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In Jeremiah 19, God’s prophet was instructed to warn the people of Judah and Jerusalem that, because of their unrestrained sin and stubbornness, a harsh, but just, judgment was coming. Despite the clarity of the message which spelled doom for the unrepentant people there were leaders who promised peace, and who also treated Jeremiah horribly; of which included a governor and son of a priest whose name, Pashur, meant freedom. But in Jeremiah 20:1-7 this same Pashur received a personal message from God that included the new name of Magor-Missabib, meaning a cause of terror on every side.

Beware! There are those in the religious world today who promise peace and freedom without repentance from sin and conviction toward God. Such are modem-day “Magor-Missabib’s” in that they promise what they cannot deliver while delivering those to whom the promise is made into a fiery terror on every side called Hell.

Make no mistake about it, there is a freedom from sin to be found, but there is no lasting freedom found in sin (2 Peter 2:19-21).

Eugene Adkins
Keltonburg church of Christ
Smithville, TN

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