World’s governments prepare for coronavirus – but are you prepared for eternity?

Romans 8:22: “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.”

Essentially the only story making the news headlines around the world at present is the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain known as Covid-19, a flu-like disease which has left thousands dead across the globe.

Various security measures are being put in place in an effort to minimise the spread of the disease, including cancelling large gatherings, self-isolating if you feel any of the symptoms associated with this modern-day plague, washing hands regularly, disinfecting surfaces and so on and so forth.

It is only sensible in the face of a highly contagious deadly disease for millions around the world to take various measures in an effort to reduce the harm it causes.

However, what precautions are being taken by millions around the world to deal with the effects of that much, much deadlier plague called sin?

It has been said by various experts that many people may experience extremely mild symptoms of coronavirus and it will do them next to no harm, even without any form of treatment from a doctor.

However, the disease of sin has a 100% mortality rate for any person who fails to call upon the Great Physician for a cure.

Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

We are all under the curse of sin through our first father, Adam, and without coming to God for salvation we will suffer a dreadful lost eternity in hell.

What has been so evident by its absence from any of our political leaders, including, as far as we can see, the DUP, is any reference to God.

Nobody has stated that we ought to look to God for His mercy and for His hand to be upon us.

Nobody has called for a national day of prayer to petition the Almighty that He might be pleased to wondrously move and curb the spread of this dreadful disease, not just here in the United Kingdom but throughout the globe.

Nobody has reminded the people who are looking to them for guidance that, at a time when we are all being confronted with our own mortality and the precarious nature of life, that they need to be ready to die.

What a dreadful indictment of the state of our country that our political leaders ignore the Almighty God of heaven in our time of need and at a time when so many are fearful of the future.

Often people can be accused of only turning to God when they face difficulties, but our country isn’t even seeking God’s face when confronted by such a crisis.

We are all most likely familiar with the following verses and they seem very apt at this time.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14: “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

What we, as the people of God, can do is earnestly seek God’s face that He might move in mercy in our land.

We can also pray that God would even be glorified through this time and that many will turn to Him for salvation.

The pride of man has been exposed for all to see, even in the way that they yet refuse to turn to God for help and in the way our leaders fail to urge the general public to cry out to God for mercy.

A supposedly wonderfully civilised society has been built up in the west, but man has forgotten it is only of God we are able to enjoy these many benefits.

Indeed, our land repeatedly tempts God and provokes His wrath.

What wickedness is permitted and indeed celebrated in our country.

Sodomite marriage is now legal in Northern Ireland, our precious land so wonderfully blessed in times past by our Heavenly Father, and new sodomite ‘Pride’ parades continue to spring up throughout our country.

Babies can now legally be murdered in our country, indeed the health service is gearing up to be able to facilitate the slaughter of the unborn in the coming weeks.

How can God not be displeased as He looks down on our land?

And yet the UK still refuses to turn to God.

This was something the children of Israel were warned against when they were about to enter the promised land.

Deuteronomy 8:11-14,17-20: “Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.”

Even throughout the book of Judges we see the children of Israel repeatedly falling away from Christ, but at times of distress, and sometimes it was only after lengthy periods of distress that they thought to do so, they eventually turned to God for deliverance.

We have a prime example from the days before Gideon was called by God.

Judges 6:1,3-4,6: “And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the Lord.”

Seven years of oppression it took for God’s chosen people to call upon Him.

Let not our land be struck by such dumbness when it comes to calling out to the Lord.

Let us even pray at this difficult time that God would be merciful to us and that through this dreadful time for so many, that people will consider their eternal destiny and will come to Christ for salvation.

2 Corinthians 6:2: “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

Pope Francis denies existence of hell – what a fool!

“That man of sin, and son of perdition”, the Pope, has declared that there is no hell, it has been reported.

What a rude awakening Argentine pensioner Jorge Mario Bergoglio, otherwise known as Pope Francis, will get when he passes into eternity.

The man who sets himself up as God on earth has added yet another dreadful blasphemy to his list of crimes as he racks up more and more for God to judge him for after he takes his final breath.

Speaking to the founder of the famous Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, the Pope said: “Souls are not punished.

“Those who repent obtain God’s forgiveness and go among the ranks of those who contemplate Him, but those who do not repent and cannot be forgiven disappear.

“There is no hell – there is the disappearance of sinful souls.”

His comments sent senior Roman Catholic figures into overdrive, denying the accuracy of the reports, which is a classic tactic of someone trying to cover up what has actually been said.

Perhaps Mr Bergoglio is hoping there is no hell as he knows he’s heading there, or perhaps this is just another bare-faced lie told by “that Antichrist” to deceive people into ending up in hell.

Whatever his motivation, we can tell Mr Bergoglio and anyone who holds to the same view, there is most assuredly a hell.

How do we know? Because the Bible, the sole rule of faith and practice for believers, tells us so.

We will run through a few scripture proofs to clearly demonstrate this fact.

Revelation 21:8 says: ‘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.”

Psalm 9:17 says: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

Matthew 10:28 says: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Psalm 145:20 says: “The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.”

