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‘Are you a victim of wrong information?’

It was the depths of winter.

A mother and her small baby were travelling by train through a north-eastern state of America.

A terrible storm was blowing. Snow layered everything. The train progressed slowly because of ice on the rails; a snowplough went ahead to clear the way.

The woman seemed extremely nervous. She was to meet some friends at a wayside halt, so she said to the guard, “You’ll be sure and let me know the right place, won’t you?”

“Certainly,” he said. “Just stay here until I tell you when to get off.”

A businessman sat on the opposite seat. He leaned over and said, “Pardon me, but I see you’re rather anxious about getting off at your station. I know this line well. Your station is the first stop after the next city. Those guards are very forgetful, but I’ll see that you get off all right.”

“Oh, thank you,” she said as she leaned back, greatly relieved.

In due course the name of the city the businessman had mentioned was called. He said to the woman, “Yours is the next stop. Better get ready and I’ll help you to get off.”

The woman hurried to the end of the coach, her helper carrying her bag. When they reached the door, there was no one to be seen.

“You see,” said the businessman, “the guard has clean forgotten you.”

He opened the door and helped the woman with her baby down the steps before the train moved off.

A few minutes later the guard came walking through the train, and looking around, exclaimed, “Why, that’s strange! There was a woman here who wanted to get off at the next station. I wonder where she is?”

The businessman spoke up and said, “Yes, you forgot her, but I saw that she got off all right.”

“Got off where?” the guard inquired.

“When the train stopped.”

“But that wasn’t a station! That was an emergency stop! Why man, you’ve put her off in a wild district in the middle of all this storm, where there’ll be nobody to meet her!”

There was only one thing to do. Although it was dangerous, they had to reverse the engine a considerable distance, then set off in search of the woman.

Finally someone stumbled upon her body. She was frozen on the ground, her baby dead in her arms – the victims of wrong information!

Wrong information costs lives - a fact poignantly illustrated by many incidents in the conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel.

It can also ruin souls.

Seven pieces of wrong information

Is it possible that you are also a victim of wrong information?

According to the Word of God, you are if you imagine:

Wrong information will send you to hell

What is the true way to heaven?

“Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6; cf. Acts 4:12, 1 Timothy 2:5).

There is no other way.

Do not become a victim of wrong information.

Rather, turn from your sin and trust wholly and only in what Christ has done for you on Calvary, to the salvation of your eternal soul.

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