Memorable Scripture: Your Part

Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Over the years I have thought long on this scripture and have come to a conclusion, whether correct or not.
All of us can claim sin affects us, including these listed.
At the very least, you and I have lied.
Therefore, we deserve a part in the lake of fire.
However, Jesus came to die for our sin and save us from the condemnation of the second death.
I can confess that as a Christian I have lied.
Yes, I slipped up, panicked, and sinned by lying.
I knew it was wrong but I did it.
Do I still have a part in the lake of fire?
It is possible!
If my lie deterred someone from accepting Christ as savior then my part in the lake of fire is that person.
Think about that!
People are influenced by you and me every day – for good or for bad.
We can lead others to Christ or push them away.
Our part in the lake of fire are those we fail to share the gospel with, those we fail to shine the Light of Christ for.
I do know every person is responsible for their own actions but I, for one, do not want to be a stumblingblock to anyone.

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