The ONLY reason that evil’s been able to PROLIFERATE in this country (the U.S.) and the WORLD today is DUE to the “lack of action” of the “church”. Let me explain:
The VERY first mistake of all Christian churches (at their onset) was to incorporate a “Paganized Sabbath” (Sun-day) and “Paganized Holidays” (Christmas, Easter, New Year’s, Halloween, etc.) into the church. This is what originally STARTED the “Great Apostasy” within the Lord’s people. And the SECOND mistake of all Christian churches was to apply for “tax-exempt status”, thus, allowing the STATE to become their head, instead of having JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY as their head (& chief cornerstone). And the THIRD mistake of the “churches” has been giving a “thumbs up” to things that are clearly FORBIDDEN in the bible (abortion, divorce, sodomy/homosexual lust, materialism, etc.)
Pretty much 97% of ALL Christian churches since the time of 325A.D. at the Council of Nicea are APOSTATE [though a VERY SMALL percentage — perhaps 3% or so — are still TRUE to the BIBLICAL Judeo-Christian gospel of Jesus Christ!] So then is it REALLY any surprise then that Christian “churches” TODAY (as a whole) are a FAR, FAR cry from what they were during the time of Jesus? And is it really any surprise with what rate of speed the “churches” (as a whole) have openly accepted things that are CLEARLY CONDEMNED in the bible?
Today, in the year 2015, the “church” (as a whole) seems to be “bowing down” to CULTURE and to MAN, rather than to God/Jesus Christ Almighty! For example, the “churches” of today accepting “openly sexual clergy members” and “GAY MARRIAGE WITHIN THE CHURCH: THE **ULTIMATE ABOMINATION?** That’s just the icing on the cake, as far as apostasy goes. What’s next? Will churches also soon “legitimize” incest, polygamy/commune marriages, pedophilia, prostitution, etc? Where does it all end? For if “sodomy” is okay, what OTHER sins are “okay”? (Do you see where I’m going with this, people?)
And then people have the audacity to turn around and wonder WHY the world is “so evil”, today! It’s because “the churches”, and people in general (as a whole) have turned their back on GOD/JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! And we know from the pages of Holy Writ that whenever a nation (as a whole) “forgets God”, he sort’ve leaves them to their own devices for awhile so people (as a whole) OF that nation can come to know what a world without Him is like:
He does this part out of anger/grief over their blatant sin of defying Him & part out of Tough Love, in order to try to draw people and/or a nation (and even specifically the world) back TO Him! That’s why there’s been such “brutal attacks” in the NAME of Islam, lately, for example……the Lord Jesus of the bible is SHOWING us first-hand what the long-term CONSEQUENCES are of following or “enabling” a false religious system like Islam, Roman Catholicism, etc. You have Islamic ISIS members beheading Christians in Middle East, etc., and then you a SLEW of child-molesting Roman Catholic priests.
But in fact, I’ve even heard a horrifying case of some Hindus BURNING 2 CHRISTIANS **ALIVE** IN AN OVEN – A WELDING-TYPE OVEN, much like the Nazis did! (ISIS must be proud!) And see, it’s one thing to not agree with a “religion” but you when you have to resort to DEATH & DESTRUCTION to get your point across? That’s a fairly good indicator that you don’t follow the true God of the bible but instead, follow a FALSE GOD, A **CREATED BEING**, which is SATAN!
The God of the bible is the one and only TRUE GOD — for he created everything & EVERYONE in the universe, INCLUDING the angels! But Satan is NOT god of the universe! He is merely a CREATED BEING with only LIMITED POWER! So why worship a being with LIMITED POWER (SATAN/ALLAH/**PAGANINZED ROMAN CATHOLIC JESUS**) when you can worship the Almighty God/BIBLICAL JESUS CHRIST of the bible that has INFINITE/EVERLASTING POWER and that can ETERNALLY SAVE YOU FROM YOUR SINS?
