Living like hell?
by Don Fortner-
Almost everyone I know makes some kind of religious profession,
has some hope of going to heaven when he dies, and attends church,
at least occasionally. Yet, I know very few people whose religion
has made any radical change in their lives. Most everybody I know
lives like hell, though almost all think, by some strange delusion, that
because they say, "I believe in Jesus," they are going to heaven.
Are you such a person. If you are, listen carefully to this preacher--
If you live like hell, when you die, you will go to hell.
I know you do not want to be told that; but I am not running for
political office. I am trying to help you, to help you eternally.
If you do not want to go to hell when you die, pay attention to
what I have to say. Pay attention to what God says in his
Word. Will you hear the Word of the Lord?
"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves
nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit
the kingdom of God." 1 Cor. 6:9-10
"Do not be deceived", imagining that through doctrinal knowledge
and religious profession you are saved, even though you live contrary
to the righteous character of God.
No one living in sin, under its dominion, has
been made a partaker of the divine nature.
Lest anyone mistake his meaning, Paul plainly describes those people
who shall never inherit the kingdom of God. In the list given in these
verses of Scripture, the Holy Spirit is not talking about isolated acts.
He is describing people whose lives are characterized by these
abominable things. If these things characterize your life, the wrath of
God is upon you. Except you repent, you will perish in hell forever!
God help you to repent.
It matters not what we profess, or claim to believe.
Those who live like children of wrath are children of wrath.
If these characteristics describe you, Do not be deceived, no matter
what you say, profess, and pretend; no matter what society, religion, and
preachers say to the contrary, you are a child of wrath.
You shall not inherit the kingdom of God.