Hope for the Dead

Sometimes we encounter people who give every impression that Hell will be their final abode. With bombastic, hate-filled, vulgar declarations they condemn the idea of a Creator and swim deeper into the sea of their depravity.

However, because of His love and mercy, God draws men and women while they are yet immersed in their sin. Therefore, the hardest, vilest, deadest sinner you know might be the one closest to new life in Christ.

Never assume; just keep praying.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! – Ephesians 2:4-5 CSB

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4 responses to “Hope for the Dead

  1. I am really, really lousy at figuring out who will go to hell. I assume other people also have this difficulty.

  2. Melissa Presser, Lover of Jesus

    Amen

  3. Excellent. I do think its a grave mistake (no pun intended) for us to assume Christ’s role as Judge. Only He determines our final destination. Only He knows the Heart of Man, and only He knows the thoughts and intents of the heart. I fear for those who sit in the Seat of Moses, but even for them, Christ is their consolation, and judge. Excellent short.

  4. Amen. Never give up, our job is to pray, God’s job is to save souls.
    There are two people I have prayed with for salvation on their death bed in the hospital, on their last night before their passing, as well as a brother in law on one of the last nights before entering palliative care, and being in a coma.

    2 Peter 3:9
    The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

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