Space Shuttle Lost

Saturday, February 01, 2003

Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

At 9:00 this morning, the American space shuttle Columbia exploded on re-entry into the atmosphere over central Texas. It was traveling 12,500 mph at an altitude of 200,700 feet on its glide path to Cape Canaveral. It carried seven astronauts, with one of them being an Israeli fighter pilot. Family members and thousands of spectators were waiting in Florida. Fox News was televising the NASA command center as the expected time of landing approached.

It is a terrible tragedy for the seven astronauts and their families, for whom we have prayed. But it is a very modest judgment for a nation that condemns public prayer, requires the teaching of evolution, kills over one million babies each year, caters to moon-worshipping Muslims, promotes Harry Potter, protects sodomites, allows witchcraft, defends labor unions, entertains itself with unbridled fornication, fosters rebellious children, loves pleasure more than God, and only has a form of godliness, among many other sins.

There is a God in heaven! What if He is just half of what the Bible describes? He is very angry at this wicked nation. This was not an accident; it only appears so to us. It was another warning of impending and irremediable judgment. See the daily proverb that was sent out eight hours earlier, Proverbs 1:26!

This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men (Daniel 4:17).

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalm 9:17).

Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver (Psalm 50:22).

If the Lord Jesus Christ were here, we know exactly what He would say, for He was confronted with very similar accidents by the men of His day. He did not pass public judgment on those dying in the accidents, but He definitely did pass judgment on the nation.

There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (Luke 13:1-5)

Reader, humble your self before God and beg Him to forgive our nation. Keep your heart and family pure. Give Him praise worthy of His name this day! There is a God in heaven, and He is not watching from a distance!

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture" (Psalm 100:3).

The LORD, He is the God.