Many People Will Be
Scampering In Eternity,
Panicking, Pointing Fingers, When Denied Heaven
by David J. Stewart | October 2019
Luke 13:23-24, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”
I learned an interesting word tonight called SCAMPER! What in the world does it mean to “scamper.” To “scamper” means “rushing about hastily in an undignified way.” In other words, it won't be a pretty scene in eternity when everybody and their dog are trying to enter into Heaven, but shall not be able. What saith the Scripture? Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” And again, let us look at our text passage again from Luke 13:23-24, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” The Bible is very clear that MOST people are not going to Heaven when they die.
Sadly, that means MOST people are going to Hell. There is no where else to go. The unbiblical teaching of a place called “Purgatory” was a manmade doctrine fabricated by Roman Catholics in 593 A.D. by Gregory The Great. According to the inspired Word of God, you either go to Heaven or Hell when you die. The Bible is also very clear that MOST people will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire someday. Matthew 7:13, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.” Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. I think these pictures hold true to that saying...
Revelation 20:10-15, “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell 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. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Oh, I can hear them now, exclaiming in panic before the Great White Throne Of God—“But Evangelist Ray Comfort told me that I needed to turn from my sins continually to be saved!” and “Pastor John MacArthur said I have to make Jesus the Lord of my life and fully surrender and follow Christ to be saved!” and “I served you faithfully Jesus and did many wonderful works in your name!” What saith the Scripture? Matthew 7:21-23, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” All over the world billions of people have THEIR OWN WAY of getting to Heaven, following some lying false prophet like Eli Soriano (Church of God cult) in the Philippines (who says Jesus is not God), or follow the Seventh-Day Adventist cult (who adhere to a form of Lordship Salvation), or follow the satanic Roman Catholic religion who teach sacramental salvation instead of 'THE GOSPEL.' Cult after cult, falsehood after falsehood, lie after lie, these DECEIVERS will take billions of souls to Hell with them in eternity. Have you believed a lie?
Eve Bought Into the Greatest Scam in History!
Will you be one of the many lost souls scampering on judgment day? Will you be pointing fingers at today's popular preachers who corrupt the free gift of grace, adding self-righteous works to faith? Every false prophet mixes lies with truth to deceive you! Satan did this to Eve in Genesis 3:1. The serpent deceived Eve in a few ways. First, he told Eve that she couldn't eat of any of the fruit of the trees in the Garden of Eden, but that wasn't true. Read for yourself in Genesis 2:16-17 that God said Adam and Eve could eat of all the trees in the garden, except one, the Tree of Knowledge.
The serpent lied again in Genesis 3:4 when he assured Eve that she wouldn't die the day she ate of the forbidden fruit. Satan is a beautiful liar! The Devil always shows you the neon lights of Sin City Las Vegas, but he doesn't show you the hospitals, morgues and funeral homes. The Devil doesn't show you the devastated people lined up along the sidewalks of Las Vegas, with their heads buried in their hands in bitter tears, having gambled away everything they owned and more! Satan lied to Eve using half-truths! It was true that Eve would not die physically the day she sinned, but she died spiritually. It was also true that God told Eve she couldn't eat some of the fruit, but not all of it. Do you see how the Devil is subtle and tricky?
And then the granddaddy lie of them all told by the serpent to Eve, was that she would become as God if she ate the forbidden fruit. Well, she did indeed become her own god, in the sense that from now she would make her own choices regarding good and evil, but what Satan DIDN'T TELL HER (and here's the untrue part of the half-truth) is that she wouldn't be equal to God in any omnipotent, omniscient or omnipresent capacity, and furthermore, she would live and die by the consequences of every decision she made! This was the greatest scam in history, considering that Eve lost a perfect paradise! Never did someone give up so much for so little! Eve could now make her own decisions, but Oh the misery, suffering and burdens that it brought upon her and her whole family! Sin always thrills and then it kills! Sin always fascinates and then it assassinates!
It is a good thing to fear God, and to live moment by moment in the fear of God. Proverbs 28:14, “Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.” I already have enough to answer to God for in my life (Romans 14:10-12), so I am careful every step I take, and every decision I make, to fear God and keep His commandments. I don't always succeed in that goal, but I sure want to. We live in 'A Generation That Doesn't Look Up!' (an awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor Danny Castle). Most people don't respect, regard nor fear their Creator, but a wise person does. Psalms 36:1, “The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.” Americans no longer fear God, evidenced by the prevalence of wickedness sin our society today! The problem begins and ends with each individual person! You are either part of the solution or a part of the problem. Today's lackadaisical churches are so indifferent, complacent and spiritually dead, that they are a part of the problem! In fact, THEY ARE THE PROBLEM!
