Blind Followers of Blind Leaders
Accross this land and around the world there are man funerals held each day for those who have died and left this land of the living. At these funerals, we often hear these words spoken by the Son of God: "In my Father's house are many mansion. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also" (John 14:2–3).
The person who is reading this verse is implying that the deceased before him is going to one of those mansions that Jesus said He was preparing. The person speaking, who is usually a preacher, seems never to consider what kind of person this individual was. By that I mean he may have been one who was living a sinful life, or, perhaps, this person may have been one who never thought it necessary to learn what God's commandments were.
So now I ask, "Can just anyone who leaves this land of living go to this mansion that Jesus has prepared? Does Christ accept any and everybody regardless of what kind of life they lived? It is true that Christ will accept everyone that has obeyed Him in this life. But, what about those who do not? The following are those who will not be allowed to enter Christ's abode in heaven:
Revelation 21:8: "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and Idolators, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
It is now obvious that we live in a society where anything and everything is acceptable. People now think that when they leave this land of the living, everything will be all right in the end. They think that they will be allowed to occupy one of the mansions that Christ is talking about regardles of what kind of life they lived on this earth. Isaiah said, "Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darknes, that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own sight" (Isaiah 5:20).
Do not be deceived by blind leaders. Do not become a BLIND FOLLOWER OF BLIND LEADERS.
Author — S.T. Hodges
479 Rs County Road 3446
Emory, TX 75440