Thursday, July 3, 2008

GOD IS ANGRY: Are you preaching it?

From Arthur Pink's "Gleanings in the Godhead"

When I consider how the goodness of God is abused by the greatest part of mankind, I cannot but be of his mind that said, The greatest miracle in the world is God’s patience and bounty to an ungrateful world.

If a prince hath an enemy got into one of his towns, he doth not send them in provision, but lays close siege to the place, and doth what he can to starve them. But the great God, that could wink all His enemies into destruction, bears with them, and is at daily cost to maintain them.

Well may He command us to bless them that curse us, who Himself does good to the evil and unthankful. But think not, sinners, that you shall escape thus; God’s mill goes slow, but grinds small; the more admirable His patience and bounty now is, the more dreadful and unsupportable will that fury be which ariseth out of His abused goodness.

Nothing smoother than the sea, yet when stirred into a tempest, nothing rageth more. Nothing so sweet as the patience and goodness of God, and nothing so terrible as His wrath when it takes fire (William Gurnall, 1660).

Then flee, my reader, flee to Christ; "flee from the wrath to come" (Matthew 3:7) ere it is too late.

A word to preachers: Do we in our oral ministry preach on this solemn subject as much as we ought? The Old Testament prophets frequently told their hearers that their wicked lives provoked the Holy One of Israel, and that they were treasuring up to themselves wrath against the day of wrath. Conditions in the world are no better now than they were then! Nothing is so calculated to arouse the careless and cause carnal professors to search their hearts, as to enlarge upon the fact that "God is angry with the wicked every day" (Ps. 7:11).

The forerunner of Christ warned his hearers to "flee from the wrath to come" (Matthew 3:7). The Savior bade His auditors, "Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him" (Luke 12:5). Paul said, "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men" (2 Cor. 5:11). Faithfulness demands that we speak as plainly about hell as about heaven.

Jon's note: Read Jeremiah chapter 28 to see how God feels about preachers speaking words of love, peace, liberty and freedom to the unrepentant and rebellious children of the devil!

Then read below what God promised those who give words of love to the unrepentant:

Jeremiah 20:4-6 says: For thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and your eyes shall see it. I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive to Babylon and slay them with the sword.
Moreover I will deliver all the wealth of this city, all its produce, and all its precious things; all the treasures of the kings of Judah I will give into the hand of their enemies, who will plunder them, seize them, and carry them to Babylon.
And you,...shall go into captivity. You shall go to Babylon, and there you shall die, and be buried there, you and all your friends, to whom you have prophesied lies.’”
America has been guilty of "prophecying lies" to "our friends", the rebellious and unrepentant sinners, for over 100 years, giving them a false hope, telling them that God loves them and has a wonderful plan for their life, when God plainly told us to tell them to "repent from their wicked ways."

How much longer will you so-called preachers break the wooden yokes (Jeremiah 28:13) off of the wicked by continuing to preach this false, loving, squishy god who winks at sin and who watched His Son be crucified for nothing?

You who preach that sinners need not repent, and offer them salvation if they come "Just as I am" are the guilty parties... because statistically, that's how most sinners come to get their fire insurance these days... as unrepentant sinners, yet holding on to the assurance of their "sinner's prayer", the wooden yoke that was broken!

I can't believe God has shown such mercy to the United States for so long when we have forsaken teaching sin and repentance and have so cheapened the Gospel of Jesus Christ... Pray for the true preachers of the Gospel to be strengthened and pray for the False Preachers to repent, get saved, and preach the Word of the Lord,... before our nation is "carried off to Baylon".

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