Daniel P. Barron

Things The Bible Teaches


This is a mirror of "Things The Bible Teaches" by Darwin Fish.






The Lord Kills, Repent! i

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." ii

This is so stupid. God is indeed "the life-taker." For just a few examples, Scripture records for us that He killed iii every single human being on the entire face of the earth, all except 8 people, in the flood. iv He killed the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them. v He killed Judah's sons, Er and Onan. vi He sought to kill Moses, but Zipporah spared him this fate. vii The Lord killed all the firstborn of Egypt. viii And, even though it is recorded that Saul committed suicide, Scripture still notes that "He killed him." ix

Moreover, in only one incident, the Lord killed thousands of the Israelites for complaining. x Yet, He killed them for complaining more than once. xi 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." xii In other words, He killed them.

The Lord killed Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, for worshipping Him in the wrong way. xiii The Lord opened up the earth and swallowed alive Korah and his company. xiv The Lord killed Nabal. xv The Lord struck Uzzah dead when he touched the ark. xvi The Lord killed Jeroboam. xvii The Lord killed Jehoram. xviii And, when He so pleases, xix 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. xx

Furthermore, God killed Ananias and Sapphira for lying to the Holy Spirit, xxi and He killed Herod for not giving glory to Him. xxii 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, xxiii and in the future Jesus will kill the Antichrist army with the sword that proceeds out of His mouth. xxiv

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

Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. xxv

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! xxvi

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. xxvii

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. xxviii It is all His work. xxix And, yes,

The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. xxx

As God Himself admitted in Hosea 6:5,

I have slain them by the words of my mouth. xxxi

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. xxxii

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

Do You Know That. . .?


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. xxxiii

. . .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! xxxiv


. . .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.' xxxv

The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. xxxvi


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. xxxvii

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. xxxviii


God is angry every day. xxxix

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. . . xl


The Lord has made all for Himself, yes even the wicked for the day of doom. xli


Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him. xlii

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. xliii


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 . . . xliv


I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things. xlv

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? xlvi


O Lord, why have you made us stray from Your ways, and hardened our heart from your fear? xlviii

Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; xlix


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. . . l

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. li


Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. lii


Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness. . . liii


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. . . liv

. . .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. . . lv


Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! lvi

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. lvii


The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name. lviii

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. lix


God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. lx


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; lxi


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. lxii


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. lxiv

He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. lxv


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. lxvi

And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. lxvii


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. lxviii

. . . 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. . . lxix


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. lxx


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. lxxii


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. lxxiii

. . .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. lxxiv


. . .and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not recieve the love of the truth, that they might be saved. lxxv

If you abide in my word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth. . . lxxvi


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. lxxvii


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. lxxix


. . . Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. lxxxi

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. lxxxii


We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. lxxxiii

He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God. lxxxiv


Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment. lxxxvi

But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. lxxxvii


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. lxxxviii

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. lxxxix


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? xc

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us. . . xci


Let death seize them; let them go down alive into hell, for wickedness is in their dwellings and among them. xciii

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?' xciv


. . .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. xcvi

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. . . xcvii


For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end. . . xcviii

But he who endures to the end shall be saved. xcix


God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and truth. ci

But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. cii


Owe no one anything except to love one another. . . ciii

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. civ

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. . . cv


For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce. . . cvi

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. cvii


. . . There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. cviii

For the wicked cix 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. cx


Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive. . . cxi

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. cxii


But there were also false prophets among the people even as there will be false teachers among you. . . cxiv

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. . . cxv


God is not performing the signs and wonders of Acts today. cxvi

The KJV is not the only legitimate translation. cxvii

Catholics are not saved. cxviii

Denominations are ungodly. cxix

The Rapture does not happen until the Apostasy and the anti-christ is revealed. cxx

If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord come! cxxi


Are you a "Christian" on your way to hell? If you follow a false teacher you are! cxxiii

Most churches are led by false teachers. cxxiv Some of the more well known "heap" cxxv 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 and Deidre Bobgan, Paul Chappell, Also erroneous are the "Early Church Fathers," cxxvi TBN, Charles Spurgeon, cxxvii Promise Keepers, "KJV Onlyism," Alcoholics Anonymous, "Christian" Psychology, "Biblical" Counseling, and certain holidays. cxxviii

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 and XI.

