Jeremiah spent over twenty years of his life trying to warn the people, he was persecuted physically and mentally, he was basically an outcast, but he told the truth. He reached a point at least once where he said he would not do it anymore; he would cease from speaking the truth to the people. (Jer. 20:9)
I have been at this point, in my mind I have called them stupid, idiots, deserving of what is fast approaching, and then I sit down again with my pen and notepad, and begin to write. It matters little if they are self-deceived or if Satan has blinded their minds, as they are sitting in hell contemplating their actions and the eternity that awaits them in the Lake of Fire, they will know the truth, and so I write, I make the videos, I try to warn any who will listen.
I know that most of them will not, whether it is by the works that the Lord has placed before me, the ones that He is using my beautiful wife to fulfill, or any of the other numerous ways that every child of God is being enabled by our Lord to reach the lost, most will not listen. “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matt. 7:14) If I dwell on these truths long enough, I get depressed, I have been at certain points in my life where all hope was gone, nothing held value for me, the continuation of my life was not welcomed by me, and so in the most infinitesimal way I understand the hopelessness of hell.
I know for a fact that many things will be held onto by those there, for after the rich man died, one of the first things he asked of Abraham from the other side of the great gulf was a selfish request, “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) It was only after he was denied this one small favor that he gave any thought to those he loved that were still alive. Pride is what keeps a man from recognizing anything greater than himself, pride says that I do not need a Savior, and pride is one of the first things we must try to break through when speaking to the lost. I am seemingly always torn between trying to register the stupidity of the lost, and a heartfelt desire for them to understand the truth, the most basic truths that they simply will not entertain within themselves, they are going to die, that while they are alive is the only opportunity they have to repent.
This is so deeply ingrained as truth that many religious organizations have used it to their advantage, promising a “second chance,” by saying they can pray sinners out of a made-up place called purgatory, by promising that if they obey all the rules they will enter into the kingdom, by saying that there is still hope after they die. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Heb. 9:27) The first part is known by all, the second part of the verse is doubted, unbelieved, denied by many, if not most.
I think what happens to some born-again believers is that the Lord blesses them with undeniable truth, their faith becomes a fact, they are shown the truth of the truths of the Word of God, and when that happens, many who claim to know Christ will begin to call them too adamant, overzealous, far too conservative. The world will begin to give them the title of religious nut, a Jesus freak, a Bible thumper, and Satan will begin to notice them.
I hate evil, I am commanded to hate evil. “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” (Prov. 8:13) But I fear that far too many Christians today see that as a negative point, love is everything, reproving and rebuking are in the past. Jeremiah did not falter in his task, I do not plan to either, but that is entirely up to the discretion of the Lord. It is time to leave the world behind my friends, it is time to stand, to warn, to hate evil in all its forms, whether it shows up in the spiritual or in the guise of man. It’s alright to be mad at them, as long as you remember to love them at the same time, not for their sake only though, but for Christ’.