Death is an experience that can occur at any moment and without notice. And the city of San Bernardino, California was forced to experience that reality recently. And so will your city, if you fail to organize your city and eradicate your Muslim population before they eradicate you. Use the tools Jesus taught you; the power of Word which is sharper than any two edged sword. And use your constitutional rights to massively assemble and protest.
What many don’t know, and President Obama will not tell you, when he addresses the nation tonight from his oval office tonight is that Islam is determined to conquer the world for Islam. The preferred way is peacefully, but if America, and the world community refuse Islam. Then their war manual the Quran tells Muslims to do it violently. ISSI will not be defeated, at best contained, but with constant deadly strikes. Self defense is a God given right.
Jesus gave examples of this in Luke 13:1-5. It appears that some Jews were murdered by Roman soldiers while participating in a religious ceremony. Then a tower collapsed killing eighteen people. Jesus wondered, if these people died unexpectedly because they were bad people? Twice, Jesus said no, by replying. That if you fail to repent you to will like wise perish.
They just happened to be in the wrong place at the right time. Unfortunately, such incidences will occur countless number of times around the world today. Taking place as random deaths, with varied forms. People minding their own business with important task to accomplish-suddenly gone. Some involving children to young to understand anything about repentance. Resulting with some people cursing God, and declaring God to be unjust.
The scriptures often have dual messages. Showing that one experience will repeat itself later on. Designed to teach vivid lessons about a particular subject. For this discussion it is death because death is an occurrence which is indisputable. And for billions of people it will repeat itself, again at any moment.
All adults, and many children most likely have viewed a dead person. Completely lifeless and unaware of their surroundings. Most people seem to be aware that this lifeless form over time will disintegrate into dust. As announced in Genesis 3:19, “… till you return to the ground; for out of it you were taken: for dust you are and to dust shall you return.”
God seems to have intended this death to be the the first lesson in duality as to what the future holds because this death is temporary. Because there will be a second death which will be permanent. Which is most likely why Jesus did not elaborate upon the unfortunate experiences of the people from Galilee and the collapsed tower at Siloam. But instead asked if those people were sinners above all sinners. Saying to the questioners that they would also perish if they failed to repent. cp Luke 13:3 & 5).
But another group of people died, thousands upon thousands of years ago. Those people were born long before the advent of Jesus. So of course, they had no chance to repent. In eternity what is their fate?
Solomon, put it this way in Ecclesiastes 9:11. I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither bread to the wise, nor riches to those of understanding, nor people of skill; but time and chance happened to them all. People do not know the future. We are like the fish that are caught in a cruel net. Like birds caught in a snare. We are all snared in an evil time, when fate suddenly falls upon us, verse twelve. How does that play out today?
Jesus made it very clear. People who fail to repent would perish. It was a constant theme of his teachings. And as noted, it is one reason why people despise Christ and Christianity. In eternity, what is their fate. The fate of people who died centuries before Christ was born. And the fate of the innocent, who experience an arbitrary death.
Peter answered all of Christ’s critics by saying, the Lord is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, 2 Peter 3:9. Peter is setting the stage for the second resurrection. Taking into account all who died regardless of the time, circumstances or age. Which will take into account the earths most ancient history, to the most current.
Ezekiel gives a description of those dead a very long time. The dead reassembled themselves and covering themselves with flesh. Later resurrected to life. At the appointed time, God will bring them out of their graves and give them life. (cp Ezekiel 37:1-14). This is the whole house of Israel who died centuries ago. They will be given the opportunity to know that the Christ is their Lord, verse six.
There fate was pictured in Revelation 20:5. “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the 1,000 years is finished. This is the first resurrection.” Discussed in the previous discussions. Now the second resurrection, unlike those of of the first resurrection. Participants in this second resurrection have an uncertain fate. Note verse six, people of the first resurrection were called blessed because the second death would have no power over them. Because the had responded to the challenge laid out by Christ in Luke 13:3 & 5, by repenting from their sins. Those of the second resurrection may face a second death.
But before the second death could occur, John was told not to seal the words or prophecies of this book, Revelation 22:10. Then Jesus spoke, “I Jesus have sent my angel to testify in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star, verse 16.
For all those gathered, from ancient times. The people who happened to be in the right place at the wrong time. Along with the children. This is their opportunity, the spirit of the bride says, Come! Let those who thirst, Come! And whosoever will may take the water of life freely, verse 17.
Once again people are offered salvation and eternal life. But the offering of Revelation 22:17, can be turned down. Then will come the judgment of Revelation 20:15. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” There to be returned to the ashes of dust. The gospel of Christ is free, and with out forced acceptance. In the end, the Christ lesson about the duality of death comes down to this reality. It is not arbitrary but a matter of personal choice.