Would You Like To Become A Millionaire?

Robert Strand

This is what the web site said: "Do you want to earn a million dollars? Then just click here!" Yes...really, that's what it said.

The next screen made this absolute guarantee: "We guarantee that YOU WILL make a million dollars if you follow our simple three-step method. There are NO exceptions!"

monopoly boardNext the screen prompted the viewer to pay one hundred dollars for this secret guaranteed method. Only one hundred dollars for the chance to make a million? Sure, why not?

So after the viewer pays the non-refundable amount of one hundred dollars, then and only then is this secret to guaranteed wealth revealed.

The next screen reveals this hundred dollar secret: "Send a request for one hundred dollars to ten thousand people who agree to send you the money. As soon as they send you the money, you are a millionaire! PLEASE NOTE: It may take a while, so please be patient!"

I believe it was P. T. Barnum of "Barnum and Bailey Circus" fame who said, "There is a sucker born every minute."

Today...the devil works on the same principle of bait and switch. The bait is so enticing, but the devil will eventually get his dues. For every sucker he can dupe, is another sucker who will spend eternity in hell with him. On the other hand, the Lord invites you to come based on trust. Place your trust in Him and you will spend an eternity with Him in heaven! You pay the price first and enjoy the rewards later. With the devil you enjoy the pleasures first and pay with your eternal soul, later!

"I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents" (Luke 15:10).