Friday, December 16, 2011

The Death of Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens' was strident in his outspoken hatred for God . He was good with words both in print and in public speaking settings, and his supporters loved him for it. He was flippant in his treatment of Christ and Christians alike.  He found Christians praying for his salvation distasteful and urged them that it was as socially insensitive as offering atheism to a dying Catholic.  

Apparently, he held this unwavering position shaking his fist at God until his dying day. While God only knows what took place in the last moments of Hitchens’ life, (see Luke 23:39-43) one thing is for sure,  if he could send a message now, it would be on bended knee urging everyone he knows to repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 “My chief consolation in this year of living dyingly has been the presence of friends,”
 -Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”

The Ultimate Question

  What shall I do to inherit eternal life? You know the commandments, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.” If we say we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.  The wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus. God demonstrates His own love towards us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.  All who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.  Repent therefore and be converted, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. Eternal life is found in knowing the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart.  For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?  The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.