“Bangkok is a toilet without a flush,” the king said, describing a sprawling capital once graced by numerous canals increasingly awash with fetid water.
As Thailand’s ailing king surveys the calamitous scene from his 16th floor hospital window, the 83-year-old monarch encounters an element that has challenged, virtually obsessed, him most of his life: water.
It’s rising around him, the floodwaters sweeping through Bangkok and overflowing the banks of the Menam Chao Phraya, the River of Kings, that rushes right past Siriraj Hospital, where he has lived wheelchair-bound for the past two years.
The flood, the worst in half a century, is something King Bhumibol Adulyadej has tried harder than perhaps anyone to prevent. He has sounded alarm bells – not always heeded – against overdevelopment and come up with ideas that have mitigated the damage from the immense annual surges and retreats of monsoon-spawned water.
This was not my suggested tittle, but copied from the Indian TV channel NDTV. And it is based on the Kings own words.
Bangkok is known for a lot of things. One of them is being a hub for prostitution and sexual sins. Another is idol worship.
The latest flood have made Bangkok a pit of sin, a stinking pit of sin.
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
The calamities that will strike the Earth will be both stinking and spectacular. If people only had opened their Bible, they would have fond the Word that could set them free.
Because all who delete the Word of God, and reject the Son of God, will be flushed into Hell. From there there will be no exit.
Written by Ivar