Islam teaches that one doesn’t know for 100% sure if they will enter “Eternal Paradise” or not; BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY gives the true follower of Jesus Christ Almighty the 100% ASSURANCE of Salvation and “Eternal Life”. Roman Catholicism teaches that “good works” will save a person; BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY in the bible records: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” [Ephesians 2:8-9]
Notice how BOTH of those religious systems MOCK the holy bible by introducing FALSE/UNBIBLICAL “doctrines” such “Jesus was NOT the son of God” [Islam] or that the VIRGIN MARY was IMMACULATELY CONCEIVED [Roman Catholicism] or that Genesis is not true [Roman Catholicism].
But that brings me to my next point: If morality is subjective, WHO gets to decide what’s “sin” and what’s not? If there’s NO general consensus, that would just be chaos and disorder. But Jesus is NOT a God of chaos & disorder, he is a True, Eternal God that’s full of organization & divine order. If our planet, the Earth, was shifted just a few degrees off its axis, life on Earth would NOT be possible. And contrary to what some “scientists” might believe, our universe is not “chaotic”, it’s neatly organized and ordered.
There is a REASON he placed certain stars and planets where he did, for example. Just like there is a REASON he created his divine “moral code”. Our laws are actually BASED on God’s laws/the 10 commandments. Without God’s laws in place, there WOULD be no morality. And to say one can have morality without God/Jesus Christ’s REDUNDANT since, like I said, who would create the “laws” of mortality in a “subjective morality” and how would such “subjective morality laws” be enforced?
The answer is, subjective mortality can NOT be enforced because it’s well, subjective. For example, one person might think it’s an utter sin to kill another person for insurance money while another may not. So who gets to be “right”, in the subjective morality model? If each man/woman/child on this Earth had a “subjective morality model” and was only for themselves, humans on the Earth wouldn’t last too long, now, would they? We all would’ve killed each other off by now……because hey….with no global human rights laws and no murder laws because “morality is subjective”, what would stop people from doing so, in that case?
Answer: the ONLY way to have “order” is to have a “moral code”, and the only way to have a moral code is to have one set in stone. And God literally set his 10 commandments in stone. And later on, The Sermon on the Mount went much deeper and talked about THE INTENTION of each of the 10 commandments. Therefore, the Sermon on the Mount actually EXPANDED on the 10 commandments, so those Christians out there that try to claim that the 10 commandments were done away with are SADLY MISINFORMED!
But anyways, the church (as a whole) was SILENT when it came to the issues of divorce, abortion, adultery, idolatry, materialism, sodomy/gay relationships, gay marriage, etc. And IN doing so, it just gave the dark side the fuel they needed to start their DEPRAVED FIRE over mankind (and the church as a whole). In fact, in today’s world, evil seems to be “winning”. Why is that, do you think?
Because most certainly, if “the church” (as a whole) had STOOD ITS GROUND on those issues, I can guarantee there wouldn’t be 1/10th as much evil as we see in the world TODAY! In fact, the dark side (as a whole) would be forced to live in the closet, as if THEY were the “religious minority”. But sadly, in the year 2015, those living on the Dark Side of forces seem to be in the “spiritual majority”, while the rate of BIBLICAL-ROOTS CHRISTIANS (those who take the bible, End Times prophecies, the Lord’s *7th-Day Saturday Sabbath* AND the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts/Holidays SERIOUSLY) seems to be dwindling. My, how far this country and this world, has fallen! ;(
Yet, all throughout the bible, God was much more harsh with his OWN people, as a whole (when they most seriously “acted up”) than with foreign peoples. In fact, His Wrath starts WITHIN the house of God/his OWN people, and THEN branches outward. Why? Because he simply EXPECTS MORE from his OWN people, rather than from OTHERS who are NOT part of “His people”. Lets face it, all the people living in the world today that DON’T adhere to Him? He EXPECTS them to “act up” and isn’t surprised when they do so. But when the Lord’s OWN PEOPLE act up? THAT’S when He, the great Lord, gets angry & disappointed. Why? Because the Lord’s people know better!
