“I Want To Be Saved… But Not Now”

Yesterday I told you about a person I witnessed to who I couldn’t connect with.  I told you about the three questions I asked and the responses given.  What I didn’t tell you about was the other person who was there… who answered each of the questions correctly!  Click here to read the previous post.

The other person in the room was clear and straight forward about their condition saying, “I’m lost and I know it.  If I died right now I’d bust the gates of hell wide open.”  Note: To hear that would seem like the person is ready to trust Christ right then!  Yes… I got excited.

Still, I went through the three questions.  1) Who was Jesus?  Answer: God’s son.  2) What did He do?  Answer: He died on the cross to forgive sin.  3) Why does that matter?  Answer: Everyone who believes in him is forgiven and granted eternal life.  Note: All three answers were dead on.

So I proceeded. 

Me: So have you trusted in Jesus as your Savior? 

Answer: No. 

Me: Do you want to ask God to forgive you so as to be saved? 

Answer: Yes. 

Me: Would you like to do that right now? 

Answer: No. 

Me: You don’t? 

Answer: No. 

Me: Why… why wait? 

Answer: I’m not ready just now. 

Me: But do you understand what would happen if… God forbid… you were to die? 

Answer: Yes… I’d bust the gates of hell wide open. 

Me: And you still don’t want to be saved? 

Answer: No… not right now…

Pray for my friends.  Both are lost.  One knows it, the other doesn’t.  Ask God to open their hearts so as to understand the truth of salvation so as to be saved.

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3 comments on ““I Want To Be Saved… But Not Now”

  1. Chelsea says:

    Hello. I, too, am lost. I feel similar to the person in your post.

    I was saved when I was younger, still a child. I do believe in Jesus. I do accept that he died for my sins. Like I know this to be true but I don’t have that “feeling” inside anymore. And I don’t know how to get it. I pray and I ask for change and nothing happens. And I always ask for forgiveness but I don’t feel that it is granted to me. I know you have to believe you will be forgiven but I don’t know how to do that. I can’t just make myself believe. I have tried.

    Part of me wants it, but part of me likes to sin and I’m afraid I’m not ready to give that up and live for God. But I do want to be saved, obviously I don’t want to go to hell. That’s another problem – I feel I have more of a fear of hell than a desire to go to heaven. I would be content to die and nothing happen, but I don’t believe that’s how it is. I’m just so afraid and I don’t know what to do anymore.

    • pastorron7 says:

      Chelsea… thank you for your comment. I will be contacting you directly by email for more in depth thoughts and discussion. Till then…

      I could give you all kinds of verses to read (Romans 10:9-10, Acts 16:31, 1 John 1:9, John 3:16)… but there is one in particular I’d like to suggest along with a very simple approach to seeking and finding salvation through Jesus Christ.

      In Mark 6:31 Jesus told people… “Come away with me… by yourself… to a quiet place…” You need God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Thererfore I suggest something very simple. Jesus said, “Everyone who seeks, finds. And everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Therefore here is my suggestion….

      Take some time… however much time it takes… to seek God. Find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted by anything or anyone. Determine that you are going to seek after God until you encounter Him. Begin with a simple prayer of something like… “God, I need YOU. I want YOU. Please reveal yourself to me. Show me YOUR Truth!” With that desire and prayer in your mind and heart… begin reading the Gospel of John S-L-O-W-L-Y! It may take a few minutes or it may take several sessions of seeking God, but when you have the desire to know God… He WILL reveal Himself to you! That’s not a promise from me… but God Himself!

      Please let me know how things go. I’ll be praying for you!

  2. bright says:

    i want to be saved i feel empty and need god in my life but im so addictad to sin that i dont if this can happen

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