Death to the unbelievers

The scriptures are very clear as to what will happen to those who choose not to believe upon Jesus Christ.

Do we as believers, believe the scriptures regarding the consequences of those who reject The Saviour?

“I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am He” (Jn.8:24)
“He who believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” (Jn.3:18)
“There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at that last day.” (Jn.12:48)
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” (Jn.3:36)
“He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power….” (2Th.1:8-9)
“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral….. their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.” (Rev.21:8)

So do we see the seriousness of these scriptures? Do we believe them?

Do we have love ones who have yet to believe on The Lord Jesus Christ? How about your neighbors who you are friends with? What about those co-workers that you rub shoulders with day in, and day out? Your best friends?
Do we love them as ourselves?

Or do we go to our churches and raise our hands and say, “I’m glad I got mine”.

Do we earnestly pray for them? If so, we would jump at the opportunity to tell them about Christ. If we really had the love for them as we should. and if we really believed the scriptures we would be running to them and pleading with them to get saved.

We of all people, knowing The Way, should we not be the ones who would care the most? The ones who would go out of our way the most to show our love to them? The world does a very good job at this.

The bottom line is: We are accountable before God with our lives down here on this earth. It is not just about us and God. We will have all eternity to worship and praise Him.

Like it or not, we will be held accountable for what we know and understand, and what we did with that.
How will you fare?

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8 Responses to “Death to the unbelievers”

  1. nouveaucode Says:

    wow, you finally posted. 🙂

    still waiting for elijah and his chariot 🙂

    hope all is well.

    here’s the verse of the day for you:

    “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thes 5:16-18

  2. rjperalta Says:

    nouveaucode,
    Thanks. And thank you for stopping by.
    The grace of God be with you!

  3. timbob Says:

    Greetings. When one ponders just how many there are all around us who don’t know the Lord Jesus, it staggers the imagination. Eternal souls, at work, in our families, and in our neighborhoods who need to know that jesus is real and will save them from the hour that they first believe.

    This is a very sobering reminder that we really don’t have time to squander and an “I’m glad I got mine” attitude is catastrophic. I remember hearing the question posed “what kind of Jesus are we presenting to the world?” (I think it was Pastor Greg) If we’re following close to him we’ll show the world a risen Savior who is genuinely concerned for them and can deliver them from darkness. If we’re following at a distance, we’ll be unable to do this.

    Thanks for the reminder and for taking time to post it. I know that these are hectic times for all of us. Have a blessed weekend in Jesus.

    timbob

  4. rjperalta Says:

    Timbob,
    Thanks for the comment. So true.
    Father, bless our brother and his family. Amen.

  5. Peter Says:

    Not always as well as I might, brother. But I’m willing to try God help me!

  6. rjperalta Says:

    Peter,
    Amen. We all can improve with what God has blessed us with.
    “willing” is the key.
    Thanks brother.

  7. Shirley Says:

    It is not with eagerness that I anticipate standing at judgment. Help me, God, I truly pray.

    Shirley Buxton
    http://www.shirleybuxton.wordpress.com

  8. rjperalta Says:

    Shirley,
    Amen, “Help me, God, I truly pray”
    Thanks for stopping by. God be with you.

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