I used to be an Atheist for over 1/2 my life. My parents were divorced when I was 3 or 4. I lived with my mother and we moved into my grandparents house at that time. At that point of time, no one told me of God and I had no reason to believe that He exists.
Well, growing up, my mother and I went to a Church. It was an underground Church. There I made friends. I had a pretty easy life, even though I was an Atheist and my mother made me go to Church with her.
At the age of 15, I attended to a Bible School, called "Charity Youth Bible School" in Ephrata, PA. My mother made me go to it, which I am thankful as I look back to that time. It was very big with 600 students there at the time. The preachers had good sermons, but nothing struck me as this preacher.
This preacher talked about brokeness and about the passover in the book of Exodus. Imagine yourself, being struck with an illness and cannot get out of bed. And you heard about the killing of the first borns that soon was about to happen. And you ask your son about if the blood was up on the doorpost. He says, "Yes, Father." But he cannot convince you that the blood is up there on the doorpost until you see it yourself.
After that, it grieves my heart and I said "Surely, if what they say is true about Hell, sin, and death, won't I listen to them and to see if it is true? And if it is, I want the blood on my doorpost so it would passover me.
And I want us to learn from that, today. Is the blood on your doorpost or are you like the Egyptians that doesn't believe in it? It says that the Egyptians that foolishly ignored the warning, there was weeping across the land. So are you washed in the blood of the lamb, today? Do you know that you are saved? If not, what are you going to do about it? Today is the day of Salvation. We are not promised that there will be a tomorrow.
What does the Bible say about how to be saved? 1st, you must need to see yourself as a sinner. Take this following quiz to test yourself?
1) Have you ever told a lie? If so, what does that make you?
2) Have you ever stolen something? If so, what does that make you?
3) Have you use God's name in vain, such as "Oh my G~"? That is called blasphemy.
4) Have you ever looked at a guy or a girl with lust? If so, Jesus says that is committing adultery with them in your heart.
If you answer yes to all 4, you admitted that you are a lying thief, adulterer at heart, and a blasphemer. And that 4 of the 10 commandments. 6 more are pointed towards you. And if you die in your sins, God is just and righteous that He will punish sin. And then we would up in eternity in Hell. But there is hope for you. Jesus paid your fine so you can go free. All you need to do is to repent and to trust in Him as your Lord and Savior. When you do that, you will immediately pass from death to life and God will dismiss your case. He will give you eternal life and the assurance of Salvation when you do.