HE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE IS ALREADY
Who are those who do not believe? Those who go to Christ and ask Him:
"Lord, what must we do to be saved?" Christ says: "Deny
yourself, take up your cross and follow Me." And they say: "No
way. I won't deny myself. I want to do my will even if it is
contrary to God's will. "
If a patient goes to a physician and says, "Cure my pneumonia." And
the physician says, "Drink antibiotics." And he says, "No way." There
is no way by which he will ever be cured because of his refusal. If I
say this is the way to the South and you say Ill go where I want, I'll go
North, you will never reach the South.
The same goes with the Christian soul. If Christ says this is the way
and you take another way, you are lost and, by your very act, have caused
for yourself to deserve condemnation.
If the patient dies because he does not take medicine, it is not the
doctor's fault. He has condemned himself to death by his negligence.
In the same way, a soul's condemnation is not from God. He brings it