Calm in the midst of terror (Watercolour – Ken Riddles)
One of the things I marvel at is the slow-slide downhill from truth. that is taking place on this planet. The only reason I am not overly surprised is because we are warned prophetically in the Bible, that such will be the case (II Timothy 3).
I should categorise the area where truth is being eroded, by pointing out that I mostly refer to spiritual and moral truth (with no reference for example to political ideologies).
Some moral standards that were 100% in place in our societies are almost eroded away.
Normally, examples would follow when making such a statement. And of course the daggers would come out if I became politically incorrect in my statements. Political correctness can be an attempt to impose rules that forbid us to correct the violation of Christ’s standards, lest we offend.
But giving shameful lists of acts of moral decay is not the purpose of this short piece.
I simply want to ask the question: Are we asleep, or using another analogy: are we adrift at sea in the maelstrom of moral chaos?
Will we wake up before it is too late?
We can of course only wake up individually, before we wake up corporately. Enough people waking up to the moral decline in an ‘anything-goes’ world, will bring the corporate change.
Without a moral compass we will continue to drift on the ocean-waves of depravity.
Christian preachers will go on preaching, and people will go on ignoring, until they wake up!? (or not).
It’s complicated I know. But as you reject hypocritical religion – sound the tuning fork of your own conscience and it will give you the right note.
Buy the lie – and anything goes.
Anything goes – all the way to man’s destruction.
Mentioning destruction – “What are you?” I hear you say. “Some kinda hell preacher?”
Yep – ‘Fire preacher’ – You burn your waste in the fire. You do not believe Hitler deserves a place in heaven – right?
Well guess what? No one does – except we be born again, according to The Lord Jesus Christ.
For it is by the unmerited favour of God’s gift – that a man or woman enters the promise of heaven on acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
That’s it in a nutshell.
Some receive this – some reject this. There’s no need to tell me of your vehement rejection, I don’t need an explanation as to why, I reckon I’ve heard enough over the years.
It’s just that God’s long-suffering – after ‘the long’ is over – will run out.
And the disease will have to be burned up.
The disease that is the root cause of every conceivable violation of justice and every moral misdeed, and reception of lies.
Who is going to hell?
Not for me to say – who am I that I should judge you, in the context of hell?
God is the judge of all the earth. But is there a place that will end the degradation and destruction caused by the spirits (human and demonic) behind the chaos?
Most of us, have either an inkling, or through the process of bad experiences – a conviction – that the world has gone terribly wrong.
Trouble is – many won’t acknowledge that wrong (sin) is why it has all gone wrong.
The solution to every problem is to put the wrong – right.
Too mammoth a task for you or I to make a mammoth difference?
Self-preservation is a basic instinct in mankind.
Here is the dictionary definition of self-preservation:
1. Protection of oneself from harm or destruction.
2. The instinct for individual preservation; the innate desire to stay alive.
So it begins with the individual who can find the truth through their own individual quest.
Aware of the many sometimes intricate and varied philosophies that people allow themselves to drift into – one thing is common to many of them: they start with self – continue with self – are worked out by self – and leave ‘the divine’ – out of the mix.
Most self-help programmes – good or bad – revolve around the individual ‘sorting themselves out’ through the application of the instructions of the given programme of teaching.
In contrast –
The Christian ethos is basically – ‘we can’t make it – we need help from above’.
Here is my first paragraph copied and pasted again:
One of the things I marvel at is the slow slide downhill from truth that is taking place on this planet. The only reason I am not overly surprised is because we are warned prophetically in the Bible, that such will be the case (II Timothy 3).
To have actually experienced help from God Almighty through His Son The Lord Jesus Christ – was the most tremendous experience in my life.
There is salvation in none other:
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Examine other philosophies or religions and the emphasis is on man as the source of his own salvation, when it comes to self-preservation or deliverance from ‘wrong’ – the Christian solution is to call upon the one (prayer), who offers His gift of Eternal Life. So I reckon this is: God-preservation.
I Thessalonians 5/23:
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
There is a bombardment upon the mind of the human race and the result is untold damage. This bombardment is from the spirits of darkness. It is chaotic. Now we must have the invasion of God’s hand and angels – released to provide the help man cannot provide for himself.