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IGNORING THE WARNINGS

On Sep. 28, 1986 heavy rains flooded many low-lying areas of the Midwest. Two years before, there was a flood that many remember as the "Memorial Day Massacre" that claimed the lives of twenty people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as small creeks and drainage ditches became killer currents. As the heavy rains fell on this September night, one such area began to flood. With the memory of that tragic evening of two years ago in their minds, law enforcement officers blocked off an exceptionally dangerous street where several had been drowned in the last storm. An officer parked his car in front of the rising waters to prevent any from risking their lives. Still several cars drove around the police car into the swift water. No regard was given to the danger involved or the warning of the officer. [Submitted by O. L. Nixdorf, Glenville Bible Baptist Church, Wichita, Kansas.]

Those stubborn motorists took their safety into their own hands and proceeded to do as they pleased. In the same way, the vast multitudes of mankind are headed for eternal destruction because they ignore the danger of sin and the urgent warnings that God has given us in His Word that are meant to barricade their path to ultimate destruction and detour them to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

(From a sermon by David Scudder, "Satan’s War against God’s Creation II" 2/16/2009)

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