By Roy Burner - Minister of the Gospel
In many countries, avalanche of ungodliness is of an overwhelming influence that has far surpassed the pre-Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah era, and fall of Babylon which God had to deal with through destructive measures. Ungodliness is having no regard for God, or His Word, being polluted by sin and wickedness. (Comment)
In Greek mythology a story is told of a box sent by the gods to Pandora, which she was forbidden to open. She opened the box out of curiosity that loosened a swarm of evils upon mankind: a prolific source of troubles.
Curiosity got the best of Eve, in the Garden of Eden, concerning the forbidden fruit, as the serpent (Satan's tool of deception) added appeal make it pleasant to the eyes, to be desired of, and good for food (Genesis 3:6). Eve heeded the words of the serpent, rather than God, ushering sin into the world; loosened a swarm of evils upon mankind, an avalanche of ungodliness.
The moral outlook of the world is not pleasant when one sees the avalanche of ungodliness setting in. The genuine born-again Christian, whose heart is to serve the Lord, could be disturbed as Lot who witnessed such taking place in Sodom. Scripture reveals: That righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, tormented his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds (2 Peter 2:8).
In the same text it noted that Noah the eight person, a preacher of righteousness, was saved when God brought the flood upon the ungodly (2 Peter 2:5). Scripture reveals that the earth was corrupt before God, and filled with violence; and God said to Noah, the end of all things is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and I will destroy them with the earth (Genesis 6:9-13).
An avalanche of ungodliness prompted God to bring a flood upon the earth that would destroy every living thing; except those in the ark of safety.
It is appalling, in our day and age, of the magnitude of disregard for human life. When babies can be legally murdered just 24 hours prior to coming into this world as a healthy baby! That in America alone; since the 1973 legalized abortion ruling, 60,000 babies have been murdered in their mothers womb that otherwise would have been birthed!
This only scratches the surface of the avalanche of ungodliness that has surfaced worldwide; leaving a carnage or bloody slaughter of the innocent. There are nations who place little value on human life; that God so wondrously and miraculously created (Genesis 2:7).
The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18). It may appear that the evilness of man is prospering but scripture reveals differently!
The ungodly are like the chaff which the wind drives away (1:4); the Lord knows the way of the righteous but the way of the ungodly shall perish (Psalm 1:8). There is a way which seems right to a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12). The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord but he loves him that follows after righteousness (Proverbs 15:9).
The law is not made for the righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers, fornicators, them that defile themselves with mankind (or sodomites), for kidnappers, for liars, and if there be any other that is contrary to sound doctrine (1 Timothy 1:9-10).
An avalanche of ungodliness necessitated the law for those who were disobedient; seeking not the righteousness of God. Man has continued to pursue such a path that far surpasses the day in which those words were penned!
Whereby the world that then was (in Noah's day), being overflowed with water, perished: the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men (2 Peter 3:6-7).
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, but is long-suffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come, as a thief in the night, in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up (2 Peter 3:9-10).
This message is to a generation in which the avalanche of ungodliness is so great that it will open the door of God's wrath. The heavens shall pass away with a great noise and elements shall melt with fervent heat could refer to a nuclear holocaust, a cosmic happening, or God simply speaking the Word, to bring it about as in the earth's creation.
Scripture tells of a new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness (God's intent for mankind from the beginning). Seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless (2 Peter 3:13-14).
That the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly, in this present world (Titus 2:11-12). If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things are passed away; all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
The righteousness of God sees a decisive break with the old life at the moment of conversion. One puts off concerning the former conduct of the old man, which is corrupt according to deceitful lusts; and puts on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:22-24).
I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies. When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodliness overwhelmed me. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears (2 Samuel 22:4-7).
David was speaking of an avalanche of ungodliness that had surfaced and was attempting to overcome him. He knew who to turn to in his time of distress. His avenue of help was not in man but his benefactor; the Lord of heaven and earth!
I pray that you will take hold of God's Word, walk in accordance with its precepts, applying it to your daily walk in the Lord, shaking off any persuasive influence of the ungodly! Allow God's Spirit to lead and guide you in the perplexities of life.
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