Better not born

RE Verse reading–Mark 14:10-11, 17-21, 41-50 (day seven)
“It would have been better for that one not to have been born.”  (vs 21)  I believe that Judas is in hell.  It is not something I say with any joy.  I believe Jesus was telling us.  What could be worse than not ever living?  What could ever make life itself a mistake–something to regret?  Answer–to experience eternal death.  Sober words, I know.  Not, however, unusal in Scripture.  “Whoever wishes to save his life will LOSE it.”  (Luke 9:24)  “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME.’ ” (Matthew 7:22-23)  I believe that the universe is much harsher than most of us imagine–much cleaner, more ruggedly just.  I believe that Jesus was warning Judas, I believe He was warning us.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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