God's Judgment on this Sinful World
Fornication - Adultery - Divorce - Incest - Bestiality - Sodomy - Lesbianism
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness..." ROMANS 1:18.
God is angry with this wicked generation.
He is coming in glory and power,
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;..." 2 THESSALONIANS 1:8-9.
Every day people are dying in different ways for no apparent reason. Perhaps a friend or a relative of yours has died recently in a road accident or some other way that seems to be only by chance. People naturally ask why God chooses particular people and not others, or whether indeed life is just a matter of 'luck'. This is nothing new. In Jesus' day a tower fell on some people and killed them. Here is what Jesus said:
"Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH" LUKE 13:4-5.
Jesus says that those 'unlucky' ones were no worse than the rest of the people of that age: their death was a sign from God of His judgment on that whole nation. Within forty years millions of Jews were slaughtered and the rest were taken captive, as Jesus had foretold. The time is approaching when the WHOLE WORLD will be judged: every road accident, every natural disaster is a WARNING FROM GOD to this generation and nation that all will be destroyed, except they repent.
Why is God so angry with His world? It is written...
"For this ye know, that no whoremonger (or fornicator)
, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU with vain words: for BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience" EPHESIANS 5:5-6.
God is angry because all around us he sees FORNICATION and UNCLEANNESS and COVETOUSNESS. No person who commits such things has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ. ANY MAN OR WOMAN OR BOY OR GIRL WHO HAS SEXUAL INTERCOURSE EXCEPT WITH HIS/HER WIFE OR HUSBAND IS A FORNICATOR. In 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10 God says again that NO FORNICATOR SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
"Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that commiteth fornication sinneth against his own body" 1 CORINTHIANS 6:18.
Other things that GOD specifically FORBIDS are:
ADULTERY: Fornication when the woman is married to someone else. God says THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY (EXODUS 20:14).
See LEVITICUS 18:20; LEVITICUS 20:10; 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9.
"Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." No wonder Jesus is coming to take vengeance on this unclean world (MATTHEW 5:28).
DIVORCE: God intends marriage to be life-long. Jesus says:
"What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder" (MATTHEW 19:6).
Also 1 CORINTHIANS 7:11:
"let not the husband put away his wife."
This wicked generation is mocking the ordinance of God. DIVORCE IS ONLY PERMISSIBLE IN THE CASE OF MARITAL UNFAITHFULNESS. MATTHEW 5:32 and LUKE 16:18 (Jesus' words).
INCEST: Any sex between near relatives, including in-laws, step-parents, etc.
See LEVITICUS 18:1-16.
BESTIALITY: Any sexual relations between a man or woman and an animal are an ABOMINATION to God.
See LEVITICUS 18:23-25 and 20:15-16.
SODOMY: Any copulation between two men is also an ABOMINATION.
See LEVITICUS 18:22 and 20:13.
LESBIANISM: Likewise any women who do
"that which is against nature" (ROMANS 1:26).
CHECK ALL THESE VERSES IN YOUR BIBLE AND BE SURE WHERE YOU STAND WITH GOD.
We know that the wise men of the world have theories which allow all of these things.
"LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU WITH VAIN WORDS: for BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS COMETH THE WRATH OF GOD
upon the children of disobedience" (EPHESIANS 5:6).
"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them" ROMANS 1:22-32.
"Know ye not that the unrighteous SHALL NOT inherit the kingdom of God? BE NOT DECEIVED: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God" 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10.
Don't let anyone tell you that you can live in sin and escape the judgment of God.
The city of Sodom is set before us for an example:
"Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to FORNICATION, and going after strange flesh, are
SET FORTH FOR AN EXAMPLE, SUFFERING THE VENGEANCE OF ETERNAL FIRE
" JUDE 7.
What was wrong with Sodom is told in EZEKIEL 16:49-50:
"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and COMMITTED ABOMINATION before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good."
The people of Sodom and its neighbouring cities lived in PRIDE and PROSPERITY and IDLENESS: the result was sexual abomination - see GENESIS 19:1-13.
What was God's judgment on such?
"Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; and he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground" GENESIS 19:24-25.
All around us we see the same things that God saw in Sodom. Their destruction is set forth as a warning to us - Jesus says that just before he returns the world will be just as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah (LUKE 17:28-30). BE WARNED. This whole earth is awaiting destruction by fire (2 PETER 3:7).
"Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers (fornicators)
and adulterers GOD WILL JUDGE." HEBREWS 13:4
There is no compromise with the Word of God - Jesus said:
"Heaven and earth shall pass away: but MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY" MARK 13:31.
Also JOHN 12:48
"He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY" (Again these are Jesus' words).
"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them,
REPENT, AND BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST
" ACTS 2:37-38.
This is the pattern for salvation that God has laid down for the obedience of all.
HAVE YOU BEEN PRICKED IN YOUR HEART BY GOD'S WORD?
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at;
BUT NOW COMMANDETH ALL MEN EVERYWHERE TO REPENT
" ACTS 17:30.
THE TIME IS LATE, THE END OF THE AGE IS UPON US - TURN TO GOD NOW AND BE SAVED!
Compiled by Pentecost Revival Centre, Ballarat, Australia, approx. 1968-1972.