In life, you don’t suddenly or gradually become a sinner. It’s not something you can avoid being. You aren’t condemned to Hell for something bad you’ve done. Your natural state is that you are condemned already… …if you have not trusted in Jesus.
The story of Adonijah illustrates the hopeless position of being alive and yet condemned already. It’s no good simply being afraid of death and hoping that the problem will go away. You must face your judge and deal with the problem in advance by seeking forgiveness and making peace with your maker while you still can.
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