Thursday, January 29, 2009

Day 29- The Casino

My sister lives near a casino, so while visiting her, my brother-in-law and I decided to stop by the casino. We did not go to gamble, but to witness. Sitting at the slots was a man named Donald. His wife is Mormon and he could tell you anything you want to know about the different slot machines. Try to imagine not being able to breathe as he is talking due to the amount of cigarette smoke in the air.

Me: Donald, do you have a church background?
Donald: Yes.
Me: Do you think there will be slot machines in heaven?
Donald: I don't imagine there will be, but they are a lot of fun to play. I'm waiting to see if I have won the truck they are giving away tonight.
Me: Donald, here is a gospel tract. I'm giving this to you because I care about where you will spend eternity.
Donald: You know, I think it would be wise if you studied all of the religions so that you know what the truth really is.
Me: I have and heaven to most religions is earned by works. For example, Mormons believe that one is saved by grace after all that YOU can DO. That is works based salvation. Christianity is grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ.
Donald: That makes sense.

The conversation went on for a few more minutes about other religions. I then left him with a plea to repent and trust in the Savior because he had no promise of tomorrow. I think I will be around tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure that I lost at least a few hours of my life thanks to all of the second hand smoke.

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