Sunday, 2 June 2013

Love and The Flesh

Something I have been running into head on lately. Does God love the way we love (or think we love?)

Does God seek our approval in how He directs His punishments or rewards?

Has He given us to know what are the things we are going to see in the times of the end and the judgments to come? Are those judgments unjustified and hateful?

According to many (even those calling themselves Christians, time will tell the truth about that, eh?) God wouldn't hurt a flea let alone send judgment and punishment, but that all things go on as they always have before. Is that what the Bible says?

2Pe 3:3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2Pe 3:4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Incredibly I see it happening, sadly... not wanting to discern the times, not wanting to warn others because it will make them seem "unloving" by the world, not wanting to talk about repentance and forgiveness in the context of the fact that sin is abhorrent and shameful and disgusting and vile. "Live and let live" which was a form of the saying from satanism's "Do what thou will" has now taken vast hold of the "church" (visible, not the true remnant, God will expose the truth to His own and keep them from this great evil that is sweeping throughout the earth). And then the "yes-men" (and women) who parrot "amen!" as if that will put God's seal of approval on something He doesn't approve at all.

What are we to warn the wicked of? Nothing? That is what today's "church" teaches. Live and let live, don't judge. But the Bible says we are to judge but to make righteous judgments, to get the log out of our own eye first so we can then see clearly to get the log out of someone else's eye. Instead today's "righteous" say, leave everyone's logs alone, we want our logs to stay right where they are, so that the blind can lead the blind, and so what if everyone falls into a ditch? God will eventually get us out. Sigh.

And so creation waxes worse and worse, and the salt has lost it's savour, so it will be cast out and trampled underfoot, just as Jesus has said it would be.

2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2Ti 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2Ti 3:14  But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2Ti 3:15  And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Why am I surprised? God told us it would happen, so why am I surprised? Because the flesh in me also doesn't want to believe the truth of it...and yet, here it is.

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