Borrowed Truths

No Mercy

no mercy
Borrowed Truths

No Mercy

How do you feel about the wrath of God upon the unrighteous, what emotions grips you when you think of the lost-forever souls in hell, those who at the end of this age will be cast alive into the eternal burning Lake of Fire, to never die, to live in wailing and pain for all eternity. Better yet, ask yourself this question instead, what are your thoughts about Christ, the One to whom all power and authority has been given, in relation to what He is going to do to them.

 (Matt. 28:18) I have met very few Christians indeed that care to discuss this subject, they recognize it as truth, as a moment in time that will occur, the great white throne of judgement, (Rev. 20:11) but their words get a little fuzzy, fewer and further between when the subject matter relates to the reality of these things, that right now there are billions of souls in hell in torment, that they are never going to know mercy, that they have nothing to look forward to but a Lake of Fire, torment will be their existence forever.

The conversations usually come to a close or are diverted at this time, but not for the reason one might think, because if it were a great sorrow and longing for no one to ever experience that place, the Christians would spend every available moment warning every lost soul they meet about it. I believe the reason, in large part, especially in these days, is because they do not want to think about the Most High in that manner, it does not fit who they like to think of Him as. At best, it will receive a passing thought, but the God of wrath and vengeance, the God who will show no mercy or compassion, who will for all eternity ensure that these people are punished continually without rest is not the God they want to serve.

These are just some of the thoughts that birthed the Roman Catholic Institution and their ideology of a place called purgatory, it is why their current Pope has declared that all people are children of God, not because they believe it, but because it keeps those that serve them content, it makes them feel better about Almighty God. A god that never punishes is the perfect god, one that loves everybody no matter what, who wants all of his subjects lives to be filled with peace, joy, and love, and then has a wonderfully beautiful place for them to live for eternity. It is the knowledge that hell is real, that eternal punishment awaits all who reject His Son that keeps them in line, the fear of possible punishment is a greater leverage point than unmitigated love is.

The general response from most Christians is “Thy will be done,” but with a caveat of “That doesn’t seem fair though.” What we do not seem to want to contemplate is that Romans 9:15 is true, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” It is why the subject is changed, it is why we will not discuss death, it is why many serve out of fear instead of love, because God is Sovereign, because most people are going to spend their eternities suffering, (Matt. 25:41) because it is His will and His will alone as to who will enter into His house and who will not.

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Heb. 9:27) No second chance, no reincarnation, no purgatory, no viable excuses, one shot, and whether they like it or not, “What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.” (Romans 9:22) No one has ever come to the knowledge of the saving grace of God through Jesus Christ on their own, no one. “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:44) Our decision, to or not to heed the call is another matter of debate, but there is no debate on the subject of eternity, heaven or hell, there are no third alternatives.

What you have to determine is not how you feel about those that will suffer eternally, not if you are going to finally become an effective witness for Christ because of a heartfelt desire to see not one more enter into that place of torment, all you have to decide is if you can say “Thy will be done,” and still do so with no animosity towards the Most High, can you love Him who shows no mercy to some.

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