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This is published in the name of the "Rock of Offense." cxxix We operate strictly by faith, without asking for any money. Without your contribution, God can and still does save people!

For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ. cxxx

  1. link for Tract, pdf ^
  2. Till the Morning, by Oral E. Fisher, copyright 1971 by the Review and Herald Publishing Association, p. 21 ^
  3. i.e. took the life of ^
  4. Genesis 6:7, 13, 17; 7:21-23 ^
  5. Genesis 19:24-25 ^
  6. Genesis 38:7-10; 1 Chronicles 2:3 ^
  7. Exodus 4:24-26 ^
  8. Exodus 12:29 ^
  9. 1 Chronicles 10:4-6, 13-14 ^
  10. Numbers 16:41-49 ^
  11. Numbers 11:1; 21:5-6 ^
  12. 1 Corinthians 10:5 ^
  13. Leviticus 10:1 ^
  14. Numbers 16:30-33 ^
  15. 1 Samuel 25:38 ^
  16. 2 Samuel 6:1-7 ^
  17. 2 Chronicles 13:20 ^
  18. 2 Chronicles 21:18-19 ^
  19. Psalm 115:3 ^
  20. 1 Samuel 2:25 ^
  21. Acts 5:1-11 ^
  22. Acts 12:20-23 ^
  23. Revelation 2:23 ^
  24. Revelation 19:21 ^
  25. Job 13:15; see also Ezekiel 21:1-4 ^
  26. Luke 12:4-5 ^
  27. Deuteronomy 32:39 ^
  28. Psalm 65:7-9; 66:1-12; 107; 118:22-24 ^
  29. Job 36:24-37:24; Psalm 104 ^
  30. 1 Samuel 2:6 ^
  31. see also Amos 4:10 ^
  32. 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 ^
  33. Job 23:13, 15 ^
  34. Luke 12:4-5, see also Prov 9:10, Rev 14:7 ^
  35. Romans 9:11,13, see also Lev 20:23; 26:30, Ps 78:59, 106:40, Prov 22:14 ^
  36. Psalm 5:5-6, see also Hosea 9:15, Psalm 11:5, Jer 12:8 ^
  37. John 3:16, see also 1 John 4:16 ^
  38. Romans 5:8 ^
  39. Psalm 7:11, following the Hebrew text ^
  40. Romans 1:18-32 ^
  41. Proverbs 16:4, see also Rom 9:6-24, Ps 92:5-7 ^
  42. Isaiah 43:7 ^
  43. Romans 9:21, 23 ^
  44. 2 Thes. 2:11-12, see also 2 Chronicles 18:18-22 ^
  45. Isaiah 45:7 ^
  46. Amos 3:6, see also Lam 3:38, Rev 6-19 ^
  47. Romans 11:36; Hebrews 2:10 ^
  48. Isaiah 63:17 ^
  49. Psalm 141:4, see also 2 Samuel 12:11-12; 24:1; Proverbs 16:4, 9; 20:24; Jeremiah 10:23; 17:9; Romans 1:28f; 11:32, 36 ^
  50. Proverbs 1:25-27 ^
  51. Psalm 59:7-8, see also Ps 37:13, 2:4 ^
  52. Galatians 6:7 ^
  53. Genesis 1:26, see also Gen 3:22, Ps 110:1; Mat 22:41-46 ^
  54. Revelation 1:4-5, the Spirit is also one: Eph 4:4 ^
  55. Revelation 5:6, see also Rev 4:5, Zech 4 ^
  56. Deuteronomy 6:4, see also Zech 14:9 ^
  57. Isaiah 43:10-11, see also Isa 44: 6-8, 24; 45:5-10, 18, 21-22 ^
  58. Exodus 15:3, see also Gen. 18:1-19:1; Dan. 7:9 and 13 ^
  59. Jn. 8:17-18; Gen. 32:22-30/Hosea 12:3-5; Ezekiel 1:26-28 ^
  60. Num. 23:19, see also 1 Sam. 15:29; Job 9:32; 33:12 ^
  61. Psalm 48:12-14; see also Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 137:5-6 ^
  62. 1 John 5:20, see also Romans 9:5, John 1:1 ^
  63. i.e. Scripture ^
  64. John 1:1 and 14, see also Heb 4:12-13, Gal 3:8 ^
