Our God Is A Consuming Fire
Written by Ptr. Robert Reynolds on 01/22/2020
Our GOD is a consuming fire
Now if you want to see how cockeyed American Christianity actually is, just compare John the Baptist’s preaching to this purpose-driven, positive-thinking, possibility-thinking, promise-keeping, “love-wins” mess you are getting today from Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, Rob Bell, et al.
“O GENERATION OF VIPERS, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”
Why, that’s what Jesus Christ called the scribes and Pharisees over in Matthew 23.
“Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” (Matt. 23:33).
One time Jesus asked the disciples, ‘‘Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” (Matt. 16:13). Do you know who the first person that came to mind was? “John the Baptist.”
You’ve become so used to all these pictures that show Jesus Christ as soft-skinned and effeminate-looking that you’ve forgotten that He was a carpenter who could claim the loyalties of commercial fishermen. You reckon commercial fishermen are going to follow some half-queer swishing around in long robes, with honey dripping from his mouth, saying, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall see Gawd.” Have you ever met a carpenter or a commercial fisherman? I have. They’re not like this Osteen-Warren-Schuller crowd.
One time the head of the Bible department at Bob Jones University wrote: “There is never a particle of bitterness or unkindness in the words of the Lord Jesus Christ” (Stewart Custer, The Truth about the King James Version Controversy, pg. 30). Well, what would a fellow at a “militant” Christian University be doing talking like an unsaved Liberal?
Stewart Custer is talking about the Lord Jesus Christ who said:
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do” (John 8:44).
“Ye fools and blind” (Matt. 23:17, 19).
“Thou blind Pharisee” (Matt. 23:26).
“Go ye, and tell that fox” (Luke 13:32).
“Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matt. 25:41).
In the Old Testament, that same Jesus (He’s God in the flesh, remember?) said:
“I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh” (Prov. 1:26).
“Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver” (Psa. 50:22).
“I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain my raiment” (Isa. 63:3).
That’s the Jesus Christ of the Bible. He’s not like the one invented by Stewart Custer, Joel Osteen, or Rick Warren.