O yes, of course, there are certainly topics available which are a lot more funny than this one, but no more important topics. For the whole misery where humanity is in now comes down to the fact that man has been separated from the Creator by sin, or more specifically, by disobedience. Because that holy God cannot endure sin in His presence. By giving in to the wiles of Satan with which he tempts man to disobey God, every sinner is doomed to die and spend eternity in the outer darkness, under absolutely miserable conditions. God does not want that and therefore he has given us a way of escape. That only way out is Jesus Christ, by fighting Satan and his armies at Calvary. Through His obedience to death, He obtained the right to open the door for us to eternal life in God's presence. However, every sinner who, in his indifference, informs his Creator that he has no need for redemption, has stubbornly condemned himself to eternal death. A death that results from the separation between the Creator of life and the sinner in question. That sinner, with his contempt for God's outstretched hand, has brought God's wrath upon himself. For whoever did not want to be convinced by God's Holy Spirit during this life has committed sin against the Holy Spirit. No forgiveness is possible for that sin because the hardened heart of the sinner in question cannot be convinced of his sins. This enmity against God is endured by Him as long as the persistent sinner is alive, but as soon as he dies he is irrevocably taken to the realm of the dead to await his final condemnation. In order to distort the image of the holy and wrathful God, Satan has sent his deceivers into the world to ridicule the need for radical conversion and the pursuit of a sacred life. The damage that has already caused it in the hearts of many is shocking. And hence the subject on this page. It is not excluded that many readers will dismiss the contents of this page as a “hell and damnation” sermon. In case you also tend to think likewise, you should consider the fact that there are billions of lost souls in hell who now wish that someone would have dragged them to a church during their life on earth. Incidentally, it should be noted that if someone indeed would have been dragged to that church, this lost soul would most likely have resisted the imposed church visit. So these hypocrites have not been taken to hell for no reason to suffer the consequences of God's wrath forever!! Afterwards sorry? No chance at all, because by then it is too late!
It is a well-known reproach that reminding people of God's wrath only causes fear. Sounds plausible,
but it does come from Satan's quiver. For there is no mortal in this world who repents out of fear. Those
who have been guided by fear have not repented but are only trying to save their skin from the fire. In
that case there is no remorse. The horror of the eternal punishment that awaits every lost soul is exactly
like the horror of its own sinfulness. So everyone is punished according to the degree of his own wickedness
because Jesus, the Judge of this world, is a just judge.
In summary, one's own wickedness corresponds to the weight of eternal punishment. Who is determined by this prospect and begins to realize its atrocity is held up to a mirror, and he can see in that mirror the atrocity of his own wickedness. It is therefore only our conviction of sin, our repentance, and our realization that we have tormented the holy God with our sins, so that we come to a real repentance and receive eternal life.
We find a striking example of this in the book of Jonah. Jonah was sent by God to the wicked city of Nineveh to warn the inhabitants of the consequences of their lawlessness and rebellion against their Creator. Once arrived, Jonah's message was by no means: “What a bunch of poor victims you are and what a bad luck that Satan has misled you!” What he did say was this: “Forty more days and Nineveh will be turned upside down!” The people of Nineveh were convinced and repented of their sins. Their king's command even said: “They must be shrouded in mourning robes, man and beast, and call with strength to God and repent each one from his evil ways and the injustice that clings to their hands. Who knows, God might turn and repent and let go of his burning wrath, so that we will not perish”.
It is remarkable that Jonah did not even have to explain on behalf of which God he had come. The king of the city also suddenly knew remarkably well what to do. And they did not even doubt the reliability of Jonah's words! What does this tell us? We all believe! The Ninevites, however, had to be reminded of that.
So the hard message of Jonah had convinced them, and that is why Jesus said about them against the hostile Jews in Matthew 12:41: “The men of Nineveh will rise up in judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, more than Jonah is here”. Also to every reader of this page I have to say: “More than Jonah is here” because it is the Holy Spirit who convicts of sin. Those who nevertheless do not want to be convinced during this life will continue to live under the wrath of God and will experience the consequences of this forever.
