Monday, March 10, 2014

17 People Did Not Die On a Roller Coaster

Are you seeing a Facebook status circulating about 17 people dying on a roller coaster at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida? Don't click on it or you'll get hacked. The beat goes like this...
(Warning: Shocking Video) Fox News Flash : 17 passengers confirmed dead at the scene of one of the deadliest roller coaster accidents in history at Orlando, Florida Universal Studios Theme Park. The roller coaster appears to veer off the tracks mid air plummeting all 25 passengers into the pavement killing 17. There are 8 listed in critical condition at a local Orlando Hospital fighting for their life. Local law enforcement are at the scene investigating the accident. Technicians confirm that the roller coaster has malfunctioned during the ride causing it to veer off the tracks. Footage of the accident was captured through the CCTV system set up around the park and has been uploaded to the Fox News Team but will be restricted to air time due to the graphic material. As an alternative, video footage has been uploaded online and can be seen in the following link provided. Please be advised, this video contains graphic footage of the accident and is not for the faint of heart. Watch at your own risk : [And then there's a link which I'm not going to give.]
Be careful what you click on. It could be a trap, spam, a hoax, a hack. Likewise, the world will give you a lot of ideas that have the appearance of wisdom, but will lead to death. Consider the words for eternal life...

Jesus said, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."

"And this is the judgment," he continues: "The light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out by God."

John 3:36 goes on to say, "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains in him." Repent of your sins, that which is against the will of God, and believe in the finished work of Jesus Christ which he paid on the cross for our unrighteousness. Your works cannot save you. Only Christ can save you. Follow Christ, and you will be saved.

To follow Christ is not a momentary thing, but a daily pursuit. In the parable of the sower, Jesus said in Matthew 13:21 that those who do not take root in the word of God believe for a moment, but when trouble comes they fall away. Jesus said to his disciples in Mark 13:13 that he who endures to the end shall be saved. To truly know Christ, read his word, and do what it says.