A Summary Analogy
What God is offering you is similar to the movie portrayal of “Little Orphan Annie.” Like Annie, we are born into a world to the likes of Miss Hannigan (the cruel keeper of the orphanage) and her sidekick Rooster. But Daddy Warbucks extends us the opportunity to be adopted into a new life that we could never imagine or hope for.
Your way to Heaven has been purchased and fully paid for. Eternal life in Heaven and forgiveness of your sins is freely offered to you as a gift from God. And with any gift, it is your choice to accept it, which Jesus will freely give you, or to decline it. It is your choice.
In fact, the Scriptures says, “The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and
in your heart.” And that message is the very message about faith that we preach: If
you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised
him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are
made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. As
the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” Jew and
Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously
to all who call on him. For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:8-13 New Living Translation