Prepare for the End

Brethren, we've been seeing more deadly tsunamis, devastating earthquakes, and major volcanoes spewing ash high into the atmosphere – shutting down a great deal of commercial airline service.  Why is this happening?  The prophecies of the Bible that speak of plagues, tribulation and woes are serious warnings from God to modern day Israel.

The United States' increasing rejection of God and its acceptance of the evolutionist’s view of creation without the Creator puts us directly on the same path of socialism that we see in Europe.  Europe's paganism and secularism – it's turn away from Christianity – has led to Europe's moral and economic decline.  Europe has sunk into the moral depravity of socialism to a greater depth than we Americans have for the simple reason that they've gotten a head start on us. Without faith in God and the hereafter, they have lost not only the accountability for their actions – they have lost their motivation to make this world a better place for themselves and their families.

For most Europeans, government represents the highest form of authority in their lives. They do not know our Father, God, who gives all good things.  Sadly, Europeans do not realize that government does not even constitute a good “mother” to them in that she feeds increasingly off her children – sucking their very life's potential out of them.

Speaking of the Godlessness of the Europeans, even the Catholics understand that, "It's very hard to have a moral culture when you've divorced yourself from any higher power, in terms of whether or not there's a higher power that will provide ultimate justice and what that higher power has to say about the dignity of every human person." (Jonathan Morris, Catholic priest).

Please do not think it inconsequential that almost every recent ruling by Congress and the Supreme Court has been to further remove God from American society.  We are not far behind the Europeans, evidenced by a federal judge who issued a ruling today that the presidential proclamation declaring a “National Day of Prayer” is unconstitutional as is the congressional statute that calls upon the president to issue it.  We all should be angry along with God over the fact that a "National Day of Prayer" has just been ruled unconstitutional.

The judge who made the ruling is Barbara Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.  Her ruling, rather than being a courageous defense of the first amendment guarantee of freedom of religion – as some will surely make it out to be – further debases our morality and principles that made America the great nation that has been the beacon to the world.  It is interesting that these Godless judges only use the original Constitution of the United States of America in their efforts to do all they can to destroy morality, decency, and religion.

Our forefathers who founded America were religious men looking for a promised land. Upon their arrival they established the framework for the national government that recognized the power and law of the Creator God whom they worshiped and to whom they gave thanks for His providence.  They believed there was a linkage between faith and freedom. The Declaration of Independence, for example, makes reference to the importance “the protection of Divine Providence” played in the battle for liberty and freedom.

Today, Tea Party advocates hope to reverse the crippling socialistic and destructive fiscal damage that is occurring in their nation. That, however, is insufficient to address the moral decay that is like a fatal cancer eating away at the fabric of our nation.  It is sin and rebellion against God; against the law of God; and against the Will of God that will bring the world to the brink of annihilation.  Only a complete reversal of our headlong plunge into Godlessness can save us now.  We have come too far in establishing anti-family laws that are against marriage, and detrimental to children.  We have death taxes that steal family inheritance.  Homosexuality and abortion rob us of our future.  What, may I ask, is done in accordance with God’s wishes for a peaceful and productive nation today?

It all looks like doom and gloom – and indeed it is.  Soon there will be no more normality – and then the inevitable plunge into the unknown… We cannot imagine how fast and how bad conditions will become.  But, expect great peace and wealth soon as world powers learn to cope with the global financial meltdown with a new worldwide financial banking system built on a Ponzi scheme of global and cataclysmic proportions.

“For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”  (Revelation 18:3-5)

While the world will be saying, “This is wonderful,” because the beast power will represent traditional trustworthy authority, only a very few will be remembering the prophetic words of Paul, “when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”  (1Thessalonians 5:3)

Tomorrow we’ll look into the Book of Habakkuk.  His book is a stern warning to us, written especially for our day.


Sermon:  "Prepare for the End"