Friday, September 18, 2020

The "Never" Promises to Sinners

There are many promises in the Bible, but today I want to highlight just a few of them that pertain specifically to sinners. When the Bible refers to sinners or the wicked, it is referring to those who have never known the Lord Jesus Christ as well as those who have known Him but went back to their sin.

He Will Say to Them, "I never knew you."

The first promise I should mention is that Jesus promised He would say something very terrifying to all evildoers one day. It is something that nobody would ever want to hear Him say to them. Jesus said, "Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'" (Mat 7:23). There are two very terrifying things about this. First, that He will say, "I never knew you" to such people, even those who thought they were doing so much for Him in His name, including operating n the supernatural. Secondly, He will say, "Away from Me" or "Depart from Me!" When He says that, the wicked will immediately be thrown into hell for eternity, which is the most terrifying thing that could ever happen to you.

Their Fire Never Goes Out in Hell
The reason why being thrown into hell is the most terrifying experience is that it is a very scary place, even scarier than the scariest horror movie you have ever seen. There is no escape from hell either. Hell is forever, and there is no way to get out. Here are some of the descriptions of it that Jesus gave, in which He promised what would never happen in hell:

"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.

He Will Never Drive Away Sincere Seekers
We have a sure promise from Jesus that He will never turn away anyone who sincerely comes to Him, seeking Him. 

"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

When I say the Lord will never turn you away, if you sincerely seek Him, I mean that you have to change and become like a little child when you do so. And that is how you have to remain throughout your entire life, remaining humble and childlike until you die and go to heaven. 

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).

Closing Words
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.

Attribution notice: Scripture quotations taken from the Holy Bible NIV, copyright Zondervan, used by permission. 

Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, please also see the following: The Top Ten Things Jesus TaughtLiving a Life Worthy of the LordThe Wardrobe of the SaintsFollowing 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. 

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