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John 12:47-50

Joh 12:47 If anyone hears my statements and doesn’t keep them, I am not judging him; because I did not come to judge the world but to rescue the world.

Joh 12:48 The one who rejects me and doesn’t receive my statements has this as his judge: The word I have spoken will judge him on the last day.

Joh 12:49 Because I have not spoken on my own, but my Father/Sender himself has given me a command which I should say and which I should speak.

Joh 12:50 And I know that his command is permanent life. That is why I am speaking the things that I am speaking just as the Father has said to me.”

judgment criteria

The plan of God is being carried out by Jesus as he speaks the words he has heard from the Father, and submits to the cross. His mission is not judgment of others. But the gospel he preaches will be the criteria for the judgment on the last day. The same gospel which brings life to believers will be the criteria for the death penalty for unbelievers.

Sometimes it is hard to share the gospel without being judgmental toward those who are rejecting it. As Christians we do not always get it right. But we cannot stop sharing what to us is the most important news ever.

Lord, give us the wisdom to share the gospel of permanent life to those around us.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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