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Revelation 16 — Though judgment falls

We saw in chapter 14 the warning of eternal judgment that would fall on all those who rejected God, and instead took the mark of the beast. And like I said earlier, there are those who really get upset at … Continue reading

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Revelation 14:6-11 — A final warning

I have said more than once over the past five years I’ve been writing this blog that God is patient, but that his patience will not last forever. And here in this passage, I think we see that patience just about … Continue reading

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II Peter 2:3-9 — A destruction that is not sleeping

Sometimes we wonder why God allows so much evil in the world. We wonder why God doesn’t do something now about the people who are doing evil. And in addressing the false teachers and their fate, Peter gives us an answer … Continue reading

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II Thessalonians 2 — Why many will perish

In chapter 1, there is a disturbing passage. Paul tells the Thessalonians, God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you…He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of … Continue reading

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Romans 9:1-29 — The problem and wonder of election (part 4)

A question that often pops up when we talk about predestination is, “You say that God predestines who will go to heaven.  So that must mean that God must predestine people to hell as well.” I answered this to some degree … Continue reading

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Romans 3:5-8 — A damned way of thinking

No, I am not swearing.  The things we see in this passage are literally ways of thinking that will lead to people’s damnation. To be honest, I find it hard to believe that people in that time held these ways … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:38, 44; Mark 15:27, 32; Luke 23:32-33, 39-43; John 19:18 — Railing at God, humbling ourselves before him

This is one of the most famous stories from the cross.  Along with Jesus, two robbers were crucified by his side.  And at first, both mocked him.  In the ESV, it says One of the criminals who were hanged railed … Continue reading

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Matthew 22:1-14 — Entering God’s kingdom on his terms

In this story, we see continued warnings from Jesus about rejecting him and the consequences of doing so. He told the story of a king who invited people to his wedding banquet.  But when all was ready, the would-be guests … Continue reading

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Luke 16:19-31 — The reality of hell

Hell.  It is not the most pleasant of topics.  And yet Jesus taught on it.  And in this passage he makes it very clear that it exists, and what’s more, describes what it is like. First, it’s place of torment.  You … Continue reading

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Luke 16:19-31 — When we fail to prepare

This is one of the most graphic depictions of the afterlife, probably because it’s the most personal.  In particular, it is a graphic picture of what hell will be like. Many people think that this was an actual incident, the … Continue reading

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Matthew 10:14-31 — When persecution comes

Persecution. Not a pleasant word.  And not something that I really want to go through.  But one thing that the Bible warns us is that it will come.  Paul warns us in 2 Timothy 3:12, In fact, everyone who wants … Continue reading

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Matthew 13:47-50 — A coming judgment

It has been said that Jesus spoke more on hell than he did about heaven.  And here we see one of his teachings on the coming judgment. As I’ve mentioned before, it can get frustrating to see all the evil … Continue reading

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Proverbs 24:11-12 — When we fail to warn the lost

Solomon writes some very poignant words here in these verses. Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.  If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive … Continue reading

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Isaiah 14:28-32 — Something worse

We get a peek at the timeline in this passage, and find that Ahaz has just died as Isaiah writes this, but it’s probably not of Ahaz’s death that Isaiah writes about in verse 29. The Philistines were probably rejoicing … Continue reading

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