2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 AMP
Now in regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
and our gathering together to meet Him,
(The rapture of the believers)
we ask you, brothers and sisters,
not to be quickly unsettled or alarmed,
either by a [so-called prophetic revelation of a] spirit,
or a message [from God Himself, as they claim],
or the explanation of a teacher,
or a letter [of which they say it came] from us,
to the effect that the day of the Lord has [already] come.
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is a fact. He will surely come! There are many scriptures that confirm His second coming. So we may be sure of that.
The Lord Jesus Christ has tarried in His coming because God our Savior, desires that all people will be saved, and will come to the knowledge and recognition of the divine truth. (See 1 Timothy 2:4)
The Lord does not delay, as though He were unable to act, and is not slow about His promise, as some count it to be slowness, but He loves mankind so much that, He is extraordinarily patient toward us. As He is not wishing for any of us to perish, but for all to come to repentance. (See 2 Peter 3:9)
It is clear that hell was made for the devil and his demons as punishment for rebelling against God in heaven, but people who choose to rebel against Him, and ignore His graceful invitation will receive the same punishment.
Then the King will say to those people who are at his left side, “Go away from me. God has decided to punish you. He has prepared a fire that will burn for ever. He has prepared it for de devil (Satan) and his servants (demons). You will also go into that fire. (See Matthew 25:41)
So, any human being who lives in opposition to God and rejects the offer of salvation cannot be accepted in heaven, and their place will ultimately be hell as well.
Dear friends, do all you can to be saved today, so you too can inherit heaven, for Jesus Christ will surely come again.
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