Boaz Baptist Chronicles
What Shape Are You In?
I’ve often heard it said, “You can’t put a square peg in a round hole (of equal size).” It just won’t fit! In similar fashion, NOT everyone who claims to will go to God’s Heaven. Why? They just won’t fit in!
The only way a square peg can fit inside a round hole is for something to happen to the peg. You can’t change the hole, any more than you can change God, who said, “I am the Lord, I change not.” (Malachi 3:6) God will never change, because His way is perfect. Sadly, ours is not. That’s why we must be changed to live with Him in Heaven. Most people however are not interested in being changed. They are square, and happy in that condition. If you’re that way, please, read no further. Not even God could change your mind on this subject.
Since, in your condition - a misfit - you’d be extremely unhappy in Heaven, God will oblige you of your desire to stay unchanged. Your wish will be granted. He will let you go where Jesus said all “Squares” wind up: In “everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” Just think, in Hell, you’ll fit right in.
For those of you who are NOT happy with your spiritual “shape” or condition, I’ve got good news…
God has a way to change your shape - a way that will let you easily enter Heaven. It’s called the New Birth. Jesus said, “Except a man be born again...he cannot enter into the kingdom of God... Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye MUST be born again.” (John 3:1-7)
Man’s original condition - “in the image of God” - was lost, the day Adam and Eve sinned against their Creator. Every man since has been “dead in trespasses and sins.” Saint Paul put it like this…
“Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Now some good news… “For as by one man’s [Adam’s] disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one [Jesus Christ] shall many be made righteous.” (Romans 5:12 and 19)
How does God change our nature? The Bible teaches that God, in the form of Jesus, took on Him the nature of man, in order to die as a substitute for our sins. His sacrificial death, burial, and glorious resurrection gives all who believe on Him a spiritual birth and a new nature. All who are Born Again are “new creatures” (II Corinthians 5:17) unto God, prepared for Heaven, and partakers of Eternal Life. (Titus 2:13; John 10:27; I John 5:11-13)
Friend, God proved His love for you, when He sent Jesus to pay for your sins on Calvary’s cross. Why not ask Him to save you right now? Tell Him you are sorry for your sins, repent, and ask Him to forgive you. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
Pray this prayer with all your heart…
Dear Jesus, I'm sorry for all my sins. Please forgive me and come into my heart to save my soul. I now receive you as my Saviour and Lord. Thank You for giving me Eternal Life. Amen.