WILL SOME CHRISTIANS MISS THE KINGDOM?
Among those who know the Lord Jesus Christ are mengifted by God to preach and teach the wonderful truths containedin the Holy Bible. In His wisdom, the Lord did not make any of these men alike. Their personalities, abilities, and thoughtprocesses are all unique. This allows the body of Christ tobenefit more fully from its ministers, as each one will see someaspect of truth more clearly than the others, or will have aninsight into a particular matter that is fresh and blessed.As these men walk humbly before the Lord they are not onlyenabled to reveal and teach truth to others but are able to betaught. How grand to know that God has not given all truth toone man, but some truth to all men. Thus, we realize the need tobe instructed by others and corrected by others.Happy is the man who sees himself as capable of error.Happy is the man who recognizes his need to learn from others.Happy is the fellowship between men who possess thisunderstanding. They may disagree, be the iron that sharpensiron, exchange differing views, and remain fast friends as theywork together for the cause of Jesus Christ.Some of my brethren, my friends, have grown increasinglyfrustrated with the lukewarm blindness of this Laodicean age.All attempts to stir their churches seem to have failed. As a lastresort, some have begun to read into the New Testament a threatof punishment upon the Lord’s redeemed.I first heard this idea in the mid 1980’s when a group of preachers in Michigan were setting forth the notion that therewould be a place of outer darkness in the Millennial age whereChristians who had not done enough good works would weep