SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS, Brazil (BNC) — What more can be said when someone studies the Bible, understands the plan of salvation, but still hesitates to obey the gospel? The people of God often encounter others who are taught what to do to be saved, but fail to act.
Recently, a young lady studied the Bible and set a date for her baptism. As the day neared, however, she asked to put off her entry into Christ. She continues to study and attend the Sunday meetings, and the saints around her pray for her and encourage her. But what will she decide?
To motivate her further, I wrote an article entitled, “Beat your pre-baptism jitters.” Later, I put that article with others from our website which seeks to reach out to those outside of Christ, expanded them, and published them Dec. 3 in the book, On the Edge of Decision. (Original title: Na Beira da Decisão.)
The 119-page book is formatted to make for easy reading in PDF format. We’ve made it available for free. We also hope to find funds to publish copies in print for distribution.
One reviewer stated,
“I don’t remember reading a book that managed to summarize in so few pages the essential truths of the gospel in order for a person to make a decision. I want to be one of the first to receive a copy when it is published. I have five people who have heard the gospel and I believe this book will help them think about their situation.”
Even though the apostle Peter had his sermon interrupted on the Day of Pentecost by people asking what to do to be saved, after his initial answer, the Word says that “[w]ith many other words he testified and exhorted them saying, ‘Save yourselves from this perverse generation!’” Acts 2.40.
The book On the Edge of Decision seeks to do much the same.
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three married children and six grandchildren. He sometimes writes “7 Points.” http://randal.us