Why is it that so many people fall prey to false prophets? The answer is because of the sinful human nature, that is haughty and proud, easily preyed upon by secular and religious humanism, by hellbound intellectuals and anything appealing to the ungodly flesh. It made good sense to Adam to sew fig-leaves together to cover the nakedness of him and his wife, Eve. It made good sense to Cain to offer God the best grains that his farms could produce. It made good sense to the 450 prophets which stood against the God of Elijah, to worship the false god of Baal. It made good sense to Solomon to allow his many pagan wives to worship the false god of Moloch. It made good sense to Cornelius to impress God by his good works of praying, fasting and giving alms to the poor. But these people were all deceived horribly by the Devil, all hellbound in their sins! The highway to Hell is paved with sincerity and good intentions. Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Repeatedly in the Scriptures we are warned that Satan is a masterful counterfeiter (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15), the father of all liars and murderers (John 8:44), and he will DECEIVE YOU! 2nd Timothy 3:13, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
As we draw nearer into the end times of the world as we have known it for 6,000 years of human civilization, the Bible foretold that MANY false teachers would rise. The Lord also said that MANY PEOPLE WILL BE DECEIVED! Matthew 24:11, “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” The Bible says that these false prophets will shew great signs and wonders. Matthew 24:24, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” What kinds of signs and wonders? I tend to think that these false prophets will not actually perform supernatural signs and wonders; but rather, they will “shew” great signs and wonders. In other words, they will make bizarre predictions (e.g., the “blood moons” we've heard about in recent years) and say intriguing things that will entice your interest to convince you. Remember that the term “con man” comes from the words “confidence man,” that is, he gains your confidence through deception. I could be wrong on that interpretation, but I don't think false prophets will have miraculous supernatural powers from Satan.
The Scriptures teach us about “the mystery of iniquity,” which I think refers to the coming Beast system (New World Order) of the Antichrist, the “Man of Sin.” 2nd Thessalonians 2:7-10, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” I think the phrase in verse 7, “only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way,” refers to the blessed Holy Spirit. Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) is right, who said that the media is the greatest power in this world next to the Word of God! No wonder Lucifer is called “THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR” (Ephesians 2:1-2).
The words “that Wicked” refers to the Antichrist. The words “lying wonders” always reminds me of the woeful 9/11 deception. Talk about a LYING WONDER! When Americans Fell For The 9/11 Deception They Lost Their Country (by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts; there is no justice!) Personally, I think the Sandy Hook shooting was another Lying Wonder. According to FBI statistics for 2012, no one died in Newtown, Connecticut. We know that the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing was a lying wonder, that is, a staged false flag terrorist attack. The evidence is overwhelming against rogue powers at work within our U.S. government! The Bible warned us about this “spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). Prolific author George Orwell (1903-1950) said: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act!” So right he was! Deceit is everywhere today, especially in our churches concerning God's plan of redemption for mankind. Grace is not “cheap” my friend, it is completely FREE! Jesus Christ has already paid for your sins (and mine) with His precious blood on the cross. Colossians 1:20, “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” Isn't that a beautiful Bible verse? Sure it is, if you are a redeemed child of God.
Please Don't Let the Deadly Sin of Pride Blind You from Truth
I am saddened by the level of arrogance that exists among professed Christians today. Proverbs 13:10, “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” Jeremiah 10:21, “For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.” Love is the missing ingredient in churches today. My Bible teaches that “God is love,” and 1st John 4:16, “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” When men in the churches (particularly clergy) are too proud to acknowledge their errors in doctrine, and their error in denying the inspiration of the King James Bible, something is wrong with their with with God. Walking with God saturates a man with love and truth. You cannot have one without the other. Love without truth begets sinful compromise, indifference and apostasy. Truth without love begets hatred, snobbery and apostasy. Jesus said that God the Father must be worshipped in spirit and “IN TRUTH” (John 4:24).
