I have a book which describes a marshal in Napoleon’s army who was completely devoted to the emperor. One day the marshal was mortally wounded in battle. As he lay dying in his tent, he called for Napoleon, who soon came.

The officer thought the emperor could save his life. But Napoleon just shook his head and turned away. The book describes the tragic scene: “As the dying man felt the cold, merciless hand of death drawing him irresistibly behind the curtain of the unseen world, he was still heard to shriek out, ‘Save me, Napoleon! Save me!’” In the hour of death, that soldier discovered that even Napoleon could not rescue him.

Similarly, when people seek deliverance from spiritual death, they find that no human being has the power to save—no minister, no priest, not even those who are great at praying. Only Jesus can save a soul. The Bible says, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Have you asked Jesus to save you? If not, do it now! He always answers those who ask for His mercy and put their trust in Him. He is the only One who saves.

Christ believed is salvation received.


Richard DeHaan


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