"She said her mum had died. I said I was very sorry to hear that. She said "yeah, and my younger sister was killed in a car crash". I shook my head, and couldn't speak. Then she said "Yeah, and my baby sister has a sickness and is going to die". I just sat there with my mouth open, trying to hold back the tears."
"You know that you do not meet God's expectations. You know you are getting judged for breaking His laws. But your self-righteousness is preventing you from submitting to His authourity. Therefore you are in danger of incurring His wrath on Judgement Day. I don't want that to happen. "
I decided to go hardball on him. I said "Andrew, look at me. Listen, you are a sinner, just like me. When you die, you will have to face God for those sins. Alone, with no one else to help you out. His standard is perfection, so He will find you guilty of breaking His laws. Your punishment will be an eternity in a fiery lake called hell.
I stood there frozen, my heart crushed. The thought of someone hearing the best news ever and rejecting it, was beyond belief. As I moved on, I prayed for Brian, that God would not leave him alone, that he would reconsider his foolish decision, and turn from his ways.