"And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house — for I have five brothers — so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’" - Luke 16:27-28
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Everyday we are given new warnings about health endangering food or medicine. The details are announced with great emphasis and vivid illustrations are given of those who have suffered from the products. Our emotions are greatly pressed to avoid the stuff all costs. After all, our very lives depend on the shared knowledge of these professionals.
Jesus gave warning after warning to those who would listen. He spoke with factual details as well as illustrations of those who were suffering. Our gracious Lord spoke more on the subject of hell as the eternal condemnation for unrepentant sinners than any other new testament writer. He did so because He is gracious and knows the ultimate sorrow and agony of hell. These are the words of the One who rose from the dead... the very Lord of life, Jesus Christ. After all, our very lives depend on the shared knowledge of more than a professional.
I trust that you have repented and trusted Jesus Christ alone to be your only means of salvation my friend. I hope that heaven will be your home when you breath your last on this earth. But what about your "brothers" or those in your "father's house"? Listen to the cry from hell and warn them. Point them to the One who rose from the dead, the risen Savior. This is more important than any health endangering food or medicine; this is a matter of eternal life or eternal condemnation!