By David J. Stewart
We are all hell-deserving sinners, guilty, worthy of death and punishment. Whether we agree with the Bible or not, the truth cannot be changed. If a person claims that Hell does not exist and thinks a loving God would not send someone to burn in Hell forever, then that person is an UNBELIEVER. He or she simply do NOT accept the plain teaching of God’s Word. If you do not believe the Bible is God’s Word, then you are an UNBELIEVER. No true Believer with Christ in their heart can honestly DENY that the Bible is God’s Word. Revelation 21:8 makes clear that UNBELIEVERS will one day be cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity (the second death)... “But the fearful, and UNBELIEVING, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” It is the UNBELIEVER who will burn in Hell down-the-road when this life comes to an end. NO ONE escapes dying or judgment!
As a matter of fact, the UNBELIEVER is the ONLY person that will burn into Hell someday. When you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, you are no longer under the condemnation of God’s Law. The curse is removed. Your sins have been placed on Christ’s record and Christ’s righteousness is placed on your record. Amen! This is called “imputation.” The dictionary defines the word “impute” as “the attribution to a source or cause.” In other words, your sins are attributed to Christ and His righteousness is attributed to you... “For he hath made him to be sin for us, WHO KNEW NO SIN; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2nd Corinthians 5:21). Jesus became as sin for us and died a sinner's death on the cross, that we who knew no righteousness might be made as the righteousness of God. What a wonderful Savior! When a man trusts Jesus Christ as his Savior to forgive his sins, that man is JUSTIFIED (Just-if-I’d-never-sinned). There are only two types of people in this world: the WHOSOEVER WILLS and the WHOSOEVER WONTS... “For WHOSOEVER shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). Either you are trusting Jesus Christ OR you are not, plain and simple! If you are NOT, then you are an unbeliever in danger of hellfire and damnation.
God judgeth the righteous, and GOD IS ANGRY WITH THE WICKED EVERY DAY” (Psalm 7:11). It is not a trifle nor light matter with God that people live in sin. Sin is not a light matter to be laughed at... “Who KNOWING THE JUDGMENT OF GOD, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1:32). Many people enjoy watching others commit the same sins they commit (it’s called TV). The Bible says that these people KNOW Judgment Day is coming, yet continue in their sins because they don't care. They are enslaved to sin... “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the SERVANT OF SIN” (John 8:34). Let’s go a step further, “He that committeth sin is OF THE DEVIL” (1st John 3:8). It is sin that brings eternal punishment, which should cause born-again believers to have a passion for lost souls.
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDETH ON HIM” (John 3:36). These are the stern words of warning spoken by John the Baptist under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God is ANGRY with Christ-rejecters! God is ANGRY with false religion! God is ANGRY with those who pervert and change His Word into lies. God must be ANGRY at quite a few folks nowadays, billions. There are over one-billion Christ-rejecting Islamic Muslims. There are another one-billion Christ-rejecting Catholics that have glorified Mary instead of Jesus (by the way, Mary was a rotten sinner just like anybody else). I recently saw a bumper sticker that said, “Jesus is coming soon and boy is He angry!” Yes, God is angry with those who reject Jesus Christ. It’s not an option to get saved, it’s a command from God Who, “commandeth all men every where to repent.” Will you obey the Master?
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