GOD IS LOVE - IT IS WRITTEN. BUT GOD IS ALSO JUSTICE AND THE
JUDGE OF THE UNIVERSE.
JUDGMENT/JUSTICE - MORE ABOUT:
From the book "Swindoll's Ultimate Book of Illustrations and
ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENT Bible illustrations of judgment has to
do with Sodom and Gomorrah. Twenty-two times it is used in the
A POET, Friedrich Von Logau, said, "Though the mills of God grind
slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small." William Wadsworth
Longfellow elaborated and said, "Though the mills of God grind
slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small. Though with patience He
stands waiting, with exactness He grinds all."
John Bartlett, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
HE WHO DOES NOT PUNISH EVIL, commands it to be done.
Leonardo da Vinci
SURELY THIS PHRASE "the wrath of God" is greatly misunderstood.
Many think, invariably, of some sort of peeved deity, a kind of
cosmic, terrible-tempered Mr. Bang, who indulges in violent,
uncontrolled displays of temper when human beings do not do what
they ought to do. But such a concept only reveals the limitations
of our understanding.
The Bible never deals with the wrath of God that way. According
to Scriptures, the wrath of God is God's moral integrity. When
man refuses to yield himself to God, he creates certain
conditions, not only for himself but for others as well, which
God has ordained for harm. It is God who makes evil result in
sorrow, heartache, injustice, and despair. It is God's way of
saying to man, "Now look, you must face the truth. You were made
for Me. If you decide that you don't want Me, then you will have
to bear the consequences." The absence of God is destructive to
human life. That absence is God's wrath. And God cannot withhold
it. In His moral integrity, He insists that these things should
occur as a result of our disobedience. He sets man's sin and His
wrath in the same frame.
Charles R. Swindoll, "Living Above the Level of Mediocrity"
MY SISTER brought a record home from college many years ago, when
I was just an adolescent at home. It was called "God's
Trombones." I think the narration was done by Harry Belafonte.
"God's Trombones," by James Johnson, originally published in
1927, is seven sermons from the black culture of the twenties. If
you have ever heard black preachers, you have heard vivid terms
about whatever the subject may be - creation, life, death, or in
this case, the judgment day.
The Judgment Day
In that great day, People, in that great day, God's a-going to
rain down fire.
God's a-going to sit in the middle of the air
To judge the quick and the dead.
Early one of these mornings, God's a-going to call for Gabriel,
That tall, bright angel, Gabriel; And God's a-going to say to
him: Gabriel, Blow your silver trumpet,
And wake the living nations.
And Gabriel's going to ask him: Lord, How loud must I blow it?
And God's a-going to tell him: Gabriel, Blow it calm and
From the book "Stories, Illustrations and Quotes"
Someone Once Said ...
* There are few things stressed more strongly in the Bible than
the reality of God's work as Judge. J. I. Packer.
* God's anger was seen to be not a passion, but a principle - the
eternal hatred of wrong which corresponds with the eternal love
of right, and which is only another aspect of love. The magnetic
needle swings on its delicate axis; it attracts at one end; it
repels at the other. A. T Pierson.
* The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the
ungodly has become deadly opiate for the consciences of
millions. It hushes their fears and allows them practice all
pleasant forms of iniquity while death draws every
day nearer and the command to repent goes unheeded. A. W Tozer.
* The entire New Testament is overshadowed by the certainty of a
coming day of universal judgment, and by the problem thence
arising: how may we sinners get right with God while there is yet
time? J. I. Packer.
* His wrath is not an impetuous and changeable passion, but an
eternal and unchangeable principle. A. T Pierson
The 1999 crash of golfer Payne Stewart's plane was a bizarre
incident. He and five companions boarded a twin-engine, $2.4
million Learjet which left the runway at 9:19 A.M. There were two
pilots, and all seemed fine when they checked in with air traffic
controllers a few minutes later.
But for unknown reasons, the pilots apparently lost consciousness
shortly before they were to turn west toward Dallas, and when
they couldn't be raised by air traffic controllers, two Air Force
jets went aloft to investigate.
