Month: October 2016

The majority standard

What does this mean?
Standard is the norm, the everyday, how a certain community or group behaves overall.
So a majority standard is how most of a community or group behaves, since not all people or groups act exactly the same, but the majority of them fit within the frame work of the norm or standard.
Example: The majority of citizens of a country act daily in a general manner.
Why I say this was due to something I was reading the other day which mentioned how the Jewish nation was like during the time that Jesus walked upon this earth two thousand years ago.
Ever since E.P. Sanders coined the term “covenantal nomism” in his work “Paul and the Palestinian Judaism,” people have been conflicting on his point due to other groups that did not show this “nomism.”
So you can understand where I am coming from I will try and explain a bit. Covenantal nomism is the belief of many of the Jewish people in this time period that believed they were guaranteed a ticket to heaven due to the fact that they were of the tribe of Israel. All they need do was to honor the laws to a degree set up within the Torah.
However not all thought this was the Pharisees and the Sadducees had their own few, but they were not within the majority, they were the minority. Those that lived their everyday life and sought after just making it day to day were the majority and they for the most part lived with a covenantal nomist mentality.
This is what has caused a great debate amongst several scholars for decades.
Elsewhere I was presented with a way to look at the seven letters to the seven churches from Jesus Christ in Revelation. The view stated there was this. That at this time in any Christian religious group that is in existence at this time you will find within them each element of the seven letters. If you wish to go further in this please look at my articles on the seven letters. (The Seven Churches (Part 1); The Seven Churches (Part 2) – The letter to Ephesus; The Seven Churches (Part 3) – The letter to Smyrna; The Seven Churches (Part 4) – The letter to Pergamum; The Seven Churches (Part 5) – The letter to Thyatira; The Seven Churches (Part 6) – The letter to Sardis; The Seven Churches (Part 7) – The letter to Philadelphia; The Seven Churches (Part 8) – The letter to Laodicea)
But here was the key element that stuck out in that study. As I mentioned you can find each of the elements of the seven churches existing contiguously today, but the majority standard of each church within the letters is linear throughout the centuries. The first church is how the majority of people within Christendom were living in the time and it changes to another letter as time continues till we finally get to the seventh church which shows how the majority standard in that letter is present in today’s culture.
What I find amazing is that the Jewish people at the time of Christ living in their covenantal nomism and how the majority of those that profess to be Christian today are suffering from the same problem. Today the majority belief that faith alone will guarantee their entrance into heaven as long as they go to church now and then. However the rest of the time they live day to day within the world and care more for it. This makes today’s Christian majority standard to be lukewarm.
Now we all know that not all are lukewarm. There are minority communities within the Body of Christ that live their lives other ways. Who within these minorities is living the way God truly seek them to be is beyond my understanding to fully know. What I do know for sure is that God is not pleased with the majority standard. So much so that He makes it clear through His Son letter to Laodicea that living a lukewarm live was worse than denying God outright and those that live lukewarm lives are “spit” out of Christ’s mouth, meaning cast out of the Body of Christ.
This also means that since there are no more letters after the seventh one and the majority standard is lukewarmness then the soon return of Jesus Christ is near for what follows the letters is the Great Tribulation.

