Do you accept the fact that you deserve to go to hell my friend?
I do. I eagerly & easily tell the whole world that I deserve to be thrown into hell! (X a million)!
[That’s so easy for me to say, because it’s the truth].
I rejoice in the Lord! He opened my eyes to the truth! But before He opened my (spiritual) eyes to receiving His imputed righteousness, He first opened my eyes to my sin-guilt & His judgment.
[I had to know I was drowning before I would cry out to the Lord for rescue].
But that’s the rub isn’t it?
I mean people will listen to you talk about Jesus all day long, that is until you speak about their deserving to go to hell & God’s wrath that abides on them that they need to deal with.
Their pride is the problem, and that’s the core-reason why they go to hell.
They won’t admit their sin-guilt to Jesus in earnest, and cry out to Him for mercy.
Learn what this means:
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
Did you get that?
John 3.19-20 clearly teaches us that people don’t come to the light because they won’t admit that they’re guilty sinners:
19 “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”
However Romans 3.12 allows for no loophole regarding our sin-guilt, every one of us are bad people in our natural state:
“They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
So… do like wise sinners do.
Own your sin-guilt, and call upon the risen Lord Jesus Christ for mercy.
13 “And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
(Just like me), you’re not a basically good person, you deserve to go to hell. And the sooner you accept this fact, the sooner you can be free of your sin-guilt and shame & receive Jesus’ mercy, (just like I did).
That’s great news!!!!!!!
All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory to us whatsoever!