“Kill therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate
affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things sake the wrath
of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in
them.” (Colossians 3:5-7). If there is one thing all stubborn sinners
can be sure of, it is the inescapable fact that God's wrath will strike them. In addition to this apostle
Paul's warning there are many, many other places in the Bible which refer likewise to this truth. It is
to be expected that evil guys walk around within rickety Christianity who think otherwise.
For example, I was once listening to a deceiver who taught us that God is a God of love. According to this charlatan, that even went so far that God cannot even look angry. Since every person is free to think and believe what he wants (which will have dramatic consequences for the vast majority of humanity), the consequences of what people believe (or certainly do not want to believe) are also for their own account. However, it gets even worse when someone tries to pass as a “preacher of the Word” and with that carefully constructed image in his pocket teaches his audience something that the Bible exposes as a lie. The deceiver in question had already been aware of this in his cunning and in order to deal with all this clarity he had found the next “brilliant” solution. It said that we can throw away 80% of the Old Testament. Which 20% of the Old Testament had been approved by this “messenger of God” he wisely kept to himself. He probably had not yet thrown the New Testament into revision, because the battle ax was not yet used during the sermon in question. In fact, that happened in later years and it must have been the result of his discovery that the New Testament also leaves no room at all for doubt concerning the fact that God will not be mocked endlessly. As ridiculous as this false teacher's assertion may be, with such smooth talk he managed that within many of the evangelical congregations where he was allowed to have his say, apostates fell away and followed the sweet talk of this very dangerous man. And while this “new doctrine with authority” was by then still a new sound to me, I now know that the same lie in all shapes and variants also comes to us from the decaying Christianity in America. When the wind is favorable. And strikingly often this also turns out to be the case, which is not surprising. This doctrine represents the spirit of our time and that spirit has a name. What is stated by the aforementioned deceiver, like many others do likewise, can be swept together under the (collective) name: Christian humanism, in which man is central and not our Creator.
The vicious tail that closed the deceiver's message sounded something like this: God is good (even so good that He can't even look angry) and man is good too. So much so that everything that man does wrong is not his fault but the devil's fault. With such a sweet story it is not difficult to get a whole train of apostates after you. Because the vast majority of the members of the human race feel wonderfully caressed when they are told that there is nothing wrong with them, when they are told that they are simply good. Whoever falls into this trap and regularly has his ego given a good brushing will ultimately not only believe that he is good but also that he is a god.
However, fact is they turned out to be very bigoted little gods, that we saw as a result of this New Age teaching. At the time we also had the “privilege” in our own church to be able to follow this change process closely. Brothers and sisters with whom we had known for years increasingly showed a loveless attitude. An attitude that was mainly expressed in an arrogance, an intolerance and an uncompromising attitude that became increasingly prevalent. Until an unsustainable situation had arisen. At that stage of spiritual decay, we held our last Bible study evening. The captain of these rebels clearly revealed himself that evening when he unexpectedly came out: “And Satan will be blamed!!” It sounded like an outburst of rebellion that was so striking because it had absolutely nothing to do with the current topic. Nevertheless, he obviously had to say it, with which he exposed himself. It was much like the resistance of a disobedient little boy who rebels against the authority of his parents. Since then things have gone from bad to worse with these apostates, who (completely in line with expectations) started a “congregation” for themselves shortly after this eruption. A “congregation” that has been referred to as “the rebel club” by those who stayed behind. A scary club in which the spiritual decline continued at an even higher pace. So that the divinity of Jesus soon had to be removed within the teaching of this kingdom, created by a group of hypocrites. And within which the few who understood that the apostates spread a death smell were told that they would have committed sin against the Holy Spirit if they did not conform to these doctrines. The latter is indeed a very old trick that has already been used by bunches of do-it-yourself “men of God” to enforce obedience. This is a form of tyranny.
If there is one thing that is absolutely certain to me when I reconsider the drama just described,
it is this: such behavior arouses God's wrath, and if these apostates do not repent from their betrayal,
the wrath of God will stay upon them. The inevitable consequence of this is that these (disobedient to
the gospel) are lost forever. And the exact opposite of what they so fanatically proclaimed, that God
is so good that He cannot even look angry, will convince them in the realm of the dead. That truth about
which the Bible is so omnipotently clear, but which they opposed with great fury. Because all the pious
talk about that God who would be so sweet was just a mask behind which hid the monster of the New Age.
