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Acts 17:31

Acts 17:31…”For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.” Christ proved that He was the one appointed by God to judge the world by conquering death. He validated His claims of being supernatural by overcoming the one thing that none of us can overcome as finite humans. Death came into the world through the sin of one man, and persists because of our sin as well. Creation was broken, but will be restored on that day when He returns. How can we stand before Him on the day of reckoning? By repenting and believing in Him. This changed life will produce fruit, which is how the elect are identified. Love for our brothers and sisters in Christ is the one characteristic Jesus points out in describing His people (John 13:35). For the elect, they will persevere until they are finally glorified (Romans 8:30 – And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified). However, where there is no fruit through conscious rebellion, practical unbelief, or following false gospels, there will be eternal punishment (Matthew 13:47-50).

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