The SHEPHERD | Danilo Q. Junco
The consummation or end of this evil age when Jesus will return on earth to judge the living and the dead is through His Words.
Jesus Christ made this categorical statement that His Word is the one that judges all people and no exemption even the believers who have personal relationships with Him (John 12:47-48; 2 Corinthians 5:10). The difference only the believers’ judgment is not for condemnation but to assess their works if they do them to glorify God, whereas the unbelievers is for damnation in Hell (1 Corinthians 3: 11-15; Revelation 20: 11-15).
This is a sobering thought as the majority of the people are not familiar or have not read the Bible, especially in the New Testament where Jesus Christ words are recorded because they rely purely on their religious leaders either to a priest or to a pastor.
They don’t bother to read, perhaps due to ethereal pursuits in life while others because of superstitious belief that if they read the Bible they will become insane or they misinterpret it.
Others are too busy watching TV of their favorite pastime or in their cellphones like Netflix or attend to their vices with their colleagues as Christ said that in the Last Days it will be likened to the time of Noah and Lot (Luke 17:26-30).
The Lord Jesus has given us in advance the precaution that we may not be trapped by the system of this world which Satan and his cohorts have been doing to attract the people of their baits with the aim purpose of joining with them in the eternal judgment of God against them and rebellious people who will cast into the Lake of Fire or in Hell in the Final Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15).
Satan knows already that his time is very short as the Lord Jesus, along with His myriad of angels and the departed believers, is coming back according to the appointed time set by His Father God anytime when all the predictions and signs given in the Holy Scriptures are fulfilled.
God has given mankind ample time to return to Him if they really repent from all their sins and mend their ways and receive Jesus Christ His only Begotten Son as Lord and Savior, so they can escape from damnation in Hell (John 1:12; 3:16).
It is better to do it now rather than regret it later like the 2 million people in the time of Noah who refused to believe that Noah’s message that God would destroy the whole earth through flood or the 20,000 or 30,000 folks during Lot’s time in Sodom and Gomorrah and in the eras of the divided kingdoms of Israel started during the reign of King Rehoboam, the Northern Kingdom (composed of 10 tribes) and the Southern Kingdom (comprising the tribes of Judah and Benjamin) where they were judged by God because of worshiping other gods, among other sins by allowing other nations like Assyria and Babylon to invade and deport them.
Like in our present situation when the deadly coronavirus disease or Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 3 million people all over the world and over 146 million were infected. In our beloved nation alone, there are already over 16,000 deaths and close to 1 million are infected. We don’t have true figure on how many of these reported deaths are believers so they can escape from eternal torment in Hell.
Remember that all religions of the world cannot save people but only Jesus Christ of the Bible as He is God, the Second Person in the Godhead, the Son of God, and the only mediator between man and God (John 1:1, 14; 8:58; Titus 2:13-14; 1 Timothy 2:5).
He is only qualified to save mankind as He is Holy, Perfect, Sinless and became a man to die on the cross to save people if they repent from their sins and receive Him as Lord and Savior. He did not remain in the grave but rose on the third day as death has no power over Him, including Satan and all his cohorts and agents on earth. Be sure that you have a personal relationship with Him and start reading the Bible.
For beginners you have to read first the New Testament and ask the Holy Spirit to teach, guide and enlighten you as He is the author of the Holy Scriptures.
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