“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him];”
Where would we be if “so great” salvation had not been spoken by the Lord and then confirmed again and again by those who heard that truth? Where would we be if God had not taken it upon Himself to be the Initiator of the plan and purpose of His “so great” salvation? Where would we be if the Lord Jesus Christ had not taken it upon Himself to become one of us and live among us being tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin? Where would we be if the Lord Jesus Christ had not been willing to go to the cross and there bare our sins in His own body and be made sin for us? Where would we be if the Lord Jesus Christ had not been willing to be forsaken under the wrath of God and go to Hell for us? Where would we be if the Lord Jesus Christ did not have the power to rise from the dead and live again? Where would we be if that “so great” salvation had not been made available by grace through faith? Where would we be if we had to earn that “so great” salvation by our good works?
Romans 4:4 “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
We would be tormented and tortured in the lake of fire for all of eternity.
Revelation 14:10 “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Revelation 20:14 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Thank God for “so great salvation” that is absolutely free through repentance and faith!
Acts 20:21 “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”