Sermon preached by Pastor Joshua Hall at Sparta Reformed Presbyterian Church on February 24, 2019.
Perhaps the closest picture of hell we have seen in this world is the Nazi concentration camps. The Nazis tortured and murdered 6 million Jews and many others in their concentration camps during the second world war. Germans citizens lived peaceful lives right next to many of these camps, in denial of their existence and of the atrocities being carried out in their name and in their own back yard. The evidence was all around them, Jews imprisoned before their very eyes, yet they could not face the truth. Most of them did nothing to stop the atrocities, preferring lives of relative peace to the troubles they would face if they took a stand against evil. Many of us live in a similar denial. We know that God’s wrath against sinners s coming, yet we do little to warn the lost or tell them about God’s gift of salvation because we don’t want to face the consequences of declaring war on the world and the Devil. So we prefer denial, we just don’t think about what is going to happen to our friends, neighbors and relatives if they do not repent and turn to Jesus for their salvation. But God’s wrath is real, as we will see in our text today in Genesis 19:23-29.