“What about those that die w/o hearing about Jesus”
Don’t let anybody fool you. God (Dad) has a plan for his kids. He loves you even more than you love your own child. His love is a perfect love…He IS love (get your head around that).
He is fair. No one will enter eternity without knowing about Jesus being the only way. Every single soul will have the chance to reject (yes, I said reject) the gift of Christ Jesus, our savior--God in the flesh. I say reject because there will be no default position to fall back on. There is no “wait and see”. If a person dies without physically hearing the gospel (good news) in this world, he/she heard it in one of the spiritual stages between this world and eternity. Jesus was gone for 3 days after He left this world. Proclamations were made in the spiritual realm(s) about His victory over death even before it was known here in the physical! Woooo!
God wants ALL of us to return to Him, but we cannot because of our sin. The sin MUST be removed and there is only one way to remove it without destroying us. We either accept that way or we don’t. If we reject the gift that washes away our sin we must defend ourselves and account for that sin. Spoiler alert: you won’t triumph.
None of this may seem fair to some people. But when you receive the Holy Spirit the veil is lifted. I can’t help but think of how cruel my 5 year old daughter must have thought I was when I was helping the hospital staff hold her down so they could insert an I.V. She has since grown up and gained little wisdom, the veil has been lifted. She understands it was not cruelty, or anger, or anything else. It was simply something that had to be done for her to be healthy and continue to dwell with her daddy. (wiping a tear…lol)
Love you, baby girl.
-til next time.