Saturday, May 16, 2009

It Doesn't Matter, Does It?

Ruins of a once great society...

The Acceptable Conditions?
The present conditions produce unacceptable problems which are finding greater acceptance. We are living in an ever-expanding mental, moral and social swamp. We are working from a faulty foundation consisting of evolution (man is a meaningless accident of nature, evolved from what?), communism (man is matter in motion and nothing more) and psycho-babble (man is told over and over again that he is not to be blamed for his actions; that he is not responsible). The ever-expanding swamp is further encouraged by needles for drugs, condoms for sex, counseling for irresponsibility, abortion for eliminating the unwanted, euthanasia for removing the unneeded. Add to this the contamination of morality which makes for the approving of that which is wrong, attacking that which is right, abandoning historic, ethical common sense. Public laxity and apathy about the religious, educational, sexual, governmental realities does not encourage correcting our course. Such makes for frustrated and angry people who go to extreme ends to show the absence of a good societal foundation on which to stand. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy...” (2 Timothy 3:1-2).

The Assured Consequences!
These are the ingredients for troubled people in troubling times. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20). “We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!” (Jeremiah 8:15). The absence of TRUTH, the presence of ERROR, the absence of LIGHT, the power of Darkness: “He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:18-19).
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). Those who mock will someday be shocked.

The Approved Choice
What should a person do? Follow God's Word which is meant to bring you to the only God and only Saviour (Isaiah 43:11; 45:21-23). He alone can save your soul and satisfy your heart: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18).

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein” (Jeremiah 6:16).

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may live: that thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for HE IS THY LIFE, and the length of thy days” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20).

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6).

“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).

The Kingdom of heaven is at hand!

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