The Black List of God’s Kingdom Final Part


Revelation 21:8 also add to this list:

“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (NKJV)

 12. The Coward: “This is the Greek Word deilós meaning to fear.  To be timid and fearful.”[1] Notice that being a coward is not simply being scare; it is indeed connected with our faith in God; in that sense, we must remember that without faith it is impossible to please God according to Hebrews 11:6. A coward is never a part of the solution; the coward helps with the expansion of the problem. As long as there are cowards, evil will have victory. It is important to point out that timidity is not a synonymous with humility; many people can lack self-confidence, that may be ok Biblically, but we must have confidence in God…that is where faith plays a crucial role.

 

 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.” Matthew 8:26 NIV

 

“He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:40 NIV

 

13. The unbelieving: “This is the Greek word ápistos meaning: Without pistós (4103), believing, faithful. Not worthy of confidence, untrustworthy.[2]” This is a person that can’t be trusted with anything. Not only that this is a person without faith, this person can’t be trusted at all.

14. The abominable: “This is the Greek word bdelússō meaning: Polluted with crimes.[3] This is a detestable person.”

 

15. The Murderers: This is basically an assassin or a killer. This is not one who kills in a war defending his country or defending himself or family. This is someone who enjoys killing.

16. The Sorcerers: “This is the Greek word pharmakós meaning a magician. The same as pharmakeús (5332). The noun pharmakeía (5331) means the preparing and giving of medicine.”  [4]  These are not only the drug dealers, but the ones preparing medication for people that are designed to cause more damage than good. Before I came back to North Carolina I was a Chaplain and Case Manager at a Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program; I was amazed to see the great number of clients we had that were addicted to pain pills and other prescription medications. These were not folk that decided to use drugs, these were folk that suffered a serious injury or a physiological trauma and were introduced to these pills. I am not prepared to say that all medicine is bad, but I am prepare to say that a lot of the medicine we take is not designed to help us. The pharmaceutical industry is bringing in trillions of dollars. The Bible, not me, connects pharmacies as part of this black list in God’s Kingdom.

17. The Liar: This is the Greek word pseuds meaning: To lie. In these verses of Rev. 21:8 the word denotes all those who contrive idolatrous worship and false miracles to deceive men and make them fall into idolatry. See Sept.[5]

 

Conclusion:

 

If the things mentioned on this list are part of God’s Black List then we, as Christians, should have no part in promoting these things in any way. Avoiding the promotion of these eleven things should clearly help us establish the moral standard for our homes.

 

 


[1] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary: New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.

[2] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary: New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.

[3] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary: New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.

[4] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary: New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.

[5] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary: New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.

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