We are living in a day where there is an incredible arrogance against the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I remind you that I am not talking about that wishy washy Gospel that mixes the truth with secular man pleasing slogans, and man made tradition. I am talking about the Gospel that was once delivered to the followers of Jesus Christ. Listen to the words of Jesus Christ here and compare them to what is being preached on the airwaves today.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily [truly] I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Matthew 10:14-15)
Jesus the Christ [Messiah] told His followers to preach the Gospel, and if a certain town rejected their words, Jesus told them to shake even the dust from off their feet. Folks that is some pretty heavy stuff that the Lord spoke, is it not? Not only that, but then the Lord told them that it would be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah on Judgment Day than for that city!
WHAT? How could that be? Sodom and Gomorrah were judged by the Lord hundreds of years before Jesus ever walked this earth!
Yes that is true, but many people are unaware that even though the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were judged by the Lord because of their great sin, it is also true that those same people await that ONE day and the ONE general Judgment of Almighty God!
Where are the people of Sodom and Gomorrah right now? They are in Hell [Hades] awaiting that final day of Judgment.
So why did the Lord testify that it would be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah then for the towns that rejected His Gospel?
The Lord said that because Sodom and Gomorrah did not have the Messiah Himself [Jesus] preaching in their cities. The people in the towns of Israel had Jesus the Christ [Messiah] actually walk on their ground, something that Sodom and Gomorrah never had. The people in the towns of Israel also had the followers of Jesus the Christ [Messiah] preaching that very same Gospel to them, something that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah never had.
I thank God for the day that I was born again of the Spirit and delivered out from the deception of Roman Catholicism and their man made tradition. I am amazed that so many refuse this soul saving gospel and still hold onto their religion, or atheism or whatever else they might believe.
Looking Forward To Judgment Day
There are literally billions of people in Hades [Hell] at this present moment awaiting that final day of Judgment.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell [Hades] delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (Revelation 20:13-14)
It is truly hard to fathom the thought that the group from Sodom and Gomorrah could have an easier time, on Judgment day, than those that rejected the preaching of the Lord and His followers, but that is exactly what the scriptures declare.
Folks it is going to happen, exactly the way the Lord said it would happen.
The people who rejected Christ and His Gospel, in the towns of Israel, are also presently in this place called Hell [Hades] right now. When that final day of judgment comes, it will be so much harder for those who rejected the Christ [Messiah] because they will realize that the very King of Kings, and Lord of Lord’s, was in their midst but they refused His counsel.
When you read the book of Acts you will see that same principle at work when the people refuse the preaching of the Gospel by the Lord’s followers:
But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts. But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium. And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost. (Acts 13:50-52)
And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ[ Messiah] they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. (Acts 18:5-6)
Folks, do not listen to those bogus ministers who tell you that there is a different plan of salvation for the Jewish people. There is no more abominable spiritual fraud then that. Take the words of Jesus the Christ [Messiah] and study the scriptures for yourself. Listen to the words of Jesus Christ which are printed below, and take them to heart.
And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. (Luke 10:9-16)