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THE LORD KILLS
[See also How Can A God Of Love Send People To Hell?]

It is phenomenal how many "Christians" we have met who do not believe God kills people. This issue is typically a common point of contention between us and those who oppose us. Yet, the fact that God does indeed kill people is so "in-our-face" obvious both in daily life as God takes people out, and in the Biblical record, that it is truly safe to say, only a fool would believe otherwise. This "God doesn't kill people" mentality is akin to what is found in an out of print Seventh-day Adventists' booklet entitled Till the Morning. This booklet states,

"God is often blamed for death. I have seen people come [sic] bitter and hate God because they thought He took an innocent child's life. On the contrary, there is much evidence that God is the Life-giver -- the Source of life -- not the life-taker." (Till the Morning, by Oral E. Fisher, copyright 1971 by the Review and Herald Publishing Association, p. 21)

This is so stupid. God is indeed "the life-taker." For just a few examples, Scripture records for us that He killed (i.e. took the life of) every single human being on the entire face of the earth, all except 8 people, in the flood (Genesis 6:7, 13, 17; 7:21-23). He killed the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them (Genesis 19:24-25). He killed Judah's sons, Er and Onan (Genesis 38:7-10; 1 Chronicles 2:3). He sought to kill Moses, but Zipporah spared him this fate (Exodus 4:24-26). The Lord killed all the firstborn of Egypt (Exodus 12:29). And, even though it is recorded that Saul committed suicide, Scripture still notes that "He killed him." (1 Chronicles 10:4-6, 13-14).

Moreover, in only one incident, the Lord killed thousands of the Israelites for complaining (Numbers 16:41-49). Yet, He killed them for complaining more than once (Numbers 11:1; 21:5-6). In Exodus 22:22-24 He warned that He would kill them if they afflicted any widow or fatherless child. And as it turned out, Scripture records that the Lord was not well-pleased with the Israelites, so "their bodies were scattered in the wilderness" (1 Corinthians 10:5). In other words, He killed them.

The Lord killed Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, for worshipping Him in the wrong way (Leviticus 10:1). The Lord opened up the earth and swallowed alive Korah and his company (Numbers 16:30-33). The Lord killed Nabal (1 Samuel 25:38). The Lord struck Uzzah dead when he touched the ark (2 Samuel 6:1-7). The Lord killed Jeroboam (2 Chronicles 13:20). The Lord killed Jehoram (2 Chronicles 21:18-19). And, when He so pleases (Psalm 115:3), the Lord not only desires to kill, but prevents any circumstance that would stand in the way of His killing. For this was the case with Eli's sons, as it is written, Eli said to his sons,

"If one man sins against another, God will judge him. But if a man sins against the Lord, who will intercede for him?" Nevertheless they did not heed the voice of their father, because the Lord desired to kill them. (1 Samuel 2:25)

Furthermore, God killed Ananias and Sapphira for lying to the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:1-11), and He killed Herod for not giving glory to Him (Acts 12:20-23). Isaiah prophesied the Lord would slay the wicked in Isaiah 65:15. Jesus promised the church in Thyatira that He would kill the children of Jezebel (Revelation 2:23), and in the future Jesus will kill the Antichrist army with the sword that proceeds out of His mouth (Revelation 19:21).

God not only slays the wicked, but the righteous as well, as Job said.

Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. (Job 13:15; see also Ezekiel 21:1-4)

Jesus warned,

And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! (Luke 12:4-5)

It is downright stupidity to say that God "is not the life-taker," or to intimate in any way that God does not kill. He indeed takes life, as He Himself says,

Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. (Deuteronomy 32:39)

Romans 11:36 says, "all things" are "of Him and through Him and to Him." Any and all who die, die by the hand of God. For it is all His doing (Psalm 65:7-9; 66:1-12; 107; 118:22-24). It is all His work (Job 36:24-37:24; Psalm 104). And, yes,

The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. (1 Samuel 2:6)

As God Himself admitted in Hosea 6:5,

I have slain them by the words of my mouth. (see also Amos 4:10)

This killing includes even babies, as God says also in Hosea 9:16

Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up; they shall bear no fruit. Yes, were they to bear children, I would kill the darlings of their womb. (see also Numbers 31:17; Deuteronomy 2:34; 20:10-18; Psalm 137:9; Isaiah 13:11-16; Hosea 9:12-16; 13:16; Nahum 3:10).

Therefore, the Lord does indeed kill, and so we have stated this in our tract, along with other awesome truths:

Do You Know That. . .?

