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Online Bible Verses - Romans 14:11 Every Knee Shall Bow
“It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’””
Scripture tells us that all those who have ever walked the earth will ultimately be held accountable before God.
I often use the term “scripture tells us”, because it is a factual statement. Whether or not one believes scripture to be God’s inspired word is another story; those who are given access to it will have to decide for themselves. I did not come to faith overnight, and realize full well that many statements we find within scripture are absolute and carry with them serious implications. Put another way, they can be difficult to reconcile; seen as exclusive and unfair.
Today’s is a good example. We are told that a time will come when all will stand before Christ. And, that all will acknowledge Him, whether willingly/happily or grudgingly. Surely there are many who, over history’s span, never saw a Bible nor heard the name Jesus. Perhaps. I say perhaps because I heard once from a man who was born in a far off land, had never seen a Bible nor heard of Christ. In his testimony, he described how Christ appeared to him and provided His name. I would assume as well that many have to come to faith much in the same way as described/implied in Romans 1: 19 – 21; by simply showing an open heart and desire to know God. That openness prompting God in providing whatever further clarification/revelation He deemed necessary. For specific and complete detail, I can only speak to my own case, which, afforded me the full revelation of scripture. Thus, I will be held accountable to its message, which includes clear communication with regard to God’s person.
So the message is this: everyone will stand before Him, with no one getting shafted nor given a raw deal with regard to what level of revelation they will be held accountable for. Put in the simplest terms, scripture seems to tell us that we will all get what we want. If our desire is to be with Him, we will be just that. If we, on the other hand, want nothing to do with Him, we will get our way in that case as well.
The one restriction in play: there are only two options.