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Gnashing of Teeth

“When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.’ Jesus said to him, ‘I will go and heal him.’ The centurion replied, ‘Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant will be healed… When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, ‘I tell you the truth, I have not found any one in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ Then Jesus said to the centurion, ‘Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.'” Matthew 8:5-13

Besides the obvious “faith” issue in this scripture, Jesus pointed out to His followers that His Word would spread out all over the world and many would be saved… and many of His own chosen people would deny Him, spending eternity in hell. I’ve heard it asked over and over again… “How could a loving God send all those people to hell? “Will all those unbelieving Jews really be punished?” “What about the Muslims, the Buddhists, etc.? Will they all go to hell, too?” In response I ask these questions: What more could He possibly do for them? Have you not read through the scriptures? Have you not heard about what He did to His Son for them?” The question is not, How could He send them all to Hell. The question is, How could He let anyone into heaven?

In Christ,

PastorJimKilby @Kilbin8er Jim@JamesKilby.com

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