Why Be Lost?
There are two classes of men in this world. They are often and in various manners compared and contrasted with each other. They are called the righteous and the wicked, the saints and the sinners, the holy and the unholy, the good and the bad, he that fears God, and he that fears no one. Of the one class many things are predicated which are not predicated of the other. Of the one it is said, that they are “in Christ”, justified, sanctified, saved, children of God, heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ, an elect race, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people. Of the other class, these things are never mentioned. They are not in Christ, not justified, not sanctified, not saved. They are children of the devil, “children of wrath,” they are not an elect race, not a royal priesthood, and not a peculiar people—yet most think they will spend eternity with each other!! The contrast is not often shown because someone is afraid of hurting the feelings of another or being accused of being thought, judgmental!!
These have not been reconciled to God through the propitiation of His Son. They are still enemies of God in heart even though they might think they are lovers of God. For them that love darkness rather than light and would not have God’s Son to be their Savior, He has appointed a day of judgment; a day for the ultimate perdition of ungodly men. Man does not understand this: they have kidded themselves into thinking God is love and love cannot commit anyone to eternal damnation—the day of glory for the Church is simultaneously a day of damnation and retribution for man who has rejected ‘Christ and His words.” John 12:48 Then they shall perish “with an everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power, “when He shall come to be glorified in all His saints, and to be admired by all those who believe in that day.” There, those who expect to present their case before the great I AM will find themselves not even allowed in the throng who are going before His presence!! They will be hurt and surprised when not allowed near the one they called their “Savior” for they have spent all their preparation time teaching and preaching a doctrine contradictory to that of the King’s doctrine and those who would have loved and obeyed Him have followed them instead of Him!! They are the allies of Satan, not Christ, they have joined him in their rebellion, consciously or unconsciously and spent all their energies and fortunes on his side of the question. It is not then reasonable they should have their ultimate portion with Satan, who they have followed??
As tragic as it may seem, there will not be a court of reprieve, no room of second opinions, no intercessors or confessors defending their “feeling religions” or their “experience or grace” salvation stories; none will arise in the post-second coming period that will defend their religious brethren—because the teeming angels of glory are standing ready to protect the gospel (that they were never allowed to preach to men of Earth) of their Creator—should or if He or His gospel were to be tried!! No ACLU, NAACP, Friends of My Denominational Preference (FMDP), See of the Holy Roman Church, Mullah of Islam, Pentecostal Tongue-Speaking, Healing Pastor, nor un-named and un-known pastor of the smallest denomination will countermand the Judge that day on His Judgment Seat”!! “And hereby we do know that we know Him, IF we have kept, continued keeping until the end of life, His commandments. He that says, ‘I know Him, and keeps not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:3-4 “What if some do not believe? God forbid!!, let God be true and everyman a liar.” Romans 2:3-4.