Summary: I had a very animated professor at Bible college by the name of Dr. Emert. He taught us about the danger of blaspheming God's Son by claiming that He is anything less than God.
Get Off Of My Porch!
20 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! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own
eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of
strength to mingle strong drink: 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him! 24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the
flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as
dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy
One of Israel. 25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath
stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their
carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand
is stretched out still.
God does not take evil lightly. When the cries of the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah came to
Heaven, God reduced these great cities to cinders. When the old world sank deep into violence and sensuality,
God sent a flood to wipe out all except Noah and his married sons. When Korah led a rebellion against God's
man, Moses, the earth opened and swallowed all his followers. When David sinned by numbering the people ,
a plague came and killed 70,000 men! My friends, there is a pattern here. When God strikes our in judgment,
He makes a wide swipe. Sin will effect many more than the actual perpetrators, but rather it effect everyone that
is connected to the sinner. If the offender is a family member, the family is effected. When it is a local leader,
all who are under the effect of that leadership is in danger. When it is a national leader or group of leaders, then
the blessing or cursing of an entire nation is at stake!
I had a very animated professor at Bible college by the name of Dr. Emert. He taught us about the danger
of blaspheming God's Son by claiming that He is anything less than God. He told how for some the earth
opened, for some fire fell from Heaven, and for some floods came. He told us that he had one response when
false cults come to proclaim their heresy. "I have just paid off my house and enjoy it very much. If you are going
to continue to spout evil doctrine that will anger the God of the universe, at least get off of my porch!
Our passage today speaks very clearly about the worldly mindset of the day. This is a passage that should
cause the false teachers to beware and repent of their evil teachings, and it is a passage that should wipe away
every shred of apathy shared by Bible believing Christians about the nation is which you live! I will not turn this
message into a partisan political debate, but I will not shirk my responsibility of preaching the whole counsel of
God! Many of the choices in this coming election are clearly defined in our passage today. It is time that we