Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What's Wrong?

In my mind...lots of happenings in the world today are wrong! This news roundup will express just some of the latest reasons why I, along with millions of other Americans, think that something is terribly wrong with our nation and the world.

The end times prophecy books that I have read and re-read over the past several months do explain why such events are happening. However, I often wonder about people who have no idea what is prophesied in the Bible. Those who may never have read the Bible and don't know about the 300 plus prophecies which have already been fulfilled in the life of Jesus Christ can't possibly discern the signs of the times. What do they think of the current trend towards a humanistic New World Order utopia that the puppetmasters here on earth are trying to set up?

The prophetic books of the Bible, like Ezekiel, Daniel, Jeremiah, and Revelation, are chock full of information, wisdom, and knowledge. How ironic it is that the current generation seems to be following every religion, trend, movement, political idea and/or leader that looks like they can solve their individual problems; only to be disappointed in the end when they wake up from the stupor and discover how wrong these particular beliefs are in practice! Hard lessons are to be learned when people trust in men rather than in God!

More than ever before in my lifetime, I am seeing a huge rise in ungodliness and the pursuit of worldly lusts. I don't even want to list them. Just watch the news for several nights in a row and you will witness what these worldly lusts are.

In Titus 2:12 Paul wrote, "Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soverly, righteously, and godly in the present age."

In Dr. David Jeremiah's study guide, Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven, he writes:

These are not theoretical ideas, they are actionable ideas -- hands-on goals to pursue. In the world we live in, anyone who is not "pursuing" and "denying" is going to get caught up in the things of this world.

Isn't that the truth! "Pursuing godliness and denying ungodliness" covers it all!

Dr. Jeremiah continues:

The connection between the pursuit of godliness and the return of Christ is everywhere in the New Testament. Not to see the value of the study of heaven is to miss a central theme of Scripture.

I have read such passages many times over the 20 plus years I have been reading and studying the Bible, but the fact that there is a connection between pursuing godliness and the return of Christ just jumped off the page at me today.

Unfortunately, I have seen compromise creep into the lives of some of the most conservative, godly Christian brothers and sisters that I know. This saddens me greatly. For example. A woman who was very involved with trying to keep a gay/straight alliance from our local high school (back in 2000) recently sent me an email of her "picks" for the election that occurred on November 2nd. She wrote that "Meg Whitman is pro-choice, but she is against partial birth abortion and thinks that parental notification for minors is necessary." For me, I just could not vote for Whitman, knowing that she is for the killing of babies in the womb. I COULD NOT COMPROMISE on that issue! I couldn't do it regarding Obama, in whom I disagreed on most issues back in 2008, nor could I do it regarding Whitman, even though I agreed with most of her other policies. As a result, we got liberal leftist Jerry Brown - who won by a substantial margin anyway. I didn't vote for Arnold when he ran and I never regretted that decision.

I know that some conservative voters might blame me (and other pro-life hold-outs who didn't vote for Whitman) for Brown's win. So be it. I'll take those lumps. But after re-reading Dr. Jeremiah's central ideas regarding pursuing godliness, I still do not regret my CA governor decision.

Dr. Jeremiah:

* 1 Corinthians 1:7-8 Being blameless (holy) when Christ returns.

* Colossians 3;4-5 Put to death unholy practices in light of Christ's return.

* 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 Having blameless (holy) hearts when Christ returns.

* 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Being blameless (sanctified) when Christ returns.

* 1 John 2:28 Not being ashamed at the time of His coming.

* 1 John 3:2-3 Purifying ourselves in light of Christ's appearing.

[B]eing tough-minded about godliness means making hard decisions about what we spend our lives doing in the present in light of our future with Christ.

Each day, when I look at my favorites reading list there are inevitably several blog posts with information that point towards end times prophecies. For example:

posted by joelcrosenberg at Joel Rosenberg's Weblog - 1 hour ago
President Barack Obama sharply and unfairly criticized Israel yesterday while visiting Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. While visiting mosques and meeting Muslim leaders and giving speeches a...

Two years ago, would any Christian American have ever thought that we would have a pResident of the United States that was so hostile and critical towards Israel?

1Ki 22:8
So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil." And Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say such things!"

2Ch 18:7
So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD; but I hate him, because he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil. He is Micaiah the son of Imla." And Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say such things!"

Zec 2:8
For thus says the LORD of hosts: "He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.


Despite Escalating Attacks on Christians… Obama Hails Indonesia As Example for World
posted by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit - 1 hour ago
Christians run for their lives in Ambon, Indonesia. (BBC) Barack Obama praised Muslim Indonesia as an example for the world during his speech today. The BBC reported: US President Barack Obama has held up ...

Would any Christian American have ever thought that the leader of our nation would ignore acts of violence purpetrated by radical Islam and act like socialist Hugo Chavez does by praising countries/peoples/regimes that are hostile towards those who believe in Jesus Christ?

Jhn 15:18
"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

Jhn 15:25
"But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.'

