He Will Say to Them, "I never knew you."
"If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out."(Mar 9:43, NIV)
"[where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.]" (Mar 9:44, NASB)
"If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell, [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.]" (Mar 9:46, NASB)
"If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched." (Mar 9:48, NASB)
Please do not go to that terrible place! Don't go to hell! There is a way out, so that you don't have to go there. The Way is Jesus Christ. Repent of your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved.
"All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out." (Joh 6:37)
If you come to the Lord humbly and sincerely, seeking mercy from Him, He will never drive you away.
They Will Never Enter His Kingdom Unless They Change and Become Like Little Children
Jesus said, "What I'm about to tell you is true. You need to change and become like little children. If you don't, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."(Mat 18:3).
This is the only way to enter the kingdom of heaven. If you don't enter this way, then you will never enter heaven. This promise is so important that it was repeated in the three synoptic gospels, Matthew Mark, and Luke (Mt 18:3; Mk 10:15; Lk 18:17).
Everyone will stand one day before the judgment seat of Christ. And the wicked are promised that He will say, "I never knew you. Depart from Me!" They will be cast into hell where the fire never goes out.
But aren't you glad that Jesus came to seek and save the lost? He said that He will never drive away those who come to Him. But you will never enter the kingdom unless you change and become like little children. Do you want to know Him? Please see my article below on how you can know Him personally as your Lord and Savior.
Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, please also see the following: The Top Ten Things Jesus Taught, Living a Life Worthy of the Lord, The Wardrobe of the Saints, Following in His Steps, and Living on Earth as They Do in Heaven. You may find the Main Directory for this blog at Home, and you may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."
Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.