It is Time to Convict the “HELL” Out of People

It is Time to Convict the “HELL” Out of People

You can find among my posts my saying this several times…

The time is short

The kid gloves need to come off at this stage.

Assuredly,  I don’t know you personally nor anything about you. That being the case, you might believe that I have no right to comment on anything related to you. That would be correct: I have no right. However, if you know that you are walking through the days of your life in unbelief… which is, in short, to say that you do not believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and King, Savior and Messiah… then I have the highest imaginable privilege to be able to present Him to you.

There has always been unbelief, even from the time that Jesus Christ actually walked among men, but in this day and age, apostasy (a formal abandonment of religious belief) is rampant. According to ‘The Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism’ (published August 8, 2012), the number of Americans who say they are ‘religious’ dropped from 73% to 60% over the years 2005-2012; in the same breadth of time, the number of Americans who say they are atheists rose from 1% to 5%. These ratios will no doubt continue to increase.

Let me cut to the chase here. It is a fact that for those who will believe, no evidence is necessary, but for those who will not believe, no evidence is enough. The life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ represent the best-substantiated sequence of events to come out of the ancient world, attested to by both theological and non-theological sources. The Holy Bible is not only a declaration of the power and majesty of God, but is also the record of His plan for the redemption of a fallen humanity, and is by orders of magnitude the best-substantiated document to come out of the ancient world. 

As a first step in your journey to belief and faith, please be willing to read about it here:

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Now let’s take a deep look at Jesus Christ. People will say, “Aw, what proof is there that Jesus Christ is who He said He was?” Given such a remark, it certainly seems that Jesus Christ can be dismissed with a cavalier attitude; after all… really… what proof is there? I am pleased to present you with all the proof that you could possibly want. I assume that you will admit that a fitting definition of prophecy is ‘history written in advance’. I further assume that if a prophecy is given and fulfilled, you will admit to its 100% validity as truth.

As a second step in your journey to belief and faith, please be willing to read 365 separate prophecies concerning Jesus Christ (provided with scriptural references of the prophecies and their fulfillments) all of which were made hundreds of years before His appearance on earth, and all of which have been fulfilled, here:

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If you are still not convinced that Jesus Christ is who He said that He was (the Son of God), and you are holding out because you think that there might be a mathematical ‘long shot’ against Him being who He said that He was, I am pleased to offer you an illustration with mathematical proof that utterly destroys any chance of Jesus not being who He said that He was, here:

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If you have not been convinced at this point, I have a sermon by Pastor Joplin Emberson of Crossway Church in Derby, Kansas, that I would like you to listen to: it is named ‘Who is this Man who Defies the Grave?’… it is a compelling commentary that explains exactly why Jesus Christ rightly lays claim to being who He said He was (click on the download link, then click on the Listen tab):

“Who is this Man who Defies the Grave”
Summary: Matthew 27:62-Matthew 28:9
Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?9rouik56qqc1n0p

Please understand that unbelief has been written about throughout the entire spectrum of Holy Scripture… you are far from the first to have indulged in it, and you will be far from the last to indulge in it. Here are some scriptural references to illustrate that unbelief is nothing new:

-Making a joke of truth:
Genesis 17:17; 19:14

-Moses discredited:
Exodus 4:1

-Blatant unbelief:
Exodus 5:2

-Taunting the Lord’s presence:
Exodus 17:7

-Israel’s failure to obey promises:
Deuteronomy 1:28-33

-Sure victory or sure defeat:
Joshua 23:6-13

-Faith to unbelief in one generation:
Judges 2:10

-Pessimism of unbelief:
2 Kings 18:29-35

-No God, no priest, no law:
2 Chronicles 15:3

-Death to unbelievers:
2 Chronicles 15:13

-Rebellion of prosperous wicked:
Job 21:7-16

-Rejecting light:
Job 24:13

-Contrasting belief, unbelief:
Psalm 1:1-6

-Sin abounded in spite of mercy, judgment:
Psalm 78:32

-So few believe:
Isaiah 53:1

-God made known through judgment:
Ezekiel 11:7-12

-Idols in the heart:
Ezekiel 14:1-11

-Laughing at truth spoken by Jesus:
Matthew 9:23-24

-Attributing work of God to demons:
Matthew 9:34

-Hindrance to miracles:
Matthew 13:58

-Requesting increased faith:
John 9:24

-Unbelief faces proof:
John 12:37-40

-Acting in ignorance:
Acts 3:17

-Unable to believe answered prayer:
Acts 12:13-15

-Intellectual idolatry:
Acts 17:16-34

-Certain of unbelief:
Acts 19:35-36

-Empty minds, darkness:
Romans 1:21

-Faith becomes nonsense:
1 Corinthians 1:18

-Message like death smell:
2 Corinthians 2:16

-Blinded by Satan:
2 Corinthians 4:1-6

-Danger of intellectual pride:
2 Timothy 3:7

-Deceiving others, deceived themselves:
2 Timothy 3:13

-Failure to combine hearing, believing:
Hebrews 4:1-3

-Abandoned faith:
Hebrews 6:6

-Scoffers in last days:
2 Peter 3:3-4

-Denying that Jesus is the Christ:
1 John 2:22-23

-Those cast into lake of fire:
Revelation 21:8; 22:15

At this point if, despite all that I have presented to you, you remain in arrogant and prideful unbelief, this is what awaits you (be very afraid, for Holy Scripture has never once been proven wrong):

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:11-15)

Understand that if you as an unbeliever are reading this post… that is not an accident. The Holy Ghost is convicting you of your sins before a just, pure, holy and righteous God, and He is convicting you of your need for a Savior, which is only, and can only be, Jesus Christ. Fall on your knees, confess your sins to God, and ask His forgiveness for them by the grace that has come by the sacrificial death of His Son for you. Repent of your sinful lifestyle, and He will be faithful to forgive you; He will place the seal of the Holy Ghost upon you, making you one of His own, and He will preserve you from His wrath, granting you eternal life in His Kingdom. You will know a peace that you have never known, and you will live a life fulfilled in ways that you cannot even begin to imagine.

Be blessed and highly favored… you are a greatly beloved child of the King!

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