Iniquity Shall Abound
As a general rule I do not often comment in the “Countdown to the Return of Jesus Christ” on the news and social trends that we see and hear from day to day. However, when I discover that “the ways of this world” are making headway—and gaining a foothold in the Church of God, it is time to confront the danger head on. When brethren are being unduly influenced—causing them to reject the long held faith we once received, it is time to refute and denounce as loudly and clearly as possible those things impacting our Church narrative and belief basis.
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude :3)
Worse than merely being influenced by ungodly ideologies, some brethren have begun defending the corrupt policies that are destroying the blessings God meant the United States of America and the United Kingdom to have. Without law, a nation cannot succeed. In the year 1215, the Magna Carta led to the rule of constitutional law in England. Law, including the Constitution of the United States, has allowed the Israelitish peoples to grow and prosper from then—up to now.
A dark day has descended on American because of the malicious defeat of our Constitutional government. Today, our Washington, DC ruling class loathes our Constitution, and is working radically to diminish it in every way conceivable. They prefer the absence of the application of law—just as is practiced in third world countries. Unchecked, this program will soon plunge us into the dark ages. This is exactly what Jesus spoke of when He said:
“Because lawlessness shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Matthew 24:12)
How many remember when America was a place where optimistic individualism thrived under the protection of the law? Now, official government agencies war against that spirit of freedom and prosperity which made the United States of America the greatest nation that has ever existed. Most American citizens have not yet recognized the deep animosity our government has toward God, freedom of religion, individual initiative, and free enterprise.
Most people take the great American dream for granted, and do not yet realize that there is a power fundamentally changing America into a nightmare. Scripture shows that the great majority of our population will not repent or awaken until it is too late. We brethren, in the Church of God, should not be asleep but awake and watching.
“While the Bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.” (Matthew 25:5)
“The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.” (1 Peter 4:7)
How has everything turned upside down in America right before our eyes? Our nation has abandoned the fundamental principles that once made our economy great, and now we are paying a tremendous price for that blunder.
Our government, like their atheistic, socialistic counterparts in Europe, would rather pay workers not to work (with funds borrowed from our foreign competitors) than to allow an economic environment of expanding growth that would cause jobs to be created for the vast unemployed American workforce.
Unfortunately, some of our Church brethren are accepting, even embracing, this baseless mindset of welfare economics, in their own personal lives—joining the band of thieves who cheat and exploit others. We cannot all be takers—someone has to be productive—it is simple math. In today’s sermon we will examine what God says about work and its connection to our spiritual development.
Our Christian faith tells us to constantly apply every principle and virtue of Jesus Christ to every facet of our lives. And when we do—who and what we are begins to change. We begin to become moral beings with integrity and Godly character.
I just want to warn our brethren not to be a part of that evil economic system. God would not say this to His Church if it were not applicable to us:
“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.” (Revelation 18:4)
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