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“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still“
 
“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still”
 
How can a just God encourage someone who is unjust to continue to be unjust? The idea is that if people do not respond to the prophecy of the book of Revelation, then they are mired in negative desire and have no hope beyond this. For those who go make positive changes, they look forward to the coming of Christ. God can say no more. We must make our decision. There comes a point when God gives us up to ourselves.
 
As we are when we die, so shall we be forever. If we die without Christ, we will be without Christ forever. If I die a Christian, I will be a Christian in eternity. There is no second chance. There is no possibility of becoming a Christian after we die.
There is no purgatory where God will purge our sins. This is a solemn fact we must all face. Once we cross the line there is no going back. We only have this life to make our decision for Christ. We must make that decision this side of the grave. We can only come to Christ in time, not eternity. There is not a line in the Bible that gives us hope beyond the grave if we do not make our decision for Christ while we are alive.
Principle:
If we reject the truth of the Bible, there is no other truth to which we can turn.
Application:
If we reject the Bible, God has nothing more to say to us. God’s truth has no middle ground. The issue of salvation is black or white. Salvation is mutually exclusive. There are only two classes of men: the saved and the lost.
This is a terrible truth on one hand and a blessed situation on the other. As God finds us when Christ comes back, so shall we ever be into eternity.
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