God is an extremely patient God and He definitely wants no one to perish in hell! This is the reason why God so lovingly provided the wondrous way of salvation through the sacrifice of His only Son. However, multitudes
of people will still ignore God's truths and find themselves continuing on the wide road of destruction because as the Bible teaches "they refused to believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness." (II Thess. 2:12)
It is frightening
to think how many choose to not be overly concerned about their eternal souls but instead tend to fuss endlessly over basically trivial things like their weight, or their favorite TV show! People sit in church buildings that almost never teach the true
full teachings of the Bible and they have no serious understanding of what the Bible really teaches. They are never taught that God demands over and over that people cannot get right with God unless they seriously repent and only then will God's merciful and
saving grace wash away their sins. Other people refuse to hear sound biblical doctrine and actually want to hear false teachings because they love the darkness of living in sin more than the light of the truth! (II Tim. 4:3-4, John 3:19-21)
But no matter what we do to try and hide from God's truths, He is still going to judge every last person and every person will either be safe with God eternally or forever separated from God. Do not be deceived, the unrighteous will
not inherit the kingdom of God as taught in so many places in the Bible such as 1 Corinthians 6:9-12 where it tells us:
"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither
fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you
were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God."
As we can clearly read, people must repent and turn from all sins that separate us from God or they will be forever separated from
God after Judgment Day! Yet people refuse to repent and turn away from these very common sins that people regularly practice in our day but are an abomination to God. Think of all the horrendous sexually immoral sins that people commonly engage
in such as actively viewing pornography, having premarital sex or cheating on their spouses, and even people who are not appalled by homosexuality but even support and embrace it. Think of all the people who love to go to wild parties and think drunkenness
is just fun, "cool" behavior. Think of all the people who lie and steal and believe that these are just necessary ways to become a "success". Think of all of the people who make an idol of money, hobbies, pleasures, selfish ambitions and so much
more while they don't make God their greatest love and seek Him above all else. WHY DO PEOPLE PLACE THIS TINY INSIGNIFICANT LIFE ABOVE THE VALUE OF THEIR ETERNAL SOULS? Jesus warned that this type of thinking was absurd and deadly when He said: "For
what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 8:36-37)
It's time for us to WAKE UP and realize that our eternal souls are of FAR
greater value than our insignificant little lives on this earth! It's time for us to WAKE UP and realize that God in His magnificent patience and mercy is giving us ONE MORE LAST CHANCE to get right with Him before it is forever too late! As this
wonderful concise poem by Brutus Balan tells us:
JUST ONE CHANCE, JUST ONE MORE CHANCE...
AND THEN NO MORE.
God stirs ONE LAST TIME before He closes the door.
God tries ONE LAST TIME before He withdraws His grace.
ONE LAST TIME before He holds His peace.
God moves ONE LAST TIME before He moves away.
God rebukes ONE LAST TIME before He chides no more.
God calls ONE LAST TIME before He seeks no more.
God avails ONE LAST TIME before He hides His face.
God waits and waits and waits a little more but then He waits no more.
poem by Brutus Balan
Dear readers, in a world where we can clearly
see that the world is falling apart on so many levels and people are so obviously disregarding God by engaging in more and more flagrant and vile sinful activities, we can plainly see that God's judgment of this evil world is at the very door! But He
is mercifully having a final time of patience toward those who might be willing to turn from all that separates them from God and sincerely come to follow the Lord! God's Word teaches us of God's wondrous patience and mercy in 2 Peter 3:9 "but God is longsuffering
toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
This is wondrous news that God is being ever so patient with us to repent because He wants none of us to perish in hell! But if we test God and
not take Him seriously and think that we can just blow off His merciful call and do things in our "own sweet time" the consequences could be disastrous! We read about lackadaisical attitudes such as this in various places of scripture such as in the
parable of the faithful and unfaithful servants found in Matthew 24:45-54. We must be wise and not blow off God's merciful call for us to repent and follow Him but instead, come right to Him when He calls us or else we could end up very quickly with the same
destiny as the unfaithful servant whom God sent to hell!
If you truly desire to get right with God and heed His call to repent and follow Him then you will be choosing the wisest path of your life which is the narrow path of walking
with the Lord. This website has plenty of helpful guidance to help you feel secure in your salvation and in your walk with the Lord. Please check out the following links from this website for biblically based guidance:
The TRUE Gospel
We MUST Repent!
Powerful Truth Vids!
Testimonies = FRUIT!
Article by F. A. Butler