The writing has been in black and white for thousands of years, yet today, untold numbers of people would rather stand in long lines to buy lottery tickets for the chance to obtain free money.
“O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD” (Jeremiah 22:29).
“Look unto me, and be ye [SAVED], [ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH]: for [I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NONE ELSE]” (Isaiah 45:22).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that [WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be [SAVED]. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but [HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT IS CONDEMNED ALREADY], because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16-18).
“Therefore as [BY THE OFFENCE OF ONE] judgment came upon all men to [CONDEMNATION]; even so [BY THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF ONE THE FREE GIFT] came upon all men unto justification of life” (Romans 5:18).
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to [REPENT]: Because he hath [APPOINTED A DAY], in the which he will judge the world in [RIGHTEOUSNESS] by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).
The Apostle Paul also well said: “IF ye then be risen with Christ, [SEEK THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE], where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. [FOR YE ARE DEAD, AND YOUR LIFE IS HID WITH CHRIST IN GOD]. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:1-4).
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the [REDEMPTION] that is in [CHRIST JESUS]” (Romans 3:23-24).
“[HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE]; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. [IF THE SON THEREFORE SHALL MAKE YOU FREE, YE SHALL BE FREE INDEED]” (John 8:36).
“Now the [GOD OF PEACE] be with you all. Amen” (Romans 15:33).