And that monster has absolutely no love, only hate. Hatred, as one of those bad fruits that Jesus referred
to when He said in Matthew 7:18-20: “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,
as a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown
into the fire. So you will know them by their fruits.”
The stubborn people of Israel also produced multitudes of bad fruits, and as a result they were warned many times by God either beforehand or afterwards about the consequences. As in Deut. 32:21-23: “They engendered Me jealous by what is no god, they offended Me with their vanities. Therefore I will stir them up jealous by what is not a nation, I will hurt them by a foolish people. For a fire is kindled in my anger, it burns to the depths of the realm of the dead; it consumes the earth with what it yields and scorches the foundations of the mountains. I will build up disasters on them, shoot all my arrows at them.” Two comments on this: The first comment is that this warning will most likely be among those 80% of the Old Testament which the false teacher mentioned above wanted to cancel.
The second comment is this: it is not for nothing that it is said that God's wrath burns to the depths
of the realm of the dead because whoever descends to the realm of the dead, a.k.a. hell, also undergoes
the consequences of God's wrath, because.... in John 3:36 Jesus says: “Whoever
believes in the Son has eternal life; but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath
of God remains on him”.
In that realm of the dead, the (billions) of sinners are on remand, those who have remained under the wrath of God through their enmity towards their Creator, and they are tormented there by the countless demons. In doing so, these henchmen of Satan are actually performing an advance of God's judgment on all these lost sinners. Until they too will be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone (the second death), along with all those sinners who are now in the realm of the dead (under many torments) and have to await their final conviction. A condemnation that is the inevitable result of the wrath of God, which strikes them for their enmity toward God's outstretched hand. It is impossible to describe all what this hostility does in this world. Or you could write a million pens empty on it. To draw attention to the horrors of what is happening in the world and which rightly arouses the wrath of God, a few examples now follow.
The following is an example of what our Creator must see and endure, among other things, and it is
something that makes me realize repeatedly how thoroughly rotten humanity is. How horrifying are the consequences
if man has seared his conscience? Some 42 million abortions are performed each year worldwide. Then we
see every year on May 4 happen that people in this country (The Netherlands) have to mourn at various
memorials because the estimated 50 million deaths of the Second World War must be hypocritically commemorated,
while during the year since the previous commemoration of the WW2 victims almost as many people worldwide
have been murdered. Murdered in a war that is not commemorated and for which there is no national day
of mourning, let alone an international one. Meanwhile, we have already received new signals of the shocking
decline of man's conscience. Signals that the critically ill brains who dare to call themselves government
have started a new round in the demolition process of what was once called “civilization”. The
magic words used for this are embryo selection and stem cell research. The magicians who came up with
these magic words also have the following on their conscience, because after the killing of countless
children has first been made an “accepted phenomenon”, the next phase has now begun in this
journey towards hell. While it will no doubt all be brought back as an inescapable result of “progress,”
the fact is that lawlessness, wickedness, and rebellion against the Creator of life have once again eagerly
seized themselves. Moreover, this destruction takes place even faster behind the scenes than before the
scenes. I read the story of a woman who anonymously said that she works in an abortion clinic where, among
other things, her job was to prepare the aborted children for transport because they had been bought by
companies that extracted “material” for their “dark pursuits”. These were undoubtedly
activities that made big money. Moreover, it was an aim to get the aborted children keep alive as long
as possible so that “the material” stays as fresh as possible because the “customer”
asked for it. For example, it was possible that she had to kill a child still alive on the spot because
the “customer” had arrived to receive “the material”. Because it just became a bit
too much for her, her boss let the child drown on the spot or he just knocked it to death. So much for
the story of this woman.
To be clear, this was a horrific trafficking in aborted children that was still illegal at the time of this “confession”. At least for as long as it lasts, because we can say with confidence that these satanic practices will be “neatly legally regulated” in the foreseeable future, which will of course mean that it will all be allowed. And no mortal within that whole pharmaceutical / medical mafia that will bother you about that! Well, maybe a single mortal who has a little bit of conscience left.
