If God – Part 2
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
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; 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; 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; (2Peter 2:3-6)
THIS PASSAGE CONNECTS FALSE TEACHERS AND THREE OF THE MOST AWESOME past judgments of God on the earth. It tells us that if we are going to handle the Word of God, we had better do our best to get it right. This passage parallels the short Book of Jude and Romans 1. The message is clear: God is going to judge false teachers and the proof of it is to remember what God has already done to wicked angels, the violent population of Noah’s day, and the proud and sexually depraved cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and cities around Sodom and Gomorrah.
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. (Jude 1:6-8)
EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE IN CALIFORNIA TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO SELL BIBLES. The reason is that despite the double-speak of smooth religious leaders, the Bible is clearly against the homosexual lifestyle. Once an individual or a nation puffs itself up in pride and defiance of the Almighty, nothing is too wicked to turn into government-enforced public policy.
OLD, ONCE BIBLICALLY-SOUND CHURCHES IN AMERICA and other nations are broadening their doctrinal positions to become “inclusive churches.” As they abandon the Bible they take upon themselves the role of false teachers and become havens for people who give themselves over to fornication, going after strange flesh, filthy dreamers who defile the flesh. They despise dominion and speak evil of dignities, that is: the authority figures who oppose their wickedness.
THIS ARTICLE IS FOLLOWING THE CONTENT OF 2PETER AND ITS COMPANION BOOK of Jude, and the Book of Romans. The Word of God tells us that judgement is certain to come upon false teachers in the same way that judgement came upon fallen angels, the world of Noah’s day, and Sodom and Gomorrah.
We remember that 2Peter and Jude are New Testament books. These two books are in sync with Romans: Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (Romans 1:22-24)
THE APOSTLE PETER INCLUDES FALLEN ANGELS, the entire world of Noah’s day, and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as examples to those who afterward decide to live ungodly. Faithful, Bible-believing teachers and pastors and evangelists and missionaries and God-fearing politicians are saying around the world that if God does not judge America, He will need to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah for burning them to the ground. In addition to our sexual sins, a thousand mothers a day are signing medical papers to authorize doctors to murder the babies in their wombs. Every abortion stops a beating heart. America has become a very wicked nation! The question is not: “Is God going to judge America?” The question is: “When is God going to judge America and how is He going to do it?”
I MUST STAND BEFORE GOD IN A SHORT WHILE AND GIVE AN ACCOUNT TO HIM. Considering all the other failures in my Christian life of 74 years, I do not intend to fold on this issue to please men. And, dear friend, you might want to think about what it’s going to be like when you also stand before God and what you are going to tell Him. Joshua said in his day:
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (Joshua 24:15) Ω
Read Through the Bible in a Year
MAY 29, 2018 – TUESDAY
A.M. 1Chronicles 26-27 P.M. John 11:18-46
(Bible Gateway will read this to you if you like. Look for the speaker icon.)
Good Memory Verse:
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. (2Peter 2:21) (Write verses on scraps of paper and put in your pocket like President Abraham Lincoln did.)
Song for Today:
Precious Memories (5:56) – (Jimmie Jones & Jim Hill & Gaither Group)
You may need to turn off the song when finished to avoid something else you do not want to hear.