Does God use the unsaved church as a weapon of destruction? Let's examine.
DESTRUCTION: GOD BRINGING JUDGMENT THROUGH BABYLON (CHURCH)?
Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
De 9:3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall DESTROY them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
Job 31:12 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction <011>, and would root out all mine increase.
Job 26:6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction <011> hath *no covering*.
Heb 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Job 28:22 Destruction <011> and death *say*, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
Nu 14:15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,
Jos 9:9 And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of HIM, and all that he did in Egypt,
Ps 88:11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction <011>?
Pr 27:20 Hell and destruction <011> are never full; so the eyes of MAN are never satisfied <07646>.
Mic 6:14 Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied <07646>; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.
Ho 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
Joe 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction FROM the Almighty shall it come.
DESTRUCTION BY FIRE: GOD USING THE WICKED TO JUDGE?
Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth (house of Israel & Judah) fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
Eze 30:8 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed.
Lu 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Mr 9:22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
THE DESTROYER: THE CHURCH THAT IS BABYLON?
Jer 22:7 And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and THEY shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.
Eze 21:31 And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy.
Isa 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
Re 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon (destruction), but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon (destroyer).
2Ch 36:19 And they (Chaldeans) burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.
Ho 9:6 For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.
Pr 18:7 A fool’s MOUTH is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
ELECT DESTROYING: JUDGING IN THE NAME OF GOD?
Ps 118:12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the NAME OF THE LORD I will destroy them.
1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
Re 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth (through the wicked in the name of the Lord), and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
Mt 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. (Elect judge in the name of God)
De 7:5 But thus shall YE (Elect) deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
BITTER DESTRUCTION: GOD USING BABYLON TO JUDGE?
De 32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with BITTER destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
Hab 1:6 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that BITTER and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
De 32:32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are BITTER:
Ps 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even BITTER WORDS:
Pr 5:4 But her end is BITTER as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Re 8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made BITTER.
Ps 64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
Ps 64:8 So they shall make their OWN TONGUE to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
The Bible appears to be confirming that destruction comes through the wicked as God allows the church to destroy itself with bitter words. The fire of His wrath would point again to this judgment of condemnation. The Elect judge in the NAME of God as they too receive authority at the revelation of Christ.