I once wrote about the totally rotten conscience of the Netherlands:
In March 2006 I read a news item on an American website in which the Dutch practice of killing “deathly ill” children was denounced. The conclusion expressed therein was: “The chilling reality is that while our rotten indifference to the sanctity of life is not as advanced as in Holland, we are fast moving in the same direction.” At about the same time, an Italian minister compared Dutch euthanasia law and the related discussion in Dutch politics about killing sick children with Nazi law and Hitler's ideas. To which a deeply offended Prime Minister Balkenende complained that such comparisons are “unacceptable”. Well, well, Mr. Balkenende, if you and your political party have already deviated so far from everything that could ever pass for Christianity and you, like your purple predecessors, surrender the Netherlands to the spirit of anti-christ, you will have to experience that the Creator of heaven and earth does not permanently let people ignore His principles!!
The latter is expressed by the apostle Paul in Galatians as follows, 6:7-8:
“Do not go astray, God will not be mocked. For what a man sows, he will also reap. For whoever
sows on (the field of) his flesh will reap corruption from his flesh, but whoever sows on (the field of)
the Spirit will reap everlasting life from the Spirit.” The Psalms show in poetic language what
the wicked can think in secret. Note that they even show here that they know about God's existence and
are even aware of what is an abomination to the eternal God. And yet just continue with their wickedness!
We read in Psalm 94:1-11: “God of vengeance, Lord God of vengeance, do appear in light. Exalt yourself, Judge of the earth, pay back the proud. How long will the wicked, O Lord, how long will the wicked shout? They grind, speak dilapidated language, all those who practice iniquity speak highly; They trample your people, O Lord, and afflict your inheritance; They kill widow and stranger, and murder orphans; They say: The Lord does not see it, the God of Jacob does not notice it. Notice, you unrighteous among the people! And you fools, when will you be wise? Would he who planted the ear not hear? Who formed the eye, not see? Wouldn't he who teaches the nations punish, he who teaches man knowledge? The Lord knows the thoughts of men: they are vanity.” Therefore, Psalm 7:12 rightly says: “God is a just Judge and a God who wrath anger every day.” And He has every reason to do so!
Once the orphans were murdered, but in the meantime “modern” man can kill the children even
before they are born thanks to his “technical progress.” Children whom these servants of Satan
claim are only “fetal tissue”.
One thing is absolutely certain: everything that is done by sinners is known to the Creator, because, “Wouldn't He who planted the ear hear? Who formed the eye, not see?” No criminal who participates in this mass murder will therefore escape God's judgment. That God does not allow Himself to be mocked will be learned by every hard-faced sinner, he who fools himself that there is no judgment about sins. Why do all these wicked people behave like this? The answer is: “Because the sentence of the evil deed is not immediately executed, therefore the hearts of the children of men in them are eager to do evil, since a sinner does evil a hundred times and yet lives long.” (Eccl. 8:11-12) Multitudes of sinners have seared their conscience by telling themselves and others that there is no God and therefore no judgment. To prevent as many sinners as possible from returning to their Creator through repentance, the Creator's existence is massively denied by misusing the concept of science. A science that is not a science, but as the theory of evolution has had devastating consequences for many. One of these consequences is the view that good and evil are relative, like everything else in the universe, that would have come only from stupid coincidence. Because of this satanic brainwashing, there is no belief in the existence of an absolute truth and these sinners think they can determine for themselves what is “acceptable”. Along with numerous other teachings of evil spirits, these lost souls, whose deliberations the god of this century has struck blind, torment their Creator every day with, for example:
Realize that this is just a small sample of all the horrors with which many stubborn sinners torment their Creator every day. Cruelties for which the wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience!
The god-deniers who scoff at their Creator daily only confirm that they have all been chained by the
ruler of this world. The chain of selfishness and pursuit of profit. These Gentiles are obsessed with
material wealth. They do not have anything else than just those few years that they are tolerated by the
Creator on this earth.
