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Things happen..
« on: September 06, 2020, 09:29:33 AM »

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THINGS HAPPEN...

In Luke 13: 1-9 we are told by Christ, 'There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.  And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things?  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.  Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.'

With this story Jesus explains that those who survive tragedies are in no way more virtuous than those who do not. He calls everyone to repent because sudden death could happen to any of us at any time.  Jesus also cautioned his hearers not to blame great sufferers, as if they were great sinners for no place on earth can keep us secure from mortal death.  When others are suddenly removed we should consider it to be a warning to ourselves for God does not guarantee that we will have time to prepare for death, (Matthew 25:1-13) so now is always the time for repentance.

Christ used this story to give a call to repentance and the same Jesus that bids us repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, (Matthew 3:2) (Matthew 4:17) also bids us repent, for otherwise we shall perish. (Luke 13:3)




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