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Monday, September 16, 2013

No Twilight Zone

"He that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" (John 3:36)

Some teachers have tried to enshroud Jesus in a pink fog of sentimentality. But there is really no excuse for misunderstanding Him. He drew the line as taut as a violin string. He said, "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad" (Matthew 12:30).

At that great day when He judges mankind, Jesus says He "shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats." The one group "shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal" (25:32, 46). Those statements leave no twilight zone, no in-between.

Consider the benefits promised to the true disciples. Jesus said, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). No one can know truth except the one who obeys truth. Truth is in the text, but it takes the text plus the Holy Spirit to bring truth to a human soul.

God has solemnly told us in His Word that there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. Only Jesus can save.

~A. W. Tozer~

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