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    "So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the
     word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great
     city of three days' journey.

      And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey,
      and he cried, and said, YET FORTY DAYS,

    So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast,
    and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the
    least of them.

    For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose
    from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered
    him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

    And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through
    Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying,
    Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing:
    let them not feed, nor drink water:

    But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth,
    and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from
    his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

    Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from
     his fierce anger, that we perish not?

     **And God saw their works,
                  that they turned from their evil way;
                          and God repented of the evil,
                                  that he had said that he would do unto them;
                                           and he did it not." ** Jonah 3:3-10

That  warning of pending judgment was a merciful act of God.
When the people of Nineveh heard the preaching of Jonah,
they repented.

So, why do so many people on this newsgroup mock those
who quote directly from the warnings of  the prophets, apostles
and Jesus about the coming judgement?    Why do so many
people believe the false teachers who are saying that a Christian can
continue to commit willful sin and still have eternal life?

This is Jesus' answer to those who oppose His words that
are calling  men to repentance:

    "Why do ye not understand my speech?  even because ye
    cannot hear my word?  Ye are of your father the devil, and
    the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the
    beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth
    in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he
    is a liar, and the father of it.

    And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not."
                                                  John 8:44-45

When you hear the warnings of the scriptures against unbelief and
disobedience?   You must choose whom you will serve.  You either stand
for truth; that is, Jesus Christ and the Commandments of God.  Or,
you stand with Satan and make war with the saints.  Your choice
determines whether you are a child of God --or a child of the devil.

   "And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
             and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
                                              Rev 12:17 (KJV)

Donna Kupp

"They that observe lying vanities forsake their own  mercy."
                                       Jonah 2:8

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