by Brad Price
A local barber became a Christian on a certain Sunday morning. Being excited about his new found faith, this man wanted to share the news about Jesus with all his customers.
The barber opened his shop on the Monday after his conversion and in walked a customer. The barber situated this man in the chair, put the apron on him, and then proceeded to get a pair of scissors from the counter. With scissors in hand the barber approached the man in the chair and said: “Are you prepared to die?”
The terrified customer leaped from the chair and escaped through the nearest door.
This story, which is said to be true, contains some interesting lessons. First, it reminds Christians about the need to be evangelistic (Mark. 16:15-16). Second, it reminds us to choose our words carefully.
We may know what we mean, but others may not (Colossians 4:5-6). Third, a time will come when either we die (Hebrews 9:27) or the Lord will return (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).
The question posted by the barber is very important so I am going to put it to you, dear reader. Are you ready to die?
If you are not sure about your relationship with God, please study the following items.
- Without faith we cannot please God (Hebrews 11:6).
- We cannot be a child of God without repentance (Luke. 13:3).
- We must confess that Jesus is the Son of God (1 Timothy 6:12; Acts 8:36-38).
- We must also be baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:27) for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16) and then “walk in the light” (1 John. 1:7).