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The Fairy's Fire

May 15

"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not GOD, and that obey not the gospel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST:"  2 Thessalonians 1:8


"GOD is not, as some suggest, inviting men to repent and be saved ..."






Fairy Tales of faith abound in our world today, and at fire sale prices.  At the end of grace's day however, the entire host of mankind will be revealed in one of two camps; those who know GOD, and those who don't.  All of the wishful or purgatorial notions men dream up, will go up, in smoke, as HIS "flaming fire" takes its "vengeance on them that know not GOD"Those who hold the vain hope of the ecumenical, will discover too late they were introduced into a dead end relationship of religion, rather than a living relationship with the LORD.  "Pour out THY wrath upon the heathen that have not known THEE, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon THY name."

"... and that obey not the gospel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST:"  A significant percentage of contemporary gospel preaching has missed the mark, not unlike the sin it is intended to cover.  "And the times of this ignorance GOD winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:"   GOD is not, as some suggest, inviting men to repent and be saved, HE is commanding that they do.  "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of GOD: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of GOD?"  The answer to this rhetorical from Peter, is that eternal life is indeed a free gift, apart from any work of man; but the ONE WHO offers takes your rejection very PERSONAL: "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the LORD, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard HIM;"

Pharaoh's family lives on, and much of what is being touted as the knowledge of GOD is grossly misrepresented.  "Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey HIS voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go."  Perhaps this is understandable of an ancient and ignorant pagan; but this is most disturbing, especially when it occurs within the modern crossed venue.  "They profess that they know GOD; but in works they deny HIM, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."  To know GOD is to obey GOD, and while the perfection of obedience is occasionally suspect this side of Heaven, the direction of a true saint is unmistakable.  "He that saith, I know HIM, and keepeth not HIS commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."  Nowhere is talk any cheaper than in a circle of sinners seeking to assuage their guilt ridden conscience, separate the cross of CHRIST.  The dawn of eternity will prove that it was impossible for the reprobate, to ever relate, to HIM alone, WHO can expiate! 

"And even as they did not like to retain GOD in their knowledge, GOD gave them over to a reprobate mind ..."

For Love of Country
James Logan (1674-1751)
(private secretary of William Penn)
"Remember that the same enemy that caused thy first parents to forfeit their blessed condition, notwithstanding the gate is now open for restoration, is perpetually using his whole endeavors to prevent thee from attaining this, and frustrate to thee the passion of thy REDEEMER."

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