Out of nowhere it seems

Ever since this episode of the vulgarity of the Republican candidate came to light. Suddenly the realization that many that say they are “Christian” are having doubts, are questioning what is real. Are set-a-back by the fact that they may not be where they should be with God.
Well, all I can say is. It is about time.
Yet do I still feel that enough have awoken to the truth or are even asking the right questions?
Too many have become seduced by the world. Too many seek more possessions. Too many seek after the latest fad or items. Too many spend what money they have on the luxuries of the world. Too many spend their time worshiping sports as they should be worshiping the Creator of all.
Too many are the lukewarm. Too many are hypocrites.
This is the reality. This is the truth.
I will say this again so that those willing to listen may hear. If you say you are “Christian” and vote Democratic you are nowhere near being Christian. For that party supports human sacrifice known as abortion. That party supports all sins most of which are told within the Bible will not be welcome within heaven.
I understand that people make their own choices to either live in sin or not. We cannot dictate to them not to live in sin if that is their desire, their lust.
But when we condone it. When we show support for their choices by supporting an organization dedicated to establishing a world in their eyes “free of God.” Than for those that call themselves “Christian” and vote for any in this group are in essence stating that they are right and God is wrong. They are saying that the creation is better than the creator. (See Romans 1)
Yet this is only part of the problem.
We have those that ran without looking back toward a mere mortal and cried out to the world that he was their savior. Any that doubted them were the true sinner the true unfaithful to their new savior and should be rejected outright.
Now reality is coming to roost for many out there as they find their shining knight has tarnished, rusted and dirty armor. The paint is washing off of his white charger.
This is what happens when you turn from God and seek after what is of His creation. Yet this is how most that call themselves “Christian” live day to day. Now many have a misconception of what being a Christian really means. They honest think that going to church once a week is enough. This is a lie.
Once again I point out what is called the greatest commandment by Jesus Christ Himself. We are to love GOD with all our heart, all our mind and all our soul.
What does that mean?
With our hearts we love God with all our heart and continually.
With our minds we think of God constantly. Learning and memorizing scripture and the meaning of the words of the Bible in their original languages, Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic.
With our souls we show our love to God by asking Jesus Christ to be our Savior and to follow the teachings of the Bible. Striving daily to repent of all our sins and to live more and more like Christ every day.
This is where the majority of our efforts should be.
God First, our spouse second, our family third and all else somewhere down the line.
Does this mean we require the best of everything? Actually no.
All we require is what will carry us to the next day. A simple shelter, food, clothing and a way to get around.
The Bible makes this very clear with the encounter with the rich man. He asks Jesus, after showing that he is faithful and true to God, what is required to guarantee his entry into heaven. Jesus instructed him to sell everything and give it to the poor and then come and follow Him.
The rich man went away disheartened. Then Christ made it clear that those that seek after riches will have a harder time entering into the eternal life than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.
Are you willing to sell everything?
Are you willing to give up your sports, your golf, your home, your car, your club memberships, your expensive trips?
This is what is required by most that call themselves “Christian.”
I have done it and I still have more to do, but at least I have done the most important part, and I have following Jesus Christ my Savior as the Bible teaches all that are willing to do so.

Religion vs. Belief

Believe it or not these are two different things all together.
Per Merriam-Webster a religion is defined as:
The belief in a god or in a group of gods.
An organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods.
An interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group.
Belief is define as:
A feeling of being sure that someone or something exists or that something is true
A feeling that something is good, right, or valuable
A feeling of trust in the worth or ability of someone
Now I do admit that in the definition of “religion” it does state “belief,” but here is my point. Religions, especially in today’s society for the most part have left the “belief” out of it.
They maintain the organization, the ceremonies and the rules, but there is no belief, no faith involved with any of this. They go through the motions. Singing the songs, saying the prayers, passing the offer plate around to get the money, and that is it. In their eyes your service is done and you are good to go.
That has absolutely nothing to do with “belief.” There is no need for faith, there is no need to as the definition goes “a feeling of being sure that someone or something exists or that something is true.”
That something is God, His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
In religion they mouth the words, but they still feel empty. They seek out some sense of being, of security. Since they never find it in religion they seek for it in the world. They seek it in sports, gambling, sex, alcohol and drugs. Very few truly find the faith, the belief and even those that do loss their way because they do not know where to turn or where to go. Then they too return to the world. This is what today’s religions give to the world.
This is why fewer and fewer go to churches. Because the only thing in these churches is religion and that is it.
Sure there is some social interaction, but most of these start to develop into little groups within the church. Within these groups is gossips and other types of behavior that is not welcome in true belief and understanding of the Bible. Topics like the latest sports, reality TV, and plans for later that day. This is the actions of a social club, not honoring the Creator of the universe. This is the core of religion.
Now per the Bible we are instructed to gather together to give support in our faith and belief journey. This is done by discussing issues that have affected us throughout the week. Stories of trials and tribulation and the support that is needed to strengthen and encourage us as we face these dilemmas. This is how believers were meant to gather to address these situations. In addition they are to gather to learn the Bible and to edify God and His Son. There is some aspects of this in some religions but when before and after this is done the other aspects mentioned above have more precedence than what you just heard and learned about God. Then God is not the core of their existence. This is against the greatest commandment, which is to love God with all your heart, mind and soul.
This is the core of belief, however it is something no longer present in religious organization. The core of religion is money.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”
This however is the goal of religion. To get your tail in the pew and get you to tithe. A tithe that is used more for the person on the dais than for God.
Religions use the lie of God to take your money.
While faith and belief in God promise you eternal life.
In fact the Bible makes it clear that we are not to seek our rewards upon this earth but in the eternal life that is to come. A life that will last billions upon billions of years.