No one was at the controls. There was no movement in the cockpit,
and the windows were fogged, suggesting that the cabin had
depressurized and become chilled with stratospheric air some
45,000 feet above the earth.
One of the Air Force pilots said, "It's a very helpless feeling
to pull alongside another aircraft and realize the people inside
that aircraft potentially are unconscious or in some other way
incapacitated. And there's nothing I can do physically from my
aircraft even though I'm fifty to one hundred feet away, to help
them at all."
When one of its two engines finally ran out of fuel, the plane
roller-coastered through the clouds, heading toward final,
One air safety investigator said that airplane depressurization
can be "very insidious." He explained that the problem could
slowly deprive the crew of its ability to know what was
happening. "It could be one of those things where you're feeling
good, you're feeling happy, and you don't know what's going on."
Picture humanity on a runaway airplane, on a collision course,
with only moments of time remaining. Yet people are so caught up
in their pleasures and pressures and pursuits that they don't
realize the urgency of their plight.
IT IS SOBERING - JESUS DID SAY THERE SHALL BE WAILING AND
GNASHING OF TEETH WHEN SOME WILL BE LOOKING FROM THE OUTSIDE AT
THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND CANNOT ENTER - Keith Hunt
The Bible presents a God who is the absolute of perfection, who
is a God of love, and yet who is simultaneously a God of wrath.
A. T Pierson compares it to an arch. You have the love of God
supporting one side and the wrath of God supporting the other
side, and without either of them the entire thing would fall
God would not be God if he didn't have the capacity of wrath.
Why? I was reading the other day about a young, handsome, dapper
fellow, a medical doctor, who always wore crisp and well-tailored
clothing. He handled himself with polish and smoothness. He
always bore the fragrance of expensive cologne. But his very
demeanor made him all the more fiendish, for his name was Josef
Mengele, the Angel of Death at Auschwitz. With a flick of his
well-washed and perfumed hand he personally selected 400,000
prisoners to die in the gas chamber. He conducted horrible
experiments on people, hoping to produce a superior race. One
observer said, "He would spend hours bent over his microscope
while the air outside stank with the heavy odor of burning flesh
from the chimney stacks of the crematoria."
He had a special fascination for children who were twins. He
would give them horrible injections, operate on their spine to
paralyze them, then begin removing parts of their body one at a
time for observation.
Now, what would you think of a person - or, for that matter, a
God - who could see that sort of indescribable evil without
feeling any anger? If God could watch the hurt and the evil in
this universe with no feelings of indignation and fury, he would
be defective in his character. He wouldn't be God at all.
So I submit that rather than apologizing for the doctrine of the
wrath of God, or ignoring it, we should appreciate it as a vital
and wonderful part of God's divine character.
Robert J. Morgan
Spiders Over the Fire
America's greatest theologian is often identified as Jonathan
Edwards, a New England pastor of the 1700s. Edwards was
brilliant. At age six he studied Latin. He entered Yale when not
quite thirteen and graduated when barely fifteen. He was ordained
at age nineteen, taught at Yale by twenty, and later became
president of Princeton. Harvard granted him both a bachelor's and
a master's degree on the same day.
But he is best known for "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" -
the most famous sermon in American history.
He preached it on Sunday, July 8, 1741, while ministering in tiny
Enfield, Connecticut. A group of women had spent the previous
night praying for revival. When Edwards rose to speak, he quietly
announced that his text was Deuteronomy 32:35, ". . . their foot
shall slide in due time." This "hellfire and brimstone" approach
was somewhat a departure for Edwards. Of his one thousand written
sermons, less than a dozen are of this type.
Edwards neither gestured nor raised his voice. He spoke softly
and simply, warning the unconverted that they were dangling over
hell like a spider over the fire. O sinner! consider the fearful
danger. The unconverted are now walking over the pit of hell on
a rotten covering, and there are innumerable places in this
covering so weak that it will not bear their weight, and these
places are not seen.
