Nearly lost, eternally saved

Nearly lost, eternally saved
Donald Morrison
Donald Morrison
Donald Morrison Missionary with the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing).
21 December, 2023 3 min read

‘This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief’ (1 Timothy 1:15).

There was never a time in my life when I didn’t believe in the basic truths of the Bible. Attending church services and Sunday school classes made sure of that! I believed that God created everything, and also that Jesus died for sinners on a cross at Calvary.

I never doubted that there was a heaven to be won and a hell to be shunned. I knew that somehow I needed to be saved and, one day, be at peace with God. I dreaded the thought of being hopelessly lost forever in hell.

Sadly, however, I only acknowledged these truths in my head and did not truly believe them in my heart. My hopes, dreams, and enjoyments, up until I was 24, were for this world alone.

Profound words

Born and brought up on the Island of Scalpay, off Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, religion was a way of life in the community.

Looking back, various incidents were wake-up calls to my lost soul. I vividly remember a preacher one evening stating in his sermon, ‘You may be here tonight with only 18 inches between yourself and hell!’ 

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