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Written by Calvin Fox   
Saturday, 09 May 2009 16:08

I was in a local drugstore this week to get a prescription filled.  While waiting, I noticed I was the only White person in the busy place.  Working in the pharmacy was a staff of African Americans, Hispanics and Asians.  That describes the other customers, too.  This ethnic mix is a good thing (though it still strikes me as strange to be in the minority).  Working together as a Team, even while speaking different languages with the customers, the scene was actually enjoyable to watch.  Oh, that Society could work this way.   Oh, that the Church could be this way.  One day it will-

Revelation 5:9-10 (ESV)  You [Lord] were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God  [fact, not a Theory- see Mark 10:45] from every tribe and language and people and nation,10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth."

This text does not mean all people will be redeemed.

Revelation 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:27 nothing unclean will ever enter it [the New Jerusalem] , nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs  and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

 

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