In other words, “the church”, as a whole, should know better than to “legitimize/endorse” behaviors that are SIN in the bible (such as divorce, abortion, adultery, sodomy/lust, materialism, idolatry, humanism, etc.) That’s WHY the Lord God’s FAR more angry with “the church” today (as a whole) than he is with all the non-believers, etc. Now, that’s not to say that the Lord ISN’T angry with the scoffers/mockers/etc., for He most certainly IS! It’s just that He’s FAR more angry with his own “spiritual children” (that he expects MORE FROM) than he is with all others.
And I don’t know alot but I DO know this: the Lord God Almighty is calling “THE CHURCH” (as a whole) to REPENTANCE! Jesus Christ is LONGING for His Children (the Church/Body of Believers) but the Church/Body of Believers is NOT ready! The Church (as a whole) is FAR from ready!
“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee” – [Revelation 3:3]
In the above passage, Jesus Christ is talking to “The Church” (as a whole). In fact, in ALL passages in Revelation talking about “the churches”? It is of MY personal belief that the Lord Jesus Christ is actually talking to the “The Church” (as a whole). In the book of Revelation, there’s 7 churches and 7 spirits of God.
And in my humble opinion, the 7 churches can mean literal churches (at the time of Jesus?) but they can also mean 7 different TYPES of Christians and/or 7 different TYPES of spiritual relationships with the Lord. However, taken together as a WHOLE, one can gather ALL the “grievances” that the Lord Jesus Christ HAS against the 7 churches and take it AS A WHOLE! Just like whatever Jesus Christ APPLAUDS about any of the 7 Churches, one can also likely take THAT as a whole, as well! (HOWEVER, the REWARDS in New Jerusalem — the new heavenly city — for those few REDEEMED by Almighty Yeshua/Jesus Christ — are going to differ from person to person, someday!)
Jesus Christ says in Matthew 7: 21-23 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity“.
And in Matthew 7: 13-14, Jesus said: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for WIDE is the gate, and BROAD is the way, that leadeth to DESTRUCTION, and MANY there be which go in thereat: Because STRAIGHT is the gate, and NARROW is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE [Jesus Christ Almighty], and FEW there be that find it“
What’s really, really sad to me is that many of today’s “Christians” automatically assume that they’re gonna spend eternity with Jesus Christ someday and “be saved from Hell/Eternal Condemnation”, as it were. But what Jesus Christ is SAYING in the above 2 passages proclaims that will NOT be the case! For Jesus Christ/Almighty Yeshua says that there will be VERY FEW people that are redeemed by Him. VERY FEW.
So how utterly terrifying would that be, if a “Christian” THOUGHT they were gonna enter into the heavenly city someday called “New Jerusalem”, ONLY to be later turned away and cast into OUTER DARKNESS in the LAKE OF FIRE **FOR ETERNITY** with all the OTHER nonbelievers, scoffers, mockers, etc.? That would be utterly terrifying, INDEED!
And I can just picture, now……..Christians (right after the Judgement) saying to Jesus Christ the King: “But I went to church every week, I donated to charity, I cast out demons in your name, I increased the church attendance ten-fold, I did this, I did that!” with Jesus Christ just giving them a look of retort AND angered/grieved sadness saying:“I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity”.
On other OTHER hand, I can picture some of the more “humble” ones………the Christians that AREN’T so arrogant in their thinking, that think to themselves………“Man…….the Lord’s done SO MUCH for me, and for Him, I’ve done SO very little, there’s SO MUCH MORE WORK for the Lord that I COULD be doing, the work I’ve done for Him already ISN’T NEARLY enough!” with Jesus Christ the King proudly & joyously saying: “Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” [Matthew 25:34]
And in today’s world, there’s much “discussion” and “viewpoints” and “teachings” on the bible and bible prophecy. I think the Lord purposely allowed it to be set up this way in the Last Days in order to test the hearts, souls and minds. Why? Because He wants to know our true character and rather or not we truly love Him or not.
