Morning Service – Why did God kill so many People?

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Why Did God Kill So Many People?

1. God is Sovereign

2. Man is Sinful

3. God can/does purge/purify the earth of its sin/sinners

4. God chose to give Abraham “the land”

Genesis 11:31

3. Purging the land

Deut. 13:1-5
If a prophet…(sign) says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,”

you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer.

The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.

It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere.

Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.

That prophet or dreamer must be put to death for inciting rebellion against the LORD your God,

who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery.

That prophet or dreamer tried to turn you from the way the LORD your God commanded you to follow.

You must purge the evil from among you.

Deut. 19:12-13 ..the killer shall be sent for by the town elders, be brought back from the city, and be handed over to the avenger of blood to die.

Show no pity. You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, so that it may go well with you.

** Deut. 20:16-18 (page 195)

2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends,

let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

Christ made the difference!

2. We are sinners & NEED a Savior

1. God is Sovereign

2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?

Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?

Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?

For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”

Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”

And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

James 4:8-10
Come near to God and he will come near to you.

Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
(1 Peter 5:6)… due time.