“He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.”
One of the favorite past times of those who PRETEND to be Christians (tares) is to SLANDER those who God Himself has declared to be righteous.
Any number of websites join in this slander of the righteous. IF the reader is interested enough, he might do some research on the topic.
There are TWO, in particular, to which the workers of iniquity have turned their attention.
Noah and Lot.
First, the workers of iniquity will take up whether Noah (or Lot) was a righteous man because of some behavior which the Bible records.
Next, because non-believers know VERY LITTLE about sin OR how God treats the sin of each man, they demonstrate their ignorance of God’s Word by declaring that Noah (or Lot) was unrighteous due to their recorded behavior.
First, let’s look at Noah.
Noah, after he landed the ark, got drunk.
“And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.”
Is drinking a model behavior of the righteous?
No, it is not.
HOWEVER, God did not impute this sin to Noah.
“Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”
God’s Word also recorded a time when God did not charge David’s sin to his spiritual account.
“And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.”
Back to Noah.
God’s Word SPECIFICALLY mentions that NOAH was a righteous man–which should put an END to the discussion.
UNLESS THE PERSON DOES NOT BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD.
“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. “
And God’s Word not only proclaims Noah to be righteous, it does it more than once.
“Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.”
It is much the same situation for Abraham’s nephew, Lot.
After he escaped from the overthrow of Sodom, Lot was made drunk by his daughters–who then laid with Lot and bore children by him.
“And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.”
So, yes, Lot was guilty of both incest and drunkenness, YET Lot’s judgment is decreed in God’s Word as well.
“And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)”
Conclusion: BOTH Noah and Lot are judged “righteous” by God’s Word.
Who, then, will condemn them?
Other than those who spend their time slinging stones at those proclaimed to be “righteous” by God.
HAS the reader been aware of the slandering of those whose God’s Word declare are RIGHTEOUS?
HAS the reader ever come across one of these slanderous articles/websites/authors?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 12, 2021.]
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