Summary: MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN, many people hear the truth to do with salvation but they put it off untill its to late.
God the Father sent His only Begotten Son to this earth for the specific purpose of dying on the cross in our stead and paying our sin debt.
2nd cor.5: 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
1st. pet 1:18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
How can we be sure that we have eternal life?
4. 1 John 5: 10He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
D. And then there are people who will wait to long to be saved’
Genesis 6:3 3And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,
2. Luke 13:25 25When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
3. Matthew 25: 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
The psalmist tells us in Psalms 95:7-117For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, 8Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. 10Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: 11Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
One of these days the time to be saved will be over for the lost sinner and all who have heard the truth about Jesus Christ and rejected Him will end up in hell.
Rev.20: 14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
One of the saddest verses in the bible is
7. Jeremiah 8:20 "The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved."
People may scorn and make fun of the warnings they hear today but be assured; God will have the last laugh.
Proverbs 1: 22How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?