1 Thessalonians 1:7-9

…the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God AND to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day…

This warning is for the unbeliver, the ‘believer’ who does not know God or is not known by God, and to the disobedient ‘believer’.

They could have known His presence and His glory, but are cast away from it, paying the penalty of eternal destruction!

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a serious business.

May we persevere with faith and love unto the very end!

Let us also be diligent to forewarn all.