"The Message Preached" - (1 Corinthians 1:21)

"OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE"


  • Hebrews 12:29
    "Our God is a consuming fire."
  1. Sodom & Gomorrah
    1. Genesis 18:20 ff.; 19:12-2
    2. 2 Peter 2:4-9
      "...an example to those who afterward would live ungodly"
    3. Jude 7
      "...suffering the vengeance of eternal fire..."
    4. Mark 6:7-12; (Matthew 10:11-15; Luke 10:1-12)
      "...It will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for..." those who refuse to repent when faced with the gospel.
  2. Egypt
    1. Exodus 9:13-26
      "...the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. And the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt. So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation" (23-24).
    2. Exodus 7:4-5; 10:1-2; 12:12; 18:1
      1. "...the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord..."
      2. "...that you may know that I am the Lord..."
      3. "...against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment..."
  3. Nadab & Abihu
    1. Leviticus 10:1-3
      "I must be regarded as holy."
    2. Genesis 4:3-5; Matthew 15:7-9; 7:21
      Worship is not universally accepted by God.
  4. Israelite Complainers
    1. Numbers 11:1
      The grumbling of His people so intensely displeased the Lord that He consumed some of them by fire.
    2. 1 Corinthians 10:1-11
      This event is referred to in the New Testament, as an example for our admonition.
    3. Philippians 2:14
      Blamelessness includes refraining from complaining.
  5. Day Of Judgment
    1. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10
      Those who do not obey the gospel will suffer the vengeance of flaming fire eternally.
    2. Hebrews 10:26-27
      The same fire awaits those who obeyed the gospel but returned to sin.
    3. 2 Peter 3:7-14
      Fire will melt all the elements; the heavens and earth we know will be destroyed.

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