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Hell is Also Full of Moral People

There are many who say the Church shouldn’t talk about sin and hell. Their logic is based on feelings, coupled with statements like “We already know we are messed up.” The thing is, though, I’m not sure we do. Many people, church goers included, feel that morality is enough. It’s not just from non-believers that I have heard “I’m a good person,” or “I’ve led a good life, isn’t that enough?” Satan is not opposed to “good” and “moral” people. Heck, he’s not afraid of morality one lick. He openly encourages it if it means people will rely on themselves and their works instead of coming to Jesus Christ!

 

Loved ones, I can say with absolute gravity and solemnity that Satan wants you to be a good and moral person. He wants you to depend on your works, to depend on yourself and your ways to get into heaven. This is the mindset of someone who desires themselves over Christ. “I go to church, I tithe, I do what I’m supposed to” are all statements absent of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to the Father, and any other way is based upon our works. We need to surrender to Him, to give Him complete authority over our lives, so that He may get all the credit. Our morals, our good works should be a result of knowing Jesus, not a ticket to go stay with Him! Don’t be fooled! It is through Christ and Christ alone that we are saved! Trust in Him!

 

Mathew 16:18-30

 

And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

 

And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

 

Galatians 3:1-14

 

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

 

Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

 

For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.




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