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Wednesday, January 24 2018

How Not To Go To Hell

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it ... Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? And in Thy Name have cast out devils? And in Thy Name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity"

It is a bizarre paradox in the Christian-professing world that most are believers in the coming hell fire, while at the same time proclaiming, some even demanding, that Christians are no longer subject to God's Law (when in fact it's actually a matter of repentant and obedient Christians are no longer subject to the death penalty for violating God's Law - see the Fact Finder question below). To them, God's grace is a gift, or even a reward, for Satanic lawlessness (see What Does Grace Really Mean?).

But then, if the LORD's genuine Law (see the Fact Finder question below) is "done away," why should anyone have to burn in hell? There has to be a reason why some will be saved, while others will endure eternal damnation. Reality isn't a contradiction.

Fire Consider carefully what the Messiah plainly said about who will be saved, and why they will be saved, and who will be lost, and why they will be lost. It has nothing to do with man-made doctrines or traditions. The Judge of all stated what will be the basis of His Judgment. It's very simple and easy to understand, if one is willing to humble one's self and be faithful to His Word.

Notice first that the way to destruction is popular and easy. Going to hell seems like fun (see Strait And Straight).

"7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:13-14 KJV)

Continuing from the verses above, who does the LORD say are the "leaders" of the way to hell? Answer: "False prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." As stated in the verses below, the misleaders are beautiful in sight and sound, as was also plainly stated by the apostle Paul: "11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 KJV).

"7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." (Matthew 7:15-20 KJV)

Continuing further from the verses quoted above, merely claiming to be a Christian is worthless, unless it is based upon genuine obedience to God's Commandments i.e. "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven" (see also Iniquity In History And Prophecy).

"7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it" (Matthew 7:21-27 KJV)

The Holy Bible also provides a great amount of prophecy that describes exactly how and when the Messiah's warnings will be fulfilled. At that time, there will be no argument that He meant exactly what He said.

"22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

22:14 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.

22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." (Revelation 22:12-14 KJV)

Fact Finder: Why will God's perfect Law of righteousness never be "done away"?
See Faith Is The Law and Christ Died For Repentant Sinners and Who Can Be Saved?


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This Day In History, January 24

41: Roman emperor Caligula was assassinated by his own bodyguards, the Praetorian Guards (see The Roman Emperors: Caligula). Caligula had succeeded Tiberius who ruled the Roman Empire at the time of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ (see The Roman Emperors: Tiberius). The assassins then proclaimed Caligula's uncle Claudius (who they found hiding behind a curtain amidst the murder) as Emperor (see The Roman Emperors: Claudius).

Caligula

1076: German bishops renounced their subjection to Pope Gregory at the Synod of Worms (Vorms, rendered in English as "Worms," is a city in Germany).

1438: The Council of Basel suspended Pope Eugene IV.

1458: Matthias Corvinus was elected the king of Hungary. He was the son of the popular Hungarian nationalist leader John Hunyadi.

1568: The Spanish imperial governor, the Duke of Alva, declared William ("William of Orange") of the Netherlands an outlaw. William was a leading founder of Dutch independence.

William

1679: King Charles II of England dissolved the Cavalier Parliament. It became the longest-running English Parliament, during 18 years of the reign of Charles II. Like its predecessor, the Convention Parliament, it was patriotically Royalist ("patriotism" originally meant faithful to the king).

1742: Charles Albert of Bavaria was proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor as Charles VII. Charles opposed the Hapsburg, Francis, husband of Maria Theresa (see Emperors and Popes).

1800: The Convention of al-Arish. An abortive Anglo-French agreement for the French evacuation of Egypt.

1908: The first Boy Scout troop in the world was formed in England by Robert Baden-Powell, a British army officer with distinguished service in the South African (Boer) War of 1899-1902. Baden-Powell also founded the Girl Guides in 1910. Both organizations have spread around the world, although not all give credit where credit is due for the actual founder.

Robert Baden-Powell

1915: During that First World War (1914-1918 see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), the British fleet under the command of Admiral Beatty defeated the German navy under Von Hipper at the Battle of Dogger Bank. The German cruiser Blucher was sunk, killing 870.

1931: The League of Nations rebuked Poland for the mistreatment of a German minority in Upper Silesia.

1961: A U.S. B-52 bomber, with two 24-megaton nuclear bombs aboard, crashed near Goldsboro, North Carolina. While neither of the weapons of mass destruction detonated from the impact, the explosive uranium core of one of them was never recovered (see also Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang?).

1965: Sir Winston Churchill died at age 90. He served as the Prime Minister of Britain during the Second World War (1939-1945).

Winston Churchill

1966: Indira Gandhi, the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru (India's first prime minister), became Prime Minister of India after the death of Sri Shastri.

1972: On Guam, a Japanese soldier from World War Two was discovered. Shoichi Yokoi had spent 28 years in the jungle with the belief that the war that ended in 1945 was still ongoing.

1978: A Soviet Union satellite, powered by a nuclear reactor, re-entered the earth's atmosphere and disintegrated over northern Canada.

1981: Millions of workers in Poland boycotted their jobs to support the Solidarity trade union's demand for a 5 day work week. The communist government eventually relented.

1986: Voyager 2 made a fly-by of the planet "Uranus" (a pagan name given to the planet by man) at 81,593 km. It found new moons.

1989: Mass murderer Ted Bundy, 42, was executed in the Florida electric chair; he killed up to 100 women.

2003: The U.S. "Department of Homeland Security" officially began operations.





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