HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE IF WE NEGLECT GOD
Things are changing in such rapidity that it is hard for us to even realize how far we have fallen as a society in the past 25 years. As a Christian leader for many years, probably the biggest surprise to me is how people have adapted and accepted the base and illicit behavior of today. Being a student of the Word of God it is plain to see that the social, spiritual, & political corruption is all designed to lead us farther away from God. Spiritual decline in these last days are prophesied many times in the scriptures that will culminate in the coronation of the antichrist reign.
2 Thess 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.
This son of perdition or man of sin cannot reign until this falling away we are witnessing makes way for him. We are assured that in the last days there will be a one world system that will bring every nation into a global confederation. This will consist of a one world government, one world church, & a one world order complete with a cashless society. So what should be the posture of God’s true church as we witness these things becoming reality so rapidly? Should we bury our heads in the sand and make ourselves believe it will all pass over and things will be alright? Should we become mutes and cowards and just live in silence while we wait for the rapture? Should we tone down the message of righteousness to keep from offending every godless leftwing faction? God forbid! Should we choose the route of compromise and become like the world so we can acclimate into this god forsaken culture? God answered these questions long ago for us.
Rom 12:1-2: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Jude 3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. To give in is to give up and there is no place for retreat in God’s army. 2 Tim 4:7-8 7: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. God’s people have always suffered unjustly because the guilty try to clear their conscience by putting out the light of truth. This practice was common throughout the scriptures when even arch enemies would join together to try to destroy the righteous.
Heb 11:33-38 33: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34: Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35: Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 3:6 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 3:8 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
In the days of Christ’s earthly ministry we read where Sadducees, Pharisees, Chief Priest, political heads, and other leaders came together to crucify Christ. They hated each other but hated righteousness even more.
Acts 7:54-58 (54: When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. 55: But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, 56: And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. 57: Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, 58: And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.
Here the High Priest and his entourage went entirely insane as righteous Stephen preached to them of all the ways and times that God tried to reach and convert them. The more he preached the madder they became until they finally tortured and killed him. The world will never accept Christians because they never accepted Christ. Now America has become no different than other godless societies, and they want to get rid of righteous people. Religion will get you a pass but a truly converted child of God will never be accepted again in America. She is shamed by the things she has allowed. The church cannot escape the wrath of humanity and humanity cannot escape the wrath of God. God didn’t spare Adam’s error, the wickedness of Noah’s day, he didn’t excuse Israel for her idolatries and sins, nor even the angels that rebelled, so why do we think that we can escape the inevitable judgments of God?
Heb 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;