Never Ever

There are some passages in the New Testament that use a double negative for emphasis. One could read them as “Never, positively not! It will never happen! It’s unthinkable! There is not even the slightest possibility that it will ever happen!” The following are a few samples of this construction:

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My (Jesus’) words will by no means pass away” (Matthew 24:35)

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12)

“Most assuredly, I (Jesus) say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death” (John 8:51)

“And I (Jesus) give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28)

“And whoever lives and believes in Me (Jesus) shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:26)

“‘This is the covenant that I will make with them (our Jewish friends) after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,’ then He adds, ‘Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more’(Hebrews 10:16, 17)

“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself (God) has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you'” (Hebrews 13:5)

“Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, ‘Behold, I lay in Zion (Jerusalem) a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him (Jesus) will by no means be put to shame'” (I Peter 2:6)

“But there shall by no means enter it (the eternal heavenly city) anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s (another name for Jesus’) Book of Life” (Revelation 21:27) – – Is your name written in it?

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