It makes my heart heavy to hear certain religions spread the "gospel of inclusion" saying; "everybody in the world is saved", there's no hell, no eternal punishment, and Jesus paid it all..."
Yes Jesus paid it all for those who confess their sins, repent and prove their love for Him and the sacrifice He made to save us from Eternal Punishment. We'd like to believe it frees us to sin where a few words before we commit the same sins seals the deal.
We still have to pay for present sin with correction, chastisement, and rebuke from the Lord, so we can be spared eternal damnation because of Christ paying the penalty for us.
The Gospel of Inclusion states there is no hell, and that God would not subject man to weeping, gnashing of teeth and burning in torment forever, yet such messages teach people that the New Testament is wrong that man had much to do with it for reasons such as forcing people to convert. If the New Testament were wrong then why do they teach Jesus, and blessing, miracles, heaven, prosperity, healings and deliverance which are also recorded there? If man had much to do with the writing of the Bible I'm sure he would have left out Hell, fornication, adultery, Love and many other teachings. Can we cancel whatever scriptures we choose to, to fit our level of understanding? It is said that Hell is only mentioned in the New Testament yet I find it in the Old Testament as well, it is referenced as "punishment, the pit, destruction..." and etc. and in just these 3 of many scriptures it is referred to:
Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Psalm 18:5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
If Moses didn't enter the promised land, and John the Baptist lost his head, and the Apostles were crucified, how can we think we are too good to be punished, or suffer for Christ sake and the Gospel, or that we can sin freely and God can't punish us as His Word says because we don't consider it merciful or grace? We have better respect for our parents word than God's, we expect punishment for disobedience, but God can't do it? tsk.
Well...Look at it this way: The Old Testament is the beginning, Day 1, The New Testament is the end, Day 2, and the Reward for the saints and punishment for sinners is Day 3. We are in Day 2 and it is close to midnight. We who believe God's Word, keep unwavering, unmovable and steadfast faith, and keep the traditions the Bible has taught, will arise to Life Everlasting the 3rd day.
2nd Thessalonians 2:15
“Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.”