Sinful pride hinders a man from acknowledging THE TRUTH! Pride hinders a person from humbling themselves to SUBMIT TO GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS to be saved (Romans 10:3-4). Our churches are rotting with proud layman. Pride hinders a pastor from acknowledging THE TRUTH of an inspired King James Bible. Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) was a humble man, despite his human flaws, which compelled him to love and acknowledge THE TRUTH of an inspired King James Bible, going against 95% of his peers in Baptist circles who deny Bible inspiration. Pride and self-deception are brothers! A humble preacher sides with THE TRUTH, even though it may cost him everything. I lost my church family at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam in 2014, because I humbled myself to share THE TRUTH with their pastors, but they were too proud to accept or acknowledge that truth, compelling me our of their congregation. That injustice is on Harvest!
One of the most encouraging MP3 sermons I've heard by Brother Hyles is titled: “Outside The Gate With Jesus.” In the sermon Dr. Jack Hyles says, “Jesus has been outside the camp all the time!” Amen! I am outside the gate with Jesus, rejected by the local independent Baptist church, just as Jesus was kicked out of the synagogue in Jerusalem. I know what Jesus felt like, counted as an enemy for simply telling THE TRUTH. John 8:45, “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” I know how Rudolph, the Red-Nosed-Reindeer, felt by not being allowed to play in any of the reindeer games. Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” I just wanted to come back to church, and be a part of a church family, and a hospital for sinners (me for sure).
Unfortunately, with a loving heart I say, Harvest Baptist Church on Guam has become a museum for spiritually taxidermied relics, and a country club for good ole boys, a haven for Bob Jones alumni who need a job, a house of entertainment, instead of a sacred place where broken sinners can come to get the hell preached out of them. They don't even preach against sin at Harvest! They make you sign a pledge to live right every few months, and kick you out if you mess up! I have never hid my intention of desiring to find a wife in church. It is tragic that I am welcome at every tavern on Guam, but not the local Baptist church. Go figure! Love is a powerful word, which means so little to professed Christians today. My enemies as a truth-teller are not homosexuals, witches, abortionists and drunkards, they are fellow professed Christians. Truly, Dr. Jack Hyles was so right, “The Christian army is the only army in the world that kills its wounded!” Judge me or love me, I love everybody with God's unconditional love! I will continue to preach THE TRUTH, Lord willing and by His grace. I CARE! 2nd Corinthians 12:15, “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.”
2nd Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
You Don't Have to Scamper in Eternity When You Are Judged
Will you be rushing about hastily in an undignified way, pushing and shoving to get to Heaven's pearly gates, just to find that you are denied entrance? The will of God for salvation is plainly stated in the inspired Scriptures. There is no need to guess! John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” I have had countless people write to me over the years, confused about the way of salvation, asking me about something that a preacher said. Folks, it doesn't matter what any man in the world says! The only opinion that matters is God's opinion. Oh, but you say, “There are so many different opinions of men concerning what the Bible teaches, how do I know who is right and who is wrong?” May I say, THE TRUTH always becomes self-evident if you search for it! Truth is like the sun, it can only be hidden by the clouds for awhile, but then it comes shining through again! Likewise, lying but sincerely misled preachers can propagate a counterfeit gospel all they want, but the truth of the free grace of God cannot be hidden from those who desire THE TRUTH! I encourage you to “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES” for yourself dear friend, as the Lord told us! John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
I can just see and hear the mass confusion already in eternity at the Great White Throne of Judgment. People are going to be scampering like cockroaches before God's throne, looking for someone else to blame. They are going to threaten God with their attorneys, but there won't be any lawyers, because they'll all be burning in Hell. Many people will be intensely ANGRY at their Catholic priests and popes who deceive them with lies. Tens of millions of Mormon people will be angry at Joseph Smith who lied to them. Ellen G. White will be blamed by tens of millions of Seventh-Day Adventist followers who believed her demonic lies. Lie, lies and more lies! Oh, how the blame will happen! I can hear some nice elderly woman saying: “I trusted you John MacArthur! You said I could get to Heaven by doing the seven things you teach, but you were wrong! All I had to do was trust Jesus!” Oh, there will be weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth the Bible says, when they are cast into outer darkness for eternity in Hell. Luke 13:28, “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.” Do you know dear friend, that God is either offering you “ALL THINGS” (Romans 8:32), or else you won't receive anything, NOT EVEN A SINGLE DROP OF WATER (Luke 16:19-31) in Hell! Are you willing to take that kind of risk with your eternal happiness and fate? NOT ME BUDDY! I got saved at age 13 and praise the Lord every day for His free gift of eternal life!!!
