At Least Let Them Leap to Hell Over Our Bodies

I can’t get this figure out of my mind.

26,000.

It’s the number of unchurched people in McDowell County.  

26,000

Moms and dads who go to work, pay bills, mow their lawns and watch TV.

Teenagers who play PS3, sleep in during the summer and dread school starting back in a month.

Children who watch the Disney channel, text their friends and play all star baseball.

26,000

Teachers.

Lawyers.

Engineers.

Carpenters.

Stay at home moms.

Sales reps.

Fast food workers.

Doctors.

26,000

Lost.  Wandering.  Deceived.  

Busy.  Good people.

Without Christ and without hope.

26,000

Charles Spurgeon said, “If sinners will be damned, at least them leap to Hell over our bodies.  And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay.  If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for.

26,000