Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year

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The Unknown Day

Bible Passages of the Week

Acts 17:30-31
Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.
No one knows the day or hour of His coming.
Matthew 24:36-27
But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.  But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
For the person who has truly repented of his sins and trusted in Jesus to be saved, that day will be a day of rejoicing.  But for those people who are trusting in themselves, it will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  On the day of judgment, God will not be weighing your good and bad to see if you should get to heaven.  Let me illustrate…
Imagine that I robbed a bank 5 years ago and was never brought to justice.  I finally got caught and I now appear before the judge in court.  Before my final sentence, the judge asks me if there is anything that I want to say.  I say, “Well judge, I understand that I robbed that bank.  However, in the last 5 years, I haven’t robbed any other banks.  In fact, I have done lots of community service and I’ve been a good citizen.  Judge, I know that you are a loving guy, would you please just let me go home without jail time?” 
If he is a good and just judge, he won’t let me go.  The crime that I committed still needs to be paid for.  And the same is true with God.  God is loving. God is also just.  Sin must be paid for by someone – you or Jesus.  Either you can pay for your own sin, or you can put your trust in someone who has already paid it for you…  your eternal destination hangs on this decision.
Throughout my blog postings, I plan to post helpful table tennis articles as well as truths that I have been learning from the Bible.  I hope that you read them and that God works in your heart.  I truly pray that you personally will repent of your sins and trust in Christ as your only means of getting to heaven.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

The Gospel influences every area of my life - personal, table tennis, family, hobbies.  With God's help, I want to live each moment for Him.