When informed about a recent grisly tragedy, Jesus Christ responded by saying to those around Him: “Do you suppose that these [men] were worse sinners than all other[s], because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:2-3 Luke 13:2-3 2 And Jesus answering said to them, Suppose you that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
3 I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
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Understand the gravity of your relationship with your Creator. God “now commands all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30 Acts 17:30And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:
American King James Version×). We must turn from our ways, which are bringing the world to the brink of disaster, and turn to Him.
Prove for yourself that the Bible is God’s Word. Find out where He is working, and see how God may be leading you to become more involved. To begin, you should download or request our free booklets Is the Bible True? and How to Understand the Bible.
You should study the prophecies of your Bible and how they relate to national and world trends. Request our other booklets on prophecy to better understand what God reveals about current events and His coming Kingdom. Jesus tells us, “… When you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door” (Matthew 24:33 Matthew 24:33So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
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Most important, consider and follow God’s words in Isaiah 55:6-7 Isaiah 55:6-7 6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
American King James Version×: “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”