1 Peter 4 –17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Some things still shock me, disgust me. Yes there are all sorts of unacceptable personal abuses, slanders, violent persecutions taking place today. In and even out of the Christian Church.
The followers of Jesus as still “indisputably” the most persecuted religious body on the planet. Sadly some of this persecutions is coming from within the Church today as well, as 70 Percent or higher of Churchgoers in North America are not Christians. They tend to still do, act as the secular non Christians in reality.
The modern Christianity espouses the name of Christ but adheres to few of His teachings. Christianity centers on the matter of who will be God. It is a battle over “whether man will be god or whether God will be God.”
Sadly most of those who remain a part of today’s organized Christianity end up just “playing church”—claiming to be Christian while living like a non-believer. “Our churches are not ‘the pillar and ground of the truth’ (I Timothy 3:15, KJV); they are centers of social interaction, recreation, and feel-good indoctrination. Preachers are not reprovers, rebukers, and exhorters (II Timothy 4:2); they are ear-ticklers, entertainers, and expositors of irrelevance…. The result: ineffective, impotent, weak, unprepared, and sheepish Christians.” Much of today’s mainstream church are “the opiate of entertainment and feel-good-ism,” led by “hirelings in the pulpit [that] lust after ease and social acceptance”; and they willfully and blindly “bask in their ignorance. “If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.” 90 percent of pastors agree that the Bible speaks about all of today’s key political issues; and helping the poor and needy, but only 10 percent of them are willing to address these issues to their congregations. The pastors are more concerned about being ‘successful’ than they are about being truthful.
In the churches there’s the glaring problem of premarital sex, abortion. Divorce, getting rich even, sensuality among even the self-professed Christians. “For with their mouth they show much love”—again, they say all the right things, they sound like Christians—“but their heart goes after their covetousness” (Ezek. 33:30-31). Many of them are currently “in an adulterous, sexual relationship,” with only 12 percent claiming to have never had sex before marriage. So much for biblical mandated abstinence! https://postedat.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/divorce-abortions-polygamy-adultery-are-immoral-as-being-gay/
Too many Christians are tired of dealing with a guilty conscience, so they drop their full Christian commitment. Most of the lifestyle activities of born-again Christians were statistically equivalent to those of non-Christians.
Indeed, all who are willing to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 2 Timothy 3:12
Jesus said, “In truth, I tell you, there is no one who has left behind a house or brothers or sisters or a mother or a father or children or fields for My sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred-fold more in this present time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children – with persecutions – and in the age to come, eternal life.” Mark 10:29-30
FACE IT ALL CHRISTIANS HAVE TO FACE PERSECUTIONS, ALL, EVEN AT HOME, WORK, ON THE NET https://postedat.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/persecutions/
Most people are like dumb sheep being told what to do. They are Bible ignorant, know almost nothing personally about what Jesus and the Apostles have said still too. There really is no true light in them. They are religious but have a God shaped void still.. Sadly it seems to apply to 70 percent of the professing Evangelical Christians and their poor pastors, And many of them have false, misleading internet sites just to show off, try to falsely be popular. They are mostly empty wells and it easy too to spot them
There are much too many abuses elsewhere as well.
The Devil wants you to suffer the most.. God temporarily allows it and it is not for everyone, 1 Peter 1=6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
The faith is an ongoing battle,.. against wicked persons, demons, sicknesses, false accusers, pits, etc., and God can help us to overcome all of it, and he does for me.
Some of the problems we all seem to face are due to our own stupidity.. such as cancer caused by our eating processed meats, burnt food, alcohol consumption, smoking or diabetes caused by our by skipping meals, sugar excess, even our high cholesterol caused by eating fatty foods, and our lack of exercise, our being ignorant of what food is bad or good for us, plus over indulgence, Sadly many persons are too lazy. Too cheap, or fearful to go see a doctor when they need too as well.
Yes also the hardships we encounter are caused by the much too many sinful other persons, the devil and his followers.
Revelation 12-9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Democrats, John 8 -44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
1 Corinthians 10-21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
James 3-15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
James 4-7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5-8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 John 3-8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1 Timothy 4-1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Timothy 2=26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Mark 16 -17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;
Acts 10-38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him
Revelation 20 -2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Christians still are too often also Persecuted by Liberals, Democrats, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, as 80 percent of religious freedom violations worldwide are targeting Christians. Any Western, liberal democracy where Christianity is the major religion hat is where Islamic terrorism represents a significant threat. .Australia and Britain are also facing problems with Islamic fundamentalism. In addition to the London bombings, a number of Muslim schools and teachers in Birmingham have been investigated for undermining British values, Judge the motivations of each Islamic attack as you may, but they are not simply because the only good Westerner, Christian is a dead one. Muslims their negative behavior is both rational and predictable.
Islamic mosque goers have persisted in breaking the law, and as shown by the recent Islamic attack in Philippines , which targeted a Catholic Church and led to the death and injury of more than 100 people, there is no room for complacency. Among the deadliest groups operating outside the main terrorist hot spots of Africa and the Middle East is The New People’s Army in The Philippines.
