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Summary: The unbeliever faces the peril of being lost from God forever

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We are living in a world that can actually be characterized by its unbelief. The world does not want to know Jesus, and actually the world does not want you to know Him either. That’s how the world is when it comes to Jesus. “He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.” (John 1:10) and so one of the most important questions that you will ever have to answer is, who Christ Jesus to you? Do you know believe in Him with your whole heart or do you believe somewhat in Him and need a little help with your unbelief? What makes this question so important can be found in John 3: 16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” and in contrast, whosoever should not believe Him will in fact perish and not be the recipient of everlasting life. Belief and unbelief seems to be a motivating in America today, there are some things we should not believe; we should be unbelievers of. For example, I do not believe that the entire universe came into existence simply by an explosion in space known as the “The Big Theory” no…I just don’t buy the renown Dr. Stephen Hawking’s “no-God needed theory” and don’t care how smart he may be, I truly believe that “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”. And even if there were such thing as the big bang theory, I would still believe that it was God who caused the bang. America even today is at a civil war so speak with their belief and unbelief. Some even in the Church believe that same-sex marriage should become the law of the land, and some hold to the belief of the traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Some believe that there should be stricter gun control while others believe that we have the right to bear arms regardless of the violence that permeated this nation. There are all kinds of unbelief’s in the world today but the most dangerous unbelief of them all is the unbelief in the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s dangerous because even in the very house of God there are people who have “…a form of godliness, but deny power thereof…” (2 Timothy 3: 5) It is dangerous because the unbeliever faces the peril of being lost from God forever. I heard someone say that you ought not wait until God makes you a believer because He might use a casket to do so and then it would be everlasting too late. Of all the unbelief’s throughout the generations whatever it is or was people disbelieved, I submit to you that the unbelief in Jesus Christ stands alone, this unbelief is in a class all by itself. It’s dangerous because this unbelief of the unbelievers caused Jesus Christ Himself to ask the question, “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18: 8b) this unbelief of the unbelievers caused Jesus to ask His disciples “Who do people say that the Son of man is? (Matt. 16: 13 – 17) Why did Jesus ask such a critical question? He asked this question because we must know what others say about Jesus, just who He is. What people think of Jesus, determines their destiny, and helps us determine how we are to reach out to them. Jesus asked this question to help the unbeliever’s reaction to us as we witness to them, and this vital question determines to a very large degree the morality and justice of a society. There are even today a lot of false confessions concerning Jesus Christ. Sadly enough, the world has many different opinions about Jesus most of which was developed to suit the way they want to live which is contrary to the will of God. They say He was a good man even a great man, but that’s all that He is. They place Jesus in the same category of other well-known men made of flesh such as John the Baptist, Elijah, and Jeremiah but not above them, they infer that He is equal to them but nothing else. Obviously the lost do not know Him, but today there are people in the Church who don’t know Him either. They come to Church every Sunday, and they still don’t know Him and the reason you can tell that they know Him is by their actions and behavior. When they’re stuck on themselves that’s an indicator, when they argue, fuss, and fight over the money, that’s a sure sign they don’t know Him. When they get together to form cliques in the Church, watch out because they really don’t know Him. When they get excited over the singing and the praise dancing but step outside when the preaching starts they don’t know who He really is. Some of people today, share the unbelief that the unbelievers here in our exhibited.


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