Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Earth Will Be Destroyed By Fire

Of all the posts I ever made in this blog, this post was probably the one I was very hesitant to make for it may instill fear among my readers. But this was inspired writing and I can never have any peace until I have posted this. This is an eschatological warning. The Book of 2Peter chapter 3 verses 10 to 13 says, "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare." Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness."

The first destruction of all life on earth was done by water in a universal deluge where all creatures of the earth, except those who were kept in the ark of Noah, perished. That was just a precursor of the final destruction of the heavens and the earth in a cataclysm of fire where all elements will melt. This is the fiery end of all life on earth where everything will be renewed when God will make a new heaven and a new earth. This is the Biblical account of the end of the earth in the Book of 2Peter 3:10-13. It is not for me to interpret these verses for the Bible clearly warned against self interpretations without the expressed will of the Holy Spirit. What I can do is just make a conjecture or hypothesis of probable scenarios on that day. Most probably, there will be meteorites that will bombard the earth and knock it out of its orbit and pull it nearer the sun. The sun would probably be bombarded too by asteroids that will result in widespread solar flares that will burn all planets especially the earth. Then everything on earth will burn out in a widespread conflagration that will kill all living things on earth. Nobody will survive that. This is just a possible scenario of that fateful day. As the verse above says, "You (we) ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming" (2Peter 3: 11b-12a). ALL WHO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, 2Peter 3: 10-13, Earth, Destroyed, Fire, Eschatological Warning, Heavens, Elements, Holy and Godly Lives, Day of The Lord, New Heaven and New Earth, Deluge, Noah's Ark, Sun, Solar Flares, Meteorites, Asteroids, No Survivors, Word of God, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Monday, January 11, 2010

Clear Conscience

Conscience is the still small voice calling our attention whenever we are doing what is contrary to the will of God. But conscience can be seared and desensitized. It is the Holy Spirit that gives us the warning to avoid displeasing God . But continuous disregard of that still small voice can result in the hardening of the heart and the deadening of our conscience. Hence we developed a so called warped conscience. What is a warped conscience? A warped conscience is a conscience that has actually no relation to the will of God because it has already been compromised. It is a pseudo conscience that has replaced the will of God in our lives to that of our own biased ideas of what is right or wrong. It is formed by a process similar to brain washing. Whenever a person sins or does something contrary to the will of God, he usually justifies his actions with all sorts of justifications just to escape the warnings of that still small voice. At first, he becomes uneasy in his sins, but as he regularly commits the same sin, he becomes enamored to it and virtually becomes a slave to it. Heartless murderers will tell you that the hardest and most difficult killing is the first one because they have to wrestle with their conscience. But after that, the killings become an orgy of sheer delight because the conscience has been thoroughly checked. This is also the case of philandering husbands. It is usually the first tryst that is so hard to enjoy because the person has to wrestle with his conscience. But after he has excused himself with all sorts of justifications, the succeeding tryst are all pure delight because they are stolen pleasures that overshadowed whatever is left of the faint voice of his conscience. That is why people invent all sorts of philosophies and spiritual dogmas in life to justify their warped conscience.

But a clear conscience is one who follows the dictates of that still small voice that convicts us whenever we go astray or commit a sin. It is a conscience that is ever aware of the presence of God in his life. It is a conscience that acknowledges God's complete dominion over his life. It is a conscience that has a reverential fear and awe of God and the person lives in order to please God and give glory to His name. What do you choose, a warped conscience or a clear conscience? "ALL WHO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Conscience, Clear Conscience, Warped Conscience, Still Small Voice, Hardening of The Heart, Deadening of Conscience, Pseudo Conscience, Will of God, Orgy of Sheer Delight, Philandering Husbands, Tryst, Justifications, Presence of God, Fear and Awe of God, Call on The Name of The Lord

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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