There is a tract that we used in the past that spoke to what an unsaved person that lost his soul had to say to his saved friend. The man that lost his soul wanted to know why his friend did not tell him about hell, Jesus, salvation. The tract went on to show the different times the friend could have witnessed but did not. Therefor.e a souls was lost in hell/the lake for eternity.
Do people today believe in hell? Or does everyone think everyone is going to be with the Lord when they die? Does everyone think it is ok to live contrary to the word of God and then rest in peace when they die? Not so.
One of the things this ministry is about is the truth. The truth based on the word of God. No, we do not know all there is to know about the Lord and His ways, but the Bible is sufficient enough to teach us his ways. And, anything the Lord does not expound on or give specifics about, we do not try to guess.
I thought about the tract because today, it is becoming more and more challenging to tell people the truth without them getting offended. It is almost as if they resent telling them that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). When in essence you are trying to keep their soul from being lost for ever.
Some feel that 'religion' is personal and they can choose how they want to serve god. When I hear that statement I have to ask, "what god are you talking about?'. For the God of the bible has a way the He is to be served and followed. One can go all the way back to Cain and Abel in the book of Genesis. Why did god refuse Cain's offering? If one believes that they can serve God how they choose, why did God not respect Cain's offering? When Cain showed his discouragement at God not accepting his offering, God said this; "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?"- Genesis 4:7a.
Know for certain that God is holy and all that follow Him must be holy. Not only that, but God made a way for men, women, boys and girls to be holy. Repent and be converted (John 3:1-3-7).
The flesh way of doing things will never be acceptable with God. Marvel not, you must be born again of the water (baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of the sins repented of) and the Sprit (getting filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:4 and Acts 2:38). Note in Acts chapter 2 only those that gladly received his word were baptized (verse41).
For all those that reject the teaching. Reject the witness of holiness, how can that soul be saved from eternal suffering? How? Jesus said when He comes, He is coming with the reward for both those that obeyed and those that continue to live in sin.(Revelation 22:12). Galatians chapter 5 tells us what the works of the flesh are (adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revellings). Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man south, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).
Eternity is a long time. Where will you spend it?
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