Sunday, September 27, 2015

Who Shall Be Damned?

There's a lot of confusion today concerning who will and who will not inherit eternal life. Many people have decided to write their own Bible and decide that everyone will be saved from damnation. What does the Bible have to say about this?

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness {2 Thessalonians 2:12}.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness…who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator {Romans 1:18, 25}.

Fornicators, adulterers…shall not inherit the kingdom of God 
{1 Corinthians 6:9, 10}.

From these verses we learn that those who will not receive eternal life and be damned are those who know the Truth, yet reject it and continue to live in sin. Yes, all anyone needs to do for eternal life is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, but faith without works is dead. If you say you believe, but continue to live contrary to the word of God, you are showing by your life that you don’t believe. If you truly love the Lord, you will want to continually be growing in the wisdom and knowledge of Him so you won’t blaspheme His Word through disobedience.

God’s Word is being watered down by many and they tragically believe that those who seek pleasure and satisfying their lusts will receive eternal life. This is a blatant lie and is contrary to what God’s Word says.

There was a great discussion going on in the comment section of Are Babies Born Sinful? I do believe babies and children will receive eternal life because their little minds don’t understand the Gospel clearly and therefore, can’t reject it. As they grow older and learn about it, but continue to choose to disobey it and instead satisfy their lusts and evil desires, thus denying the God who created them, then they will be held accountable before God. If they never repent of their evil deeds, then they are in danger of eternal damnation.

We must never water down Truth to make it more acceptable in this wicked generation. We must care more for the souls of those around us since we know, without a doubt, that our soul is safe in the arms of Jesus. Be bold in speaking truth in love; for God’s Word is powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, and has the ability to convict and cause others to repent and truly believe through the Holy Spirit's conviction and work in their life. As soon as someone repents and believes, God’s mighty Spirit enters them and they can then do all things through Christ who strengthens them!