Oh, how the bitter tears will flow, as the sound of the ironclad gates of Hell open, and the stench of the burning Lake of Fire engulfs you with horrifying fear, knowing that Hell has no end. Time will not exist anymore past Revelation 10:6. There will be NO TIME in eternity! There is NO TIME in Hell. You will suffer the torments of Hell forever and ever and ever, with no rest day nor night, and there will be no sense of passing time. The Lake of Fire will be your home for all eternity, which is “THE SECOND DEATH” (Revelation 21:8). Revelation14:11, “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” Dear reader, please take this matter seriously.
That is why I take the matter of the King James Bible being inspired very seriously, because they are God's Words. That is what is biblically meant by “inspired.” Paul reminded young Timothy that every Word he held in his hands in the Holy Scripture came from almighty God (2nd Timothy 3:16). The Bible was not authored by mortal men, it was authored by God, Who made sinful men holy to pen His Words. It is ridiculous for intellectuals in modern times to claim that “inspiration” merely refers to the initial breathing out of God's perfect Words to man, when God's Holy Spirit is still breathing through those inspired Words today. If they are not inspired, they are not from God.
Perhaps you don't believe in a place of fire called “Hell.” You are a fool not to believe, in lieu of all the death, war and suffering in this sin-cursed world. Do you really believe that life just happened, thrown together by cosmic chaos and accidental aftermath (as evolutionist bizarrely claim). I went shopping the other day. I bought foods to make a stir-fry, one of my favorite meals. I bought a green bell-pepper, and a red bell-pepper, yellow onions, peeled garlic, new potatoes in a can, whole mushrooms in a jar, skirt steak, and some fresh whole red tomatoes. I also bought a big cast-iron skillet a couple months ago, that I love, because the iron transfers heat more quickly, and I get a hotter fry for my foods. God is so good! I marvelled as I looked at all those wonderful gifts from our good God, that any ungrateful fool would dare say that there is no God, and take all of these sweet blessings for granted. God knows that I thank him dozens of times each and every day of my existence, for His goodness, love and mercy toward a wretched sinner like me! THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR BLESSINGS ON ME!!!
I can hear all the blame going on, pointing fingers at Billy Graham, John MacArthur, John Goetsch, Chip Ingram, Don Blackwell, Mother Teresa, the Popes of Rome, Kirk Cameron, Beth Moore, Ray Comfort, Paul Washer, John Hagee, Ellen G. White, Joseph Smith, Charles Taze Russell, Charles Stanley, Pat Robertson, Rick Warren and countless other heretics, who all preached a counterfeit plan of salvation that includes human effort. There is a certain GOSPEL MINDSET that you must have if you expect to go to Heaven someday. There is no partial salvation. There is no partial faith in Christ plus human effort to be saved. There is no salvation where you can lose it by going into a life of gross immorality and doubt. There is only the free gift of God, which is by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ! We are saved by “HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Matthew 6:33)!
People are like sheep—they are easily deceived, often tricked, and become quick prey for false teachers. The whole problem today is that people are listening to what man says about God, instead of what God says about man in the Holy Bible! The apostle Paul said in 1st Corinthians 11:1, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” Notice that Paul followed Christ, which is the only reason why we should ever follow any man. I do not mean to bring up Ray Comfort so often to be unkind, God knows my heart; but rather, because he is a perfect example of a preacher who tells a half-truth type of deception, misleading people with a counterfeit gospel. Ray defends the truthful part of his deceptive plan of salvation, assuring everyone that he has always believed and taught salvation by grace through faith, not of ourselves, it is the gift of God. Who can argue with that? Yet, the lying untrue part of Ray's deception is that to be saved, you must make an effort to turn away from willful sinning in your life (and I quote verbatim) by “living a lifestyle that proves the reality of your repentance. It's a continual thing!” That is the Devil talking! Ray Comfort was inspired by demons when he said that! GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!
Getting born-again is not a continual thing. Becoming a child of God does not require living a lifestyle! There is nothing to prove by holy living regarding the new birth. IT IS THE FREE GIFT OF GOD! The new birth is an instantaneous miracle wrought by the Holy Spirit of God in response to a person's faith in the 'GOOD NEWS' of the Lord Jesus Christ crucified on the cross, buried and physically risen the third day from the dead. WHAT A PRECIOUS SAVIOR!!!
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