9:21 and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts.

and they DID NOT REPENT of their

It is no coicidence that we return to one of the major themes of the Bible here as the sixth trumpet is sounded. This short list of four acts pretty much sums up what we see in the news day after day. The difference here is that the earth has seen a plague wipe out over a billion people and STILL people will not repent. Their hearts are hardened like Pharoah's in Moses' time (Exodus 7 - 11:10). Remember, though, that God is permitting this as Romans 1:24-32 says. This hardness is a result of excluding God, Ephesians 4:17-24. God exposes this list of sins (John 3:20) and the people remaining don't like the exposure but are hardened so much as to not repent.

Those of us who are believers know that we have One who will repay (Hebrews 10:30); it still requires REPENTENCE.


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