WHAT MUST ONE UNDERSTAND IN ORDER TO BECOME A CHILD OF GOD? (2.) by Garland M. Robinson

 

(2.)         One must understand that if he dies separated from God (because of his sins) he looses his soul for eternity in hell. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). The death spoken of here is spiritual death þ eternal separation from God. To be separated from God means separation from everything that is good, true and holy. “…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). Heaven is a pure place where only righteousness dwells. “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” (Revelation 22:14-15).         Eternal separation from God occurs when one dies and leaves life on this earth. No provision has been made by God to be saved from sins after we die. “Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him” (Isaiah 3:11). “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. …the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him” (Ezekiel 18:20).         Those who sin and die without forgiveness will perish in utter destruction (Luke 13:3,5). “…He that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him (John 3:36,18). Sinners shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). The unforgiven “…shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone…” (Revelation 21:8).         Though sinners will perish, there is continual consciousness of suffering, pain and agony. Jesus talked about those who “…go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched (Mark 9:43-44). Hell is an everlasting place of torment. Jesus said, “…depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: …these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:41,46; Luke 16:23).         Few are those who see the danger and approaching destruction. Many laugh and scorn. Don’t be among that number. Jesus died and shed his blood for you (Matthew 26:28). Without your obedience, you will perish in a devil’s hell.

 

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