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Monday, May 13, 2019

Jude 22-23

 
And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
Jude 22-23

It's important to remember when we give the Gospel, the Good News, we shouldn't leave Hell out of it. We should let people know God loves them, that's true. We should let them know that love led to His only Son dying on a cross for their sins, that's true. We should let them know He's in Heaven preparing a place for them, that's true.

But what's also true is that not accepting Jesus as your Savior leads to eternal separation from God in a place called Hell. Are we trying to scare them? No, but we have to be honest with them. If we just tell people if you accept Jesus you're going to Heaven, but don't give them the second part, we're holding back on the truth. We do it with the best of intentions, so as not to offend or destroy friendships.

If you know someone is heading off a cliff, don't you warn them? We should take Jude's advice and have compassion on those who need it but use the fear of God on those who need that also.

Giving all the Good News,

Pastor Ron Kitchell

 

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