The Law is Written on Your Heart
Romans 2:12-15: “All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, 15 since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.)”
Everyone who continues to defy God and allow sin to rule their lives will perish. All of them. It doesn’t matter if you have “heard the message” or not. God will still hold you accountable. Why? Paul tells us why in the above verses. God will still hold them accountable because they have a sense of what’s right or wrong already. It’s written on your heart. It’s called your conscience. That bad feeling you get when you know you do something wrong is your God-given conscience.
God will not save those who don’t hear the Gospel message. He will also not give them a second chance after death. He is just.
I know this was short, but it packs a very good message. The meat of the message is this: The eternal consequence the people who don’t hear the “Good News” is intense. Just as intense as those who purposely choose to not follow Christ. That should cause Christians everywhere to make every effort they possible can to spread the Word. It’s vital. We must fulfill the Great Commission.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”- Jesus, The Great Commission
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