Summary: There are many different nationality's of people, but out of all the different nationalities of people there are really only two types, saved and unsaved.
Proverbs 4:18-19~ THE PATH OF THE JUST-- THE WAY OF THE WICKED~ 10-19-13
Today Lord willing we're going to talk for a few minutes on the two types of people that are in the world, there are many different nationality's of people, but out of all the different nationalities of people there are really only two types,
And they are the saved and the people that are not saved, there's the saved and there is the lost.
God is not partial to any certain nationality when it comes to saving people, Jesus Christ died for all people, every person in the world has had their sin debt paid for by Jesus as He died on the cross, but the majority of mankind will not receive Him as their Savior, so the majority will die in their sin.
~ Listen as I read today's text found in .
>Proverbs 4: 18-19 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
19The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Many people have the idea that if they live a good clean moral life that some how God will allow that a place in heaven.
>Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
~ We see in this verse that it says "ways" meaning plural.
Notice, this verse says in a nut shell, "some folks seem to think that their way is the right way, but just because it might seem to be the right way, does not make it so, if people are to be saved they'll have to be saved the bible way.
* Jesus said in;
>John 7: 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
~ John 14: 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
~ We see here that Jesus declared that, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
~ That is what the SAVIOUR said, are we going to believe what He said or not? -- only He and He only saves sinners, that was is mission when He come into the world, Jesus didn't come to work miracles, He didn't come to raise the dead although He did both, He came to save sinners.
>Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
~ He come the first time to be the Savior of the world, but when He comes back the next time He'll be coming as Judge.
~ So once again, there are only two classes of people, the saved and the lost, those that believe in the Lord Jesus, and those that don't believe in Him.
~ The only way a person can be a child of God is by believing in and placing our faith in Him.
> Gal. 3: 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
~ But the sad fact is most are not going to believe in Him.
~ Jesus told the Jews in;
>John 5:40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
>Acts 28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
~ It has always been that way and it will continue to be that way.
* Listen as I read part of our text once again;
>Proverbs 4: 18 But the path of the just ---
19The way of the wicked ---
~ The Righteous are in the minority; and the Wicked are in the majority.
Just because it appears that most people seem to be unconcerned about their eternal destiny does not mean that it must be alright.
~The Lord Jesus spoke of the broad and the narrow ways.
>Matt. 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
~ Throughout the history of the world it's been that way, the majority of people choose the direction the world is going, and it's not going to change.
I remember back when I was about 14 or 15 years old, Mister Luther Gilstrap would get me to help him plow his crops, we went too the barn to get the mules, he had a white mule and a black mule, they were in the pasture, mister Gilstrap told me that we would drive the white mule into the barn and the black one would follow it, and sure enough that's what happened.