, like a radioman on the Titanic that night, I'll deal with it later. Please don't do that. When a warning is life-or-death, the only time to deal with it is now. While there's time.
If there has never been a time when you have committed yourself to Jesus to be your Savior, let this be your day. Tell Him right now you're putting your trust in Him and what He did on the cross for you. And if you'll let me know you're beginning this life-saving relationship, please visit our web site - YoursForLife.net.
Without Jesus, you are steaming full speed into an eternity without hope. Deal with God's warning now. And you'll be on course for a guaranteed arrival in heaven when your journey's done.