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God’s Warnings - Pay Attention! 

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It has been well said that “God’s Word is like a highway sign. You don’t have to pay any attention to it if you don’t care what happens to you.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement. God doesn’t make us pay attention to His warnings in Scripture, but He does let us know if we choose to ignore His Word, we will have serious consequences to face (Gal. 6: 7-8). No one can sin with impunity or treat God with contempt and expect to go unpunished. People who are self-willed and hostile toward God, will reap the consequences of their insubordination.

 

For example, take Gal. 5: 19-21: “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in the past, that those who practice such things WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.” Notice how plainly God’s Word speaks to us about the consequences of these sins. God doesn’t beat around the bush. He plainly tells us that people who practice these sins Will not inherit the kingdom of God.” 

In another example God’s Word plainly speaks about how one is saved from His sins. One must believe Christ to be the Son of God, repent of past sins, confess Jesus to be the Son of God, and be baptized in water (Jn. 8: 24; Acts 17: 30; Rom. 10: 9-10; Acts 8: 37; Acts 2: 38; 1 Pet. 3: 21; Mk. 16: 16). All who turn up their nose and sneer at God’s Word concerning how one is saved from sin will be CONDEMNED and remain LOST!

 

Of course, many people will just choose to ignore God’s warnings just like many who ignore highway warning signs. The difference is that someone might ignore a highway warning sign and get by with it, but no one can keep ignoring God’s Word without eventually suffering the consequences, and the consequences of ignoring God’s Word are FOREVER! Think on these things.

 

Dennis Abernathy 

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