Not Condemened

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18). I will usually ask God on Sunday morning to give me a verse or a couple of verses out of His word to memorize and meditate on all week, this week He gave me John 3:18. The most well know verse in the bible occurs just two verses prior; “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). This is the gospel (the good news) the verse that ties these two together says; “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:17). God loves each and every one of us; the cross is evidence of His love for us. Every single man, women, and child walking the face of this earth is God’s creation, He created everything. The simple fact that there is a creation is evidence enough of a creator; nothing didn’t create everything, there is intelligence in the design of this world and all that it contains. God gave us free will when He created us; all that we have comes from God. We were created with one purpose, to worship God that is the reason for our existence.

The Bible says “for all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God “Romans 3:23). What is sin? “Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God” (1 John 3:4 NLT). God gave us His Holy Ten Commandments His moral law; sin simply put is breaking those laws, in other words rejecting the law giver, rejecting God. The first to reject God was Adam and Eve in the garden. God told man/Adam not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but he used the free will God gave him to do it any way and reject God. Every one of us has rejected God, every one of us! The bible says “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 3:23a). The death of your soul in Hell, Jesus described it this way “where the worm does not die And the fire is not quenched. Outer darkness, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Mark 9:46, Matthew 8:12). “And anyone not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15). Hell is a horrible place, total separation from God, no goodness, pain, total unfulfilling forever without end.

I have heard people ask; if God is so loving why would He throw people into Hell? God does not put people in Hell, people chose to go to Hell. When you sin you reject God. Hell is separation from God, forever! God loves us so very much, Peter in his second epistle said; “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). God wants everyone to turn to Him, to turn to His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. God does not reject man, man rejects God every time you sin you reject God. God has made a Way for everyone to be reconciled to Him and that Way is Jesus Christ. If you will Repent (turn from sin to God) and put your faith in His only begotten son Jesus Christ you will be saved. Remember, "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved" (John 3:17).

Mike Peek a slave of Jesus Christ