An Australian Army engineer Steve Driver is on a beach teaching Philippines marines how to blast through doors and walls so they can hunt down Islamic State-linked terrorists. Hundreds of militants aligned with the Islamic State group laid siege in the southern Islamic city of Malawi in May last year, sparking five months of intense fighting and military airstrikes that left more than 1,100 mostly militants dead and displaced hundreds of thousands of villagers. Sergeant Driver is part of an Australian Defense Force mission that has quietly trained more than 7000 Philippines troops to beat back a smoldering Islamist insurgency in the country The majority of Filipinos, including leading constitutionalists and jurists, remain outright opposed to Muslims.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government forces to destroy the Abu Sayyaf after the bombing last Sunday of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in the Sulu provincial capital of Jolo that killed 22 people and wounded more than 100.The Abu Sayyaf, which has about 300 to 400 armed fighters, has been blacklisted by the United States and the Philippines as a terrorist organization because of years of bombings, kidnappings and beheadings in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, denounced the attack. A statement from the president’s office read, “We will pursue to the ends of the earth the ruthless perpetrators behind this dastardly crime until every killer is brought to justice and put behind bars. The law will give them no mercy.”
Of the 18,814 deaths caused by Mostly Muslims terrorists around the world last year, well over half were due to the actions of just four Islamic groups: Islamic State, the Taliban, Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram. In Pakistan, the most active groups include Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State, which is also active across the border in Afghanistan.
In the modern welfare state Islamic immigrants are more dependent on the welfare state than the average citizen. Because of a lack of higher education and the lack of non-skilled jobs, immigrants absorb a higher part of unemployment and social security payments than the average citizen. As a group, they receive more money than they pay in taxes. They also show up much higher in crime statistics than their numbers would justify. Why would Muslims choose to stay in societies that showed such deep disrespect for them? Because they realize that an unemployed citizen in a welfare state run by infidels has a better material life than an employed citizen in the Muslim Countries
Meanwhile the devil is still also busy in all areas persecuting innocent persons. Sadly innocent persons ate being victimized, abused, even sexually in and outside of the Church,
Jeremiah 5-25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
Apostle Paul also next firstly was punished by God because he had persecuted Christians in the past, as you reap what you sow, as King David found out too, and for Apostle Paul this punishment was in the form of demonic buffering, a messenger from Satan specifically, 2 Corinthians 12 -7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
HOW YOU EVER NOTICE NOW HOW THE FUNDAMENTALIST, EVANGELICALS, BAPTISTS AND MANY OTHERS DO LOVE TO BASH CATHOLICS, OTHER DENOMINATIONS, PENTECOSTAL WHILE THEY THEMSELVES ARE HIDING MAJOR SINS IN THEIR OWN GROUPS SUCH AS ALCOHOLICS, ADULTERERS, THIEVES. JUST READ THE NEWS DAILY,, SINS ARE BEING EXPOSED IN CHURCHES NOW TOO
Most people think of adult rape as the crime of great proportion and significance, and are unaware that children are victimized at a much higher rate than adults. Drug consumption, Alcoholism, Rape and Adultery are sinful acts, not approved by God
Those who molest children look and act just like everyone else. There are people who have or will sexually abuse children in churches, schools and youth sports leagues. Abusers can be neighbors, friends and family members. People who sexually abuse children can be found in families, schools, churches, recreation centers, youth sports leagues, and any other place children gather. Abusers often form relationships with potential victims and their families prior to the abuse. This is called “grooming.” Not everyone who sexually abuses children is a pedophile. And it seems 50 percent of once loudly professing Christians will next become Apostates, sell Jesus cause they falsely did not get what they wanted, even wealth, power, fame, recognition, more sex https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/control-freaks/
Numbers 32-23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.
Mat 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you,
Isaiah 59-2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Beware of False Prophets, False Teachers, False Christians, False persons,
2 Peter 2:1-2—“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.” Pray “…That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will” (2 Timothy 2:26).
I have seen often the shocking surprise on many people’s faces here on earth when they had refused to repent and they are now even facing an earthly judgement from God..
and they mow knew that they were lied to when they were told there is no personal accountability here on earth.. . they knew they were reaping the bad things they had sowed now.. for not all accountability is in heaven
Romans 3 – 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one’
2 Peter 2 -14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2 Peter 3 -16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
1 Corinthians 10 -21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
One of the soberest warnings in the New Testament concerns the manner in which we approach and participate in the Lord’s Supper. Following the apostle’s repetition of Jesus’ command to regularly “do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26), he exhorts:
27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.
This warning to take God’s judgment seriously was prompted also by the reality of the Corinthian’s self-exaltation, which was manifested by sinful living, pride, divisions, self-satisfaction, and contempt for others and sexual sins too. In fact, things were so bad that God’s judgment had already begun, and some were experiencing illness and even death. Therefore, in response to the warning of God’s judgment upon those who eat of the bread and drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, and it all applies today as well
Many of you are deceived because you just love to be deceived, you trust in man more than you trust in GOD, and you love the praises of men more than you love the praise of GOD! Many of you are deceived because you have chosen to become servants of mere men instead of becoming the real sons and daughters of GOD!
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