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To: hecticskeptic
. . . Jesus himself was the greatest preacher on the topic of Hell that ever lived. Never did he shirk from telling other or beat around the bush concerning the consequences of their actions...or where they ultimately might be going.

I'm with you 100 -- make that 200 -- percent.

76 posted on 02/20/2011 3:27:28 AM PST by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Quiller
One further note about the comparison in my Post 69 of ‘the days of Noah to the days of Sodom and Gomorrah....The passage in Genesis 6:5 makes it clear that the people on Earth were so seriously depraved that they had to be destroyed. Regarding the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, there really isn’t that much said about them..., the story about what happened to the two angels (in human form) when they visited Lot probably says all that one needs to know to piece the picture together of how depraved the people of these two cities really were such they too had to be destroyed. When looked at from this context, I think that those who believe that God sent the flood because the world was consumed with homosexuality, actually have a strong basis for believing that.. Genesis 19: '4But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.'

It would appear that the common denominator to the days of Sodom and Gomorrah to today is that it simply isn't the case of people sinning on occasion (and being condemed for it), it's a case of that sin being reclassified at the highest societal levels as being something that is decent and acceptable. It is not in God's character to put up with that for long before destruction is meted out.

79 posted on 02/20/2011 5:19:42 AM PST by hecticskeptic
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