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Jerry July 14, 2013 at 9:30 am

I agree 100% great teaching

Jack Wellman July 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Thank you for your kind words Jerry….I will see you someday too in the Kingdom.

Lucy Morningstar July 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

I am a born again Christian and I pity the person who converts on his/her deathbed. We who have faith and know that we are covered by his love have the peace that passes all understanding. When I first believed I regretted not giving my heart to God earlier. I would venture to guess that deathbed converts have the same regrets.We have been ‘paid’ a lot more than he/she has.

Jack Wellman July 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Amen Lucy….even the thief on the cross must today be thankful that he trusted in Christ at the last moment. We who have labored for much of our lives will not miss one bit of our reward but even the person who trust in Him at the last moment shall never have regret. Thank you for your faithfulness to our Lord and for your comment.

anu July 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

hi jack this article Made me To remember One such incident in My life i did …… a hindú man who Was about to die in a death bed noded his head while i was sharing death and resurrection of christ and after life when he will get afer beliving Christ ….he was not able to speak because of his weak body he noded to all my gospel proposals …..i belive he is in heaven …our god is a awesome and kind god …..

Jack Wellman July 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm

How amazing this is Anu. God put you there with just this purpose in mind and the timing is truly divine. Yes, I agree that he is in the Kingdom right now…and to think just how joyful he will be when he sees you there…I believe he will run to greet you with joy, hugs, and countless thanks. I too thank God for your faithfulness to Jesus in the Great Commission. You will have a crown of the soul-winner too.

Yes, our God is such an awesome God. Even without words, we can believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved (Rom 10:9-13, Acts 4:12, 16:30-31, John 3:16-17etc.)! It doesn’t say “and be baptized” or “and repeat after me.” Well done Anu.

Janet Cross July 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm

The question you asked about ‘Are they real’ is only going to be decided between him and God.

Jack Wellman July 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Thank you Janet. You are right…it will be decided between him and God or her and God, whoever the case me be but if a person puts their trust in Christ, then why would not Christ receive such a one (John 6:37)? Would it not be real if a person trusts in the Savior (Rom 10:9-13, Acts 16:30-31, 4:12, etc.)?

Patti Driskell July 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Thank you Jack for the article. My mom passed away a couple weeks ago and I wasn’t sure that she was saved, so it has been a pretty rough month. After reading this I think that she was, during the last few months of her life she seemed to change her life a bit. This made me remember that anyone can be saved at anytime in their life.

Jack Wellman July 15, 2013 at 11:52 am

Thank you so much Patti. I agree that as long as a person draws breath, it is not too late and that God is not finished with that person. I am sorry for your and Robert’s loss. I know is has been a hard time this past month with all that’s gone on. You and your family have remained in our prayers Patti and I thank God for you and Robert.

Dave Freeman July 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Should one attempt to share the Gospel with someone who is in and out of consciousness, on their deathbed? Someone who has heard the Gospel many times and has rejected it all throughout their life?

This is not a hypothetical question. I watched my mother die in this manner last Fall, surrounded by her new age secular friends and most of the rest of our family who believe similarly. Those who are not atheists that is.

I chose to remain silent. Was I wrong in doing so?

Jack Wellman July 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

Mr. Freeman, I don’t believe that is is ever wrong to share the gospel with anyone in any circumstance but don’t be hard on yourself for ultimately, salvation is fully a work of God (John 6:44) and it is not our responsibility to save them but it is their response to His ability. I am sorry for your loss. Perhaps this will prompt you to boldly proclaim the gospel with the rest of her friends and family. We have many articles on how to do this. Just type into the search box, “evangelism” or “witnessing.” Thank you for your question sir.

Dave Freeman July 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Thank you for kind your response pastor.

But the question, for me was and is…are we to boldly proclaim the gospel to those who have already heard it multiple times and continue to not only reject it, but to mock it as well?

Henry Morris wrote a piece years ago titled “Let Them Alone.”
In it he asserted that we should, rather than continue to share with those who refuse to hear, that we should pray for them instead.

My family barely tolerates their “fundamentalist Christian brother/son as it is.” Proclaiming the Gospel to those who deny it and view it as foolishness seems to only fan the flames of animosity and contempt.

So I continue to pray for them.

Your thoughts?

Jack Wellman July 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I apologize sir for misunderstanding your question. I agree that we should not try to witness over and over again for it is fully a work of God that saves and if we have proclaimed the gospel, then we can, as you so wisely are doing, pray for them to have an understanding heart, which is only possible by the Holy Spirit. We can indeed do more harm than good by being like an incessant drip from a water spiket. Good point sir and to which I agree….and I am thankful that you at least have done this. Well done sir. There are far too few Christians that have never done this even once and are under-ground, private-eye Christians.

Dave Freeman July 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Thank you Jack. This is an ongoing source of sorrow for me. But you are right. Salvation is fully a work of God.

Thank you for taking the time to respond. May God continue to bless you and your ministry.

Jacob Kiefer December 12, 2016 at 9:07 pm

I would be very interested if there were any numbers or figures for the amount of death bed converts.

I believe the numbers would be staggering. Many loud mouthed atheists, who spill their trash all over the place about God when given the chance, are cowards and cannot die and atheist.

I’m sorry but death bed converts really irritate me. This topic I am very interested in. I often clash with atheist’s on the internet and what not. I guess I have far to go in my own faith.

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