In Parma, Ohio a man by the name of Doug ‘Deo’ Odolecki stood on a street corner with a sign warning drivers about an upcoming drunken-driving checkpoint, but two words on the sign cost him a citation and an upcoming trial.
The sign written on a piece of white poster board simply read, “Check point ahead! Turn now!”
Police had no problem with the sign itself advising of the upcoming checkpoint. In fact, Ohio law requires that the police advise the public of the exact location, date and even start and stop times of an upcoming checkpoint at least one week in advance, and then again a few hours prior.
Their problem was with the sign’s instruction to “Turn now!” That, they said, was interference with police business and resulted in Odolecki receiving a violation.
God’s final checkpoint is just ahead. Yet many are speeding toward it completely unaware. For those who already know what lies ahead, there’s just one question: Where’s your white poster board? Where’s your warning to the souls of mankind to turn now from sin and be ready for the “check point?” Are you yourself heeding the warning? Believe in Christ (Jn. 8:24), repent of your sins (Lk. 13:3), be willing to confess the name of Christ (Mt. 10:32), be baptized for the remission of sin (Acts 2:38), and be ready for the “check point” – the Judgment.
Think About It!
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