Jhn 15:24
"If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.


Comrade Atkins Admits Communist Infiltration of Democratic Party

posted by Admin at New Zeal - 19 hours ago
This blog has long contended that the Communist Party USA and other Marxist groups have heavily infiltrated the Democratic Party. This has enabled the Communist Party to both influence Democratic Party po...

Obama A Little Too Interested In The Fact That Communists Are Part Of India’s Mainstream

posted by nicedeb at Nice Deb » Video: A Professor, a Priest, and Counsel Denounce as Discriminatory and Discreditable Notre Dame’s Treatment of Pro-Life Demonstrators - 19 hours ago
Just wondering…it seems a little weird that he would be singling out Communists the way he reportedly has, on more than one occasion during his trip to India: Via Weasel Zippers, and according to this repo...

Video: Glenn Beck on Soros the Puppet Master Part 1
posted by LonelyConservative (The Lonely Conservative) at Maggie's Notebook - 13 hours ago
Here's video of Glenn Beck's special segment on George Soros the "Puppet Master." Watch the latest video at Via Lonely Conservative ------------------------------ Maggie's Notebook

Are you watching Glenn Beck's latest exposure of the billionaire puppet master George Soros? If not, you need to so that you will be informed about just who is pulling the White House strings while at the same time demolishing what's left of the Democrat party.

See Romans 1

Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

Rom 1:19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

Rom 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

Rom 1:21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Rom 1:22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

Rom 1:23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

Why Soros (an admitted atheist) is the way he is:

1Jo 2:18
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

Rom 1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,

Rom 1:30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Rom 1:31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;

Rom 1:32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.


Worst. Speaker. Ever… Pelosi Continues Her Disgusting Lies About Reducing Deficit

posted by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit - 13 hours ago
What an awful liar. Just when you thought you’d heard it all from this horrible person, she outdoes herself. Pelosi claimed in an editorial today at USA Today that she reduced the deficit, via HotAir. Acco...

See above Scriptures regarding Pelosi, too.


The Sin of Tolerance
posted by Bill Muehlenberg at CultureWatch - 5 hours ago
Tolerance is all the rage today, and perhaps no other value is so trumpeted in modern Western culture than this one. It is the ultimate test of whether one is politically correct or not. But the modern not...

The misuse of the term "tolerance" today is just an excuse to dismiss sin. Jesus himself certainly didn't tolerate sin. For example, look at what he said regarding "offending little ones" -

Mat 18:6
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Mar 9:42
And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Luk 17:2
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

That's quite harsh...wouldn't you agree? Crimes against children in our "tolerant" culture today have escalated beyond belief. Why? Matthew 6:19-23 helps explain:

Mat 6:19

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

Mat 6:20

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Mat 6:21

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Mat 6:22

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

Mat 6:23

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness!


Back to Dr. Jeremiah's book.

Many people think studying the Scriptures concerning the return of the Lord and the inauguration of heaven is a waste of time. But it's not! If that were true, the authors of the New Testament would not have focused on it like they do. Remopve all the information about the future from the Bible and you remove about one-fourth of the book. Christ promised that He was going to return to earth, so we need to be tough-minded about that promise and live in light of it.

Peter said that scoffers would come in the last days and mock the promise of Christ's return (2 Peter 3:3-4). But men forget that God doesn't keep time like we do (2 Peter 3:8). All the prophecies in the Old Testament about Christ's first coming were fulfilled, and we can be sure the promises of His Second Coming will be as well.

C.S. Lewis wrote, "I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country which I shall not find until after my death. I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside. I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and help as many as I can, do the very same."

Here are some New Testament exhortations about the return of Christ:

* Philippians 3:20 Wait for Him eagerly.

* Titus 2:13 Watch for His coming.

* Hebrews 9:28 Eagerly wait for His coming.

* 2 Timothy 4:8 Love His appearing.

We need to be tough-minded about Christ's promise to return and not let the world lull us into apathy and ungodliness.

1Jo 2:12 I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake.

1Jo 2:13 I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father.

1Jo 2:14 I have written to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, And you have overcome the wicked one.

1Jo 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1Jo 2:16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

1Jo 2:17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

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Teresa said...

Excellent post!! There is no compromising with abortion issue. Abortion is murder and is immoral. We must continue to stand up for these vulnerable innocents.

Susan Smith said...

What a brilliant post!!!

Christine said, “Hard lessons are to be learned when people trust in men rather than in God!”

Having been in the abominable homosexual “death” style for more than 20 years and also in bondage to the sin of drunkenness for more than 30 years, I think you have hit another nail on the head, Christine.

Jesus is the truth, Jesus is the way and Jesus is the life (John 14:6) for anyone who wants true freedom, peace and joy. Jesus set me free from sin. Jesus is Lord.

You amaze me when you talk about Jesus, Christine! We expose evil by walking in the light. You are shining brightly today. I love you!! (ss)