Eternal Retribution (part 2)
"Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." (Matt. 25:41)
Some deny hell to be a literal place, others say that when a lost soul is judged that annihilation will be the final end (that is they disappear like a bubble). Jesus spoke many things about hell and this verse is one of them. Here we see that eternal retribution is originally designed for Satan and his demons. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that hell will also be a place for any one who rejects the Gospel of Christ. In this verse Jesus describes that condition as being 'cursed.' We all were under the curse of sin until we recieve Jesus Christ as Savior. In verse 46 Jesus contrasts the cursed with the righteous. The condition and the final destination are at odds. Praise the Lord, He will make us righteous if we repent and trust Him.