So many people believe that they can circumvent God’s Word by their own “What If” Scenarios. You may have heard of these “what ifs” in bible studies or in daily conversations. Sadly, none of them are true, and none of them null and void God’s Word. Let’s take a look at a few:
What If A Person Dies On The Way To Being Baptized?
Simple question, simple answer. God requires baptism in order to be saved (1 Pet 3:21). They waited too long. Thus, they will be lost in their sins (Mk 16:16).
What If A Person Is Too Ill To Be Baptized?
Death and illness can strike at any moment. Thus we need to get prepared to meet our God daily. If a person become comatose, on life support, or so ill they can’t be immersed in water, they definitely waited too long to obey the gospel. They will be lost in their sins (Acts 24:25).
What If A Person Forgets All Their Unrepentant Sins?
No one can repent of any thing they can’t remember. Yet, this doesn’t negate the fact they committed sins. Even if we forget our sins, God still remembers any unrepentant sin. Consequently, these too will die in their sins (Lk 16:3).
What If No Man Is Present To Conduct Church Services?
Only qualified men were given the authority to conduct church services: Preach, teach, pray, lead singing, wait on the Lord’s table, all acts of worship. If no man is there to conduct these services, then they go undone (1 Cor 14:33-40). It is better to obey God than to sacrifice (1 Sam 15:22).
Conclusion: The only reason anyone would want to “what if” any scenario is to circumvent God’s commandments. What God commands he expects man to obey. If we wait too late, it’s not God’s fault we wasted our time. The fact is, get busy living for God or get busy dying in your sins. Time waits on no man. Today, not tomorrow is the day of salvation (2 Cor 6:2).