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Matthew 22: 14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
There are many places in the Scriptures where we are warned about the relative ratio of believers to non-believers. It should come as no surprise then that the concluding remarks of Jesus are so stark just as the words of John (the Revelator) are also stark and frightening, (See 14:20) The photo above represents quite well the vast difference between what we consider as acceptable and unacceptable, however we should never forget, “The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;” (Psalm 118:22) What will it be like for the half-hearted on the last day? What will the mounting anguish be in the world when, as the fire consumes all beneath God;s horrible wrath. When John Bunyan wrote in the great allegory Pilgrim’s Progress that the principal character Pilgrim was tormented by his own sense of unworthiness and had heard the admonition to “flee from the wrath to come” the words struck such a chord in the hearts of readers that the book has been and remains yet today a significant contribution to the world of Christian thought.
It may seem hard to believe that God, a loving and caring God should plan to bring such wrath upon His own creation but remember the word “Rejected”. There is an old maxim that tells of the futility of trying to “push a rope”. So it is with the love of God. We either receive it or we do not. For those who have been deluded into thinking that God will just accept everybody at the end because of His love it would be well to read and take heed of the myriad of warnings throughout the Scriptures.