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Do you really believe it?

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“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16:16)

“when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; ” (2 Thes 1:7-9)

“And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. ” (Luke 16:24)

Do you really believe these scriptures?  Do you really believe that those who don’t know Christ and those who reject the gospel will be punished and suffer eternal destruction?  That like the rich man they will be tormented in eternal flames without the hope of getting so much as a drop of water to relieve their pain?   Think about it.  Your unsaved family members, your co-workers, your neighbor that you talk to, your casual acquaintances ….  all these people, apart from true faith in Christ, will come under God’s judgment and be eternally damned.  They will be cast away from God’s presence, excluded from God’s goodness and grace, and eternally be tormented and punished under the judgment of God.  No matter how much they plead for mercy or beg for a pardon they will never receive one.  They will be hopelessly lost……forever.   And I’m not talking about people in some foreign country far away.  I’m talking about people that you personally know.  People that you talk to on a daily basis and have a relationship with.

So let me ask you this… Do the people in your life know that you believe these things to be true? If I were to go to your unsaved family members, your neighbors, your coworkers..etc .. would they tell me that not only is your life style different but that you have testified to them about the truth of the gospel?  I mean, if you really believed these things to be true surely compassion would lead you to warn men and share with them how they might be pardoned and escape the wrath to come. If you really believed these truths how could you not sit down and have meaningful conversations, with people you know, about their spiritual state and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  A real belief in the gospel will always produce a concern for others and lead one to testify to others about the salvation that can only be found in Jesus.

You don’t have to be an evangelist to testify to what you have received in Christ.   You just have to be a true convert who has really experienced God’s salvation.  Those close to you should be able to testify that you believe what you say you believe and that you have expressed concern for their soul.  They may think your crazy but they will know that you are sincere.

I pray others can testify that you’ve warned them about the wrath to come and the salvation that God has provided in Jesus Christ…a testimony that you do in fact believe the gospel.

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Written by Sean Scott

July 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm

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  1. We’ve been thinking about and discussing hell lately also. When Sheela’s mom returned from the states she brought a book with her, “23 minutes in hell” by Bill Weise.

    Whilst i doubt some of the details he gave, it did awaken me or remind me of the awful reality of hell, and to remember what our LORD Jesus said about it.

    I think the devil tries to make us avoid mentioning and describing hell to people. There seems to be a great resistance to preaching it. Maybe our flesh also doesn’t want to warn people about it.

    ian vincent

    July 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm

  2. Above us today, they’re singing.

    Below us today, they’re screaming and weeping.

    We stand between these two real worlds as ambassadors for Christ, urging all to be reconciled to God.

    ian vincent

    July 28, 2010 at 3:05 am

  3. Heaven and Hell are not spiritual places
    August 31, 2010 by ian vincent

    they are physical places.

    Our family has been reading thru Revelation every evening and it’s been such a joy. One thing i noted: Why does God mention that there is Sulphur in the Lake of Fire? And why so much detail about the New Jerusalem, like listing all the different types of precious stone that make up the wall? It’s so that we would understand that there is no such thing as a ‘spiritual Jasper stone’, or ‘spiritual Sulphur’ : for this is physical matter. Sulphur is Sulphur. Therefore, the Lake of Fire has real Sulphur burning in it, like we see in volcanic activity, with its overpowering stench. It IS a physical place.

    So a ‘spiritual hell’ and a ‘spiritual heaven’ is a myth.

    http://ianvincent.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/heaven-and-hell-are-not-spiritual-places/

    ian vincent

    September 1, 2010 at 12:26 am


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