GOD? (part 3)
Behold: The eight souls, led by Noah, who did please God!
Continued form part 2
He told Noah in Genesis 7:1, “Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” God is ready to destroy all those who show disobedience to His word. How do I know? Only eight souls – Noah, his wife, their three sons and each of their own wives- were allowed in the safety of the ark. There was probably a population of two million on earth. God did extirpate them, having made up His mind!
The Red Sea experience of the Egyptians and Pharaoh
Exodus 32:9-10 records God’s typical anger: 9) “And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 10) Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.” They would have faced extermination because God’s eyes of judgment would see them as vermins. To a certain degree, God does not care if you should walk yourself into an extirpative spiritual decision. This same God did not waste time wiping, all the entire first born of Egyptian families, from the face of the earth.
God is not just a Judge, He is the Almighty, Omniscient and His Almightiness is so overwhelming that when you stand before Him in judgment and He asks you a question, you dare not look at Him and tell a lie, not even Lucifer, the Devil. Even the great kahuna of wickedness himself dares not disrespect God. Revelation 1:14, “…and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” is the description of the eye of Him:“ To denote the piercing and all-penetrating nature of his wisdom. (Adam Clarke),” From another commentary is: It is the: “all-searching and penetrating like fire: at the same time, also, implying consuming indignation against sin, especially at His coming “in flaming fire, taking vengeance” on all the ungodly, which is confirmed as the meaning here” (Jamieson, Fausset & Brown’s Commentary). This dreaded Lucifer is so inconsequentially a whiffet beside God. Isaiah 14:16 prophesied concerning Satan, “They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms.”
Jesus teaching Nicodemus,“Except a man be born again…” (God’s Standard)
God does not lower any standard. Every business He enters into with mankind has a soteriological stance. He does not give to the Jews one Kabbalistic standard, the Greek a mythological another, and through the Ifa oracle a separate standard for the Yoruba race. The Hindustan will not have a Divine endorsement of his Brahmanic understanding, nor will God tilt mercifully towards Mohammedan, Confucius, Taoist or Shintoist philosophies. He has His established canon, found in the Bible.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” [John 3:3]. This is the immutable standard of the unchanging and unchangeable Jehovah God. The veracity of this scripture takes its seminality from Christ’s pronouncement of, ‘Verily, verily,’ which is the same as ‘truly, truly’ or ‘amen, amen.’ Adam Clarke’s Commentary says, “The repetition of amen, or verily, verily, among the Jewish writers, was considered of equal import with the most solemn oath.” The graveness of it comes from the two rhema of ‘except’ and ‘cannot’, two ideas of absolute negation. In scriptural numerology two is of witness and testimony. ‘Except’ is ean mē (eh-an’ may), meaning: ‘if not, unless, whoever … not.’ The word ‘man’ is: tis (tis): ‘An indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.’ ‘Born,’ gennaō, is (figuratively) ‘to regenerate.’
The thought of a coexistence of interfaith is unscriptural & satanic
Anōthen (an’-o-then), the Greek word for ‘above’ means: ‘from above; by analogy from the first ; by implication anew.’ The next word, ‘cannot’ comes from two words of the Greek: dunamai (doo’-nam-ahee) ‘to be able or possible’ and the negating ou (oo): ‘the absolutely negative adverb; no or not.‘ ‘See’ is eidō (i’-do) ‘to see; to perceive with the eyes; to perceive by any of the senses (experientially); to perceive, notice, discern, discover.’ The kingdom of God is a Personage and He is the Speaker: Jesus (Luke 11:20). The standard of regeneration is a fixed one. God will not allow man’s weakness, cultural or philosophic leanings to make Him edit His canon.
When Paul calls God a consuming fire he quoted Mosaic didacticism of Deuteronomy 4:24 & 9:3. Psalmodic renditions of 50:3, 97:3 attest to its veracity. Hebrews 10:27 reads, “But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” Exodus 24:7 “And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.” The account of His shepherding His covenanted Israelite people who disobeyed Him is found in Numbers 11:1, “And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.” In Numbers 16:35, is “And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.” God’s conflagrant act of consumption is actually purgatorial, fundamentally: serving as a caveat. (…TO BE CONCLUDED…)
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