Edwards' voice was suddenly lost amid cries and commotion from
the crowd. He paused, appealing for calm. Then he concluded: Let
everyone that is out of Christ, now awake and fly from the wrath
to come. The wrath of Almighty God is now undoubtedly hanging
over a great part of this congregation. Let every one fly out of
Strong men held to pews and posts, feeling they were sliding into
hell. Others shook uncontrollably and rolled on the floor.
Throughout the night cries of men and women were heard throughout
the village, begging God to save them. Five hundred were
converted that evening, sparking a revival that swept thousands
into the kingdom.
The Great Awakening had come.
Jonathan Edwards was just a product of false Protestant
Christianity. Not so great at all, as shocking as that may sound
to so-called fundamental Christianity. While it is correct to
preach REPENTANCE, most of those preachers back in Edwards' day
did NOT know the plan of God regards salvation, neither the truth
about hell and salvation and judgment. BUT ***YOU***DEAR READER
CAN KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT ALL THE PLAN OF SALVATION AND ALL THE
IMPORTANT TOPICS OF SALVATION, FROM THIS WEBSITE. IT IS ALL MADE
PLAIN AND SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND.
In the history of New England, May 19, 1780, has become known for
its supposed foreshadowing of the judgment Day. At noon the skies
were turned from blue to gray, and by mid-afternoon they had
become so black that men fell on their knees and cried out to God
for mercy ere they went to their doom. On that day the
Connecticut House of Representatives was in session. When
darkness fell by day, some began to shout and plead for mercy.
Others demanded an immediate adjournment. The speaker of the
House, Colonel Abraham Davenport, called for silence. Then he
spoke: "The Day of Judgment is either approaching or it is not.
If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I
choose to be found doing my duty. I wish, therefore, that candles
THE SKIES AND WAYS OF NATURE HAVE BEEN MIGHTY SPECTACULAR MANY
TIMES SINCE 1780. THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES AND
THE END OF THIS AGE, IS THROUGH BIBLE PROPHECY. ONLY SINCE THE
SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE ATOMIC BOMB CAN PROPHECY NOW BE FULLY
UNDERSTOOD. I MAKE IT ALL PLAIN FOR YOU ON THIS WEBSITE. Keith
The Times Are Waxing Late
We have little information about the life of Bernard of Morlaix
(or Cluny) who lived in the middle of the twelfth century, but he
left behind a poem of three thousand lines, "De Contemptu Mundi."
The theme of this huge composition is expressed in the opening
lines of one of the stanzas:
The world is very evil The times are waxing late Be sober and
keep vigil The judge is at the gate.
TODAY AS NEVER BEFORE THOSE WORDS ARE TRUE - TIMES ARE EVIL -
JESUS SAID THAT BEFORE HE COMES TO JUDGE THE WORLD, EVIL WOULD
ABOUND AND THE LOVE OF MANY WILL WAX COLD. HE ALSO SAID DECEPTION
WOULD BE SO GREAT THAT ***IF*** IT WAS POSSIBLE EVEN THE ELECT
WOULD BE DECEIVED (MATT.24). THE ONLY WAY FOR YOU TO KNOW TRUTH
FROM DECEPTION IS TO SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES AND SEE WHO IS
TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD CORRECTLY, AND WHO ARE THE DECEIVERS.
JESUS ALSO SAID MANY WOULD COME IN HIS NAME, SAYING HE WAS THE
CHRIST - JESUS WAS THE CHRIST - BUT WOULD DECIEVE THE MANY, NOT
THE FEW. JESUS ALSO SAID HIS FLOCK WOULD BE THE VERY LITTLE FLOCK
(AS THE GREEK READS) - THE SALT OF THE EARTH - JUST HERE AND
THERE - Keith Hunt.
J. I. Packer on Judgment
"Why," asks J. I. Packer, "do men fight shy of the thought of God
as a judge? Why do they feel the thought to be unworthy of Him?
The truth is that part of God's moral perfection is His
perfection in judgment. Would a God who did not care about the
difference between right and wrong be a good and admirable Being?
