Morning Devotion: Questions and Answers

Question: Since hell is real, who will go to hell? Answer: Those without Christ.

Those who die in their sins are those without salvation and without Christ.

John 8:21  Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

22  Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

23  And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

24  I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: FOR IF YE BELIEVE NOT THAT I AM HE, YE SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS.

Most people believe they are pretty good people and that their good will outweigh their bad and God will see that as merit for heaven. They do not see themselves as sinners.

The bible clearly states that no sin will be in heaven and no sinner will be there.

Revelation 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Revelation 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

The fearful are those who are afraid for a number of reasons. Peer pressure, or being mocked or looked down upon, or having to give up a certain life style or any other reason, they are afraid to trust Christ.

The unbeliever is that person who simply does not believe Jesus can or will save them. It is that one who just doesn’t care for God or the things of God.

The abominable is that person who is filthy in mind and heart and will not be saved. By the way, filth does not just encompass sexual filth but all filth and stench of which people enjoy thinking it is good.

The murderer is not just the one who kills but takes part in killing whether it be long term and by complicit acts as we see in the world today. It also extends to those who just hate their brother. 1 John 3:15  Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

The whoremonger is that person who enjoys immoral sexual sins whether it be fornication, pornography, adultery or anything out side of God’s will.

The sorcerer is that one who is involved with drugs, the user, the seller, and such as employ it for the destruction of others.

The idolater is anyone who makes anything more important than God.

The liar, well, that includes everyone for everyone had lied or lies. 

Revelation 22:15  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

And what about those who hate, and are full of pride and bitterness and anger and deceit and on and on the list goes with sins of commission and sins of omission.  

When God takes inventory of your life, what will He see? Psalms 130:3  If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Romans 3:10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Now you know why Jesus said  in John 8:24  “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”

The answer, the hope and relief from hell, is only through Jesus.

John 1:29  ¶The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. If you do not see yourself as a sinner lost and going to hell, you cannot be saved.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook