It seems that there was a time, during the early years of his preaching ministry, when he was due to lead a crusade meeting in a town in South Carolina, and he needed to mail a letter.
He asked a little boy in the main street how he could get to the post office. After the boy had given him directions, Billy said, "If you come to the Central Baptist Church tonight, I'll tell you how to get to heaven."
The boy replied, "No thanks, you don't even know how to get to the post office!"*
I rejoice that God has sent us a wonderful Evangelist this week here at First Baptist Church of Lenoir City. Dr. Grant Etheridge, Senior Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia, is with us in revival this week.
Having heard him preach today, two things are for certain: (1) He knows his Bible; and (2) He knows how to use it to show people the way to Heaven!
You may or may not be near our church. If you are, I hope you will come by to be a part of this wonderful series of meetings. Our revival continues nightly at 6pm through Wednesday; and we would love to have you join us. If you are not nearby, and thus unable to attend, then please pray for our speaker as he faithfully shares the message of the Gospel each evening.
More importantly, you may desire to know more about this matter of going to Heaven one day yourself. If so, then please take time to read these wonderful verses from God’s Word:
There is no one righteous, not even one.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
The wages of sin is death.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
And that is the glorious Gospel (or good news) of Jesus Christ. It is simple enough for even a child to understand. Nonetheless, it remains the most profound of all truths, unable to be comprehended by even the greatest of scholars.
I hope you have the assurance of a home in Heaven. If not, I hope you find it this very day in Christ Jesus!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)