Young Lady Feared Come Forward during an Alter Call Because of Her Fiancé. This is What Happened at Her Deathbed

Is your boyfriend or fiancé holding you back from becoming a Christian? If so, please read this story that was narrated by the late RA Torrey in his book, Heaven or Hell.

The fear of man ensnares people to their eternal ruin. Many men and women lie in Christless graves and will spend a Christless eternity because the fear of man kept them from the acceptance of Christ. One night after speaking, I gave the altar call. Among those who were moved by the Spirit of God was a young woman. She rose to her feet and started to come to the front. The young man who sat beside her touched her arm. He was engaged to marry her. He said, “Don’t go tonight. If you will wait for a few days, I may go with you.” For fear of offending her fiance, she sat down.

I went back the next week to speak at the same place. At the close of the meeting two young women came and said, “Oh, Mr. Torrey, just as soon as you can get away from the meeting here, come with us. There is a young lady who was going to come forward the other night, but the young man to whom she is engaged asked her to wait. She did wait, and now she has scarlet fever. She probably won’t live until morning. Come to see her just as soon as you can get away from the meeting.”

I left as soon as I could. I entered her home and went into the room where the poor girl lay dying, hardly recognizable as the same person, but perfectly conscious. I urged her to accept Christ.

“No,” she said, “I was about to receive Him the last time you were here. I didn’t repent then. I am dying; I can’t repent now.”

I begged her. I knew it was her last hour. I did everything, but she would not yield. When I left that room of awful darkness, a young man in the hallway grasped me by the hand. He was shaking like a leaf. “Oh,” he said, “Mr. Torrey, I am engaged to marry that girl. Now she is dying without Christ. She is lost, and I am to blame. I am to blame.”

The Spirit of God is moving on this earth with mighty power. Many of you are on the verge of a decision for Christ. Don’t let the fear of man frighten you from taking your stand now.


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