Pompeii movie released; observations about why Pompeii may have been destroyed


A movie titled Pompeii is being released in the USA and certain other areas today:

February 21, 2014

The poor people of Pompeii were once blissfully unaware that a mighty volcano was about to erupt, crushing and burning everything in its wake…{a} new historical disaster movie Pompeii is opening in the US today…

Pompeii, the latest movie from Resident Evil director Paul W.S Anderson follows the story of a young slave-turned-gladiator Milo, played by Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, who is fighting for his love Cassia (Emily Browning) when Mount Vesuvius erupts and wrecks its devastating havoc upon the town.

Part Gladiator, part Game of Thrones, part BBC docu-drama, Pompeii mines the widespread appeal of historical romance and the perils of natural disaster rather than breaking any new ground. That said, the movie looks exceptionally well-made and audiences will forever have a fascination with the tragedy and mystery of the Pompeii disaster. http://www.contactmusic.com/article/the-lego-movie-box-office-pompeii-kit-harington-release-this-weekend_4079978

While I am not expecting to see the movie Pompeii, my wife and I have visited the actual ruins of Pompeii in Italy.  Instead of showing any of our photos (none of which show the volcano erupting as that was long ago), since the movie was released I felt that the movie poster should be shown.

The poster seems to suggest disaster with love at the same time.  And, there probably were heroic individuals in love when Pompeii was destroyed.

But why was Pompeii destroyed?

Until my wife and I visited Pompeii, I had not really thought about it.  But after walking through the ruins, seeing the remaining art on buildings, and doing some research, it was clear that Pompeii was a major ‘red light district’ for that region of Italy.  Inside several of the buildings were faded paintings of what would best be described as pornography.  This was shocking, and perhaps is why Pompeii was destroyed.

Notice some passages of scriptures that would tend to support that conclusion:

15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination?
No! They were not at all ashamed;
Nor did they know how to blush.
Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;
At the time I punish them,
They shall be cast down,” says the Lord.  (Jeremiah 6:15)

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:28-32)

Sexual immorality is not harmless. Notice also some scriptures related to Sodom and Gomorrah:

7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (Jude 7)

6…the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly (2 Peter 2:6)

Like Sodom and Gomorrah, parts of Pompeii were turned into ashes and covered with ashes.

I would also like to again quote the first line of the news article this post began with:

The poor people of Pompeii were once blissfully unaware that a mighty volcano was about to erupt, crushing and burning everything in its wake.

The people of Pompeii, according to the above report, were “blissfully ignorant.” They saw the volcano (which is still next to the ruins), they knew that the town/city was basically a brothel, but felt that they were fine or that they would have enough warning right before Mt. Vesuvius would erupt.

They were wrong.

Many who profess Christ realize that the moral direction in the USA, Anglo-Saxon, and other lands is wrong.  The pushing of the homosexual agenda by government and entertainment leaders, as well as pushing pornography, is not good.  The increased acceptance of pornography, homosexuality, and other forms of sexual immorality will lead to disaster in the future.  Many do not believe that calamity will strike again, but it will.  Notice:

8 “Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are on the sinful kingdom,
And I will destroy it from the face of the earth;
Yet I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,”
Says the Lord.

9 “For surely I will command,
And will sift the house of Israel among all nations,
As grain is sifted in a sieve;
Yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground.
10 All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword,
Who say, ‘The calamity shall not overtake nor confront us.’  (Amos 9:8-10)

Those in the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies of the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are part of the end-time ‘house of Jacob’ (cf. Genesis 48:3,16; see also Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).  Though they will not be utterly destroyed (perhaps 10% will survive, cf. Ezekiel 5:1-4).

Sadly, like most in Pompeii, most do not believe that the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies will suffer devastating calamity.  But it will come to pass.  While the Bible offers to protect some Christians at the end times (Revelation 3:10; 12:14-16), it teaches that all will not be protected (Revelation 12:17; Daniel 7:25).

Do not be like those in Pompeii and think that without taking steps soon enough that you will truly know when the time to flee will come.  The Bible clearly teaches that those that will be protected must ‘gather together…before the decree is issued’ (Zephaniah 2:1,2), so that it “may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger” (Zephaniah 2:3).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory. There is also a video on the subject: Might Petra be the Place of Safety?  Here is something related in the Spanish language: Hay un lugar de seguridad para los Filadelfinos. ¿Puede ser Petra?
This is PETRA! This is a 1962 Good News article by the late Dr. Hoeh.
Pornography: A scourge on society
Is pornography harmless fun? Does the Bible teach anything about it? What are the views of some involved with it? Here is a link to a YouTube video Pornography: Harmless Fun or a Scourge on Society?
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children. What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on? There is also a YouTube video on this, titled Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change?
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Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Here is a link to sermonette titled Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse and a YouTube sermon titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter?
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
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Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
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