Notice the punishment for sin is clearly mentioned. There are consequences for your actions. We are reminded of this in Nahum 1:3: “The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.”

While the Pope claims the unrepentant slip into a state of nothingness, the Bible clearly states that is a lie, and it is a lie straight from the devil, of whom the Pope is the most famous representative on earth. This doctrine espoused by “that man of sin, and son of perdition” claims there are no consequences for sin, no judgement, no punishment.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 says: “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;”

“Everlasting destruction” doesn’t sound much like a simple “disappearance of sinful souls”.

The final judgement of those who deny Christ is recounted for us in Revelation 20:10-15. It says: “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

That’s what the Bible, God’s inspired Word, has to say regarding hell, so who do you believe? The Almighty God of heaven, or “that Antichrist”, the Pope, who is destined for hell?

We trust that anyone reading this who is not saved will realise the awful fate awaiting them if they don’t repent and will turn to Christ for salvation.

Romans 10:13 says: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Gerry Adams’ Day is yet to come if he doesn’t repent

Psalm 12:8: “The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.”

It is a symptom of an evil day that the most wicked and depraved of men are held up as icons and heroes.

We know this is a day of departure from godliness and from the fear of God and certainly that message was received loud and clear on St Patrick’s Day in New York, where Mayor Bill de Blasio declared it ‘Gerry Adams Day’.

Gerry Adams (pictured left, with Mayor Bill de Blasio) was until recently the President of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Provisional IRA, the Roman Catholic republican terrorist group which murdered and maimed thousands of Protestants, as well as many Roman Catholics, during its 30 year murder campaign in Northern Ireland somewhat euphemistically called ‘The Troubles’. He remains an elected member of the Republic of Ireland’s parliament, the Dail.

Gerry Adams claims to have never been a member of the IRA, but this claim is pretty much universally disbelieved and it is widely believed Gerry Adams was a senior member of the IRA Army Council, the body which oversaw the running of this sectarian murder gang.

Among the figures who are hardly friends of the Protestants of Ulster who consider it to be a fact that Adams was a senior member of the IRA’s Army Council are a former parish priest of his, a ‘Father’ Stephen Forde, and former Republic of Ireland Justice Minister Michael McDowell.

‘Father’ Forde’s only quibble, according to state papers, was how high up the pecking order Adams was in the IRA Army Council, claiming he was “number three” in the chain of command.

The IRA murdered 2,000 people during their period of armed uprising against the lawful British state in Northern Ireland, as well as leaving thousands of others suffering physical and emotional scars from their barbarous campaign.

Regardless of whether you’re in the minuscule group of people who believe he was never in the IRA, it is beyond contention that Adams was an enthusiastic cheerleader of the organisation and was a prominent spokesperson for this group, justifying the murder of Protestants simply because of their religion.

Then there is the fact that Gerry Adams knew of the sexual abuse of his niece by her father, Gerry Adams’ brother, years before the police were finally informed of the fact.

For the Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio to hold up someone like Gerry Adams as a role model is utterly perverse and God pronounces his judgement on such actions. Isaiah 5:20 says: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

So it is frankly shocking that any day should be declared ‘Gerry Adams Day’, given his despicable credentials.

There is a familiar catchphrase of the Irish republican movement – Tiocfaidh ar la (the first word pronounced ‘chucky’), which means literally ‘our day will come’.

In a sense, we are living in what could spiritually be called, ‘Gerry Adams Day’, and Gerry Adams’ Day could be seen to have come. This is a day when evil is being rewarded and it can often appear there are no consequences for the evil actions of sinners.

Certainly this has been the mistaken observations even of God’s people. In Psalm 73:2-9,11-12, Asaph said: “But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.”

Is not Gerry Adams prospering? Do his riches not increase? Does he not speak loftily? Has he not set himself against the heavens? Most tellingly perhaps of all, does not violence cover him as a garment?

Asaph confessed here that his “feet were almost gone” and his “steps had well nigh slipped” because it appeared that there were no consequences for evil doing.

However, God showed Asaph the error of his thinking and revealed to him, when he drew near to Him, the fate awaiting unrepentant sinners.

Psalm 73:17-20 says: “Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.”

God despises the image of Gerry Adams and his ilk and will cast him down into destruction, if he fails to repent.

A day will come for unrepentant sinners, and that is the day of judgement.

The ultimate destiny of unrepentant sinners is clearly set forth in Revelation 21:8. It says: “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.”

Pray that sinners, including Gerry Adams and those like Bill de Blasio who exalt him, will turn from their wicked ways and turn to God as their own and personal Saviour and pray that God will convict sinners of their iniquities and convince them of their need of salvation.

And please pray that a day of revival will come in Ulster and further afield.

If anyone reading this is not saved, you are in the same danger as the most hardened of IRA killers or their cheerleaders.

There is a glorious cure to this danger and that is the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:7: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”

We can obtain this by calling on Him. Acts 16:31 says: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”

We pray that any unconverted readers will feel God speaking to them and take this most vital step even today.