WARNING THE WICKED

Submitted by Alex Sr on 8/11/06 at 10:21 PM. ( ) 66.32.22.158

It's time like never before to warn the wicked!

"The punishment of one wicked man or people always becomes a warning to all others." - Barnes' Notes

"Most heinous sins bring most heinous judgments."
"Let us take warning by all the instances of God's taking vengeance, which are recorded for our admonition, and to prevent our promising ourselves impunity, though we go on in a course of sin."
"There is a day of judgment coming, when all those that refused the gospel will certainly be called to account for it; however they now make a jest of it. They that would not hear the doctrine that would save them, shall be made to hear the sentence that will ruin them."
- all of the above quotes are from Matthew Henry

Psalm 11:6 says very definitively - "Upon the wicked He shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup."

What every wicked man and woman needs to know is that unless they repent, they are headed for abundant, sudden, furious, and utter destruction from the Lord Himself. He will "rain" it down on them as rain falling from heaven. There will be no barriers to hold it back. And the sinner will find no way of escape.

The Scriptures tell us that - "...this shall be the portion of their cup." A "cup" in Bible terms is oftentimes a figure for God's plentiful or abundant favor or wrath. It is the "meat and drink" - so to speak - appointed by Him for an individual, city, or nation.

There are three items that are listed here which depict what can be found in the "cup" of the wicked. They are as follows -

"snares" - When he least expects it, the sinner is held fast or imprisoned by grievous plagues or judgments. It is as though he is being hunted down like a wild beast in his career or course. He finds no way of escape.

"horrible tempest" - This depicts a furious blast of wind that is so swift that it sweeps away houses and trees - causing a wide desolation. In the Hebrew, there is a reference made here to the burning storm - the wrathwind - the Simoom - which has its suffocating winds that blow across the Arabian desert.

"fire and brimstone" - Immediately, in hearing these two words coupled together, our attention is drawn to Sodom and Gomorrah - the twin cities which were destroyed by God Almighty for their ungodliness - "Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven"(Genesis 19:24). They experienced a continual shower of sulphurous fire - burning flaming fire - which consumed its cities and inhabitants.

Both Apostles - Peter and Jude - addressed the horrible judgment that fell upon these two wicked cities for their lasciviousness and perversion -

2 Peter 2:6 says - "And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly."
Jude 1:7 says - "Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, 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."

Both Peter and Jude mentioned the judgment of God on these two cities. Peter stressed the fact that they were reduced to ashes through means of "an overthrow." Jude stressed the eternal portion of their judgment. Not only did they suffer literal "fire" rained down on them from above, but they also have suffered and are suffering to this very day "the vengeance of eternal fire" in Hell.

These two Preachers also both emphasized the fact that Sodom and Gomorrah are held up to view as a warning...displayed or exhibited...or laid out in plain sight as "an example" to others who should choose to "live ungodly"..."give themselves over to fornication" - all kinds of sexual or gross immorality or unnatural lusts...or "go after strange flesh" - homosexuality.

The New Testament volume of the Biblical Illustrator offered the following thought-provoking comments on these two verses of Scripture -
"Cities and inhabitants suffer for the evil of the inhabitants."
"Sin can bring down the most magnificent cities."
"Extreme judgments follow extreme sins."
"No society of men or policy can hinder the judgment of God, which He will bring upon them for their sins."
"They that are unto others examples of sin shall be also unto them examples of punishment."

As horrible as the sin and punishment for sin was for Sodom and Gomorrah, yet the Scriptures warn us that there will be those who will suffer a greater damnation. You reply in utter amazement by inquiring - "What could be worse than gross immorality, unnatural lusts, or homosexuality?"

Matthew 10:15 explains - "Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city."

The Lord Jesus warned us of "a day of judgment" coming - that is fixed and appointed by God - when all will appear before Him - the Judge of all. Even though Sodom and Gomorrah had suffered the physical judgment on its cities and inhabitants and is presently suffering the eternal vengeance - yet the Lord said that there would be a people who would suffer a greater punishment.

Who could these people possibly be?

Matthew 10:14 gives the answer - "And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet."

In other words, even though Sodom and Gomorrah gave themselves over to loathsome impurities and consequently suffered the fiery indignation of Almighty God and continue to do so today in Hell fire, yet the people who reject the Truth of the Gospel will suffer greater damnation. Sodom and Gomorrah's punishment will be "more tolerable" than theirs.

Let's draw some very important conclusions here -
Any and all sin brings judgment.
Heinous sins bring heinous judgments.

Nonetheless, you may be a good, religious person reading this message today who has been despising and rejecting the Truth of God's Word. You refuse to be Born-Again just like the Bible says in John 3:3. You refuse to "repent" of your sins and turn your life completely over to Jesus.

You may think that Sodom and Gomorrah "caught some fire" from God. You ain't seen nothin' yet!

If you keep rejecting God's offer of salvation through the Blood of Jesus, you will meet with a greater punishment and judgment from Him. That's what Jesus said - and it is best that you accept His words as truth!

Church, it's time like never before that we warn the wicked!
People are headed for severe wrath and damnation in a devil's hell.

Do you care?

Would to God that we all would get stirred by this message and go out and find ourselves a street corner - from where we can "sound the alarm" and wake the people up to the awful doom that awaits them!

We leave you with Pastor Henry's words - "There is a day of judgment coming, when all those that refused the gospel will certainly be called to account for it; however they now make a jest of it. They that would not hear the doctrine that would save them, shall be made to hear the sentence that will ruin them."

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This response submitted by god on 8/11/06 at 10:45 PM. ( ) 66.38.97.227

It is your understanding of god that is the main problem.
You do not understand who you are. You do not understand who god is. You do not understand that love is the basis of all life, nor can you comprehend a love that is unconditional.
You imagine that god is a small, petty, jealous deity who says to people bowed in prayer, "Sorry, it's my way or the highway. Your prayer I hear. Your prayer I don't, because you didn't do it right. You did not please me." In this you turn me into a replica of the worst of humanity.
You claim that you are striving to be god-like in your lives... and if this is the god you are striving to be like, you have succeeded brilliantly.


You don't understand

This response submitted by Alex Sr on 8/12/06 at 11:06 AM. ( ) 66.32.22.158

God is love, Right ! But He is also Justice and he says he will judge the wicked.
God loves those who loves them with all of their heart and all of their souls.
And God Hates evil, so where are you ?


For you god

This response submitted by Alex on 8/12/06 at 11:29 AM. ( ) 66.32.22.158

1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.


For Alex sr.

This response submitted by D.J.H. on 8/12/06 at 11:45 AM. ( ) 216.198.104.201

I have been watching and reading your posts on here for several weeks now. And quite frankly I am starting to cringe when I see you have posted another message. I am a christian who loves the Lord and am as excited as the next true believer to spread the Gospel message. However yours has lost it's effectiveness. You are long winded and the message of hope and freedom in the loving arms of our saviour Jesus is getting lost in all the other clutter. Don,t tell them they are going to hell, tell them of the love that can be found in a life with Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will do the rest. God's love to you all.


Whom should

This response submitted by Alex sr on 8/12/06 at 4:08 PM. ( ) 66.32.22.158

I listen to DJH, the word or you,

1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

II Cor 4


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Taxidermy is not for the wicked

This response submitted by bill on 8/12/06 at 11:05 PM. ( ) 205.188.116.11

Does anyone know of any good religious sites I can post my taxidermy questions on?


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