Ok. It is not my intent to get to deep or squirrely on the blog.  But, Pat Robertson made a statement about Haiti’s destruction and a deal with the devil.  Now, I am not saying what Pat said is correct.  I do, however, think about Sodom and Gomorrah and their utter disregard for God.  I think about how Abraham pleaded with the messengers of God about sparing these two towns (of over a million people) if there were just 10 righteous people in them.  There were not…..and they got toasted.  This is recorded in Genesis 19:24-25.  The whole story is wrapped around this.

I do not have the knowledge to argue the point to utter oblivion nor do I want to.  I have, for most of my life just sort of lived on the grace side of the christian equation and really sort of disregarded the judgement side of things as Old Testament and not really relevant to my life.  I have primarily studied and teached on the New Testament….because it has produced much fruit in my ministry and I am comfortable with it.  But the older I get and more I try to put the entire bible in perspective….I see the relevance of the Old Testament to the New.  I diligently study the Old Testament for answers and I see a side of God that tolorates sin, disobedience and turning away……just so long before he begins to lift his hand of blessings…..before he gets fed up….before he convicts….and takes action.

So, as this has been on my heart and as one of my Senior Pastors spoke about this….I began to think even more…was this judgement on a country that made a deal with the devil?  Joshua 24:15 ask the question who will you serve, the Gods your fathers served or the Gods of the enemies.  Joshua says he and his family will serve God.  I just begin to think if we choose other gods to serve,….that our god, a gracious god will be gracious to a pont….and maybe just honor a deal with the devil and allow the  consequences for that deal……We don’t need to separate forever on this non-essential position.  I just ask that you consider the possibility that God is still in the judgment business.  Because if He is….you will be seeing more with specific answers that you may probraby know about.  Keep looking.

louie

louie

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