GOD IS TO BE FEARED

"But He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever His soul desires, that He does. Therefore I am TERRIFIED at His presence; when I consider this, I am AFRAID of Him." Job 23:13, 15

". . .do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!" Luke 12:4-5 (Prov 9:10, Rev 14:7)

GOD HATES

". . .for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil. . .As it is written, 'Jacob, I have loved, but Esau I have hated.'" Romans 9:11,13 (Lev 20:23; 26:30, Ps 78:59, 106:40, Prov 22:14)

"The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity." Psalm 5:5-6 (Hosea 9:15, Psalm 11:5, Jer 12:8 )

GOD LOVES

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (1 John 4:16)

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

GOD IS ANGRY

"God is ANGRY every day." Psalm 7:11 (following the Hebrew text)

"For the wrath of God IS revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. . ." Romans 1:18-32

GOD CREATES PEOPLE FOR HELL

"The Lord has made all for Himself, yes even the wicked for the day of doom." Proverbs 16:4 (Rom 9:6-24, Ps 92:5-7)

GOD CREATES PEOPLE FOR HEAVEN

"Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him." Isaiah 43:7

"Does not potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?. . .and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy which He had prepared beforehand for glory." Romans 9:21, 23

GOD SENDS LIES

"And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth . . ." 2 Thes. 2:11-12 (2 Chronicles 18:18-22)

GOD BRINGS DISASTERS

"I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things." Isaiah 45:7

"If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?" Amos 3:6 (Lam 3:38, Rev 6-19)

GOD CAUSES ALL, EVEN SIN (Romans 11:36; Hebrews 2:10)

"O Lord, why have you made us stray from Your ways, and hardened our heart from your fear?" Isaiah 63:17

"Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity;" Psalm 141:4 (2 Samuel 12:11-12; 24:1; Proverbs 16:4, 9; 20:24; Jeremiah 10:23; 17:9; Romans 1:28f; 11:32, 36)

GOD MOCKS PEOPLE

"Because you disdained all my counsel; and would have none of my rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, when your terror comes like a storm. . ." Proverbs 1:25-27

"Indeed, they belch with their mouth; swords are in their lips; For they say, 'Who hears?' But you, O Lord, shall laugh at them; You shall have all the nations in derision." Psalm 59:7-8 (Ps 37:13, 2:4)

GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED

"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." Galatians 6:7

GOD IS PLURAL

"Then God said, 'Let US make man in OUR image, according to OUR likeness. . ." Genesis 1:26 (Gen 3:22, Ps 110:1; Mat 22:41-46)

THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS SEVEN SPIRITS

"Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ. . ." Revelation 1:4-5 (the Spirit is also one: Eph 4:4)

". . .and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which ARE the seven Spirits of God. . ." Revelation 5:6 (see Rev 4:5, Zech 4)

GOD IS ONE & THE ONLY TRUE GOD

"Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!" Deuteronomy 6:4 (Zech 14:9)

"Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord: and besides Me there is no savior." Isaiah 43:10-11 (Isa 44: 6-8, 24; 45:5-10, 18, 21-22)

THE LORD IS A MAN

"The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name." Exodus 15:3 (Gen. 18:1-19:1; Dan. 7:9 & 13)

"It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me." (Jn. 8:17-18; Gen. 32:22-30/Hosea 12:3-5; Ezekiel 1:26-28)

THE LORD IS NOT A MAN

"God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent." Num. 23:19 (1 Sam. 15:29; Job 9:32; 33:12)

JERUSALEM IS GOD

Walk about Zion, and go all around her. Count her towers; mark well her bulwarks; consider her palaces; that you may tell it to the generation following. For this is God, our God forever and ever; (Psalm 48:12-14; see also Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 137:5-6)

JESUS IS GOD

"And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life." 1 John 5:20 (Romans 9:5, John 1:1)

JESUS IS THE WORD (i.e. Scripture)

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1 & 14 (Heb 4:12-13, Gal 3:8)

"He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God." Revelation 19:13

JESUS DIED FOR ALL MEN

"For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth...who gave Himself a ransom for ALL." 1 Tim 2:3-4 & 6 (Limited Atonement is a lie)

"And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." 1 John 2:2 (2 Pet 2:1, 1 Cor 8:11, Rom 14:15)

HELL IS ETERNAL

"And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, and their fire is not quenched." Isaiah 66:24

". . . he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night. . ." Revelation 14:10-11 (Rev 20:10-15)

MOST PEOPLE GO TO HELL

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. . .the way that leads to life. . .few find it." Matthew 7:13-14 (Matt 20:16, Matt 22:14, Lk 13:23-30)

HE WHO SINS IS OF THE DEVIL

("Alcoholics", "bulimics/over-eaters", "sex-addicts", et.al.)

"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God." 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (Phil 3:17-19, Rev 21:8, 1 John 3:4-10)

ALL WILL BE JUDGED

"God. . .commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead." Acts 17:30-31

". . .who 'will render to each one according to his deeds': eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but unrighteousness-indignation and wrath." Romans 2:6-7 (Jn 5:28-29, 2 Cor 5:10)

TRUST & LOVE THE TRUTH TO BE SAVED

". . .and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not recieve the love of the truth, that they might be saved." 2 Thess 2:10 (John 8:31-32; 15:7, 2 John 9)

"If you abide in my word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth. . . " John 8:31, (1 John 2:4, 1 Jn 2:3-6)

SALVATION IS APART FROM WORKS

"But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness. apart from works." Romans 4:4-6 (Eph 2:8-10, Titus 3:15)

WORKS MUST BE PRESENT (This is a result of true faith: 1 John 2:3-5)

