The only way it wouldn't apply to you would be if you already knew you were damned. In other words, you would have come to this conclusion without any revelation from God to begin with. That's the only scenario that makes any sense. Was that what you meant when you said, "those who are living as if they were actually a vessel of mercy."I know I said I wouldn't continue further but your comment to me "Evidently , you're not" requires a response. How can I answer a question that doesn't apply to me?
I can see how that would throw a wrench into my post. I hadn't actually thought anyone would ever come from the standpoint of being a vessel fitted for destruction to begin with. Then again, it sort of answers itself in that one wouldn't change anything if they already knew they were a vessel fitted for destruction. The revelation is anticlimactic to begin with. If that's what you meant, then I see what you mean. I also find it alarming that anyone would be so cavalier about it. Although I haven't given it that much thought until now. Perhaps if could be a perspective one could get used to after a while. I don't know. Perhaps I could handle it if I knew that there was nothing after death. if there is no conscious torment for eternity then I could see how that might lessen the blow.