Fate Of Those With Unbelief
In light of John 12 37-40, Ephesians 5:27, and Revelation 3:16-18, how significant is repentance for those who have - as well as those who have not - made a covenant with God?
What is the ultimate fate of those that harden their hearts with unbelief and don't repent?
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---Daniel on 5/30/07
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A quote from Charles Spurgeon, Unbelief will destroy the best of us. Faith will save the worst of us.
---Cynthia on 7/18/07|
Heb 3:19 ..they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Heb 4:6 ..they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
Rev 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..
Lk 7:50 ..Thy faith hath saved thee
If God gave them no faith to be saved - Rom 12:3, is He likely to give them repentance - 2 Tim 2:25?
---a_servant on 7/7/07|
The fate of those who harden their heart is spiritual death and eternity in Hell. Those who choose to reject Gods gift of salvation and accept Christ are usally filled with Pride. They either feel they don't need Christ or their sins are to evil for God to forgive. So they reject the Lords sacrifice and trodden it under their feet. They have no faith in Christ.
---Marcia on 7/7/07|
Very true, Catherine. And how unfortunate. How grievingly sad. And it does not HAVE to be that way, since JESUS (YAHUSHUA) gave Himself for ALL of mankind. And GOD (YAHUVEH) is willing that NONE should perish. If the perishing would just SEE this and KNOW this then what a wonderful world this would be. As sad as we can be, The One and True GOD is the most grieved by it! Bless Him!
---Gordon on 7/6/07|
That yet a remnant should be reserved to be the monuments of mercy. But in it shall be a tenth, a certain number, but a very small number in comparison with the multitude that shall perish in their unbelief.++
---catherine on 7/5/07|
The ultimate fate for an unbeliever, and for "christian" reprobates is spending their eternity ALIVE in the Lake of Fire! But, for NOW, those who die in their sin go directly to Hell. There, as stated by a previous Brother, they experience COMPLETE and thick darkness. Their flesh is burned away by the HOTTEST fires that are fueled by GOD's wrath! Worms and maggots that never die will continue to gnaw on them and bore in and out of their bodies that can never die nor escape!
---Gordon on 6/25/07|
Cont...Many, if not all, will be tortured and tormented by demons, HORRIBLE creatures, who HATE every human soul in Hell. One in Hell has to endure sickening smells of burning flesh and rotteness. And they have to endure the screams and CURSING of the other people in Hell!!!
---Gordon on 6/25/07|
Eternal damnation and darkness, and total separation from God. One of the most awful things that will happen to the non-believer when he stands before Christ to be judged is that he will get a glimpse of heaven, and, for all eternity, be aware of what he missed. This horrible scenario should, in itself, make anyone want to be saved!
---Gary_L. on 6/22/07|
"They have despised My pleasant land. If they will not believe, surely they shall not be established. As I have sworn in My wrath they that will not believe shall not enter into My rest: Although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. I, The LORD, having saved My people out of the land of Egypt, afterwards destroyed them that believed not. The fearful, unbelieving, and the abominable shall have their place in the lake of fire and brimstone: Which is the second death."
---josef on 6/15/07|
For those who have: they've made themselves righteous in Christ. For those who haven't: they've made themselves foolish eternally. The ultimate fate of those who refuse to change their minds and have hardened their hearts is a fate which they demand - to be eternally seperated from God, which God will provide the way, although it will surely be done with a righteous decision and a heavy heart. God is not willing that any should die...
---Anthony on 5/31/07|
The easy answer would be that if you don't follow the "rules" you don't go. The real answer is we can't judge, only suppose. God has the burden and responsibility for knowing His children. We have the burden of representing Him to all as we may be the only sight of God some will ever get.
---mikefl on 5/31/07|
Unbelief is something we all have some of. Even the greatest faith person will have doubt sometimes. Especially when we pray and ask God.
Totally hardening your heart against God without repentance will get you a ticket to hell because there is one thing we must believe in for us to be saved.
It is another matter to believe for things after you have believed in Jesus.
---john on 5/31/07|
I think the answer is very clear in the 2nd
letter of St.Peter 3:9, in which the latter part says.. He is not willing that any should PERISH, but that ALL should come to Repentance. Brian. 6933
---BRIAN._STAFFORD on 5/31/07|
Many people have stayed away from God for so long, it is hard for them to find their way back to him. If one doesn't repent or become born again, their lost and they will stay that way and go to hell. Lukewarm is people whom don't read their bible, don't pray, seek God, straddling the fence, they just show up for church. There are many like that in churches now.
---Rebecca_D on 5/30/07|