Would a God who put no distinction between the beasts of history,
the Hiders and Stalins (if we dare use names), and His own
saints, be morally praiseworthy and perfect? Moral indifference
would be an imperfection of God, not a perfection. But not to
judge the world would be to show moral indifference. The final
proof that God is a perfect moral being, not indifferent to
questions of right and wrong, is the fact that He has committed
Himself to judge the world."
When the Apostle Paul was being transported as a missionary
prisoner to Rome, his ship docked to the south of Rome in the
Italian port city of Puteoli. This was a holiday resort for
fashionable Roman society, a spa with nearby hot sulfur springs.
Many of the Roman emperors had villas there.
Puteoli lay in the shadow of a great and rugged mountain - a
volcano, though it hadn't erupted in a thousand years - Vesuvius.
Shortly after Paul's time, Vesuvius exploded like an atomic bomb.
It erupted for forty hours, and while Puteoli was spared, another
nearby city was flooded by molten lava, buried before the
inhabitants could escape. They were killed by the gasses and the
ash, then preserved by the molten lava which rolled over them and
hermetically sealed them in a gigantic tomb of pumice.
That city was Pompeii, and for many years it remained buried
under twenty feet of hardened lava. Excavations have given us a
perfectly preserved Roman city, frozen in time, caught in the act
of being itself.
The twenty thousand people of Pompeii, it seems, worshipped two
gods: Venus, the love goddess, and Mercury, the god of commerce.
They worshipped, in other words, money and pleasure. Their
worship of Mercury is evidenced by their economic prosperity.
Pompeii was a thriving city, a neat grid-pattern of shop-lined
streets wrapped in a gated wall. It pulsed with industry, many of
its people working in a winery, Pompeii being world-famous for
But they also loved pleasure. The city walls were filled with
advertisements by prostitutes. Prices indicate that the average
girl cost about the price of a modest dinner at a Pompeiian
tavern. On one hotel, a sign said, "If you sit down here, read
this first: If you're looking for a girl, ask for Attica - four
bucks, high class."
On the walls of brothels were testimonies by satisfied customers.
Everywhere were models and carvings of the phallus - the male
sexual organ - which in ancient Pompeii was considered the symbol
of success. It was carved on sidewalks and houses, drawn on walls
The statues and sculptures of Pompeii, excavated by
archaeologists, were hidden for many years in the "off limits"
rooms of Italian museums because they were so obscene. On one
Pompeiian wall, someone with a knowledge of the Old Testament had
written some graffiti just three words: Sodom and Gomorrah!
And, like Sodom and Gomorrah, Pompeii perished suddenly by fire.
Judgment came swiftly and without warning, and there was no
And, like Sodom and Gomorrah, our world today is awash in
corruption and confusion, awaiting the judgment. We don't know
when the volcano of judgment and retribution will erupt, but the
Apostle Peter said, "The end of all things is near ... For the
day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will
disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire,
and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. That day
will bring about the destruction of the heaven by fire, and the
elements will melt in the heat."
PETER IS TALKING ABOUT THE DAY OF THE LORD, NOT THE PERIOD CALLED
THE "GREAT TRIBULATION" - WHICH COMES BEFORE THE DAY OF THE LORD.
ALL THIS PROPHETIC PROPHECY I HAVE EXPOUNDED FOR YOU IN DETAIL,
ON THIS WEBSITE - Keith Hunt.
The Water Will Boil
David Marks was one of the most powerful evangelists in early
American history. He was born to godly Connecticut parents in
1805, and his awareness of God began early in life. The incident
that started him thinking about the Savior was a day when he was
watching some flax burn. He had heard of the fires of hell, and
as he watched the flames, he thought how exceedingly dreadful
even one moment in hell would be. "What would I do if the wrath
of God fell on the earth?" he asked himself. After serious
thought, he decided that should the Day ofJudgment come, he would
descend into the well and hide there. Running to his mother, he
shared his plan; but she replied, "Ah, my son, the water will
boil and the earth will burn."
He then told her that he would run to a spot he knew in the rocks
where he could hide. She said, "But the rocks will melt." He was
so overwhelmed with dread that he told her he would just die and
escape the wrath of God in the grave. But she replied, "My child,
your hope is in vain; for the dead will awake and come out of
Young David went outside and walked through the fields, pondering
at length the reality of that coming day and his being unprepared
for it. Putting his hand over his heart, he looked toward heaven
and said, "God, be merciful to me a sinner."
