This is a new year, and you have been blessed by God to be alive and part of it (Psalm 34:1). As you look back at the past year, I’m sure it is full of things which you regret and wished you could change. But once a deed is done, it is done (Ecclesiastes 11:3). However, obeying the word of God sets in place a new and better way of existence (Romans 6:1-23). Past deeds are forgotten by God and will never be brought up again (Hebrews 10:17). So yes, becoming a Christian has great advantages, and why wouldn’t a person not want to be a part of Jesus’ family? (Galatians 3:26-29).
Now, here is the scary part: if obedience to the gospel isn’t done, all past deeds will be brought up at the Judgement, even if the person had quit doing them long ago (2 Corinthians 5:10). That will happen because the person is still in sin that sin hasn’t been washed away (Acts 22:16). So many aren’t aware of the danger they are in. We are speaking about eternity and all the souls that need God. Lost souls need to be saved and since no one is promised tomorrow, what are they waiting for? Now is the time to be honest with yourself, the soul you save will be your own (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Mark 16:15-16).