Would you be scared if you met Jesus and he told you that He didn’t know you? I would be, but honestly that could happen to any of us. Lets take a look at a verse Matthew 7:23:
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (KJV)
Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ (NIV)
These are Jesus’ words, and He is speaking absolute truth. He is telling His followers how they can get to Heaven by listening to His teachings and following His words. But its not quite that easy. Earlier in His talk, He explains that many will have done what He asked, but will not fulfill what He really needs them to do.
Preaching His words is one thing, but living His life is what it ultimately will take to enter into Heaven. In Jesus’ time, there were many who thought they knew the Scriptures and believed that they knew what was expected. When Jesus tried to correct them, they didn’t like it, and it ultimately caused Jesus to be crucified. His persecutors continued to preach their interpretation of scripture, even though He tried to correct them.
This continues today with many churches preaching false gospels and false interpretation of scripture. It is OUR purpose to determine the truth. The truth lays within the Bible and we need to read it to gain the truth. One man’s interpretation of the Scriptures could set you on the wrong path.
It would be sad to meet Jesus and have His say to you, “Depart from me, for I never knew you!”
[Source: Paul’s Personal Commentary]
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