Do Not Look Back

"Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away."
GENESIS 19:17
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Do Not Look Back
This, too, serves for our instruction; for whenever you see that some, like the people of Sodom, have the Word and despise both its threats and its promises, then keep in mind that you should save your soul, lest you perish together with such people; for such people are like those whom Solomon describes as saying (Proverbs 23:35): "They struck me, but I was not hurt," and their destruction cannot be too far off. Hardened Pharaoh perishes in the sea, and Samuel sheds tears in vain over King Saul. We must be on our guard against those who are thus given over to a wicked disposition, lest we share in their sin and perish together with them. . .. And Paul (2 Corinthians 6:17) enjoins: "Go out from their midst," keeping in mind the angel's command to save your own soul, as though he were saying: "Give thought to your own salvation, for your anxiety about the salvation of others is in vain." The emphasis lies on the pronoun "you." Thus Paul says (Titus 3:10-11): “As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted.” And in Romans 12:19 Paul says: "Give place to wrath," as though he were saying: "If the unbelievers want to perish, let them perish indeed."
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