While I was at church this morning, we sang the song, Have You Any Room for Jesus? One of the verses said, “Oh today is time accepted. Tomorrow you may call in vain.” Am I correct in saying this is not biblical? Does not the Bible say whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved? and whosoever will may come? And if one comes, they are not cast out? Isn’t it only too late if one dies or the rapture takes place?
Thank you for your thoughtful question. The verses you cite all reveal that God saves anyone who comes. If someone is genuinely seeking, God promises that one will find.
There is a sin against the Spirit that the Scripture seems to clarify as what has come to be labelled the unpardonable sin. “And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” (Matthew 12:32). “And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.” (Luke 12:10).
The Spirit must convict for someone to ever see their need of trusting Christ (John 16:8; 1 Cor. 12:3). It seems that if someone resists the Holy Spirit’s conviction one too many times, the Spirit may cease convicting them. When this happens, they will never seek God. Obviously, such a situation differs from the case of one who sincerely calls on the Lord.
People call on the Lord because the Spirit is convicting them. Anyone who calls in faith is saved, plain and simple, based on God’s sure Word (Rom. 10:13-14).
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