Matthew 7:22-27 - "The Lord Never knew them. They were Never Christians."


22On that day many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?” 23Then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.”

One of the posters on this board says:
“The Lord Never knew them. They were Never Christians.”

  • Remember that some apostles couldn’t cast out demons, and Jesus told them that they did not have faith. Can someone here cast out demons in Jesus’s name without having faith in Him? or without knowing Him?

This is to tell all of us that you can faith and even work, you can still end up in Hell for many other reasons.

What are the things these evildoers being punished for?
They are Christians who do not live the way Jesus taught them.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit