GLMX #179: Young Aitzaz’s Sacrifice

Police official Shakirullah Bangash said Aitzaz intercepted the bomber some 150 metres (490 feet) away from the main gate of the school, which has around 1,000 students (Credit: Daily Mail)

This past week, the world saw an example of incredible sacrifice.

Fourteen-year-old Aitzaz Bangash was on his way to school in northwestern Pakistan when he and his classmates spotted a man hiding a bomb underneath a school uniform. When the man asked directions to the school, Aitzaz (A-zaz) knew for sure that he meant to bring death and destruction to him and his classmates.

While the other students backed away from the suicide bomber, Aitzaz followed him and challenged him. When the man didn’t stop his approach to the school, Ait-zaz tackled the man at the school gate. There at the gate, the suicide bomber’s bomb went off. He was killed. Ait-zaz was also killed.

Ait-zaz’s brave actions — and his death — prevented the deaths of dozens of students that day.

Ait-zaz’s actions are a modern-day picture of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ paid for all men so that they would not have to die and go to hell.The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to be the Savior of the world. Jesus came to save us from the consequences of sin,which is Hell. In His work as a Savior, Jesus Christ, took our place offering His own life as a sacrifice.

Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth (or showed) his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” In John 15:13, Jesus Christ said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Dozens of children were able to live another day because of Ait-zaz’s sacrifice.

Jesus Christ laid down His life so that you and I can live forever in Heaven with God But, we cannot gain this eternal life unless we make a decision to accept this gift of salvation. Allow me to show you how you can accept the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

+ Plus, listen to Hillsong singing “Mighty to Save”

GLMX #142: Here One Moment and Gone the Next

This past week was certainly among the most turbulent weeks America and the world has ever experienced. It began on Monday, at the Boston Marathon, when a joyous event was turned into a scene of terror. Three people who had gathered with many others to cheer on the runners as they crossed the finish line were killed by two bombs that exploded on the sidewalk. One of those killed was a restaurant manager, another was a young Chinese college student, and the third was an eight-year-old boy who was there to cheer on his father. 183 other people were injured, many of whom had to have legs amputated because of the blast.

This past week, poisoned letters were also sent to President Obama and a U.S. Senator from Mississippi. Thankfully, these letters were intercepted before they reached their destinations.

On Tuesday, a massive earthquake struck the Iran-Pakistan border. The quake was so powerful that it was felt across the Middle East and Asia from Dubai to India. 34 people died from this earthquake.

On Wednesday evening of this past week, a fire broke out at a fertilizer company in a small town in central Texas. Volunteer firefighters rushed to the scene. While they were fighting the fire, a huge explosion occured. It was so powerful that it registered as a small earthquake. 14 people, including the firefighters, have since been confirmed dead, many people have not been accounted for, and dozens more are without homes or material belongings.

Finally, on Saturday, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck a region in southwestern China. At the latest report, over 200 people are dead from this quake and over 6,700 people have been injured.

Many people recognized that so much tragedy in such a short period of time seems unusual. Two CNN reporters even referred to the Boston Marathon bombing, the West, Texas explosion, and the poisoned letters sent to President Obama and a U.S. senator as being similar to biblical plagues that seemed to be hitting the country all at the same time.

The terrible loss of life that struck the world this past week is both astounding and heart breaking. All of the people who died from events that were beyond their control have one thing in common. None of them thought they were likely going to die that day. They were living their lives just like you and I are doing today. They just wanted to go to work, go to school, go to the store, and spend time with their family and friends. They wanted to enjoy a fun sporting event with other residents of their city. They wanted to spend a peaceful evening at home eating dinner or watching TV. Yet, all of them were here one moment and gone the next. In the space of a bomb blast, an earthquake, or an explosion, they each passed from life into eternity.

Such events should cause us to soberly remember that our lives are just as fragile. We are not special. We are no better than those people who died this past week. Hebrews 9:27 says that “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” We, too, can be here one moment and gone the next. We can pass from life to eternity in a moment of time by some unexpected, tragic event that is totally beyond our control. Such events remind us that we need to be ready for what comes after death — our eternal destination.

GLMX #30: How Osama bin Laden Could Have Been Saved from Hell, and How You Can be Saved from Hell Before You Die

This past week, many people have put a very evil man, by the name of Osama bin Laden, in hell since he has been killed by the U.S. military because of the attack that he led against our nation on 9/11. This is very interesting because many of the people who said Osama bin Laden is in hell have no religious affiliation, and just a week ago agreed with Rob Bell that there is no hell. But hell was in the news again
this week. And this time, everyone believed that Osama bin Laden went to hell. In fact, one major newspaper published on their front page the headline, “Rot in Hell.” And an MSNBC newscaster, Martin Bashir, said that the water that Osama bin Laden’s body was placed in would turn into a ‘lake of fire’ because bin Laden is going straight to hell. Well friend, you do not have to rot in hell with Osama bin Laden when you die. You can be saved from that awful place today. In this broadcast, Daniel Whyte III will show you how straight from the Bible.

+ Plus, listen to Hillsong singing “Salvation is Here”

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