Topical Index of Scriptures and Paradigm
"...when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful
houses and dwell in them... when your heart is lifted up and
you forget the Lord your God. ... you say in your heart, ‘My
power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’...
Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow
other gods... you shall surely perish. As the nations which the
Lord destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be
obedient to the voice of the Lord your God."
"When you come into
the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you
shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There
shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his
daughter pass through the fire [sacrificing a child to the
Canaanite "god" Moloch for personal gain], or
practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who
interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who
conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist,
or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things
are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these
abominations the Lord your God drives them out... You shall
be blameless before the Lord your God...."
come to pass, if you diligently
obey the voice of
the Lord your God....
that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of
the earth. ...Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the
produce of your ground and the increase of your herds.... The
Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated
before your face.... The Lord will open to you His good
treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in
its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend
to many nations, but you shall not borrow....
if you do not obey
the voice of the Lord your God...
curses will come upon you and overtake you....
The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all
that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until
you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in
which you have forsaken Me.... The Lord will change the rain
of your land to powder and dust...
"The Lord will cause you to be defeated before
your enemies.... The Lord will strike you... with tumors, with
the scab, and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed.... A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit
of your land and the produce of your labor, and you shall be
only oppressed and crushed....
“The alien who is among you shall rise
higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and
lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to
him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail....
did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart,
for the abundance of everything, therefore you shall serve
your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you....
you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are
written in this book [remember, the
Levitical laws were fulfilled in Christ, but the
moral law is as relevant now as then],
that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR
GOD, then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants
extraordinary plagues—great and prolonged plagues—and
serious and prolonged sicknesses.... And it shall be, that just as the Lord rejoiced over you to do
you good and multiply you, so the Lord will rejoice over you to
destroy you and bring you to nothing..."
call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I
have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing;
therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may
live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey
His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for
He is your life...."
Those previous Old Testament
warnings apply to us today:
"Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did,
and in one day twenty-three thousand fell....
these things happened to them as
examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom
the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he
stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you
except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not
allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the
temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to
1 Corinthians 10:8-13
"...the wrath of God
is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in
unrighteousness.... Professing to be wise, they became fools....
Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts
of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves....
"God gave them up to vile
"And even as they did not like
to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased
[depraved] mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being
filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness,
covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife,
The response that leads to victory in
Christ: Faith and Repentance
(A humble acknowledgment before our holy God that--
(1) I have
sinned against Him and deserve judgment, and
(2) I trust in His
grace and the
forgiveness I have in Christ by
Jesus said, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God
is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
you repent you will all likewise perish."
Luke 13:3, 5
therefore and be
converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the
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