Additions on 14th December 2011
TO BURN THE EARTH OR NOT TO BURN THE EARTH, THAT IS THE QUESTION.
Isaiah 6:3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
(* 28th December 2011)
Revelation 11:18"And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."
Many Church leaders both in the mainstream as well as in cult denominations have preached and are still preaching that the earth is going to be burnt up at the end of the age.
There are quite a number of verses in the Bible that mentioned the melting away of elements and also those many 2012 biblical and non-biblical prophecies running around.
2 Peter 3:10
“But the day of the Lord will come as athief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a greatnoise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and theworks that are therein shall be burned up.”
But in this case, I beg to differ, as it will be leaning more towards the "poetic" Psalms 112:10.
“The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.”
“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.”
Please understand that the preaching of "rapture" during the tribulation of the earth has long been somewhat distorted. Christians will and have been going through some form tribulation for the past 2000 years in various manners and at different times, (while some are spared from harsh tribulations) and all shall come out of the tribulation as gold tried in fire; but the wicked shall receive their judgement from Jesus Christ and righteous retribution.
There is no such thing as "Christians" escaping the tribulation in a so called “rapture” and leaving the earth to be burnt up together with all unbelievers or did they mean
and ALL non-Christians? Israel
“Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the
before you.” kingdom of God
“For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.”
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
Truly IF none righteous is left on earth today, the LORD will burn up all the earth (Luke ).
But there are many true believers of Jesus of Nazareth here on earth and
is here to stay. Israel
The two Angels of the LORD that surveyed
and Sodom are also surveying today's Gomorrah and Sodom . Babylon
The report on the survey of today’s
and Gomorrah/Babylon is favourable and a little MORE than a very small remnant is left unto us. (Isaiah 1:9) Sodom
As such, the LORD Most High, WILL SPARE ALL the place/earth for their sakes.
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as
, and we should have been like unto Sodom . Gomorrah
Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of
; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Sodom . Gomorrah
And the LORD said, If I find in
fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. Sodom
Then the LORD rained upon
and upon Sodom brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; Gomorrah
But the same day that
Lot went out of it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Sodom
2 Peter 2:6
And turning the cities of
and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; Sodom
Malachi chapter 4 – verse 1,
“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”
Malachi 4:2 –
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”
Malachi 4:3 –
And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 4:4 –
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all
, with the statutes and judgments. Israel
Malachi 4:5 –
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Malachi 4:6 –
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
When the LORD Most High aka Jesus of Nazareth returns, it will be for judgement of the peoples of the earth and NOT for cleaning up the war torn countries or burnt up earth.
The purpose of Jesus Christ’s return is NOT to wipe our behinds. Why do preachers expect GOD to return as a maid to clean up after His children?
We, each of us have to clean up our own backyards.
Each household, each company, each state and each nation are responsible to clean up after themselves.
Just like when Jesus commanded His Disciples to collect back all the bread and fish that was left thrown on the ground after He fed the 5000 people. Everything that Jesus did 2000 years ago are full of meaning and examples and nothing was done in vain.
So must all who serve the LORD do the same, leave nothing to waste and clean up after ourselves.
shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end." Israel
"Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."