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You know, we all get them anymore — the e-mails promising lots of money if we only help so and so get the funds their rich (father, uncle, mother, etc. etc.) relative left them, but is all bound up in some legal arrangement that only your funds can help clear. Or, the latest is the foreign distribution company that promises lots of money if you will only help them process their funds. However they word it, the fact remains that it is a scam.

Well, I have gotten a few lately, and I thought about what to do. After all, these people are lying to me to try and get some of my money. Not only that, they are pulling this same scam on who knows how many others.

What to do . . .?

Then it hit me. What am I all about anyway? Ah . . . what I need to do is give them a reminder that the LORD God knows every thought, and they need to obey the Gospel. After all, that is what they need most of all. You never know, one of them might actually get saved as a result. Even if they didn’t, everyone instinctively knows that God is real and God knows what they are doing.

So I did. I send the following reply (high priority of course) and let them know that they can e-mail me back when they get done reading it.

Guess what?

They don’t.

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Hello Scammer,

You know, the LORD God does know what you are doing. He does know what you are thinking, and how you are lying to people to steal their money through the false promises you make. Rest assured, you will be held accountable. Job testifies of this, as does King David and the rest of the Scripture:

Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. (Job 42:1-2)

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. (I Chronicles 28:9)

Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? (Isaiah 29:15)

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. (Matthew 12:33-37)

Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. (Mark 1:14-15)

Now, I figure that is about all you will handle at this point. In fact, I really don’t expect you to get this far. If you have, e-mail me back. After all, you do need salvation and a change of heart so that you may depart from wickedness.

In Christ,

Paul W. Davis
www.reproachofmen.org
Ebenezer Baptist Mission
Fundamental, Unaffiliated, KJV-only, Baptist

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