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The Bible says in Revelation 19:13-14: “And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “The Great White Throne Judgment (Part 11)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye
Why Are People Sent to Hell?
People are sent to hell only if they are not fit to enter heaven. The Lord Jesus Christ said in John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” “Born again” means “born from above” or “born anew,” indicating that natural, physical birth is not sufficient to entitle a person to see the kingdom of God. Unless a person is born again, he or she is unprepared for the spiritual delights of heaven; he or she must spend eternity in the lake of fire. The apostle Paul made this clear in 1 Corinthians 15:50: “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” Our corrupt mortal bodies cannot dwell in heaven without contaminating it, for heaven is a perfect place.
A Christian, then, has full assurance that he is going to heaven not because he is naturally fit for heaven, but because he has been made fit by the new birth made available through Jesus Christ. This is not true for the ungodly person, who is “dead” toward God even though he is alive physically. Consequently he can respond only to the resurrection of the dead, which leads to the second death.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — A Father’s Joy (Part 10)” by Ray C. Stedman
MUSICAL SELECTION: “The King is Coming” by Newsboys