Faith alone is a problem

There are many out there that say things like: “I believe in God,” “I have accepted Jesus as my Savior” or “I know I am going to heaven.”
These are all statements of faith. A belief in the one and only God, the Creator of the Universe.
This is fine. I myself have said the first two. The last one I feel even though it is in my control to help achieve this goal is not up to me if I do or do not. To me that is up to Jesus to determine.
Now you may ask why I make such a statement if I have faith and belief in God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
That is why I am writing this post. So you can come to understand why I have said this.
Living in the belief and faith of God, Jesus and the Bible, yet living one’s life concerned with celebrities, gossip, sports, cars, clothing, material possession and money, is living in hypocrisy.
Jesus Christ sates clearly that the most important commandment is to love God with all our heart, mind and soul. If you think more, care more and discuss more the list above then you are disobeying the greatest of commandment as stated by the Son of God.
“But I believe in God!!” you shout out.
Ok, fine. I hear you, but it is not me you need to be discussing this with, but God.
All I have stated is what the Bible states.
Those who care more for worldly possessions and items, than God, worship those things as their gods. Those things that are taught by the Bible that will decay, rust and be eaten by moths are nothing. They are temporal. They have nothing to do with eternity. They have nothing to do with Jesus. They have nothing to do with God.
Living with God at the core of your existence you realize that material objects, the immature behavior or those that have no idea of what is required to seek after God. All in this life is fleeting and of no consequence.
What is of importance is to honor God. To live a life that centers about God and the knowledge and wisdom that we gain from fully reading and coming to understand the Bible.
This life we now live requires that we show by example our belief and faith in God by living a righteous and honorable life. These are works.
Faith alone is dead and those that live only with faith are also dead to God.
Only through faith and works can we seek to achieve entrance into the eternal life that is to come.
This measly life of a few years cannot even come close to matching in magnitude that an eternity is like as we serve God throughout all of His creation.
James 2:14 – What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? 17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. 18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” 19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? 21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone. 25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.

The point of refraction

What does refraction have to do with belief in God?
Actually when looked at it with the correct concept, everything.
In the history reported within the Bible is the story of God’s promises to a single group of people, the descendants of Abraham through Isaac. At this time there is approximately sixteen million Jewish people now living upon this planet. They are the light of God unto the world before Christ.
God promised that the One who would allow all of humanity the ability to stand before God would come through them. That is Jesus Christ, the prism, the point to which the light of God was aiming at.
Then Christ went onto the cross. An innocent and sinless being died the most horrid and seen as the death for only the worst of the worst upon the planet at that time. This was the point of refraction within the prism. On the third day Christ arose from the dead and upon that day the light escaped the prism to shine into a rainbow.
Now there are 7.3 billion people on this planet and everyone one of them due to the rainbow that left the prism have the chance to be seen and accepted by God.
All due to the point of refraction, Jesus Christ. All they need do is ask Him to be their Savior.