AH IT IS ALL TRUE WHAT HIS MOTHER TOLD HIM. THE WORD OF GOD DOES
TEACH THAT INDEED ALL THOSE THING WILL HAPPEN ONE DAY - IT IS
WRITTEN - IT WILL COME TO PASS. GOD IS CALLING SOME TODAY, TO
SALVATION, IT IS VERY POSSIBLE ***YOU***ARE ONE OF THEM!!!
Where the Fire Has Been
Many years ago, a father and his daughter were walking through
the grass on the Canadian prairie. In the distance, they saw a
prairie fire; eventually, they realized, it would engulf them.
The father knew there was only one way of escape: they would
quickly begin a fire right where they were and burn a large patch
of grass. When the huge fire drew near, they then would stand on
the section that had already burned. When the fire actually did
approach them, the girl was terrified by the raging flames. But
her father assured her, "The flames can't get to us. We are
standing where the fire has already been."
Are you afraid of God's judgment? If you have trusted Christ as
Savior, you can never come under His wrath. When we depend on
Him, we are secure; we are where the wrath of God has already
IT IS TRUE IN CHRIST THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION - SO IT IS WRITTEN!
IF YOU ARE STUDYING FROM THIS WEBSITE, IT IS VERY POSSIBLE INDEED
THAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO HIS SALVATION AND THE FIRST
RESURRECTION INTO HIS KINGDOM AT THE COMING OF CHRIST. TAKE WHAT
YOU READ ON THIS WEBSITE SERIOUSLY FOR THE ETERNAL GOD IS CALLING
TO FILL HIS KINGDOM. Keith Hunt
Senior Pastor Joel Eidsness of Walnut Hill Community Church in
Bethel, Connecticut, once took his seven-year-old daughter on an
unusual date. They visited the town dump. Backing his Oldsmobile
up against the mound of refuse, he placed his daughter on the
roof, and, with pencil and paper, they began listing all the
items they could identify. There was a plastic swimming pool, a
barbecue, and several old lawn chairs. There were Barbie dolls,
bicycle frames, skateboards, play refrigerators and stoves,
radios, televisions - everything that a young girl dreams of and
Returning home, they pulled alongside a double trailer truck,
piled high with hunks of scrap-cars that had been crushed. He
leaned over to his daughter and reminded her that the beautiful
car they were riding in would someday end up in a scrap heap like
He later wrote, "That was a day Kristen and I will never forget.
It was a powerful reminder that someday everything we own will be
junk. In city dumps the things that have captivated our attention
and dominated our lives will smolder beneath a simmering flame,
amidst stinking mounds of rotting garbage. But the picture
portrays not only the end of our lives and that of our children.
It also portrays the ultimate collapse of human history as we now
know it. History is not destined to grind on forever. It
awaits - wittingly or unwittingly - the awesome and terrible
judgment of God."
AND THAT IS ALSO TRUE MY FRIENDS. ALL THAT IS TODAY WILL ONE DAY
BE NO MORE. THERE WILL COME A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH, WHEREIN
DWELLS ONLY HOLY PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS. SO IT IS WRITTEN IN
REVELATION 21 AND 22. IF YOU WANT TO BE THERE, TO LIVE FOR ALL
ETERNITY, YOU MUST ACCEPT THE CALLING OF GOD, CLAIM JESUS AS YOUR
PERSONAL SAVIOR, REPENT OF SIN, AND DESIRE TO LIVE IN ACCORDANCE
TO THE WILL OF GOD - LIVING BY EVERY WORD OF GOD (MAT.4:4) AND I
HAVE A STUDY ON THIS WEBSITE CALLED "LIVING BY EVERY WORD OF GOD
- HOW?" Keith Hunt
But Few Listened
Winston Churchill, his wary eye fixed on Hitler, was a lone voice
in the years preceding World War II. He continually warned his
nation and the world of the impending disasters about to befall
Europe, but few listened. In 1936, he embarked on a strenuous
campaign to awaken England with his cries of alarm. In one
article, published in the most prominent newspapers of fourteen
countries, he warned that the peoples of Europe were chattering,
busy, sporting, toiling, amused from day to day by headlines and
from night to night by cinemas, slipping, sinking, rolling
backward to the age when the earth was void and darkness moved
upon the face of the waters. Surely, he argued, it is worth a
supreme effort ... to control the hideous drift of events and
arrest calamity on the threshold. Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! NOW
is the appointed time.
