Wrong Eternity?

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Today’s Topic:  Wrong Eternity?

Today’s Text:  Galatians 6:7-9  Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.   The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature  will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

In the midst of a very busy schedule I must take a moment and challenge your thinking with something this morning. No explanations, just a thought provoking statement that I want you to contemplate.

As I was driving through the city yesterday I read something on a church sign that challenged my thinking. I know what the Pastor is trying to say, I think, and I want to give him the benefit of the doubt. But in reality the theology is all wrong. It seems to appeal to our culture’s desire to never be responsible for our own actions. Here’s the statement:

“Don’t end up in the wrong eternity.”

Here’s why I think that’s wrong – NO ONE ENDS UP IN THE WRONG ETERNITY. We all end up in the eternity we have chosen for ourselves.

Think about it.

Pastor John

4 thoughts on “Wrong Eternity?

  1. “We all end up in the eternity we have chosen for ourselves.”

    Which leads me to ask, Have you read Rob Bell’s latest book Love Wins? The subtitle is: A book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived.

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  2. I have not read the book, but have read enough reviews of it to say that I will NOT read the book. It is so sad when a proclaimed preacher of the Gospel denies the very tenants of the Gospel in his teaching. Rob Bell has fallen away from the truth.

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  3. The big issue here is that this statement brings into question the justice of God. Is He absolutely righteous or isn’t He? Is He perfectly just in His judgments or isn’t He. There is no wrong eternity as that would make God unjust. From man’s perspective I can understand this statement, but not when seen from God’s perspective.

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  4. I think the sign is saying “you’re going to spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell. Don’t choose the wrong one (hell)!

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