I listened to a preacher a bunch of times who one day confessed a wild truth about his past. He had apparently preached in a church for quite some time all the while headed straight for eternity in hell and the lake of fire. Impossible, right? Wrong!
Just as he explained, he had not been born again. He had not repented and believed in Jesus Christ as Lord and in His death and resurrection and entrusted his life to Him. Eventually, he did so. When I heard him preach, he had by that time been born again and fully committed his life to the Lord and was preaching the Good News to others.
Friend, many today in church choirs, preaching behind pulpits, teaching Sunday school, serving in ministries, and attending church every time the church doors open may well end up in hell and the lake of fire in everlasting torment because they were never born again and did not live on this earth for the Lord in obedience to Him.
Playing church and playing Christianity and playing Christian doesn’t secure a free pass to heaven. It doesn’t result in a relationship with God. Everlasting life with Jesus, a forever relationship with the Lord, is for those who repent and believe in Him and in His death and resurrection and follow Him as Lord.
Lord, save the unsaved! Lead them to be being born again! Help those of us who are your followers by the filling of your Holy Spirit to go out into the world and share the Good News about you, oh Lord! Awaken your followers and give us all courage, boldness, time, and willingness to go tell the world about you, oh Lord. Lead us by your Holy Spirit. Thank you, Father. Amen!
“Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”” Matthew 9:37-38
“Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”” John 3:3