But few listened.
OH YES WINSTON SAW THE WRITING ON THE WALL - THE TIME OF EVIL AND
CALAMITY TO COME ON THE EARTH. THE PROPHECIES OF YOUR BIBLE NOW
PROCLAIM THE EVENTS THAT WILL LEAD UP TO THE END OF THIS AGE, THE
GREATEST TRIBULATION THAT THE WORLD HAS EVER EXPERIENCED IN ITS
ENTIRE HISTORY. YOU NEED TO STUDY ALL MY STUDIES ON BIBLE
PROPHECY ON THIS WEBSITE. THE FUTURE IS MADE PLAIN FOR YOU. IT IS
WRITTEN AND IT WILL COME TO PASS. THEN YOU NEED TO HEED THE
CALLING OF THE LORD, YOU NEED TO REPENT AND FIND THE SALVATION HE
OFFERS YOU, SO YOU CAN BE IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION AT THE COMING
OF CHRIST TO JUDGE THE WORLD. Keith Hunt
Walter B. Knight tells about two soldiers traveling by train at
the end of World War II. One had spent more than three years in
the South Pacific, and now was returning to his father, mother,
friends, and sweetheart. All were waiting for him at the station
in Chicago, and his eagerness could hardly be contained. "How
fast are we traveling?" he asked the porter. "How far are we from
Chicago? We can't get there too quickly for me."
On the same train another serviceman sat in the same coach. His
face looked like a blown-out lamp, a picture of gloom and
dejection. He was in handcuffs and in the charge of military
police. He was not eager to reach his destination, for nothing
awaited him but judgment and punishment.
Two men on the same train bound for the same destination - one
eager for reunion, the other dreading judgment.
JESUS DID SAY THAT SOME ON THAT DAY WOULD BE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
AT THE KINGDOM, THERE WOULD BE WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH FOR
THOSE HEADING FOR THE JUDGMENT OF THE SECOND DEATH - REVELATION
20. Keith Hunt
From Paul Harvey
"For What It's Worth Department" hears of a great escape! Gary
Tindle was in a California courtroom charged with robbery. He
asked and got from judge Armando RodRiguez permission to go to
the bathroom. While the bathroom door was guarded - Mr. Tindle
climbed up onto the plumbing and opened a panel in the ceiling.
Sure enough, a dropped ceiling with space between. He climbed
up - and into the crawlspace - and headed south. He'd gone
thirty-some feet when the ceiling panels broke from under him and
dropped him to the floor ...
Right back in judge Rodriguez's courtroom.
Paul Harvey, "For What It's Worth," ed. By Paul Harvey, Jr. (New
York: Bantam Books, 1991).
THERE IS A DAY OF JUDGMENT COMING FOR ALL NATIONS AND ALL PEOPLE.
THERE CAN BE NO ESCAPING IT. NOW IS A DAY OF SALVATION. IF YOU
ARE STUDYING FROM THIS WEBSITE, ***YOU*** MAY VERY WELL BE IN THE
POSITION WHERE GOD IS CALLING YOU TO HIS SALVATION. IF YOU ACCEPT
THAT CALLING, RECEIVE JESUS AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, REPENT OF
SIN, LIVE ACCORDING TO GOD'S WORD OF TRUTH, THEN THERE IS NO FEAR
OF JUDGMENT IN THE SECOND DEATH.
I PRAY YOU WILL FIND THE LOVE AND SALVATION AND MERCY OF GOD, FOR
HE REALLY DOES NOT WANT ANY TO PERISH, BUT TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
To be continued