Condemned by Ignorance

"God will like it because I like it" is the claim that many make. Many assume that our Heavenly Father will accept whatever they do in life simply because it pleases them. Note what Ephesians 4:17-18 says about this type of mindset:

"This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart."

The majority of people will be separated from God through eternity because of their own ignorance.

People fail to understand that God expects complete obedience to His will. We cannot decide for ourselves what is acceptable to God and what isn’t. Because people do not search the scriptures for themselves (17:11) they leave themselves open to being deceived by false teachers:

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron" (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

Just as in the secular world, God tells us that "ignorance of the law is no excuse". We will all be judged by the word of God (John 12:48) and that word will continue till the day of judgment (Rev. 20:12).

In order to be ready for the return of Christ, study the Bible often, read it daily and do what it says. Do not let ignorance of the word of God keep you from entering heaven.

In Christ, Steve Preston

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