It seems one can hardly watch television anymore without the bombardment of profanity, sexual content, violence, and wizardry of some sort –and that’s just the commercials! Fifty years ago such immoral content would have been considered too scandalous to be aired on live TV! Yet, today, such programs are not only watched, but promoted and encouraged. Where has America gone?!
How about out schools? Since 1963, the year prayer was removed, our schools have plummeted morally. High School pregnancies have increased by 200%, school shootings are on a rocketed rise, STD’s in children are up by 230%, condoms are placed in public school restrooms, and immorality is accepted as the norm. Even worse, seventh graders are now being taught how to pray to Muhammad and wage their own holy Jihad, while saying the pledge of allegiance is frowned upon in some schools! Not only that but our elementary children are forced to watch plays that portray homosexuality as a perfectly normal and acceptable lifestyle. Children are taught that parents who object to such teachings in the schools are divisive, intolerant, and bigoted,…you get the idea.
How about our churches? If we look back at the 1940’s and 1950’s church, the top problems were: smoking, dancing, television, makeup and card playing. The problems today, however, are much worse, they are: ordination of sodomites, adultery, divorce, drug abuse, financial scandals, the emergent church, and fallen pastors and evangelists. Not only that but there are many mega churches preaching a one-sided gospel message. If hell doesn’t fit into their doctrine, they remove it and teach their congregants that hell is a fictional place. Other churches are changing the Bible to fit homosexual lifestyles. While others are making God into the God they desire Him to be. They preach only grace and forget that the God we serve will one day judge the world too! God is a God of grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness but he is also a God who will one day judge the world for their lives on earth. The sad part is many churches today fail to teach the full truth of the Bible, and as a result many people are coming to Jesus only for what He can do for them, rather than making a sincere commitment. The second they found out it isn’t only about getting things from Christ, but life sacrifices, they are gone! In truth, they never really knew the true God in the first place. This is one reason we have many false converts today, which have invaded our churches, and sadly, many churches cater to them for financial reason; thus leaving holes in the Gospel of Christ. I believe you get the picture.
“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power… always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5,7
How did our nation end up at this point of moral decay? The answer quite simply, is that it happened slow and steady. Kind of like the analogy of the frog in the kettle. If you stick a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will instantly jump out. However, if you stick that same frog in a pot of lukewarm water and slowly, over time, raise the temperature. Then it will boil to death because it doesn’t realize the waters temperature rising. It just stays in the pot until its utter death! This is what is happening to America, and our politicians are using the frog method to slow boil our freedoms and morality away.
Did you know that according to HSLDA, Michael Farris, “America has moved from a free country to a “Most Free Country?” We have officially gone down the latter! With the IRS scandal, Benghazi, and the monitoring of American citizens phone records, emails, and internet sights, we are now considered mostly free. Wake up America!
But you know, there is no reason to fear, for God tells us in these latter days these things would happen and He forewarned us all. But He doesn’t want us to fear. Fear is of the enemy. After all nothing will separate us from His love…
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword As it is written, “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-39
My friends, today is the day to contend for the faith like never before! Stand strong in the Lord, stand strong on your moral principles. Don’t be like the world, don’t give into worldly things, but be separated from it. For the world is full of evil and selfish desires and we need not be a part of it.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:15-16
As believers in the most High God, we need to be on guard, aware, awake, and ready to take on what is coming our way. And how do we do that? But immersing ourselves in Christ! So today I want to encourage you to immerse yourself in Him!!
“Then He [Jesus] called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” Mark 8:34-38
Amen and Amen! Love you all!