Last night the Silver Slipper Casino opened its doors in storm ravaged Lakeshore. Thousands of cars stretched for miles down Lakeshore Road crawling at a snails pace in front of our church property. Instead of bemoaning the traffic, we decided to seized the providential evangelistic opportunity. Our friends from Riverside Fellowship Church lined the street handing out 1 Billion Dollar bills and “Stop sign” tracts to the Casino bound traffic. The almost realistic looking bills boast the image of Charles Spurgeon on the front and a short gospel presentation on the back. Folks looking to win big on opening night gobbled up the good news currency.
Jamie and I went for higher stakes and ventured into the Casino itself. Strolling through the 26 table games, nine poker tables, and 1,000 slot machines, I offered 1 billion dollars to anyone interested. Only a hand-full of people declined. Most grinned, laughed, and thanked me for the “souvenir.” Several people even chased me down and asked if they could have one. The ATM line seemed especially eager to cash in. I distributed about 800 billion dollars before a Slipper employee requested I cease and desist.
The back of the bill reads:
The billion dollar question: Will you go to Heaven? Here’s a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said, “Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart.” Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. That’s not God’s will. He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. Jesus took your punishment upon Himself -“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Then He rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus, and God will grant you everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.