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A "fictional" account?

The following is an excerpt from an upcoming book by Joseph Myers. It is used with his permission.

A rich and powerful ruler had an only son. The son heard about some people who were in a bad
way. They were being oppressed and over-ran by an evil army that was killing them off slowly.
The son asked the father to do something about it. It's interesting that the son cared enough
about these people that weren't a part of his father's kingdom that he would even mention them
to his father. His father was of course already aware of the situation.

So the father did an unexpected thing. He sent his son (his only son) to this other place to help
these people. The son asked many people along the way if they would join his father's kingdom. They
didn't have to move or leave their homes, all they had to do was swear fealty to this king. It took a little while... but the son eventually killed off most of the bad guys in the evil army.There are still a few
stragglers left, but virtually all of their power is gone.

The (not so) funny thing is, after the son did all of this for these people. The people turned on him
and had him killed. When the king heard about this...


So OK, that is a fictional story, but for those who have read the Bible, they know where that story
comes from and what it is an analogy about.

"when the king heard about those who rejected his son..."

Hebrews 2:3; how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?...
Rom 6:23; ...the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus...

Heb 10:29; How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot
the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified,
and has insulted the Spirit of grace?

For God so loved the world.... that he sent His only Son.... to pay the price for our sins... death.
It may be that some never hear the gospel preached to them...
Certainly there are those who hear it and receive it.

.. but for those who have heard it... and reject it. How much more severe a punishment await for them?

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