Skip to comments.December 28 - Principles of the Dragnet, Part 2
Posted on 12/28/2019 3:59:43 AM PST by metmom
So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous (Matthew 13:49).
One way that Gods angels serve Him in the judgment is as instruments of separation and execution of final sentence (cf. Matt. 24:31; 25:3132; Rev. 14:19; 15:516:21). This separation will be from among all the living and the dead of humanity from all timethose who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment (John 5:29).
During His earthly ministry, Jesus repeatedly warned about the horrors of hell (Matt. 10:28; 25:41; Luke 16:23) and pled with people to avoid such a terrible fate by fleeing to Him for salvation. Even though life will seem normal, our Lord predicts that one day the righteous and unrighteous will part ways:
For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left. (Matt. 24:3741)
God does not want any sinner to perish (Ezek. 18:23; 2 Peter 3:9). Jesus wept over Jerusalem because its people would not turn to Him (Luke 19:41)He does not desire anyone to experience hell.
One way you see the distinction between the world and the church is how quickly the serene atmosphere of Christmas devolves into the bawdy recklessness of New Years Eve plans. Why are so many people content to treat Christianity like a part-time occupation?
Studying Gods Word ping
Because their "Christianity" has been adulterated with this world. They are serving two masters.
Either you follow him, or you are lost.
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