Posted by: missionventureministries | March 28, 2019

OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO SEEK THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD OR REAP THE CONSEQUENCES – Romans 2:6

Romans 2 vs 6

There is a huge theme that is described through Scripture about the responsibility of man to seek the truth of God’s word “since God will repay each person according to what they have done” (Romans 2:6). 

God doesn’t force someone to be saved or to do the right thing; He also does not force us to love Him. He gives each and every person the chance to choose for themselves their own eternal destiny, just as Joshua stated when he lead the Israelites into the Promised Land: “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15); so should we also choose to love and obey our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We need to understand that it would be impossible for the human heart to love God without God’s Holy Spirit empowering us. God initiates our love for Him, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him” (John 6:44); God give us the desire to love Him, for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). And God gives us the power to love Him since the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness” (Galatians 5:22).

Since the Bible teaches that man does not seek God on his own (Romans 3:11), God takes the initiative. He reveals Himself in creation, and though man knows this, he still refuses to honor God. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (Romans 1:19-21). So God, in His love, seeks us out for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10) and John 3:16 tells us that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” 

As Christ draws all men through His work on the cross, the Spirit exposes the truth that is taught in the Word. “And when He (the Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment…” (John 16:8-11)

The Holy Spirit uses divine persuasion to convince, reprove, agitate, draw, and love a person. But that does not guarantee that all who hear the truth will receive it. A person can hear and read about the truth, yet reject it. “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life” (John 5:39-40). But whoever responds positively and seeks God will be rewarded, because “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).

God also uses people as instruments. God has chosen to use people as agents for teaching the Word of God and the Holy Spirit guides us to convict the world. “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher… So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:14, 17).

Whatever the reasons is why people reject Jesus Christ, their rejection has disastrous eternal consequences because “there is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12), and those who reject Him, for whatever reason, face an eternity in the “outer darkness” of hell where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 25:30).

God does not force salvation on anyone but He uses various means to draw people to respond with faith to Jesus Christ. We should therefore preach the gospel of God’s gracious gift of eternal life relying on the Holy Spirit to convince people of its truth and draw them to Christ.

While it is true that God does not force anyone to love Him or accept the salvation for which Jesus was tortured to death. He can bring some painful actions into your life to awaken you and warn you that you are on your way to an eternity in the Lake of Fire.

Saul, who became the Apostle Paul, experienced a very painful and embarrassing experience when Jesus made him fall to the ground on the way to Damascus and blinded him for a few days.

If you continually refuse the salvation offer of Jesus Christ, one day you will die and end up in hell. Please do not wait until you depart this life to discover that hell is real! Tomorrow may be too late! As the Bible tells us: “do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1).

And Proverbs 14:12 tells us that: “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” And that means eternal death in the Lake of Fire

Many people die every second, every minute, every hour and they are going into eternity; either heaven or hell! Death can occur unexpectedly through an accident, a heart attack, a stroke, or whatever the reason might be. If you die without Jesus Christ, it will be the worst mistake you will have ever made!

If you want to avoid taking that risk, there may still hope while you are still breathing and we would love to tell you more about how you can be saved by clicking on this link. HOW TO BE SAVED

Please take this message seriously; because it comes straight from the word of God. Our great desire is for you to be saved and to meet you one day at the great marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:6-9)!

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