((I recognize the graphic is provocative. However, it illustrates just how perverse the modern morality of so many in Christianity today.))
“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
Just a decade ago, in the Christian world, there are things now given honor and approval for that was an unspeakable shame in times past. Decade after decade, the line of acceptability has slipped us into a time where there is no difference between the lifestyle, entertainment, attire, or beverage of choice between wiccans and “Christians”.
People as a whole became and are becoming more and more ignorant of what the Bible says. People are choosing to be ignorant, or they are ignoring what the Bible says on the subject at hand.
As it was in the days of Jesus.
“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 3:19
How many things are standard practices in the life of the average Christian that the Bible forbids explicitly and tells us that God will curse those who do it?
How many things does the Bible say, “If you do these things, you will not go to heaven?”
I have no doubt some reading this question have no idea.
Why do you not know? It starts with who you are listening to and reading about what it means to be a believer and follower of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said this,
”Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Matthew 15:14
Why would Jesus say, leave them alone? Because Jesus is not going to harass you to do something you don’t want to do. Jesus is going to let you have exactly what you want.
This is not an uncommon theme.
“ For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 3:3 & 4
If you are hungry for truth, Jesus will lead and guide you into a progressive understanding and revelation of truth anchored in scripture.
If not, Jesus will give you every opportunity to be comfortable in your tradition and culture that loves to sin. If you only want to feel justified and comfortable in your sin, Jesus will let you have exactly what you want.
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6
God will let you have what you want.
If you want someone to lie to you and comfort you in your sins, you will have it.
If you are hungry for more, that is an invitation that God is motivated to answer.
Read the following verse really slow and meditate on each word. It is a summary of the human condition. God does not need to send you to hell. We do that all by ourselves. We judge ourselves. We condemn ourselves.
“ The activities of the lower nature are obvious. Here is a list: sexual immorality, impurity of mind, sensuality, worship of false gods, witchcraft, hatred, argumentive strife, jealousy, bad temper, rivalry, factions, party-spirit, envy, drunkenness, unrestrained sexuality and activity and things like that. I solemnly assure you, as I did before, that those who indulge in such things will never inherit God’s kingdom.” Galatians 5:19-21
How many of you have been comforted with words like these:
Nobody is perfect
Jesus loves you no matter what you do
We all sin every day,
Only God can Judge me!
That is pretty comforting while you keep on drinking, partying, lusting, and selling yourself, your soul, life, and children in pursuit of doing what you want to do. All while ignoring or enjoying ignorance of what the Bible says on the given subject. If you can justify it, “Let’s Party!”
That has sadly become what modern Christianity is. Blind preachers are leading blind people.
The backsliding of Christianity started a long time ago. At some point, the great compromise was drinking and getting drunk. Now, everyone is drinking and getting drunk. Today, few have any problem with “Christians” drinking and being drunk.
Another one is the modesty and gender distinction debate.
What’s wrong with showing a little knee? God don’t care what you wear!
Today, every crack and crevice of the human body is displayed by people who doubtless are unaware or have forgotten the Bible curses specific attire.
Who cares what you wear? If you read your Bible, God cares about every part of you and your conduct, attire, and appearance.
Edit 1. (I include at the end.).
Here we are.
The slippery slope of Christianity has slipped so low that we wonder if we can slip any deeper into darkness.
If you want to understand this concept fully.
In 1 Kings 22, the Bible states, “So now the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you”. In this verse, Zedekiah, the leader of 400 prophets who spoke in favor of Ahab, strikes Micaiah in the face, claiming God speaks through him. As a result, Ahab orders Micaiah imprisoned until he returns from battle, unharmed.
Why are some things not sinful to “Christians” anymore?
People have been deceived, often willingly, because they love to sin.
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
If you genuinely love God, do you think it is reasonable to consider what the Bible says about a life that lives in a way that honors what God loves and avoids what God hates?
Your answer to this is a glimpse into your eventual destination in eternity.
Jesus will give you what you want.
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6
When was the last time a believer heard a message that would bring conviction and sober consideration of what you love and live for?
If you don’t want to know what you are doing wrong, sadly, you are on a road to misery and torment.
Hear the words of the Apostle Peter to you.
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
1 Peter 1:14-17
You can’t wrap excrement in a nice shiny wrapper and call it a candy kiss.
In the same way, you can’t wrap up sin and iniquity and call it approved and holy in Christianity.
Iniquity is doing what you want even though you know better.
Listen to the sobering words of Jesus.
Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:22-24
How do I know what iniquity is? Jesus defined it in the following verses. If you care, click and read it for yourself.
If you know what the Bible says and you ignore it, you will be destroyed.
Do you want to survive and be saved?
Be a hearer and doer of the Word of God.
Abstain from sin and pursue doing with all your heart everyday to do what you know God loves. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. Romans 6:22
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18
If you don’t agree with what I have said above, that is between you and God.
Be it far from me to be a preacher that does not preach and teach uncomfortable truths.
To the preachers, teachers, parents, and leaders. Here is a sober warning for all of us to consider.
“ When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.” Ezekiel 3:18-21
I think I could write about this for another two hours.
However I will stop.
God help me.
Help me to preach truth without fear or favor.
To preach the Word!
To comfort the saint in their faithful obedience.
To bring conviction to those who are neither faithful or obedient.
In Jesus Name,
In Him, By Him, Through Him,
What I left out above.
I wanted to encourage you to keep reading and not stop reading.
One of the many New Testament teachings that is ignored or completely discounted. Why? Because, like all sins, people love it, it’s preferable, and it’s contrary to culture.
The Bible and most of Christianity used to teach that women should wear female-exclusive clothing. Dresses. They should have long hair. It’s in the Bible. We believe it.
What do we have now? Men put on the appearance of women. Dresses and Long hair. Women are wearing pants and short hair. Everyone wants to act like there is not a direct connection.
It’s in the New Testament, and yet Christians are ignoring or ignorant.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
1 Corinthians 1114 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.