"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

False Conversion: Learning from the Queen of the West

Unfortunately, I am afraid that most people my age do not even know who Dale Evans was. However, she was one of my childhood heroes, and I still consider her to be one of my heroes today. I did not know much about Dale when I was growing up. However, I was reintroduced to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans about four months ago, and that is when I read Dale’s salvation story for the first time.

I like Dale’s salvation story because it is very similar to my own. Dale accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was only ten years old. However, she would be the first to tell you that she did not make Him Lord of her life. And as she would say, “There is a big fat difference there.”

Shortly after Dale married Roy when she was thirty-five, she attended a church service with her son, Tom. That was when Tom told her that Roy’s children deserved to grow up in a Christian home and she needed to give her life to Christ. It was upon her son’s plea that Dale did indeed give her life completely over to Christ that day. And as she would have said, her life was “radically changed” and “the burden of sin was rolled away.”

Many of you reading this today may think that you will go to Heaven when you die just because you say that you believe in Jesus Christ. But as Adrian Rogers used to say, “If He is not your Lord, He is not your Savior.” Luke 13:5 says, “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

Often times I will ask the readers of this blog to “acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord.” What do I mean by that? By acknowledging Jesus as Lord of your life, you are giving Him complete control over every aspect of your life. By acknowledging Jesus as Lord, you are saying, “What You say do, I will do. What You say say, I will say. Where You say go, I will go.”

If you have not yet acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord of your life, I am asking you to please do so today. Turn completely from all sin and acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord. If you do that, He will save you today and keep you saved forever.

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