You don’t know me, but I’ve come to learn about you over the last few weeks. I’ve been following you on recent news reports where you have threatened to start a riot if Mitt Romney wins the 2012 U.S. Presidential election. I’ve noticed how infatuated you are with our current president, Barack Obama, and how you will go to just about any length to ensure he stays in office.
You have resorted to threats of violence to not only riot on American streets, but you have gone so low as to threaten the life of Mitt Romney specifically. So in light of all this, I wanted to write you a letter of warning. I want to tell you more about yourself and what you can expect if you continue down this path of destruction.
Psalm 11:5 reveals God’s disposition toward you:
The LORD tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
That’s not very comforting for you is it? Does it concern you that the God who created you hates you? Most people believe that because God is love that He does not hate anyone or anything. Sadly, most people don’t read their Bibles. It’s right there in black and white in Psalm 11:5.
Proverbs 6:18 reveals more of God’s disposition toward you:
[The Lord hates]…a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil…
What is it that you are doing in your tasteless tweets threatening violence on the streets and against Mitt Romney? You are devising wicked schemes of violence, and you’re planning evil against your neighbor. God hates that. But He doesn’t just hate your thoughts, He hates the one thinking them.
But wait, it gets worse.
Psalm 7:11-16 explains what God is planning for those whom He is angry:
God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. 12 If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow; 13 he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts. 14 Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies. 15 He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made. 16 His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.
So Mr. Rioter, you are making your own bed, and one day you will lie in it if things stay the same for you. You are doing what Romans 2:5 explains as storing up for yourself wrath for the day of wrath when you will face the righteous judgment of God. If you do not turn away from your sins, God will sharpen His sword for the day of slaughter against you, He will prepare His deadly arrows to pierce your soul, and He will not miss His target.
But perhaps most of you wouldn’t actually start a riot as you threaten. This is because you are cowards and you speak lies. You hate truth and you love foolish talk and crude joking. But do not be deceived into thinking God’s wrath is not being stored up for you as well. Ephesians 5:6 and Romans 1:32 says the righteous judgment of God is coming against you who approve of those who practice violence and invent ways of doing evil.
As foolish as you are, Mr. Rioter, and as much as you hate God and the things of God, namely peace, love, joy, order, righteousness, holiness, justice, humility, and patience, I care about you. That is why I am warning you. I want to warn you that if you continue down this path of destruction, you are going to get what you deserve.
While in this life you may get away with countless crimes against civil society, you will not escape the justice of God. He knows your every thought, word, and deed. He knows your secret life. And every time you have sinned against Him, you have broken His law and He will not hold you guiltless on judgment day. He will give you, a criminal, what you deserve, and that is the punishment for your crimes against Him.
Mr. Rioter, as a criminal in the sight of God, you should be very afraid. Fear God, my friend. His wrath is coming against you if you continue in your rebellion against Him, if you continue in your love for violence, and if you continue in your hatred for life. Fear Him who has the power to not only kill your body, but also the power and authority to kill your soul in the everlasting destruction of hell.
You don’t know what violence is, Mr. Rioter. You are merely a coward who has no respect for life or property. Any violence you might commit or wish to see committed will fail miserably in comparison to the violence the Lord God will do to your soul when He throws you into the lake of fire should you persist in your reckless journey.
So I will leave you with two things to consider if you are in the least bit concerned with your position before God. I refer you to an article where you will find the only Hope for yourself in this life and the life to come. There is but one way you can escape God’s wrath and be reconciled to Him. So please read this: Do You Know Him?
I also refer you to the video below explaining what you can expect should you face the terrible wrath of God at the Great White Throne Judgment found in Revelation 20:11-15.
If you continue to harden your heart toward God and His free offer of mercy, you are no longer ignorant of what is to come for you. You have been warned, Mr. Rioter, you have been warned. Repent and believe the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.