What Our Use Of Scripture Reveals About Our Destiny

“Therefore I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am he, you will die in your sins.” Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you continue in my word, you really are my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Jesus responded, “Truly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. Why don’t you understand what I say? Because you cannot listen to my word. The one who is from God listens to God’s words. This is why you don’t listen, because you are not from God.”” John 8:24, 31-32, 34, 43, 47 CSB https://bible.com/bible/1713/jhn.8.24-47.CSB


Imagine God telling you that you will die in your sins. What does that mean? It means eternal banishment from God and His people to suffering in hell. What separates those who will die in their sins from those who love God and will live with Him and His people forever in peace, joy, love, and happiness? Those who believe in Jesus, as evidenced by a continual seeking of Jesus through the Scriptures, should continually obey those Scriptures so that they might live lives free from the sins for which God died to save us. Those who ignore God’s word and spend no time with Him learning His ways have no reason to believe they have been reconciled to God. While they believe in God, they reject God’s word, indicating they are not from God or born again by God. Those who continue in God’s word, the Scriptures, through study and application, understand Who God is and what He commands and orient their lives around pleasing Him, for He is the ultimate Judge of the final destiny of all humanity. God has given us the Scriptures to know Him and obey His commands. Ignoring those Scriptures jeopardizes our souls to hell, for we continue in the sins for which Christ died and fail to obey His will for which He left us on earth to accomplish.


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