From Baptismal Font to Damnation

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Grant Swart

From Baptismal Font to Damnation 

– there is a road which seems right, but which ends in perdition

It is imperative that we choose the right road. Only the right road leads to the right destination. Taking the wrong road will lead one to the wrong destination, which could obviously cause great trouble.

This is true regarding most matters, but in particular it holds true regarding our eternal destination, which makes it of even greater importance. There are only two places where we can spend eternity – either in eternal glory or in eternal hell. We will either be with God for ever or we will be forever separated from His presence. Eternal joy, or eternal sorrow. Both are final destinations and there will be no turning back. For this very reason it is imperative that we make the right choice, in order for us to be sure.

It is not always simple to make the right choice, and Proverbs 14:12 warns us about a road which seems to be the right one, but which end leads to DEATH.

”There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” (ESV)

”There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” (KJV)

There are many roads which seem to be right or feel right, but which do not lead to life. Let us take a look down a few of the roads which people perceive to be the right ones, but which end in eternal sorrow: Continue reading

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Daar bestaan net twee groepe mense

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Johannes de Koning

KRAG OF ONSIN?

– die kruisvraag wat alle mense in twee groepe verdeel.

In 1 Korintiërs 1:18 maak die apostel Paulus ‘n formidabele uitspraak. Dit het aardskuddende gevolge, ewigheidskonsekwensies!  “Die boodskap van die kruis van Christus is wel onsin vir dié wat verlore gaan, maar vir ons wat gered word, is dit die krag van God.” Dis baie duidelik uit hierdie teks:

Daar bestaan wesentlik net twee groepe mense. Nét twee groepe. Geen middelgroep nie. Dié wat verlore gaan en dié wat gered word.

Die wat verlore is, is  slawe van sonde en Satan. Die wat gered is, is mense wat verlos is van sonde, Satan, oordeel en hel. Verlorenes sal vir ewige weg wees van die aangesig van God, uitgewerp in die buitenste duisternis. Die gereddes sal vir ewig by God wees en die warmte van Sy liefde voel en die glans van Sy majesteit aanskou.

Baie interessant, die verskil tussen die twee groepe word hier gedefinieer in in terme van hulle uiteenlopende houdings ten opsigte van die kruisboodskap. Anders gesê: jou houding teenoor die kruisboodskap bepaal of jy ‘n verlorene of ‘n gereddene is.  Die vraag wat elkeen van ons moet antwoord is : Continue reading