Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Morally upright, yet hellbound

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3 

You moral and upright people without Christ--you are as surely lost as the despicable reprobate! 

You chaste and respectable people without Christ--you will be as surely damned as the vile prostitute who walks the streets at midnight!

"Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish!" Luke 13:3 

C. H. Spurgeon


Sheryl said...

Its so evident the world has no concept of how a person enters heaven. They compare themselves to "well, I'm not as bad as..." or "I haven't killed anyone" or "I'm a good person" or "I give to the poor" or "I treat people nice" or "I go to church" etc. And you hear them comforting those who are grieving by saying "they're looking down on you and they're so proud of you" or "I know they will guide me through life" or "I feel their presence with me" etc. We've all heard these ridiculous comments that reveal their ignorance. They hate Jesus, yet they place everyone in His heaven with their stupid, humanistic concepts.

I have a cousin who claims to be an atheist and even he has more sense to know such things are not true, because he commented once at a funeral, "How is it that everybody goes to heaven? why is it that they never say 'he went straight to hell?'" I suppose the comedy he didn't realize is that he's not supposed to believe in heaven or hell. But he's heard it all his life since his dad was a preacher. Now doesn't that just prove the doctrine of election? He was raised with the knowledge of Jesus and an eternal destiny and was surrounded with Christian relatives, yet his common sense didn't drive him to "accept Christ" even upon the death of both his parents. Wouldn't it make sense to become a Christian if he wanted to be reunited with them again? The 'free will' theory falls all apart and lacks wisdom, yet people cling to it.

In every instance, we just can't escape the reality of God's doctrine of election, whether man conducts himself in a moral or immoral fashion.

lyn said...

Yes, it doesn't matter how evil you are, EVERYBODY GOES TO HEAVEN!! I just want to scream when I read an obit and it talks about how 'good' that person was! Recently my neighbors posted a 1 year anniversary message in the paper on the death of their mom. She's in heaven, according to them, even though this woman never ever displayed evidence she was born again, never ever mentioned Jesus the few times I talked with them. There was a time I went to their house and started speaking of Christ, she said nothing and her husband said he didn't need to go to church to worship God, he could stay home and do that. I don't dispute that so much, I do point out this man is an overweight glutton, liar and a thief. He is a sinner, like me, minus God's grace. There's no evidence of being born again, no evidence of repentance.

People think they can get to heaven their own way, they think God will accept whatever they offer. They are foolish and deceived hell bound sinners.