Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Program #37, CT #1964
"JUDGMENT OF THE NATIONS"
There is a principle which runs throughout the Bible and it is this:
"Be sure your sins will find you out." It is the principle of judgment.
Every once in a while I get a letter from a lady who lives in our
community. She always says: "I just don't believe a God of love would
let anybody go to hell. I hate to see anybody not enjoying their faith,
because God is such a loving God that He just wouldn't let anyone be lost."
I write back to her, trying to point her to Jesus. She's just having
a rough time with what the Bible says because she believes, as a lot of
people do, that there is no judgment, no answering day, no time when man-
kind shall give an answer for his life. But the Bible is very clear on
that. The principle of judgment runs throughout the Scripture.
Someone said that mankind today is like a group of people on a train.
The train is going downhill and has no brakes. Sure destruction is in front
of them, but nobody has heard the warning. Everybody is having a good time.
Nobody is thinking that there is a reckoning moment coming. The party gets
louder and louder as the inevitable comes closer and closer. Nobody stops
to think about putting on the brakes.
Mankind is rushing towards judgment. It's not a pleasant thought,
and yet the Word of God constantly reminds us of that judgment. In the
Judgment of the Nations, Jesus is speaking. In Matthew 25:31, He says:
"When the Son of man comes in His glory, and all the angels
with Him, He will sit on His throne in heavenly glory.
All the nations will be gathered before Him and He will
separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates
the sheep from the goats.
He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on His
Then the King will say to those on His right: 'Come, you
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