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The Worst Thing
That Could Happen to You!
What is the worst thing that could happen to a person? Some people suffer many things in this short life. There are many different ways to suffer pain and heartaches. Today a person could be happy and everything fine, but tomorrow a great tragedy could happen. There have been many terrible fires, accidents, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. It is always a great sorrow when the doctor says he must operate because of cancer. Sudden news of death is always a tragedy. But what is the worst thing that could happen to you?
A British ship called the "unsinkable" Titanic began its first voyage on April 10, 1912. On April 14, the ship hit an iceberg. The collision caused a 300-foot hole in the ship, and two and one-half hours later the great ship sank. Over 1,500 people died in a watery grave. The sinking of the Titanic was terrible. But it was not the worst thing to happen.
On August 6, 1945, the atom bomb, "Little Boy," was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Over 92,000 people were killed or missing because of that bomb. On August 9, 1945 a second bomb, "Fat man," was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Over 40,000 people were killed or missing because of that bomb. Many were scarred, deformed and injured for life. Thousands killed themselves because of the pain and suffering. But the atomic bomb was not the worst thing to happen.
Over 200 tornadoes hit the United States every year. Towns and cities have been destroyed. Sometimes the wind blows more than 300 miles per hour. In just a few minutes, it comes and goes leaving death and destruction. Hurricanes and typhoons form in the oceans. Often they measure several hundred miles wide. In 1900 in Galveston, Texas, over 6,000 people died in a hurricane. In 1963, Hurricane Flora killed more than 6,000 and left 750,000 without homes.
Most of the damage of an earthquake is done about 10 seconds after the first tremor (shake). In 1737, over 300,000 were killed in Calcutta, India. In 1970, in Peru, 47,194 were killed. People in certain areas live daily in fear because the earth could open at any time. Storms and earthquakes are terrible, but they are not the worst things to happen.
A plane crash is awful because usually only a few, if any, are able to survive. Trains have gone off the rail and many have been killed. Auto accidents are the number one killer in America. But an accident is not the worst thing to happen.
Disease and Sickness
In 1894 the Bubonic Plague, a terrible disease, appeared in Hong Kong, one of the world’s great ports. From there, ships carried the disease to the rest of the world. More than 10,000,000 persons died during the next twenty years. Cancer is terrible and frightening. But sickness and disease are not the worst thing to happen.
The Worst Thing
Great tragedies and accidents happen quickly and soon pass. Disease and sickness can destroy the body but not the soul. The worst thing that can happen to you is to die without Jesus Christ as your Savior. Death is not the worst thing, but to die lost, without Jesus as your Savior, is the worst thing.
The worst thing to happen to you is to be forever -- eternally -- separated from God. The life of the body is short, but you have a soul that will live forever. The body may die, but you will still live. You will live some place forever.
Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man (that means you) cometh unto the Father (God) but by me." Jesus Christ is the way to eternal life. Do not die without Jesus. The worst thing that could happen would be for you to die without the Lord Jesus Christ. No one knows when he will die. You could die tomorrow, so be saved today.
Be Saved Today!
Be saved now! Pray and accept Jesus as your Savior. He died for you. He arose from the grave for you. Why? To forgive your sins and to save you from Hell. He will save you now if you will pray and ask Him. Be saved now!
Do not die without Jesus as your Savior. Hell is forever, and it is the worst thing that could happen to you.
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" -- Revelation 20:15.
Many people in the past had the opportunity to be saved, but refused. Many have died and learned that the worst thing that can happen is to die without Jesus Christ as their Savior. These people would now give 10,000 worlds to have one more opportunity to be saved, but it is too late.
Be saved today! Tomorrow could be too late. If you want now to be saved, pray this prayer:
Pray: "I do not want to die without Jesus and go to Hell. I want to be saved and go to Heaven. I now accept Jesus to forgive my sins. I am now saved. I will go to Heaven because of Jesus who died so that I might live forever in Heaven. I am now saved."
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