Let us remember that God is a just God. As we read in Deuteronomy 32:4, “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” Let us also remember that God’s will is for everyone to be saved. As we read in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Further, we need to remember that everyone has free will concerning accepting or rejecting Christ as their Savior. As we read in Revelation 22:17, “And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

The wonderful thing about the Word of God is that He graciously includes some things for us to read that have not happened yet. We are reading tomorrow’s news today in parts of the Bible! These events are just as good as done already, because “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89). So when we read in the Bible that the antichrist will be cast into the lake of fire, that is not God being unjust. The antichrist will choose to turn against Christ and he will receive the sad consequences of his own decision. Revelation 19:20 reads, “And the beast (antichrist) was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

This is something that will happen someday. It will not happen because of any injustice on God’s part. It will happen because of a willful rejection of the only Savior that there is for all people, the Lord Jesus Christ. If you have not yet trusted in Him as your Savior, please do so today. He loves you and wants to welcome you into His arms as your Savior. Please do not delay. Tomorrow may be too late! (290.6) (DJ)