Posts Tagged ‘Death’

1st June
2010
written by Cullen Webb

I was reading an article by an atheist a very long time ago, and He used this image to argue that God was evil.

Before I discuss whether it is evil for God to kill people, I want to point something out about this image. It’s very inaccurate. God has killed many more people than 2,038,344.  He cursed all of humanity, dealing us the inevitable blow of death.

Let us begin with the 9/11/01 attacks on America.

So many people ask the question “how can a good God allow this?” I have heard many answers. Some very good. But I wish to offer my own to you.  It begins with an assumption. Let’s assume that 50% of the people in the twin towers were sinless, Godly people who deserved to go to heaven. And the remaining 50% were sinful wretches who deserved to go to Hell.
Please note that this is pure speculation and I am in no way trying to judge or belittle any of the victims of 9/11.

When the airplanes struck the towers, and when they eventually collapsed,  all the people who deserved Heaven went to Heaven, and all the people who deserved Hell went to Hell. Why is this evil?

For those who deserve Heaven, Earth is the closest thing to Hell they will ever experience and thus desire to leave.
For those who deserve Hell, Earth is the closest thing to Heaven they will ever experience and their judgment will be good.

Who deserves Hell and who deserves Heaven?

During our assumption the people who deserved Heaven or Hell were split into a clean 50 – 50. Do you know the actual percentage of people who deserve Hell?

100%

We have all committed sins against a righteous God and deserve His wrath.

Romans 3:23
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Few seem to grasp this. And is it no wonder, when we are bombarded by “you deserve this” and “you deserve that” in our commercials, radio and newspapers?

When God kills somebody He has the full authority to do so. Does this anger you?

Consider this:
What if you turned on the television and saw on the news that a judge allowed a serial killer go, simply because he was sorry? Would that anger you? Of course it would, because the judge was not good in his decision.

Would you be angry if the judge sentenced the man to death? Probably not, for that is a righteous and just decision.

Conclusion:
When God sentences a man to death, it is because that man deserves it. And any anger you feel is due to your own pride and inflated image of self-worth.

See yourself as God sees you, and then you will know the balance between love, wrath and mercy.

-Cullen Webb

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7th May
2010
written by Cullen Webb

You need to watch this. It’s short, but sharp. With a little bit of humor thrown in.

-Cullen Webb

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2nd December
2009
written by Cullen Webb

This is a fantastic poem that I received from a friend a while back. It reminds me of the movie “UP” that Disney put out. Or at least the beginning of it.

I would have liked to see some spiritual depth put into this poem, but it is good none-the-less. (more…)

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9th November
2009
written by Cullen Webb

Imagine seeing that in your headlines.

No, it has not yet happened. But I was speaking today with my Grandmother about his declining health, and she brought up the fact that we have been losing a lot of good preachers recently.
Where will America go, once these spiritual leaders have passed. If we think things are bad now, what will happen when Billy is gone?

I think things will get better.

2 Kings 2:9
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Elisha received a double portion of Gods anointing on Elijah. What do you think would be the effects of that? Let us look at the miracles preformed and experienced by both.

Elijah:

  • Causing the rain the cease for 3 1/2 years (1 Kings 17:1)
  • Being fed by the ravens (1 Kings 17:4)
  • Miracle of the barrel of meal and cruse of oil (1 Kings 17:14)
  • Resurrection of the widow’s son (1 Kings 17:22)
  • Calling of fire from heaven on the altar (1 Kings 18:38)
  • Causing it to rain (1 Kings 18:45)
  • Prophecy that Ahab’s sons would all be destroyed (1 Kings 21:22)
  • Prophecy that Jezebel would be eaten by dogs (1 Kings 21:23)
  • Prophecy that Ahaziah would die of his illness (2 Kings 1:4)
  • Calling fire from heaven upon the first 50 soldiers (2 Kings 2:10)
  • Calling fire from heaven upon the second 50 soldiers (2 Kings 2:12)
  • Parting of the Jordan (2 Kings 2:8)
  • Prophecy that Elisha should have a double portion of his spirit (2 Kings 2:10)
  • Being caught up to heaven in a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11)

Elisha:

  • Parting of the Jordan (2 Kings 2:14)
  • Healing of the waters (2 Kings 2:21)
  • Curse of the she bears (2 Kings 2:24)
  • Filling of the valley with water (2 Kings 3:17)
  • Deception of the Moabites with the valley of blood (2 Kings 3:22)
  • Miracle of the vessels of oil (2 Kings 4:4)
  • Prophecy that the Shunammite woman would have a son (2 Kings 4:16)
  • Resurrection of the Shunammite’s son (2 Kings 4:34)
  • Healing of the gourds (2 Kings 4:41) 
  • Miracle of the bread (2 Kings 4:43)
  • Healing of Naaman (2 Kings 5:14)
  • Perception of Gehazi’s transgression (2 Kings 5:26)
  • Cursing Gehazi with leprosy (2 Kings 5:27)
  • Floating of the axe head (2 Kings 6:6)
  • Prophecy of the Syrian battle plans (2 Kings 6:9)
  • Vision of the chariots (2 Kings 6:17)
  • Smiting the Syrian army with blindness (2 Kings 6:18)
  • Restoring the sight of the Syrian army (2 Kings 6:20)
  • Prophecy of the end of the great famine (2 Kings 7:1)
  • Prophecy that the scoffing nobleman would see, but not partake of, the abundance (2 Kings 7:2)
  • Deception of the Syrians with the sound of chariots (2 Kings 7:6)
  • Prophecy of the seven-year famine (2 Kings 8:1)
  • Prophecy of Benhadad’s untimely death (2 Kings 8:10)
  • Prophecy of Hazael’s cruelty to Israel (2 Kings 8:12)
  • Prophecy that Jehu would smite the house of Ahab (2 Kings 9:7)
  • Prophecy that Joash would smite the Syrians at Aphek (2 Kings 13:17)
  • Prophecy that Joash would smite Syria thrice but not consume it (2 Kings 13:19)
  • Resurrection of the man touched by his bones (2 Kings 13:21)

Surrounding Elijah’s life was 14 miracles. Surrounding Elisha’s life, was 28 miracles. A perfect double.

Imagine that the day Graham passes away, an Evangelist or a humble Christian somewhere becomes anointed two-fold by God. Imagine it were so for every pastor, every evangelist, and every minister.

Scriptures reveal that in the end times, there will be an unprecedented outpouring of the holy spirit. Will this be why?
Good times are ahead of us.

-Cullen Webb

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10th October
2009
written by Cullen Webb

The only thing between us and eternity is life. And that is the most fragile thing on Earth.

I cannot imagine going through life with a fear of death. What constant paranoia must plague the minds of the un-saved…
It would be unbarable. Not knowing of the afterlife, or of your destination.

Here is a list of interesting final words:

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Too bad, too bad! It’s too late!

Anne Boleyn: O God, have pity on my soul. O God, have pity on my soul.

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