Updated: May 25, 2020
Jesus experienced and spoke of social distancing throughout his life.
He talked of hard hearts that separated stiff-necked leaders and people from the love he brought from his Father. (See John 5:24-47.)
He was thrown out of his hometown synagogue. Can you imagine forced-social-distancing from your tight-knit faith community?
For crying out loud, authorities wouldn’t even let him die in Jerusalem. They “distanced” him to expire on the cross outside the city.
It is easy to find social-distance-ers of Jesus today. They want nothing to do with him and especially his followers.
In eternity, Jesus will let them have their own way.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Religious instruction for children teaches that hell is “eternal separation from God” who is the source of all goodness. How nightmarish it would be to be forever trapped with your own hard-heart and like-minded folks. That just might be worse than the licking flames.
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life…[My Father]has given [Me] authority to execute judgment…you do not have his word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe…you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. John 5:24,27,38,40 NKJV [Brackets for Brevity]
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