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: the temp

Where I work time to time they let people that are from the production floor temporarily step up to being a manager.
In many cases this is something that is good for those that do it. Then there are times when it is best that they never stepped up to the plate.
You must also understand that where I work we are in a down turn in business, but that is another story all together. The only reason I mention it is any chance of stepping into a permanent management position in this environment is not going to happen. So once the temp role is no longer needed the person goes back to the floor.
Now you also ask what does this have to do with Christianity. That I am getting to.
At this time I have over my area a temp manager due to the areas main managers being sent overseas for a National Guard deployment.
Now I started talking to this temp and he professed to be a Christian. An additional fact you need to know about myself is that for twenty plus years I was involved with management as well. So much so I no longer have any desire to partake of it, especially where I now work.
Now that I have established those two points I will continue.
As I said he stated he was a Christian. So out of some friendly advice I gave him the best counsel I could.
“Always place you team members as your priority even over upper management.”
When you are a true Christian you would apply the teachings of the Bible into all that you do.
Christ Himself established how leaders should behave. They should make of themselves servants to those they lead. As you can see my advice and the Bible are in sync.
Now I also understand that when it comes to those in upper management especially if they are not living a Christian life have not concept of this. Their only goal is to reach those desired numbers for any given period. Placing a company over humans is one of the greatest failings in today’s society and work environment.
Needless to say in every opportunity for this temp manager to show his true focus, that being God or himself and his career it was himself that he chose.
Now in his defense he did state that he was new to Christianity and he has to learn to change the way he thinks, but still, when I was able to talk to him and did establish that certain actions of his were not in line with the Bible. The comments and suggestions I made went in one ear and out the other.
I later found out that when on the floor he would like to go up to his manager and converse in Spanish ratting out his fellow employees. Also when one person on the team accidently over ran some hours on one procedure within the tasks assigned to them he ran and informed the second level management. Again this is not the actions of someone who professes to be Christian. All his actions said “me,me,me!”
As I have stated in the past that all sin originates through selfishness and being self-centered. When all you care about is your own goals and rewards here in this temporal existence. Then this is all you shall ever have. Eternal reward can only be achieved by placing God at the center of everything you do. From how you act with those you have been asked to manage to how you interact with those above you.
Every time he has the chance to absorb some comment from upper management to protect those under him, he failed. Especially when those he did not take the brunt of the attack for were performing their jobs in a timely manner and with good quality. As a result he lost their respect. What is worse is that he will return to the floor and may be placed in a position alongside those he has lost the respect of. Do you think they will join him in co-worker comradery?
A Christian has a tough line to follow in such real life situations, but God never said the path to salvation would be the wide and easy road, but the narrow and rough one. I truly feel sorry for this young man. He has a long way to go in his growth toward Christ if he is even truly headed down that narrow road, it is hard to tell at this time.

An Open Letter: To those Republicans being offended by the vulgarity of Donald Trump