Remember during the time of the New Testament when Jesus asked Peter THREE TIMES, “Peter, do you love me?” and how Jesus answered the third time, “then feed my sheep”? The Lord Jesus was testing Peter’s character. And if He was testing PETER’S character (his most FAVORITE disciple, or so it SEEMS), you can bet your toosh that Jesus continually tests OUR character! And he HAS to do so in order to “refine” us and “refine our faith”. Because if he DIDN’T continually test us, he’d be just like a P.E. Teacher who let all his children run amok around the gym, with no discipline or supervision! Think about it, folks!
But I think some of the “marker points” He will use to “divide the wheat from the tares” will likely be the following:
1). Does a Christian BELIEVE the bible (front to back) LITERALLY, from Generations to Revelation?
2). DOES A PERSON LOVE JESUS MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR OWN LIVES? ARE THEY WILLING TO DIE FOR JESUS, IF NEED BE?
3). Has a Christian read the entire bible for THEMSELVES (instead of leaning on traditions of man/pastors/priests) and have they hungered and thirsted for righteousness, above all other things?
4). Does a Christian openly accept (or tolerate) behaviors that are CLEARLY SIN in the bible such as divorce, adultery, sodomy/lust, homosexuality, materialism, greed, pride, envy, IDOLATRY, gluttony, abortion, humanism, etc?
5). Does a Christian try to “earn” their Salvation with “works”, instead of by FAITH?
6). Does a Christian give PRAISE & THANKS/THANKSGIVING to the Lord Jesus Christ continually, where praise is due?
7). Does a Christian think “going to church every week” will save him or her?
8). Does a Christian still worship on a “Paganized Sabbath” (Sunday) and in “Paganized Holidays” (Christmas, Easter, New Years, Valentine’s Day, Halloween) without a care or thought in the world about WHY “today’s Christianity” is so seemingly PAGAN, above all else?
9). Does a Christian HAVE strong faith in Jesus Christ and His Almighty Power?
10). Does a Christian GIVE to others freely, without expecting ANYTHING in return?
11). Does a Christian “hold a grudge” against anyone?
12). Does a Christian feel MAJOR REMORSE over any and all sin in their life? And has a Christian PRAYED FOR FORGIVENESS of such sin? And has a Christian STOPPED DOING said sin(s)?
13). Does a Christian love others more than they love themselves? And does a Christian have any “harsh judgement” in their hearts for any others?
14). Has a Christian boldly stepped out in faith and proclaimed the gospel to others?
15). Does a Christian have a PERSONAL one-on-one/NON-COMMERCIALIZED spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ? As in, Jesus Christ is closer to them than even their very own bestfriends (much similar to Enoch in the Old Testament)?
16). Has a Christian warned OPEN HOMOSEXUALS/BISEXUALS about the SIN of sodomy and the realities of hell/lake of fire/eternal condemnation?
17). Plus many, many more!
But one thing I DO know is THIS: The Lord Jesus Christ is trying to prepare HIS BRIDE (“The Church”) for his soon glorious return in the clouds of heaven! That is when he’ll snatch up His Bride, in anticipation for “The Wedding Supper Of The Lamb”, one of the most glorious events in Heaven’s history! 😉
So please, I ask you, I beg of you, I IMPLORE YOU, and I PLEAD WITH YOU, from the bottom of my hearts and the DEPTHS OF MY SOUL……If you’re not right with Jesus Christ today, then I pray today that you GET RIGHT WITH HIM and DO NOT TARRY! And if you’ve NEVER come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ before and/or you’re not a believer in Jesus Christ, then I pray that TODAY is the day of your Salvation in Christ Jesus!
Time is of the essence! Tomorrow’s not guaranteed! And Eternity is FOREVER! Now is NOT the time to be playing with your Eternal Salvation, folks! Just like now is not the time for “The Church” (as a whole) to be playing games with ITS SALVATION (as a whole).
The warning call has been sounded all across the board in the name of Almighty Yeshua/Jesus Christ by the Lord’s BIBLICAL servants of 2015. Will YOU listen? Will “I” listen? Will the “U.S. nation – as a whole” listen? And will “The Church” (as a whole) listen? For your sake and for my sake, I sure hope so! Amen.