Lesson 8 - Question #2

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We have discussed how the Tabernacle points to Christ and Atonement for sin. But why does man's denial of Christ, make him faced with eternal punishment?

-- Anonymous, November 13, 1998


Eternal punishment is deemed to all. All are under sin. Romans 3:9- 10 says, "What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: No one could keep the Law. They broke it, symbolic of the broken tables of stones in the Ark of the Covenant. The Mercy Seat covered with blood covered sits between the Ark of the Covenant containing the broken law and Almighty God symbolized by the cheribum with their outstretched arms. Romans 3:19 says, "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God." The main thing is that we are condemned already. Salvation is of the Lord. John 3:18 says, "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." We all except for the grace of God we should all face eternal punishment. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

-- Anonymous, November 13, 1998

I would list the following scriptures to show why man's denial would make him face eternal punishment.

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Gen 2:17 (KJV)

12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 5:12 (KJV)

4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Gal 4:4-5 (KJV)

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Tim 2:3-6 (KJV)

8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Heb 10:8-10 (KJV)

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Heb 10:16-18 (KJV)

-- Anonymous, November 14, 1998

Sin must be punished because God is Holy and Just and will be faithful to carry through with everything He has said. Everyone must accept the price our Lord Jesus Christ paid for sin by acknowledging Him as Lord and Savior, or they will pay the price for sin themselves with eternal punishment.

The concept of eternal punishment is clearly stated in; Mr 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Please note that the KJV Bible is so up to date that it uses positive motivation, like all the present day humanistic motivational speakers and experts do. It does mention eternal punishment but it speaks 10 times more of eternal life. This is the message of the Gospel LIFE, LIVING FOR EVER AND EVER WITH JESUS!!! ETERNAL LIFE! Why would anyone choose eternal death?

-- Anonymous, November 14, 1998

Man begins at birth outside of Christ .

(Eph 2:1-3 KJV) And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins:(2) Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (3) Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Because of this condition, "dead in tresspasses and sins", man is born condemned.

(John 3:18 KJV) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

If a person denies Christ, he continues in this condemned condition, dead in sins and no hope until he faces the judgement of God, where eternal punishment in the lake of fire is pronounced.

(Rev 20:15 KJV) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

There were those who were outside of "Israel", ie not his children, and unless they became a part of "Israel" they could never get "into" the Tabernacle to worship God. Thus they faced the condemnation of God. Unless a person gets into Christ by the new birth, he continues in his lost state outside of Christ with no chance to ever worship God or partake of God's salvation. His eternal destiny is then the lake of fire (Mat 25:41 KJV) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

How grateful we should be for the salvation we have in Christ Jesus our Lord.

-- Anonymous, November 16, 1998

Dear Bob Ross, We do not chose eternal death or eternal death. By being left to ourselves we have eternal damnation.

He has chosen us. John 15:16 says, "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you." (KJV) In fact, His choice for us was before the foundation of the world. Ephesians 1:4 says, "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:" (KJV) We should give thanks for our salvation that was wrought entirely by God, we did not seek after Him nor could we. II Thessalonians 2:13 says, "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:" (KJV)

We are given the gift of faith to believe, as well as, eternal life to be forever with Him. This is truly enough to be THANKFUL. Each of you have a very THANKFUL THANKSGIVING For God has given SO MUCH.

-- Anonymous, November 18, 1998

Sorry, gentlemen. My first line should state, "We do not chose eternal death nor do we chose eternal life."

-- Anonymous, November 18, 1998

Yes, we have discussed how the tabernacle points to Christ and the atoment. Our most holy and perfect Lord Jesus Christ presented Himself as a substitute for the redemption of.... Who? In Matthew 1 it is said, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21 KJV) The pupose of Jesus was to save His people, the elect of God. Jesus came with a pupose to save, men purpose to reject the faith God has given. In Romans 1 the hard part of seeing men turned to their own resources and finding nothing but condemnation, men of reprobate minds desiring nothing to do with God. The finla result is man turned their own hearts to self rebrobate minds who the Scriptures sats their judgment is deserving.

-- Anonymous, November 20, 1998

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