‘But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whore-mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall
have their part in the take which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the
second death" –Revelation 21:8
The great catalogue of man’s sin lies open before us, that
solemn list of crimes against God that will damn the soul of the guilty. God
shall definitely judge liars, idolaters, and sorcerers. God will judge the
abominable, the murderers and those who sell body and soul.
But what of unbelief? Surely the simple act of not
believing cannot be compared to these other serious crimes. Is unbelief a light
sin or is it the most hideous father of them all? This question is answered by
understanding that unbelief in all its forms is the chief work of the Devil, the
masterpiece of Satan.
Unbelief is seen in the person who says, "I believe in God and
in Jesus" yet this belief is nothing more than a head knowledge and has never
penetrated into the heart and soul to change the life. On the other hand the
true colours of this sin are seen in those blaspheming God and madly denying His
Atheism and infidelity are the ripe fruits of this corrupt
tree. It is here that unbelief lays aside all disguise and stalks the earth as
the giant Goliath roaring "No God! No God!", with a fist clenched toward heaven
in blazing arrogance. Unbelief has sharpened the knife of many suicide victims
when it cries "If there is a God why am I living in this hell on earth?"
Yet no matter what form this unbelief takes the final result of
eternal damnation is the same. Don’t be deceived; God will not be mocked, for
whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. The Bible states that at the
Judgment Day every created being whether in heaven, on earth, or under the
earth, will bow in submission before Jesus Christ, and every tongue shall
confess that He is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
You must realise that your life hangs by a thin thread over the jaws of a
burning hell. Choosing not to believe in Christ Jesus
as your Saviour is therefore the most devastating decision you will ever make.
In rejecting the Son of God you cast away all hope of eternal life.
My friend, if anything could break your heart of stone it would
be a glimpse of the cross of Calvary where Jesus suffered the most agonizing
death to save sinners like you and me.
If you were to look through your mind’s eye and behold Jesus
Christ hanging on the cross, and see the Blood of God that poured out from His
body, you would see how much He loved you. Yes, there is an escape from the
curse of sin. The Lord has made a bridge that crosses that once impassable chasm
which separates you from God. Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
is the only answer.
Turn to Him, repent of your sins and "Believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ and thou shalt be saved." Again, "Whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved." Jesus Himself said, "I am the way, the truth and the
life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me." John 14:6.