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(Scripture refs – in order of use – at the end from the NKJV and KJV)

– How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him? – Hebrews 2:3

God is long-suffering and patient towards all mankind – He made all of us and is not willing that any should perish – but for all to come to repentance. Our Father in heaven takes no pleasure in the death of anyone. What He desires is for all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. However, the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.

From our times as children, we have known the Holy Scriptures – to make us wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. However, heaven is not a birthright. We are all born as flesh and blood beings into a corrupt and polluted world – neither of which can inherit the eternal kingdom of God.

Even though God does not appoint any of us to wrath at birth – He does not automatically appoint any to righteousness either.  We must be “born again” at some point in our lives – so God can come to dwell in our hearts by faith in Christ through His Holy Spirit.  So we no longer remain natural men and women still trying to learn God – who is a spirit – from the “outside-in” by our own flawed and finite human wisdom and understanding.

Without the Holy Ghost in us while we live – we cannot be sanctified.  We cannot become furnished and prepared for the Master’s every good work on earth.  Without the Holy Ghost in us when we die – we cannot be saved – and have our mortal bodies quickened and raised up on that last day.

Therefore, do not neglect such a great salvation.  Now is always the accepted time – for we never know what a single day will ever bring forth.  Don’t receive God’s grace in vain.  See then, that we do not refuse Him who speaks – for if they did not escape who refused Him that spoke on earth, how much more shall not we escape if we turn away from Him that speaks from heaven?

Be warned from Scripture:  Continued and defiant rejection of God, failure to learn from His heavenly correction and discipline – and failing to retain Him in our knowledge – is eternally dangerous.  This can make Him turn us over to reprobate minds and make us do all kinds of things we may not want to.  If it continues unabated, our Father in heaven can cut us off without remedy forever.

(Scripture refs in order of use: 2 Peter 3:9, Ezekiel 18:23, Ezekiel 18:32, 1 Timothy 2:4, Titus 2:11, 2 Timothy 3:15, 1 Corinthians 15:50, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, John 3:5, Ephesians 3:16-17, John 4:24, 1 Corinthians 2:11-16, John 5:39, 2 Timothy 3:7, 2 Timothy 2:21, 2 Timothy 3:17, Romans 8:9-11, Hebrews 2:3, 2 Corinthians 6:2, Proverbs 27:1, 2 Corinthians 6:1, Hebrews 12:25, Romans 1:21-32, Job 34:31, Proverbs 29:1, Luke 16:26).

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