Friday, January 28, 2011

Greater Condemnation

Luke 20:45 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,
Luke 20:46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
Luke 20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

Jesus spoke to his disciples but also to all the people, this was important. A spiritual leader will be held more accountable then others. The scribes loved the praise of men and honor before others, but watch their fruit. They were covetous and hypocrites.

Jas 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

The evil scribes shall receive a "greater damnation", and false teachers shall receive the "greater condemnation". There will be degrees of punishment after the judgment of Christ. Just as there will be degrees of rewards in heaven there will be degrees of punishment for those who are cast out.

Jesus taught often of a place of torment, hell and the final place; the lake of fire. Many do not see an after life for the sinners, but this is not according to scriptures. An unsaved person or a miserable person may desire death, where there is no more struggles of life and no memory. The Bible says there are degrees of punishment; greater damnation, greater condemnation. A dead dog is dead, what more can you do to it? But, man was created with a soul and spirit. These will continue in heaven or in a place of torment. Those in Christ will receive glorified bodies. What of those not of Christ? Will they have bodies, as worms, and go to a place where the worm never dies? Who wants that? If you think death is dead as a dog, then many will curse God and die; but the Bible says there is more. Be warned, be ready to meet the Lord. In Christ Jesus is eternal life in his presence, full of goodness and light. We are not dogs, we were created in the image of God, to be with him. Choose wisely when the Master calls you, give your life to Jesus.

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