First off let’s get this straight from the beginning. I have not nor will I ever be a supporter of Donald Trump.
This open letter is to address those that are now thinking of rejecting Trump for president.
This worldly man has been this way the entire time and you are just now publicly seeing the truth. This is the “October surprise” from the Democratic Party.
If this is the best they can come up with then they have nothing in comparison to their crimes.
Prime and very visual comparison. The results of Hurricane Matthew upon Haiti. As the death toll nears 900, how many of these now dead would be alive if the housing promised by the Clinton Foundation would have actually been built after the earthquake that stuck that nation in 2010?
Here is the thing. During the primaries people had the chance to pick someone else, but instead everyone ran to Donald Trump as their savior. As you now see he is just a man. He also has been.
Now the die is cast. It is Trump or it is the criminal Hillary Clinton that per the wording of FBI director Comey shouldn’t even be running. He listed off her crimes and then stated that they would not press charges, but IF ANYONE ELSE were to commit these crimes they would be charged. This shows that the entire government is corrupt and she should have been charged and not allowed to run.
The fact that they are trying to influence people with these surprises shows that they cannot rig the voting machines. They can however commit voter fraud in other ways as the recent mall terrorist showed us by illegally voting in the last three elections. The fact that they are even trying to influence your vote shows that we the people can still pick our leader and they fear that you will pick Trump over the person that shouldn’t even be running at all.
As we now see Trump is exactly as I have always known him to be. The worst candidate ever, but we must remember this also. He is not the first to be crude and vulgar. Lindon B. Johnson was crude and vulgar as well as openly committed adulterous acts right in front of his wife Lady Bird Johnson and he was a Democrat.
To those that call themselves “Christian” and chose this man to follow, and are now offended by him. Remember it was your vote, if you voted for him in the primaries, which helped place him in this position. It was your abandonment of the teaching of the Bible that caused this man to be your savior. A mere man over the Son of God your true Savior. You are now seeing that you are hypocrites. Now you must deal with the consequences of your choice. Repent and return to God, but understand you must now face the choices that you have made for at least four years. By now rejecting your “savior” you choose to support those that wish to remove God altogether from this nation.
When you do not vote for Trump, you support those that happily support the murder of the unborn. You support those that openly support sins which are stated clearly within the Bible will not be allowed into heaven. When you support an organization, the Democratic Party, which supports corrupt and is proud that they lie and care for nothing but their own wellbeing. You help choose the breaking of the covenant that our founding fathers made with God for this nation. The result will be sorrow to all.
Understand this though. No matter which candidate wins, Trump or Clinton. This nation, this world will still suffer for the next four years. Due to the continued rejection of God. But the degree to which the United States in particular suffers will be which of these two people becomes president. It will be worse for the U.S. under those that openly reject God as the last eight years have already shown everyone.
So now decide. Take your pick. The vulgar or the criminal, which is it to be?

Ok time to listen

Do not assume.
Read the Bible yourself
I don’t mean read a verse here or there. I mean READ the Bible.
Learn the meaning of the words as they were originally written in the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. (Bet you didn’t know parts of the Old Testament were not all in Hebrew.)
Take them in context to the events and teachings be taught by Christ or the writers of the books within the Bible. The only exception to this is Proverbs.
An example of context: This woman I encountered kept throwing out to me “Go sell all your good and give to the poor!”
She had no concept of that within what it was referring to within the Bible.
Another example: “You shall not judge!”
Again out of context.
The first was the story of the rich man and Jesus. The rich man said he followed all the commandments. Christ believed him. Jesus said that he needed to do one more thing, go sell all his property and possessions, give them to the poor and follow Him. By the way the guy didn’t.
As to the “judgment card” as I love to call it.
In 2 Timothy 4:1-5 we are instructed to reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. This, people take as “judging.”
The verse that discusses “judging” is about hypocrisy. The person accusing his fellow of sin was living in the same exact sin. Christ instructed the person to remove their own sin before confronting others.
I must add that when you reprove, rebuke, and exhort, you are doing so using the Bible as a foundation thus the word “doctrine.” So when someone actually accuses you of “judging” they are in actuality accusing God of judging them, not you, when you are grounded in your stance with the Bible. These are just two examples, yet there are many more. Too many more.
To know you are on the right path. You must be willing to accept that even though saved you will still sin. However this is not a license to remain in this sin. You must strive to remove this sin from your life. Some sins will be easy to get rid of. Other sins, especially sin that actually not only affect you but those that you have ever been in contact with or ever will be in contact with. Sins I have called “overwhelming sin,” are sins that can be extremely difficult to leave behind.
When we are instructed to repent. We must understand that repentance is an action that God requires those committing the sin to do to show that they truly seek to place God at the core of their life.
In the New Testament there are two versions of the word repent used.
Most of the time it is the word “metanoeo” defined as:
“I repent, change my mind, change the inner man (particularly with reference to acceptance of the will of God), repent.” From Biblehub
The other version is “metamellomai” again from Biblehub it is translated as:
“I change my mind (generally for the better), repent, regret”
Note both times it is the person making the change, not God, but the person turning to God through Jesus Christ.
Once someone with all their heart commits to following God and ask Christ to be their Savior, just accepting the salvation is not enough. It requires works.
The Bible states faith alone is not enough it is faith and works.
James 2:14 – What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? 17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. 18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” 19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? 21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone. 25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.
Any who tell you all you need is to believe and nothing else is sentencing you to damnation, not salvation.
If you live in sin and have no desire to remove the sin from your life, then the question must be asked: Are you even really saved?
When you are manifestly changed by your broken and heartfelt choice to follow Christ. You will choose on your own to turn from sin.
The Bible shows prove of this:
1 Corinthians 6:9 – Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
If two thousand years ago these people could turn from their sins, some very extreme sins, why can’t you?
The answer is you can and will desire to do so if you truly accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.