Of the ridiculous foolishness of this economic madness, Jesus had the following to say in Luke 12:15-21: “See to it that you wait for all greed, for even if a man has plenty, his life is not his possession. And he spoke a parable to them, and said: The land of a rich man had yielded much. And he reasoned to himself, and said, What shall I do, for I have no room to store my fruit? And he said, I will do this: I will break down my sheds, and build greater; and there I will store all the grain and all my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods laid up for many years, rest, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said to him: You fool, this very night your soul is required of you, and what you have prepared, for whom will it be? This is what happens to those who collect treasures for themselves and are not rich in God.” The fool in this parable is a model for the multitudes of wicked people who, in their greed and pursuit of profit, did not have time for what is really important, who did not want to know that they are lost sinners who owe their existence solely to God's tolerance: “....for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and makes it rain on the just and the unjust.” (Matthew 5:45). The apostle Paul expressed this situation in Romans 8:20: “For creation is subject to fruitlessness, not voluntarily, but because of (the will of) Him who submitted it to it .” Fruitless and pointless are therefore the efforts of the wicked sinners who, like the rich fool, will be carried away to eternal torment, leaving behind all their scraped-up wealth. In the foregoing we already read what Jesus said in John 3:36 of them: “...but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.”
Time is running out and therefore urges us to proclaim the gospel to all creation. More workers are needed for this. Let all those “Christians” start worrying about that instead of getting carried away to the same abyss in which the fool, who thought he was rich but turned out to have nothing, was also dumped. The fool in this parable was, of course, a fictional figure, but many, oh many are the fools who really exist and with which hell is now filled up. Just as the apostle John wrote in 1 John 2:16-17: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, are not of the Father, but of the world. And the world passes and its lusts but whoever does the will of God remains forever.”
Of course, both the crimes of the selfish wicked and the apostate behavior of “Christians” are seen by God, and the apostle Paul wrote about this in Romans 1:18-21: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” What is emphasized here in the last sentence is: Because that, when they knew God. This reminds me of what I once heard someone tell about the Last Judgment and the possible scene he sketched of the lost hypocrite who would stand before the Heavenly Judge. His answer to the question of Jesus if they had known the gospel and if so: why they did not want to repent, would be something like: “Yes, uh..... You see, I did know, but I did not want to know.” The apostle Paul therefore rightly writes of all these hypocrites that they have no excuse, because the existence of the Creator could also be recognized in creation. And precisely this is denied with great fury and hypocritically shouted at with a junkyard of unproven theories that must nevertheless pass for science. These wicked hypocrites are still tolerated by the Creator but will be exposed as lost sinners at the last judgment.
How great are God's grace and patience that He endures so many of these atrocities for so long! While He must constantly observe all these wicked practices. I read about God's patience and tolerance in Romans 3:23-26: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus. Whom God hath set forth [to] [be] a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, [I] [say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” In other terms, the same is also said in Isaiah 48:8-11: “You have neither heard nor known, nor have you opened your ear long ago, for I knew that you are very treacherous, and called a transgressor from the womb. For My name's sake I delay my anger, for my praise I restrain myself for your good, so as not to cut you off. Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the melting furnace of misery. For my sake, for my sake I do it, however great the desecration; I give my honor to no other.” And in Psalms 78:38-41: “But He, the merciful, forgave their iniquity and destroyed [them] not:; He often turned away his wrath and did not arouse his full wrath; He thought they were flesh, a breath that evaporates and does not return. How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness, grieved Him in the wilderness, And again tempted God, and offended the Holy One of Israel.”
The sinful man who is a transgressor from the womb here and now has the opportunity to repent of all his hypocrisy and enmity toward his Creator. As long as he is in this world, his sins are endured by God, but if a sinner persists in his sins and rejects God's outstretched hand, then God's tolerance lasts right up to the moment of death. After that it is over for good. If the lost soul is then taken to the realm of the dead and realizes almost immediately what a horrifying situation he is in, he can scream for forgiveness and mercy and make a lot of pious promises but he will no longer be listened to and he will no longer receive mercy. Then it is really over for good. The seriousness of this does not get through to most sinners. We come across a striking example of this in Luke 13:1-5: “At the same time, some came to Him with the report of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. And he answered and said unto them, Think ye that these Galileans were greater sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered this lot? No, I say to you, but if you do not repent, you will all likewise perish. Or do you think that the eighteen on whom the tower at Siloam fell, and which were slain by it, were more guilty than all other men that dwell in Jerusalem? No, I say to you, but if you do not repent, you will all likewise perish.” What did Jesus mean to say here? That they would end up under a tower if they did not repent? Of course not. Jesus' message was that if they did not repent, they themselves would also die in their sins and taste eternal death.
