Ready for Anything
by Greg Wright, Father of Stephen Wright
When Steve finally reached the sunset of his life at the age of thirteen, when he had that fatal accident, he was ready to meet God. Two years earlier, however, he would not have been ready. As much as it hurt to lose Steve, I shall always be grateful to God that he didn't take him until he was truly saved.
Prior to two years ago Steve was lost, even though he believed in Jesus Christ. You see, until two years ago, Steve had never repented of his sins. He didn't understand that faith in Jesus Christ means nothing unless you have turned away from your sins.
This is not to say that we have to clean up our lives before we can come to Jesus. No, we should all come to Jesus just as we are. Rather, what I am saying is this: just as God gives us the faith to believe, he also gives us sorrow for sin and the desire to repent. When either is lacking, it is a sign that the heart is still hardened against God.
The purpose of this page is to help Steve's friends, young and old, understand how to truly be ready for anything, how to make sure that when they die they will go to heaven. Steve and I almost made a terrible mistake in accepting his earlier insincere, easy-believism conversion.
DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU
They following articles use a variety of approaches to present the gospel and to explain repentance.