The Most Destructive Pollution
The most destructive pollution is sin and it comes out of the hearts of men. It doesn*t just destroy the world, it destroys their souls.
Matthew 15:18-19: But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Many men are overly concerned that we are destroying our world and ourselves by creating pollution of all sorts. But they are not concerned with the pollution that destroys their souls. By our own sin, we directly destroy ourselves but none of us are destroyed spiritually by the sins others. The sins of others might be the means of our physical destruction but the cause of our spiritual destruction is our own sin.
Men need to receive Jesus because Jesus presence in their hearts will cause their hearts to produce good things instead of the evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: When a man receives Jesus he stops polluting his own soul and there is then a chance he will stop polluting the world too.
Luke 6:45: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
The good man is the man with Jesus in his heart and in charge of it. The evil man is the man without Jesus in his heart. His heart and everything that comes out of it continue to be evil.
Ephesians 3:17: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Men are destroying themselves and one another by the sin coming out of their hearts more than by polluting the world with chemicals. The sin of pollution is logically against the world and the men in it. All sin is against God. The sins against God are the worst. They cause men to suffer the Second Death.
Revelation 20:14: And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Revelation 21:8: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Men should focus more of their attention on avoiding the second death than the first death, which is merely physical. But the majority of mankind are busily trying to forestall the inevitable first death and have no concern whatsoever with the second death. They are concerned about the first death which they cannot prevent and have no concern with the second death which they CAN prevent. Men may be able to destroy some men by pollution but God will not permit them to totally destroy the world. The Word of God promises that Jesus will reign on earth for a thousand years. If we believe God*s promise we know that this world will last at least another thousand years.
Revelation 20:4, 6: And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Revelation 5:10: And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
The way to avoid the second death is simply to receive Jesus.
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
The sons of God will not suffer the second death.
1 John 5:11-12: And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
We who have Jesus have ETERNAL life. We will not die the second death and needn*t be overly concerned about the first one. We will be part of the first resurrection. The worst sin is rejecting Jesus. Those who reject Him continue to pollute themselves. The cure for the worst pollution is to receive Jesus. Rejecting Him guarantees that one will participate in the resurrection of judgment and the second death.
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