So we are all going to heaven???

Well that is what a recent poll states that says 69% of the Evangelicals surveyed stated.
There is just one big problem with this.
God made it clear that not all would enter into His service in the eternal life to come.
If fact the Bible makes it clear that more will reject God than accept God.
The road is wide and smooth to damnation and the narrow road is rough and hard for those that will find salvation.
Also, yes I agree there is a Heaven, but this concept that this is where those that do go there will stay there forever. This again is not stated in the Bible.
We are told that Paradise a.k.a. Heaven is there and in use in this time, but once Jesus Christ returns those that were seen as worthy servants will find themselves back upon this very planet helping to rule the nations for one thousand years in direct interaction with Jesus Christ Himself who will rule the entire planet in this time.
At the end of this thousand years will come the great White Throne Judgment. It is in this time that those that did not make it all the way will face the Judge, the Trinity.
Those that never knew God, those that denied God and those that rejected God will face their verdict.
They will either be accepted, or for the most part, might I add, rejected and sent into the pit of fire.
This is definitely not heaven.

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: the letter

What is to follow is a letter I just sent to someone I consider a friend. The names have been removed from the person and the church to protect those involved:

It has been a year and a half since I severed my ties to the {omitted}. Many, not just you, were listed on my friends list in Facebook. I have also removed them form my friends list just this last week.
{Omitted} cut me off from receiving my post soon after (unfriended), because in his eyes I became too “radical” in my thoughts soon after I left the church.
As I delved ever deeper into the word of God I found I could not live in a grey or as Christ put it a “lukewarm” existence. As the Bible states it can only lead to one point, removal from God’s blessing and salvation. This was made clear by John the Baptist in Luke 3, reinforced by Christ Himself in John 15 and made perfectly clear in Revelation 3:15-16 by the Glorified Jesus Christ.
A lukewarm existence will lead away from God and His eternal love and blessing and those that live it are seen as even worse than those that deny God outright.
When I received posts on Facebook, what few there were. The trend was never toward God, but further and further away from God.
Watching people I care for deeply falling further and further away from Christ just got me to a point of complete sorrow and I even started entering into depression.
I know I cannot save everyone, but it was my personal attachment to those from the {omitted} that just made it unbearable to continue to watch those I considered friends to be heading not toward God, but away and into certain loss.
It is made very clear within the Bible. It is love God or love the world. You cannot be both.
I have reach out to those that would hear, you being one of them, but still I could not watch the descent any longer, it was too heartbreaking.
There are those like {omitted} that thought it was due to politics, this was never the point. Even though it was the behavior of many during this election that showed where their true state of understanding the Bible and God stood.
These times we are in are truly the end of times for human rule of this planet, and any support of sin, no matter how minor it may seem is actually an acceptance of the world and a rejection of God.
Those of the {omitted} like yourself are in my prayers and it is never too late to awaken from the downward spiral. A spiral I myself was in at one point but awakened only when God placed me through the harsh trial I had gone through in 2013.
Since that awakening I have been coming closer and closer to God through Christ, I wish those I call my friends not to have to go through such a harsh pruning has I had to experience.
If you wish to be friends still I will friend you again in Facebook, but understand I may get harsher in my rhetoric.