Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fire! Fire!

"When a house is on fire, what ought to be done first? We ought to give the alarm and wake the inhabitants. This is true love to our neighbor. This is true charity. Reader, I love your soul, and want it to be saved. I am therefore going to tell you something about hell. There is such a place as hell. Let no one deceive you with vain words. What men do not like, they try hard not to believe. When the Lord Jesus Christ comes to judge the world, He will punish all who are not his disciples with a fearful punishment. All who are found impenitent and unbelieving; all who have clung to sin, stuck to the world, and set their affections on things below; all who are without Christ; all such shall come to an awful end. Whosoever is not written in the book of life shall be "cast into the lake of fire." Rev 20:15."   - J.C. Ryle

"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
-John 3:36

Without the Son, your house is on fire even now. God's wrath is upon you. The things of the world beguile and entertain you, and are a distraction from the judgement of the living God that is ready to fall. The things of this world draw your soul away to destruction. It's entertainments, it's merriments, it's delights, it's cares, and it's false systems of belief. One may have all the money, power, fame, toys, and trinkets galore. If one does not have the Son as their Saviour, they are lost in darkness. Without the Son they do not have life, and shall not see life. Light has come into the world through the glorious Gospel, yet men love the darkness more. The love of many has grown cold. Lies and deception are everywhere. The world has gone mad, The world is on fire. Without the Son, your house is on fire! The flames are climbing higher, and I for one cannot stand idle by the wayside to watch as you perish. If you die lost, without the Son as your one and only Saviour, you will go to a place called hell. It is for real. Many say that they cannot believe in a place called hell. Soon enough they will believe in it, if they do not repent. God's Word says that there is a hell, that there is yet a lake of fire where hell itself shall be cast. Call me an alarmist. Call me a legalist. Call me whatever you want. I am not casting any stones or passing any judgments. I am telling you to flee for your life! Flee sin. Flee wickedness. Flee false teachers who care nothing for your soul. They are many. Flee to Christ Jesus the Lord. Run for your life! 

God offers His salvation full and free through His Son, Christ Jesus the Lord. He died for our sins, He was buried. He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. How shall we escape if we reject or neglect so great a salvation? Escape what? many say. Saved from what? From facing the wrath of God! From being cast into hell! From being cast into the lake of fire for all of eternity! We have all sinned against the Lord of heaven and earth. We are all sinners bound for hell. Christ came to save sinners! Repent! is the cry of the hour. He has heard the cry of this poor man, and He has saved me and my house. And now this poor man cries out to you to escape for thy life. True love warns. True love cries out Fire! Fire!. True love sounds the alarm! There is a way of escape, only one way of escape. Through Christ Jesus the Lord alone. Believe on Him. Turn to Him and be saved. Admit your sin, turn to the living God in repentance and faith, and He will save you! Your name will be written in the Book of Life. He will bear you up, underneath will be His everlasting arms. He will save you to the uttermost. 

There is another side of this great news, if we reject His Son, if we neglect His Son, we perish. We will not be saved. We die lost in our sins. We will not go to heaven, but to the darkness and torments of hell. Hell is not a mythical place. Hell is not a party place. It's a real place of weeping and gnashing of teeth. Our minds cannot comprehend the torment and horror of hell. It gets even worse! There is another place the Bible calls the lake of fire. Hell and all of those in hell will be judged and then cast into the lake of fire for ever and ever. God's wrath is for real, and His judgment is for real. Do not fall for the lie that says otherwise. Let God be true and every man a liar. Let these words come into your house and rescue your living soul from an awful end. Without the Saviour your house is on fire. The wrath of God is as real as the blessings God bestows on us each and every day. God is a consuming fire! He is a good God, a God of love and everlasting mercy. It is His goodness that warns us and grants a place of repentance. Do not harden your heart. His judgment is coming. Turn to the living God, the one and only Saviour. He cares for your very soul. Again I say, Run for your life! 

-Dan W. Dunn
 March 31st, 2012

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