19 January 2011 (Revee/Shavu'ot)|
Day #309, 5934 AM
Hell for Some Believers
Exposing the Once Saved, Always Saved Lie
It comes as a great surprise to the OSAS (Once Saved, Always Saved) crowd that believers in Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) can, and do, go to hell. In this well known parable of the talents three servants (Believers) of the Master (who represents Yahweh) are given charge, specifically, of talents to invest. The one who does nothing with his talent, hiding it in the ground, is condemned and sent to "outer darkness" (hell), not because he did not believe but because he did not do. He was unprofitable.
"Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.' But his master answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth'" (Matt.25:24-30, NKJV).
The Master here, who represents Yahweh, has a reputation for hard-dealing in this parable, a reminder that you cannot pussy-foot with the Most High. The Elohim (God) who is Ahavah or Love (1 Jn.4:8,16) is also extremely strict, a truth that is lost on most modern believers who have been liberalised by humanism's low moral and ethical standards.
The message of this parable is that our capacity for faithful diligence grows by use and that its neglect ends with its total loss. This is as true of any skill generally as it is of salvation itself (which is referenced here) whose ultimate loss through neglect is "outer darkness". Therefore, as Yah'shua makes frighteningly plain in this teaching, the penalty for repeated carelessness is final incapacity.
Please do not gamble with your salvation. It is never enough to just "believe" which even the demons do (Jas.2:9). Do you think Yahweh will reward you for doing no more than them? The faithful believer is depicted in this parable as one who prudently uses the time allotted to him in mortality to further His Master's business by utilising the gifts, represented as talents or gold coins, to the full. This Kingdom-work he continues to be about until His Master returns. Of especial interest in this parable is the unequal distribution of these talents and the equality of reward to each faithful servant who is simply required to do his best - no more. Unused talents are lost, and since Yahweh's talents or giftings are of His Light, to lose them is to lose His light as well, and to therefore inherit darkness, the same as that of the demonic realm.
Please do not be so foolish as the servant who is adjudged wicked who, knowing His master's reputation for hard dealing, takes no care to satisfy his demand. Instead, he presumes to re-define his Master into an image of his own careless expectations and receives a rude shock when He does not in any way yield to his fantasy. The lesson: don't judge with your own heart but by Yahweh's Word!
Please reject the lie of the 'Once saved, Always Saved' doctrine so that this lie, if it is in you, does not have to be crushed, along with your eternal hopes, at the Master's return. Rather, ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SERVING!