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12:09 PM   [27 Jan 2020 | Monday]

"Condemned or Not Condemned?"


“Condemned or Not Condemned?”


“He who believes in Him is NOT condemned; but he who does NOT believe is condemned already, because he has NOT believed in the name of the Only Begotten Son of God.”            John 3:18


To CONDEMN is to give grounds or reason for convicting.   If you continue reading verses 18-21, you will see that the CONDEMNATION was, that the LIGHT has come into the world and men LOVED darkness rather than the LIGHT, because their deeds were evil.   Jesus said:  “I am the Light of the World.  He who follows Me shall NOT walk in DARKNESS, but have the LIGHT of Life.” (John 8:12)


When an individual comes to BELIEVE and ACCEPT Jesus Christ as their SAVIOR and LORD, they are NOT CONDEMNED, and will NOT be JUDGED for their sins, PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE, because the BLOOD of the LORD JESUS CHRIST COVERS ALL SINS.  Yet, they are obligated to CONFESS ALL SINS to God, because of their LOVE and DEVOTION for His Son, Jesus Christ, who took their CONDEMNATION and GUILT away, when He was CRUCIFIED on the cross.  And He gave them ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.    John 5:24:  The words of Jesus: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and BELIEVES in Him who sent Me has EVERLASTING LIFE, and shall NOT come into Judgment, but has passed from DEATH into LIFE.”


However, this is NOT what awaits the UNBELIEVER, those who REJECT the Son of God, and REFUSES to BELIEVE in Him and the One who sent Him.  Nor do they DESIRE to LIVE in the LIGHT, but prefer to LIVE in DARKNESS, because their DEEDS are EVIL.  The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Thessalonians, says, “They PERISH because they did NOT accept the love of the truth in order to be SAVED. For this reason, God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false, so that ALL will be condemned---those who did NOT BELIEVE the TRUTH but enjoyed UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. (Read: 2 Thess. 2:9-12) Their destiny is an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE.  Are you CONDEMNED ALREADY, or NOT CONDEMNED?


The ONLY way to NOT be CONDEMNED to an ETERNITY in HELL, is to be WILLING TO TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  And ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and be ASSURED that you are NOT CONDEMNED, and on your way to an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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