James 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; andit is set on fire of hell.
Summary & Intro
Taking the picture of Gehenna to heart, Hell is essentially the burning trash pit of the cosmos… Its is the collection point of every foul thing that left a stench in the nostrils of a Holy God, the receptacle of the filthy rags, the savor-less salt, the end of every dry, withered, and fruitless branch that had been taken to the burn pit after the Mighty Creator cleared and tidied the garden of His creation. This is the divine incinerator, where their worm dieth not, and instead of every finding a cremation point, only finds a suitable transition and empties into the lake of fire and brimstone which burns forever and ever… This burning trash pit, according to scripture, provides the flame, which ignites tongue, which in turn sets ablaze the course and circuit of your life and all those in it.
Other Key Verses
Proverbs 18:21 (KJV)
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Psalm 57:4 (KJV)
4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Galatians 5:15 (KJV)
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
After some time in the US Navy as a Sonar Technician aboard Submarines, Austin moved to Panama City to be near his ailing mother as she fought a losing battle with lung cancer. Her loss was one of several during a brief period where this young man was faced with his own weaknesses and hopelessness. During this period of great breaking, The Lord Jesus Christ transformed a prideful and perverse drunkard into a humble witness of the cross. Today by God's redeeming grace, Austin labors as a preacher, a missionary, and the pastor of Christ Evangel Christian Fellowship.