Now I am not a big on “What If” scenarios, but then again, what if the scenarios were actually plausible? How often do we as logical and responsible human beings plan our life on “What If” scenarios to govern our life. You know the kind: What if someone breaks into your house, and your contingency plans. Like What If a monster storm destroys my house, and car, and I have no money saved to cover the damages. It’s called planning for the unexpected. If we used this same reasoning with our spiritual life, I wonder just how differently most would be living their life today. For instance:
What If Christ Came While Your Were Living In Sin (Adultery, Fornication, or Homosexuality)?
The ever growing population of those living in sin is mind boggling. Jesus spoke of an adulterous generation. Today we live in a degenerate generation. We have countless shacking up, living in adultery, or in gay relationships, and they call it the new normal. Normal for whom I ask, the Devil and his angels? If Christ came and saw those in such conditions, what will he do with them? Do I even need to ask? Such sins were called an abomination before God, and those who commit such acts are not worthy of the kingdom of God. Gal 5:19-21 Who wants to face our Lord, and attempt to justify sins such as these?
What If Christ Came While You Were Having An Abortion?
Often politicized and made into a campaign every election year, abortion is an act rarely spoken of as a problem in America. Actually, most nations don’t even mention it as we Americans. Jews state that life begins at birth, while most Protestants and Catholics believe life begins at conception. The word abortion isn’t mentioned in the bible, but the act of abortion is mentioned briefly in the old testament.
“If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life…” Ex 21:22-24
Politics aside, what God fearing woman would want to be facing the Lord our God while having the child inside of her intentionally killed? No murder shall enter into the Kingdom of God. Rev 21:8 Any hands in the air on this one?
What If Christ Came While We Were Drunk or Stoned?
We live in a generation where liquor can be bought at the local super market, and buy illegal drugs from dealers on the streets; Both destroy lives and causes one to come to poverty. Prov 23:21 Alcoholic drink is called the wine of violence. Prov 4:17 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging. Proverbs 20:1 Alcohol causes the drinker to come to poverty and laziness and will clothe one in rags. Proverbs 23:33 Alcohol makes the drinker unstable Proverbs 23:34 Alcohol perverts good judgment. Prov 31:4,5 Paul said, “Be not drunk with wine wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.” Eph 5:18 As with alcohol, when one is stoned with illegal drugs, one is even more susceptible to wickedness. Such things destroys lives and often kills both themselves and the unfortunate who come in contact with them. Most drunks can’t explain themselves out of a traffic ticket. Imagine staggering, with blurry eyes, and a foggy mind, and explain your way out of hell and damnation before our Lord.
What If Christ Came And I Wasn’t Saved?
It is unforgivable with God for anyone to not obey the gospel of Christ. Anyone, without exception, who doesn’t obey the gospel of our Lord shall be punished with hell and damnation. Mk 16:16f; 2 Thess 1:7-9 Outside the body of Christ every sin we have ever committed is still upon us. The only ones who will be saved, and rewarded eternal life are those who believe Jesus is the Christ and confess it before men, and repent and be baptized for the remission of their sins. Rom 10:9,10f; Acts 2:38 No matter what good deeds we may do on this planet, if we fail to obey the gospel, we are doomed. This is the worst condition in which one wants to meet the Lord our God.
Conclusion: Instead of asking, “What If Christ Came to Us”, imagine, “What If We Died and Went to Him? We all will die one day, and when we do, we must be prepared to meet our God. Heb 9:27 The problem is, we don’t know when. It could happen at any moment, and for any reason. So whether Christ comes today or we die today, we will face our judgment one way or another. 2 Cor 5:10 As Paul went on to say, “Knowing therefore the terror of God, we persuade men.” 2 Cor 5:11 That’s not WHAT IF, that’s WHAT IS.