We have the benefit of examining the lives of Old Testament saints—seeing their problems, struggles and life's woes—but we have the privilege of seeing their future, where it all ended, and how it all worked out for eternal good at the end. God was faithful to everyone of them! No Christian who feared the Lord lost out when it was over. Even wicked Solomon, who built high places for his several hundred heathen wives to abort their children to Moloch, still went to Heaven. Wicked Samson chased unholy skirts, having sex with harlots (Judges 16:1). Samson ended up literally blinded, as a slave in the house of the Philistines, being mocked for sport. Samson commit suicide and took a couple thousand Philistines with him into death. Yet, Samson was a just man, washed in the sin-cleansing blood of Jesus, who is now enjoying the splendors of Heaven. Surely, the tears will flow at the Judgment Seat of Christ, and rewards will be lost (1st Corinthians 3:15; 2nd Corinthians 5:9-11), but no Christian is in danger of hell-fire.
I was thinking today how foolish the unbelieving world is. George Carlin (1937-2008) is the atheist's hero. I heard former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura (real name: James Janos) say, “My religion is the religion of George Carlin.” That is so sad and tragic. Mr. Carlin was a fool, who rejected the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and is doomed to eternal damnation in the fires of Hell beneath. Atheists are lazy, they like to piggy-back on the blasphemy and rants of famous atheists who make their best attempt to destroy God in their own minds. Romans 1:28, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” In eternity, professed atheists are going to feel like jackasses, when they realize that they followed a fool like George Carlin to his everlasting fiery damnation. We are all born into this world as INDIVIDUALS, and we will die as INDIVIDUALS, and we will stand before God in judgment as an INDIVIDUAL (Romans 14:10-12).