“I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3 NKJV
They had just informed Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. They probably expected Jesus to criticize and condemn Pilate, or to sympathize with the bereaved families, instead He said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
The media reports bad news everyday; terrorist attacks, natural disasters, accidents, and so on; if Jesus were to respond to questions from journalists about these sad and terrible events, I don’t think His response would have been different from what He told them back then; “unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
Brothers and sisters, I’m so sure that we have friends, relatives and colleagues who are not saved; I’m also very sure that we come across tens of unsaved people all the time: are we concerned about where they will spend eternity? Are we being sincere to them about their future? Are we letting them know what the real consequences of being without Christ are? Are we more interested in being politically correct and diplomatic than in being truthful? Your loved ones will perish if you remain quiet and their blood will be on you! But God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should be saved. They shall be saved in Jesus name. Amen.