“The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman, and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, then if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.
“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.”
There is a very poignant moment in the documentary, “How to Answer the Fool”, featuring Sye Ten Bruggencate. It’s an instructional film about presuppositional apologetics and how to apply such when sharing and defending the Gospel. While Sye is having a conversation with what I think is an unbelieving woman, she brings up the very common concern regarding why God would send someone to hell, who has never heard the Gospel:
“I can’t comprehend the concept of only one way to God, for one simple reason: There are still people in this world who will never hear it… Village in India… who may never hear of Christianity, except perhaps as a term. It makes no sense to me that a loving God would condemn them to hell for not believing in Jesus, when they’ve never heard of Him.”
Sye, answers brilliantly:
“I’ve got some great news for you. Nobody goes to hell, for not believing in Jesus. Hallelujah, right?”
She smiles and nods.
Sye continues, “Do you know why people go to hell?”
She shakes her head no.
“Because of their sin.”
Her shoulders drop. Her continuance changes. She quietly says, “Right.”
Sye then goes on, “Those people, in the deepest darkest jungles, are sinning against the God they know exists. THAT’S why we send missionaries, because they are going to hell, for their sin against the God they know exists. If they didn’t know, sending missionaries would be the worst thing we can do for them. We should be sending wall building teams, to build walls around these communities. But the Bible says that everyone knows that God exists and that they are without excuse for the sin against Him. Even the people who profess another god, know the true God… Cause they are not going to be able to say, ‘Oh, I thought it was Allah. Uh, I guess I was wrong.’ No! They KNOW the true God that exists… Even you.”
Paul teaches in the book of Romans:
“For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!””
It is vital that we (Christians) share with the world who God is, and what He did. People are going to hell, and they need to be warned.
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Godspeed, to the brethren!
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