MORE TOLERABLE ..... IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT....
JESUS SPOKE THESE WORDS IN MATTHEW 11:20-24.
"Then he began to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: Woe unto you, Chorazin, who unto you, Bethsaida. For if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR TYRE AND SIDON, AT THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, THAN FOR YOU.
And you, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shall be brought down to hell [hades - grave]; for if the mighty works which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, THAT IT SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE FOR THE LAND OF SODOM IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, THAN FOR YOU" (Matt. 11:20-24).
1. NOW DOES THIS MEAN [IF YOU BELIEVE IN A HEAVEN OR HELL-FIRE AS TAUGHT BY MANY CHRISTIANS] THAT SOME PEOPLE IN SOME CITIES OF THE PAST, WILL SOME GET A MORE PAINFUL ETERNAL TORMENT, OR LARGE SEPARATION FROM GOD, SOMEHOW, IN HELL-FIRE?
2. OR, DOES IT MEAN SOME PEOPLE OF SOME CITIES OF THE PAST, WILL GET TO HEAVEN, WHILE OTHER PEOPLE OF PAST CITIES, WILL NOT?
MANY WOULD ARGUE FROM BOTH QUESTIONS THAT #1 IS CORRECT; OTHERS WOULD ARGUE THAT #2 IS CORRECT.
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT NEITHER #1 OR #2 IS CORRECT!!
GOD HAS A PLAN OF SALVATION; FEW KNOW THAT PLAN. HENCE ALL KINDS OF IDEAS ARE PUT FORTH AS TO HOW VARIOUS PEOPLES ARE VARIOUSLY
THE DIFFERENT IDEAS FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE BEING SAVED, IGNORES COMPLETELY THE FACT THAT JESUS SAID, HE WAS THE ONLY WAY, THE ONLY DOOR, WHEREBY PEOPLE CAN ENTER TO LITERAL BE SAVED AND ONE DAY SEE THE FATHER, BE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
PEOPLE WANT TO IGNORE THE FACTOR OF REPENTANCE THAT JESUS USED IN THESE VERSES. I MEAN REAL, GENUINE, BIBLICAL REPENTANCE!
AND THAT REPENTANCE MUST BE TIED TO KNOWING TRUE SIN, THE BIBLE DEFINITION OF SIN. IT MUST INCLUDE KNOWING JESUS CHRIST AS ONLY SAVIOR. AND ALL THAT MY FRIENDS HAS TO BE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF HAVING THE HOLY BIBLE, AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT SALVATION, SIN AND REPENTANCE.
NOW THOSE SUBJECTS ARE COVERED FULLY AND IN-DEPTH ON THIS WEBSITE.
THE ABOVE VERSES WE'RE LOOKING AT SURELY DO SAY IT WILL BE TOLERABLE MORE FOR SOME, AND LESS FOR OTHERS, IN THE DAY [TIME PERIOD] OF JUDGMENT.
I HAVE WRITTEN A STUDY CONCERNING "JUDGMENT DAY" - WHICH ALSO MOST CHRISTIANS DO NOT UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY. YOU'LL FIND IT EITHER UNDER THE "SALVATION " SECTION, OR "CHRISTIAN LIVING" SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE.
AS FOR THE VERSES IN MATTHEW WE ARE LOOKING AT, YOU'LL FIND THE ANSWER, THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER, IN A STUDY CALLED "THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT." AGAIN EITHER UNDER "SALVATION" OR "FEASTS OF GOD" SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE.
WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THE PLAN OF SALVATION THE ETERNAL GOD HAS FOR ALL PEOPLE, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT JESUS WAS TEACHING IN THESE VERSES OF MATTHEW 11.