If you’re a Christian are you concerned for your loved ones’ who claim to be Christian, but their lives say otherwise?
Do you not know that anyone who has not truly been born again by God will go to hell when they die? That the wrath of God remains on them?
You say you love God and others, but you’re too scared to tell them the hard truth, to explain to them what scripture says? How is this love? Their eternal life is at stake, and you care more to not offend them or hurt their feelings? To save you from possibly being shunned or hated?
That’s not love, that’s not being gentle, and that’s not what we are commanded to do.
Jesus said in John 3:36 says, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
Do you know someone who claims to be a Christian? Yeah, we all do. In America almost everyone’s a (claiming) Christian, but their life does not reflect that of a Christ follower?
You know the ones’ who claim to be Christian who never or rarely read the word of God, who never studies the word of God, who never or rarely goes to church, who does not love to fellowship with other believers, who continues to live in the world and claims, “nobody can judge me”, or “I have freedom”. Those whose lives resemble their lives before claiming to be saved, nothing has changed. These are the ones’ Jesus says, “whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him”, the wrath remains on them, they must be warned, they must be told no matter the cost to you, please do not let fear keep you from being obedient, perfect love casts out all fear..
We must examine ourselves to see if we are truly saved from the wrath of God. And we examine ourselves by scripture. You must be 100% honest with yourself here, it does you absolutely no good to deceive yourself. It’s always good to have someone who will be brutally honest with you to go over it with you to see if they see these things in your life.
1. Do you love to fellowship with Christ and His redeemed people?
“that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3)
2. Do you walk in the light, or walk in the darkness?
“If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:6-7)
3. Do you admit and confess your sin?
“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:8)
4. Are you obedient to God’s Word?
“And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” (1 John 2:3-5)
5. Does your life indicate you love God rather than the world?
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15)
6. Do you practice righteousness, doing what is right?
“If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.” (1 John 2:29)
7. Do you seek to maintain a pure life?
“And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.” (1 John 3:3)
8. Do you see a decreasing pattern of sin in your life?
“You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.” (1 John 3:5-6) (NOT sinless perfection, just not continuing in lifestyle of unrepentant sinning.)
9. Do you demonstrate love for other Christians?
“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.” (1 John 3:14)
10. Do you “walk the walk,” or just “talk the talk”?
“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;” (1 John 3:18-19)
11. Do you maintain a clear conscience?
“Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;” (1 John 3:21)
12. Have you overcome the world?
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” (1 John 5:4)
There are more scriptures that we can examine ourselves by, this is not a scare tactic, it is the truth, if you are not born again by God you will face His just wrath.
Jesus says, “you must be born again”, and if you’re not, it’s not too late.
It is true, all who are not born again are under the wrath of God, there is no hope for them in and of themselves, they cannot be good enough to remove God’s wrath, they cannot do enough works to remove God’s wrath, God is holy and just and must punish those who remain under His wrath, but in love God sent His Son Jesus to be born of a virgin, to live the perfect life that we could not and would not live, to die the sacrificial death that we all deserve and to take our punishment, the full wrath of God upon Himself. He drank down every drop of God the Fathers wrath, satisfying His righteous anger for all His people. He died on the cross, was buried, and three days later rose in power defeating sin, satan, death, and hell and is now sitting at the right hand of God.
It is not to late for you, but you must repent of your sins (turn away from) and put your faith and trust in Christ alone to save you.