We're all terminal
For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son--both alike belong to me. The soul who sins is the one who will die.
Ezekiel 18:4 NIV
As stated in the above verse “the soul who sins is the one who will die”. We're not just talking about physical death here, we're talking about the death of the soul. Without Christ that is the destiny of the soul. This really points out the effects of sin, sin goes deep. It destroys the soul.
Jesus said this, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell”. Matthew 10:28 Physical death isn't what we need to worry about, it is the death of the soul that we need to be concerned with. Because without Jesus we are terminal, we are going to die a spiritual death. The apostle Paul said this, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. So, if all have sinned then all are in danger of death.
Physical death always looms before us we know our time is limited. The psalmist said “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath”. So consideration of our souls condition must be dealt with while there is still time. The only hope we have for our souls wellbeing is Jesus.
Ezekiel told us that the soul who sins will die, Jesus said God can destroy the body and soul in hell, and Paul said we all have sinned. We all need Jesus. You, me, everyone needs Him to cure us of our souls disease, sin.
If your sins have been washed away and you are in Christ, your soul is safe. But if not, your soul is in danger. Consider today what the status of your soul is. If you have any doubts, its time to do something about it. "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
Only the soul that is forgiven of its sins will be saved.
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman