The Backslider In Heart by Jesse Hendley

THE BACKSLIDER IN HEART
Jesse M. Hendley
Genesis 9:18-25, 18:20-21, 19; Luke 17:28-30; II Peter
2:5-8

In the study of Noah, we find that God spared him and
his family from the Flood. In the midst of judgment
that He brought upon the world, He REMEMBERED NOAH and
his family and brought them through in safety. And
Noah built an altar unto the Lord and worshipped the
Lord.

Then we read in the ninth chapter about Noah's
failure. Noah became drunk. What an awful picture!
After God had spared him! Drunk before his sons, who
committed unmentionable acts of sin. The sons that
went into the Ark with Noah were Shem, Ham and
Japheth. After the flood, Noah began to be a
husbandman and planted a vineyard and he drank of the
wine and became drunk. When Noah awoke from his
debauch, he knew what his youngest son had done unto
him and said, "Cursed be Canaan. A servant of servants
shall he be unto his brethren." Behold a man who,
after God had spared him, a man to whom God had been
so wonderful, having been brought through the judgment
safely, here dog-drunk! Spewing drunk! Horribly drunk!
Shamefully drunk! A MAN OF GOD, a man who walked with
Him. God says that A BACKSLIDER IN HEART SHALL BE
FILLED WITH HIS OWN WAYS. It's a warning to
Christians! God have mercy on us and may we be on the
lookout lest we fall into a backslidden condition and
get away from God, giving in to sin somewhere down the
line!

We study now about LOT. In those days, conditions were
so sinful that every imagination of man's heart was
evil continually. The same conditions will prevail
when Jesus returns to this earth, the Bible says.
Consider Lot. Jesus said, "Likewise also, as it was in
the days of Lot, they did eat, they drank, they
bought, they sold, they planted, they builded. But the
same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire
and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even
thus (the same conditions) shall be in ...


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