To continue with the latter: around the time I was writing this page, I read a reaction from another stubborn, hypocritical, angry, 83-year-old sinner who had lived a long life of rebellion towards his Creator. In response to a letter pointing out his lost condition, he (as usual) showed up with a load of reproaches. Exactly the kind of reproaches with which Satan has dragged countless generations of this kind of hypocrites into hell by telling them that “faith” is not for them after all, because “those Christians” do not bother about it either. The well-known “on Sunday at the front of the church but a crook during the week” type of Christians was also used by this lost soul as an example again to be able to demonstrate that “faith” is nothing but nonsense. So this hardened lost soul was yet another blatant example of the kind of enemies of God of whom Jesus said they blasphemed the Holy Spirit. Eighty years or even longer, such lost souls are illegally roaming the world (the latter applies to every sinner by the way) and they still mock their Creator and spit on His outstretched hand. They never wanted to be convinced by God's Holy Spirit, and when this is not the case, there is no forgiveness anymore. No lost sinner who has been, or will be, sent to hell by God is innocent there, because they all knew by nature that God exists and also knew who He is. Just listen to what Paul Washer has to say about this in the adjacent video above or besides this text, depending on your screen size, in which he emphasizes that the Bible leaves us with no excuse for ignoring our Creator. The many millions of people who continued to ignore Him now know exactly what the irreversible consequences are. As a result, the vast majority of people who have converted to Jesus Christ are in hell.... because they repented too late!
I have therefore to say to any hypocrite who hides behind these or similar excuses: if you think that the behavior of all those make-believe Christians is a mockery (and that is indeed true) and if this behavior really will put your “sense of justice” to the test, then show that you are serious yourself with your righteousness: so go read the bible, live the way the bible teaches us and lead all those counterfeit Christians who are a mockery for the gospel. There is a big chance that you never intended to do this. With which you have immediately proved conclusively that you do not care at all about the behavior of all those false Christians, but that you take every opportunity to tell your Creator that He can burst with His gospel of redemption. Because you don't want to admit that you are a lost sinner in the depths of your hypocritical heart.
It is absolutely dramatic that multitudes of stubborn sinners don't want to bow their heads to their own Creator. While it is definitely a matter of eternal life or eternal death. All these arrogant hypocrites respond to God's invitation with a hypocritical: “I beg you, excuse me (for I don't want to know that I am a slave to sin).” Yes, cunning is the heart above all! What that insidious heart does not want to know is that it is still present on this world thanks to God's tolerance.
It has happened to me more than once that I was told not to overemphasize the consequences of sin, the horrors of death, and eternal loss, because: “I might scare off people.” And every time I encounter protests like this, I hear that snake hissing in the background. The gospel is very clear that the consequences of sin are horrible. If sinners continue to live in their sins and refuse to repent up to their last sob, the wrath of God remains on them. These are Jesus' words, so if you hissfully protest that this has nothing to do with God's love, you make Jesus a liar and speak with the serpent's tongue. The same serpent that once tricked the first man into disobedience to God. The horrifying situation in which every sinner who does not want to know anything about God's outstretched hand, and that is the hand of Jesus, and who proudly rejects the gospel of salvation, is that he will have to suffer the consequences of God's wrath forever and ever. And you know what? That hypocrite deserves this terrible fate!
That the wages of sin is eternal death is a horrible truth. Similar to the slimy message of the deceiver of whom I stripped off his mask (at the beginning of this page) are the reproaches of those who prefer to hear that God is a God of love and not a God of revenge. The Bible is thus silenced, which also happens for various other reasons by the way. With disastrous consequences. One of those consequences is that one almost completely forgets that God is a holy God who cannot endure sin, as for example in Habakkuk 1:13 is summarized in just a few words: “You who are too clean in eyes to see evil, and who cannot behold injustice.” That He endures sin for a certain time, as we have read above, shows precisely that He is not only a God of love but also a God of revenge who, because of His love for man, slows down His wrath and revenge for sinners as to give them time to repent of their wickedness.
