What is the world’s view of Jesus? Is He considered to be a deity who observes a lost and dying world, and yet does nothing to redeem fallen mankind from an eternity of separation from God? Does He do nothing to save our lost world from being cast into the lake of fire where Satan, the beast, and the false prophet will be tormented day and night forever and ever? The following scriptures give evidence to indicate whether Jesus is passive or active in the eternal condition of mankind. You will find this exercise to be very telling of God’s love for those who have no hope of eternal life without Him being their Lord and Savior.
Revelation 20:10, New King James Version (NKJV)
10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Revelation 20:15, New King James Version (NKJV)
15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
John 1:4-5, New International Version (NIV)
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
Footnotes: John 1:5 Or understood
John 1:9, New King James Version (NKJV)
9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.[a]
Footnotes: John 1:9 Or That was the true Light which, coming into the world, gives light to every man.
Luke 19:10, New King James Version (NKJV)
10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
1 John 4:9-10, New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 Timothy 1:15, New American Standard Bible (NASB)
15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
Romans 5:8, New King James Version (NKJV)
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
The following video shows how Jesus intervenes in the life of a woman who is lost and is in need of a Savior. Consider how this aggressiveness of Jesus is not just for one person, but for all of our fallen world.
The Perfect Stranger
Revelation 3:20, King James Version (KJV)
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.