"But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? . .You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only." James 2:20-24 (Rev 22:14, Rom 2:6-7)

ALL SCRIPTURE IS TO BE BELIEVED (Not just the "Essentials" or "Fundamentals")

". . . Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4 (Gal 3:6-9)

"Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God." 2 John 9 (2 Cor 10:3-5)

BELIEVERS AGREE ON ALL DOCTRINE

"We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us." 1 John 4:6

"He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God." John 8:47 (Eph 4:3-6, 1 Cor 1:10)

TRUE BELIEVERS JUDGE (not according to their own standard Mat. 7:1-2)

"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment." John 7:24 (Eph 5:11, 1 Cor 5:12)

"But he who is spiritual judges ALL things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one." 1 Corinthians 2:15 (1 Cor 6:2-3; 10:15; 14:29, Rom 16:17)

TRUE BELIEVERS HATE

"Do I not HATE them, O Lord, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I HATE them with perfect HATRED; I count them my enemies." Psalm 139:21-22

"If anyone comes to Me and does not HATE his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he CANNOT be my disciple." Luke 14:26 (Ps 119:104, Ps 31:6, Rom 12:9, Prov 8:13)

TRUE BELIEVERS LOVE

"If someone says, 'I love God,' and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?" 1 John 4:20-21 (Matt 5:44)

"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us. . ." Ephesians 5:1-2 (2 Tim 2:22)

BELIEVERS PRAY AGAINST PEOPLE (And for people Luke 6:28)

"Let death seize them; let them go down alive into hell, for wickedness is in their dwellings and among them." Psalm 55:15 (Ps 69:22-28, Ps 109)

"And they cried with a loud voice, saying, 'How long O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?'" Revelation 6:10 (2 Tim 4:14)

BELIEVERS CONTEND (i.e. fight)

". . .I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 3 (Rom 16:17)

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. . ." 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (Eph 5:11)

SUICIDE = HELL!

"For we have become partakers of Christ IF we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the END. . ." Hebrews 3:14 (1 Jn 3:15)

"But he who endures to the end shall be saved." Matthew 24:13 (Col 1:19-23)

CHRISTMAS IS A LIE!

(Catholic/Pagan not Biblical)

"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and truth." John 4:24 (Jer 10:1-5)

"But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie." Revelation 22:15 (Deut 12:29-32)

MOST DEBT IS UNGODLY

"Owe no one anything except to love one another. . ." Romans 13:8

"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have." Hebrews 13:5 (1 Tim 6:10)

SELF-LOVE (self-esteem) IS NO VIRTUE

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves. . ." 2 Timothy 3:1-2 (Luke 9:23, Prov 28:26)

GOD HATES DIVORCE

"For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce. . ." Malachi 2:16

"Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. . .And a husband is not to divorce his wife." 1 Corinthians 7:10-11

MEN DO NOT SEEK GOD

". . . There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God." Romans 3:10-18 (John 6:44)

"For the wicked [man without God] boasts of his heart's desire; he blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord. The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts." Psalm 10:3-4 (i.e. no God-shaped void)

WOMEN ARE TO BE SILENT IN CHURCH

"Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive. . ." 1 Corinthians 14:34-37

"Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence." 1 Timothy 2:11-12

FALSE TEACHERS ARE IN THE CHURCH(not just Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Koresh-types)

"But there were also false prophets among the people even as there will be false teachers among you. . . 2 Peter 2:1

"For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness. . ." Jude 4

EXTRAS

God is not performing the signs and wonders of Acts today (Acts 4:16, Heb 2:3-4).

The KJV is not the only legitimate translation (Is 61:1-2, Lk 4:18-19).

Catholics are not saved (1 Tim 4:1-3).

Denominations are ungodly (1 Cor 1:10-13; 3:4).

The Rapture does not happen until the Apostasy and the anti-christ is revealed (2 Thes 2:3)

If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord come! (1 Corinthians 16:22)

TRUE PASTORS EXPOSE FALSE TEACHERS

(John 10:12-13, Ephesians 5:11).

Are you a "Christian" on your way to hell? If you follow a false teacher you are (John 10:5)!

Most churches are led by false teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3). Some of the more well known "heap" (2 Tim. 4:3) of false teachers are James Dobson, John MacArthur, Greg Laurie,, Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, Rick Warren, Dave Hunt, Charles Stanley, Fredrick K. C. Price, Neil Anderson, Chuck Swindoll, Chuck Smith, Miles McPherson, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Jack Hayford, Martin & Deidre Bobgan, Paul Chappell, Also erroneous are the "Early Church Fathers" (Catholic lies), TBN, Charles Spurgeon (ecumenical), Promise Keepers, "KJV Onlyism", Alcoholics Anonymous, "Christian" Psychology, "Biblical" Counseling, and certain holidays (e.g. Christmas, Easter Halloween, and Valentine's Day).

For more on God, see God Is Love, He Is Holy Gods, The Lord Is A Man, Jerusalem Is God, The Throne, Heaven, and the Kingdom Are God, and The True Fear of God, points X & XI.

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