But as every human life here on earth has an end, the wickedness on this earth will eventually be dealt with, with those countless gruesome sins that are still temporarily tolerated by God. Billions of sinners are constantly mocking God's holiness. The ways in which this happens are too numerous to mention, but some of these have been highlighted above. How did this get there? Satan knows all too well that the earlier in a human life he can influence and manipulate man's thinking, the more effect this has. That is why this “reprogramming” of young children is also widely used through the technical means available to him. For example in the form of cartoons / animated films.
With the cheap excuse that it is all just drawn and therefore only fantasy, it is hypocritically ignored that this satanic deception affects the young children's soul and causes damage. The “playful character” of such a cartoon serves to give the displayed aggression and violence an “innocent” image. Meanwhile, the cartoon is already outdated technology and the computer animation films have taken over this role. Graphically it has become more impressive, but the pace has also increased alarmingly. With a new scene every second, with which the child's brain is overloaded and filled with harmful information. For the sick spirits guilty of creating this temptation to sin (because that's exactly what this is all about) Jesus had the following message in Matthew 18:6: “But whoever deceives one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him that a millstone were hung round his neck, and he was swallowed up in the depths of the sea.”
The result of this large-scale attack on the still unspoiled spirit of young children is that there are now multitudes of sinners who are blinded by these reprogramming (hidden in countless drawing / animation films) for the lawlessness that comes at them every day. Therefore, if the stubborn, self-righteous sinner is pointed to the sins in his life, there is a good chance that he will shrug indifferently and mumble that “only holy beans bother about it” or something like that. Only when a person is converted and the Holy Spirit gradually opens his eyes to sins in his own life and to all the wickedness and lawlessness in the world will its atrocity fully penetrate him. Plus the realization that the stubborn sinners in their enmity against God are constantly mocking the holiness of God. I know from experience that it is God's Holy Spirit that opens our eyes to that. The further the child of God grows spiritually and the more he or she takes the effort to study God's Word, the more will open his or her eyes to the horrors of what takes place daily on this earth through the curse of sin. So that eventually the realization will come that the holy God will not wait indefinitely and that He will not let the stubborn sinners go unpunished. Those sinners themselves will also realize this on the day that they will scream in panic: “Hide us from Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb...”
In the Bible book of Revelation, we are told that in the end times, when the wickedness of men has
reached an all-time high, the wicked who are still alive will understand that the same God they so hypocritically
ignored will deal with them. That is not a nice prospect, but there is still room to escape. However,
for those who, once at that point in world history, still live as enemies of God, there is no escape anymore.
We read about this in Revelation 6:15-17: “And the kings of the earth, and the great, and the princes over a thousand, and the rich, and the mighty, and every slave and free, hid themselves in the holes and rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, fall on us and hide us from Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of His wrath has come, and who can stand?” Two things come into the limelight here:
When I ponder God's wrath over all this wickedness, I am reminded more than once of a very pervasive
and menacing doom directed against all the stubborn sinners who have tormented their Creator for years
with their atrocities.
I read it in Isaiah 42:13-15: “The Lord goes out like a hero; as a warrior He makes the fighting spirit ignite; He starts the battle cry, yes He cries out; He proves to be a hero to his enemies. I have always been silent, I have been silent and withheld; now I will cry like a woman in labor; I will sniff and pant at the same time. I will scorch mountains and hills, and I will wither all their crops; I will make rivers into land and I will dry up puddles.” The mountains pass here again. However, it appears here that these mountains will also be brutally dealt with by the wrathing God. The wicked who therefore seek their protection at these mountains (= evil spirits) will not find that protection and are therefore handed over to the wrath of Jesus Christ. Those who prefer to hear that God is a God of love and not a God of revenge (because they cannot rhyme those two qualities) have ignored in their hypocrisy that He is a holy God who does not let mock His holiness endlessly. They have just read that He will no longer hold back.
So if you, reader, are still living in disbelief and enmity against your Creator, it will look incredibly dramatic to you. You live under the curse of sin, and the wages of that same sin is death. Nevertheless, if you scorn God's outstretched hand in your pride and indifference, you will experience the wrath of God forever after you die. Also for those who have known the gospel but had no interest (anymore), there is no escape..... “because if we sin willfully after we have come to the knowledge of the truth, there will be no sacrifice for sin anymore, but a terrible view of the judgment and the fieryness of a fire that will consume the rebels. If one has set aside the law of Moses, he is killed without compassion on the testimony of two or three persons. How much more severe punishment, do you think, will he receive who has trampled upon the Son of God, while considering the blood of the covenant unclean, by which he was sanctified, and has reproached the Spirit of grace? For we know who said: Vengeance is mine, I will repay it! And again, The Lord will judge His people. It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God!” (Hebrews 10:26-31).
