Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Greetings Friends,

Why is there such confusion in the world today?

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our
righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Humanity is lost.  Mankind is separated from God.  The scriptures teach the doctrine of total depravity.    This condition is being manifested in such a degree that we can say most assuredly we are living in perilous times.  And yet this most basic and fundamental teaching of scripture is not recognized by the world.  The depravity of man is easily observed, and yet it is more easily resisted. Resisted why?  Because Mankind does not want to believe that there is something intrinsically wrong.  Our culture has been dominated by the humanistic, evolutionary philosophy for more than 50 years.  We have been taught that the reason mankind is here is because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin anatomy that could transform into legs and become terrestrial creatures.  We are here because comets and meteors struck the earth and wiped out dinosaurs paving the way for the survival of man.  We are here simply by chance.  There is no purpose.  There is no designer.  We are born.  We live, and like the rest of creation: the amoeba cells, the tiny insects, the plants, animals and trees, we die, and there is nothing more.  There is no hope beyond the grave.  We are chance beings from nowhere, going nowhere.

But on the other hand, the Bible teaches that mankind is the very crown of all God's creation.  God is the great designer with a great and glorious plan that reaches beyond time into eternity.  Even so the majority of mankind has chosen to reject God, therefore, the majority of mankind are hopelessly lost.  We are separated from God.  We are in a most desperate condition.  We need a radical change.

I am not talking about just the drunkard and adulterer.  I am not talking about just the drug abuser and the low life scoundrels of our society.  The finest and most talented of earthlings are sinners separated from God and in need of the Savior.  For without the Savior, we are separated from God and we remain in our sins.    Listen to Jesus as HE speaks the truth of God to the world of humanity.

John 3:16-21  16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 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.  19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Which is it for you?  Where do you stand before God?  Do you desire to come to the light, or do you shun the light of the truth of God's eternal word?  Our culture and our world as a whole, have rejected this message by the Son of God.  And what has this VOID of the claims of Christ upon out world and our culture produced.

Mass slayings, homegrown terrorist, drug addiction, murder, ETHNIC CLEANSING, murder, rape, robbery, Transhumanism crossing human and animal DNA.  This is currently being developed around the world.  Do you still think we live in a civilized culture?

Richard Dawkins a modern day social planner author of “The God Delusion” has stated that those who believe in God, should be compared with a software program where a virus is come into our thinking and that virus needs to be expunged (to strike out or to erase) Sounds a little like ethnic cleansing American style.

Beloved friends, as we lay that one whom we love more than life itself under the sod, and say our goodbyes, what hope or blessing can the evolutionary crowd give to us.  Nothing.  If our society reflects anything, it reflects the absolute insanity of seeking to live life without God. 

But I will reflect upon the truth of God.  Jehoveh-nissa - The LORD (Jehoveh God, Omnipotent Creator,) is MY Banner.  HE is my protector.  Daily HE loadeth me with HIS benefits.  Jesus Christ ever lives to make intercession for HIS children.  Emmanuel literally means God is with us.  HE loves us so much that HE desires to be close, OH, so ever close, that HE would dwell with us, in us with a promise that HE would never leave us nor forsake us.

The world is in disarray and in complete confusion because they will not acknowledge the sinfulness of man and the saving grace of  Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son.  He paid the penalty for our sin on the cross and then HE went to the grave, but even the grave could not hold HIM for on the third day DEATH GAVE WAY TO LIFE!  HE arose showing to all the world that HE was truly victorious over: death, hell and the grave.

The world is confused because they have rejected the only ONE who knows the end from the beginning.  God has said of those who reject HIM.

Psalm 2:4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

They are in derision for they will not humble themselves and seek the face of a holy and yet merciful God who is full of love and compassion.  The world grows more confused by the day, but the Christian simply says:  “Lift up your heads for our redemption draweth nigh!”

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