He That Does Wrong Shall Receive For The Wrong

Colossians 3:24-25 says Christians will “receive the reward of the inheritance” if we “serve the Lord,” but “he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done. That is a very simple fact – not easily misunderstood by the honest truth seeker.

We certainly need to teach and emphasize the grace of God (Tit 2:11), but any view of grace that says we won’t “receive for the wrong” we have done is a false grace. The only way we can avoid being punished by God for our wrongs is if we repent and receive forgiveness for such (Luke 13:3, Acts 2:238, Acts 8:22, I John 1:9). The “wages of sin is death” (Rom 6:23) for anybody and everybody, Christian or non-Christian – with God “there is no respect of persons” (Col 3:25b).

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