  65. Revelation 19:13 ^
  66. 1 Tim 2:3-4 and 6. Limited Atonement is a lie ^
  67. 1 John 2:2, see also 2 Pet 2:1, 1 Cor 8:11, Rom 14:15 ^
  68. Isaiah 66:24 ^
  69. Revelation 14:10-11, see also Rev 20:10-15 ^
  70. Matthew 7:13-14, see also Matt 20:16, Matt 22:14, Lk 13:23-30 ^
  71. "Alcoholics", "bulimics/over-eaters", "sex-addicts", et.al. ^
  72. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, see also Phil 3:17-19, Rev 21:8, 1 John 3:4-10 ^
  73. Acts 17:30-31 ^
  74. Romans 2:6-7, see also Jn 5:28-29, 2 Cor 5:10 ^
  75. 2 Thess 2:10, see also John 8:31-32; 15:7, 2 John 9 ^
  76. John 8:31, see also 1 John 2:4, 1 Jn 2:3-6 ^
  77. Romans 4:4-6, see also Eph 2:8-10, Titus 3:15 ^
  78. This is a result of true faith: 1 John 2:3-5 ^
  79. James 2:20-24, see also Rev 22:14, Rom 2:6-7 ^
  80. Not just the "Essentials" or "Fundamentals" ^
  81. Matthew 4:4, see also Gal 3:6-9 ^
  82. 2 John 9, see also 2 Cor 10:3-5 ^
  83. 1 John 4:6 ^
  84. John 8:47, see also Eph 4:3-6, 1 Cor 1:10 ^
  85. not according to their own standard Mat. 7:1-2 ^
  86. John 7:24, see also Eph 5:11, 1 Cor 5:12 ^
  87. 1 Corinthians 2:15, see also 1 Cor 6:2-3; 10:15; 14:29, Rom 16:17 ^
  88. Psalm 139:21-22 ^
  89. Luke 14:26, see also Ps 119:104, Ps 31:6, Rom 12:9, Prov 8:13 ^
  90. 1 John 4:20-21, see also Matt 5:44 ^
  91. Ephesians 5:1-2, see also 2 Tim 2:22 ^
  92. And for people Luke 6:28 ^
  93. Psalm 55:15, see also Ps 69:22-28, Ps 109 ^
  94. Revelation 6:10, see also 2 Tim 4:14 ^
  95. i.e. fight ^
  96. Jude 3, see also Rom 16:17 ^
  97. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, see also Eph 5:11 ^
  98. Hebrews 3:14, see also 1 Jn 3:15 ^
  99. Matthew 24:13, see also Col 1:19-23 ^
  100. Catholic/Pagan not Biblical ^
  101. John 4:24, see also Jer 10:1-5 ^
  102. Revelation 22:15, see also Deut 12:29-32 ^
  103. Romans 13:8 ^
  104. Hebrews 13:5, see also 1 Tim 6:10 ^
  105. 2 Timothy 3:1-2, see also Luke 9:23, Prov 28:26 ^
  106. Malachi 2:16 ^
  107. 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 ^
  108. Romans 3:10-18, see also John 6:44 ^
  109. man without God ^
  110. Psalm 10:3-4, i.e. no God-shaped void ^
  111. 1 Corinthians 14:34-37 ^
  112. 1 Timothy 2:11-12 ^
  113. not just Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Koresh-types ^
  114. 2 Peter 2:1 ^
  115. Jude 4 ^
  116. Acts 4:16, Heb 2:3-4 ^
  117. Is 61:1-2, Lk 4:18-19 ^
  118. 1 Tim 4:1-3 ^
  119. 1 Cor 1:10-13; 3:4 ^
  120. 2 Thes 2:3 ^
  121. 1 Corinthians 16:22 ^
  122. John 10:12-13, Ephesians 5:11 ^
  123. John 10:5 ^
  124. 2 Peter 2:1-3 ^
  125. 2 Tim. 4:3 ^
  126. Catholic lies ^
  127. ecumenical ^
  128. e.g. Christmas, Easter Halloween, and Valentine's Day ^
  129. 1 Peter 2:8 ^
  130. 2 Corinthians 2:17 ^

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