The Bible teaches us about God. It also relates the life of Jesus Christ and his disciples. More importantly - the Bible prescribes the essential and required preparations which enable readers to make heaven their home. The majority of people are aware of these facts. However, the Bible, which is the written word of God, also contains a warning!
I previously stated that the Bible teaches us about God. However, it goes one step further. The Bible relates with divine accuracy and truth, the procedures of Gods righteous judgments. God blessed those who pleased Him. Those who pleased Him, were those who obeyed all of his commandments. On the other hand, God became very displeased with those who disobeyed his ordinances. Those who displeased Him, He destroyed. If this surprises you, then proceed by verifying the scriptures - Gods holy account book.
GOD IS A KILLER
THE LORD KILLETH, AND MAKETH ALIVE: HE BRINGETH DOWN TO THE GRAVE, AND BRINGETH UP. 1 Samuel 2: 6.
The preceding verse was prophesied during a prayer by Hannah. As a prophecy, either it remains to be fulfilled or it has already achieved its fulfillment. We need not wait for it to be accomplished. It has already occurred, not only once but many times. (The fact that it has already occurred does not abolish the probability of a reoccurrence. The immutability of God confirms this prophecy). However, let us not darken the future with what we can change, but let us first examine the examples and take into consideration the warnings which emanate from the mouth of God.
GOD PUNISHED ANGELS
FOR IF GOD SPARED NOT THE ANGELS THAT SINNED, BUT CAST THEM DOWN TO HELL, AND DELIVERED THEM INTO CHAINS OF DARKNESS, TO BE RESERVED UNTO JUDGMENT; 2 Peter 2: 4.
Peter relates this account to the believers for a specific purpose: he brings to remembrance Gods ancient judgments with the prospect of exhorting the reader back to holiness. For in the end - only the righteous are delivered, and as we shall see, the righteous are very few. AND IF THE RIGHTEOUS SCARCELY BE SAVED, WHERE SHALL THE UNGODLY AND THE SINNER APPEAR? 1 Peter 4: 18.
GOD PUNISHED PEOPLE
Gods righteous judgments are more frequently associated with the human race, rather than disobedient angels. We shall also discover that Gods punishment towards men and women was much more severe. They werent reserved unto judgment but judged and dealt with accordingly - immediately. Their bodies were destroyed instantly, their souls awaiting the chastening of the Lord in the day of judging: even as the angels who sinned. However, a warning was always made available, allowing the disobedient another chance. Todays warning is in the Bible. Those who continuously disregard Gods warning ...shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. Proverbs 29: 1. As we study the scriptures, we read that Solomon, in all of his wisdom, was right.
GOD DROWNED THE WICKED
AND SPARED NOT THE OLD WORLD, BUT SAVED NOAH THE EIGHTH PERSON, A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, BRINGING IN THE FLOOD UPON THE WORLD OF THE UNGODLY; 2 Peter 2: 5.
This story has been translated into hundreds of languages. Everyone is acquainted with this famous event: the deluge. However, not too many are informed of the reason behind Gods outburst of wrath. God destroyed the inhabitants of the earth because they were wicked and disobedient. Who were the people God saved? Noah, the preacher of righteousness, and his family: the man who warned the wicked for one hundred years. The ungodly disregarded the warning, and when Gods punishment was induced on the earth, not one wicked person was spared; men, women and children were all destroyed.
FIRE, FURY, AND FIERCENESS
WHO CAN STAND BEFORE HIS INDIGNATION? AND WHO CAN ABIDE IN THE FIERCENESS OF HIS ANGER? HIS FURY IS POURED OUT LIKE FIRE, AND THE ROCKS ARE THROWN DOWN BY HIM. Nahum 1: 6.
Those who live an ungodly life and refuse to heed Gods call to righteousness are repeatedly and unmistakably given examples in the Bible which are utilized as warnings, predicting their eventual demise. Their consequence - destruction. God is a just judge. Though his methods may vary - the outcome of his decision is simple and obvious: destruction for the ungodly or salvation for the righteous. Even the warning of JESUS, made clear on more than one occasion in the New Testament, is without contradiction: But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke 12: 5.
SAVE YOUR SOUL!
AND TURNING THE CITIES OF SODOM AND GOMORRHA INTO ASHES CONDEMNED THEM WITH AN OVERTHROW, MAKING THEM AN ENSAMPLE UNTO THOSE THAT AFTER SHOULD LIVE UNGODLY;
AND DELIVERED JUST LOT, VEXED WITH THE FILTHY CONVERSATION OF THE WICKED:
(FOR THAT RIGHTEOUS MAN DWELLING AMONG THEM, IN SEEING AND HEARING, VEXED HIS RIGHTEOUS SOUL FROM DAY TO DAY WITH THEIR UNLAWFUL DEEDS;)
THE LORD KNOWETH HOW TO DELIVER THE GODLY OUT OF TEMPTATIONS, AND TO RESERVE THE UNJUST UNTO THE DAY OF JUDGMENT TO BE PUNISHED:
BUT CHIEFLY THEM THAT WALK AFTER THE FLESH IN THE LUST OF UNCLEANNESS, AND DESPISE GOVERNMENT. PRESUMPTUOUS ARE THEY, SELFWILLED, THEY ARE NOT AFRAID TO SPEAK EVIL OF DIGNITIES.
2 Peter 2: 6 - 10.
Once again, the just and the righteous were saved - the ungodly and the unrighteous were destroyed; without mercy nor remedy. These ancient judgments will be issued on the world today; a world which has reverted to the wickedness which resulted towards the flood, and a world which is guilty of the sins of Sodom and Gomorrha. Balaams disobedience was the consequence of his destruction - the wages of the unrighteous. Whereas the donkey issued Balaams warning, Peter issues ours. He speaks of dreadful days to come. Dreadful days that have arrived. Countries revolt and undermine the established authorities. In the realm of religion, the sovereignty of God is not recognized nor respected. Many defy and deny the existence of their creator and judge. The gospel of holiness is not preached and the nations have indulged in the defilement of their lustful flesh. Divorce and remarriage is being sanctioned by all major religions along with many other various corrupted pleasures creeping unawares into the church. Man has allowed himself to become lower than the brute beasts that Peter wrote about. Save your soul from the indignation of Gods wrath directed towards those who disobey his revealed will and his righteous ways. The sanctification of your soul is your only hope of salvation from hell. Your rebellious and unrighteous nature is finished by destruction. A warning has been executed -
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Authors note: This warning can save YOUR soul from the eternal wrath of God (hell). By Lincoln C. Gagnon
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