Who told you that? Since when did God give you the authority to think about, determine and decide someone’s standing for entrance into God’s heavenly eternity? Consider all the so-called bad ones, for example, let’s take a look at the woman who (purportedly was a prostitute) came in to the dinner at the Pharisee’s house. Jesus was there. She wanted to be where he was. She wanted to find him. When she found him, she couldn’t stop weeping and wailing wiping Jesus’ feet with her hair and her tears. He made an example of her by telling the Pharisee how disrespectful he had been by not providing water for his feet and giving the traditional courtesies for guests. Jesus forgave her for whatever was her wrongdoing. It was prohibited for a woman to let down her hair in public.
Remember the woman who was forced by some men to come before Jesus to be tried for adultery—They were self-righteous and believed Jesus would sentence her to stoning. Never did they expect they would be ridiculed and all walk away in shame, because Jesus knew their own sin and they knew their own sin. Some people might say, “Well what about all these men, religious and not religious who have been accused of molesting and trespassing on the rights and privileges of women?” One might say, “Well you know he did it. How did he get away with it?” Or might be said, he should have gotten a longer sentence or, “They should put him back in jail.” How about that? What do you say about those who are voting to allow laws to be passed permitting millions of abortions some of whom are already born alive?? What about that? How about Manasseh (2 Chronicles 33 and 2 Kings 21) He was wretched and documented the worst king of Judah reigning 55 years. Look at his corruption. It is said that at his hands Isaiah was sawn in two! Hebrews 11:37.
That’s not all, He sacrificed his own son/s to a pagan God, making them pass through the fire. Manasseh committed many wrongs: he worshipped all the host of heaven and served them and built altars for them; he practiced soothsaying, witchcraft and consulted spiritists, mediums and more. He carved an image of the pagan god, Asherah and put these carved images in the house of God. He mixed all these things up and seduced the population to commit all these wrongs right along with him. He was more wicked than all the Amorites before him. He reigned fifty five years (55). He had plenty of time to do wickedly. He married foreign wives (Ezra 10:30, 44). And that does not mean he married women of a different race or tribe. What it means is that he married women who worshipped foreign gods. As you read through the bible you learn that the LORD hates idolatry. He says, “Have no other gods before me.” Even with all these practices of idolatrous and occult acts; let’s look at what his end was: 2 Chronicles 33:12, 13 “Manasseh was brought to his knees and humbled himself before the Lord when he was in great state of mindset of repentance; he implored the Lord and humbled himself before the LORD who heard his prayers and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom and he knew that the LORD, he was God.” What then can we say to these things, “If God be for us, who can be against us?’ Thanks for reading!
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