To give an impression of the kind of Bible parts that the deceiver, with whom I started this page, would have removed from Scripture (with gritted teeth), I have listed some of them below. They show us that this is serious stuff and that man cannot mock anymore with the Creator of life. He did not create life to destroy it again. Therefore, anyone who has knowingly refused to repent of his sins will be reminded eternally of its consequences. To warn us of this terrible fate, the Bible is very clear about the nature and reason of God's wrath. I have added comments in green text to the quotes out of Scripture listed below.
The consequences of God's wrath (concerning all those sinners who did not want to be convinced of their sins by God's Holy Spirit) are revealed in Revelation 21:8: “But the dastardly, the unbelievers, the detestable, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters and all the liars - their part is in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone: this is the second death.” From Exodus 23:2 we know that the majority are always in evil. We read there namely: “You will not follow the majority in evil....” It is, therefore, unimaginably sad that of all men, all of whom were once created by God and destined for eternal life in His presence, a multitude will eventually find their “reward” in the second death, as the apostle Paul in Romans 6:23 said: “For the wages sin gives is death.” I once found in an (impressive) book about the Big Flood (in the days of Noah) some calculations regarding the possible number of people who died during the Flood. According to those calculations, there were most likely more than 10 billion people on the earth. Unimaginable. Of those 10 billion, in God's eyes only 8 souls deserved to survive. The apostle Peter writes about this in 1 Peter 3:18-20, where we read: “For Christ also died for our sins once as righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God, he that was slain according to the flesh, but raised according to the spirit in which He also went and preached to the spirits in prison, who had once been disobedient, when the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being made ready in which few, that is, eight souls were saved through the water.” Note that it was the long-suffering of God that waited. The similarity to what the apostle Paul wrote in Romans 3:25-26 is clear: “....as the sins, which had previously been committed under the forbearance of God.... to show his righteousness.” So the two apostles let us know that God deliberately postpones His wrath to give sinners extra time and opportunity to repent of their sins. This is also the case in the end times. A time of which Jesus said in Luke 17:26-27: “And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man: they ate, they drank, they married, and they were married until the day when Noah went into the ark and the flood came and destroyed all. ” While God still holds Himself and postpones His wrath, the wicked of today are also very busy with their pleasant lives. Not realizing that all their activities are subject to fruitlessness by God. “For...”, wrote the apostle Paul in Romans 8:20: “....creation is subject to fruitlessness, not voluntarily, but because of (the will of) Him who subjected it to it.” Those who still live under the curse of sin live a fruitless life and, if no real repentance has taken place, will find their eternal fate in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone. Because multitudes of sinners do not believe the most important thing in this life is important enough, this will be their destination. There are also those who think that they can enter eternal life through a back door by believing that there is not one way to God but several ways. However, this is a very cunning way to hide what one really means to say and that is this: “We don't need this Jesus Christ.”
John the Baptist also saw such hypocrites approaching him, and his response to them in Luke 3:7-9 was: “Then he spoke to the multitudes that ran to be baptized by him: breed of vipers, who hinted you to escape the wrath to come? Then bring forth fruits that correspond to conversion. And don't say to yourself: We have Abraham as father; for I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. The ax is already at the root of the trees. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” The warning is clear: no ruse, no family tree, no “chosen people” myth or any righteousness of our own can save us from the wrath to come. Only repentance, repenting for our sins, accepting Jesus as the only way to the Father, and producing fruits that correspond to our conversion is the guarantee of eternal life.
For those who have not yet wanted to understand all of the foregoing, I just repeat what we read in Revelation 14:9-11: “And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive the mark on his forehead or on his hand, he will also drink the wine of God's wrath unmixed in the cup of his wrath; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the sight of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for all eternities, and they have no rest, day and night, who worship the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”