I have been receiving many questions as of late regarding the rapid increase and actions of people’s hearts towards advocating evil. People ask me why the world has seemingly gone “mad”, insane” or just plain “evil.” There is a Biblical and true explanation for all this that we see in regards to increased wickedness. As in some or my previous articles, I point out that indeed, we are as described in the Bible as the “end times.” Being in the end times shortly before Christ’s return, we can expect that as it declares in 2Timothy 3:13 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. “However to attempt to come to some logical comprehension or to “understand” evil actions itself, I do not believe is something necessary or that that we as Christians are in full need tearing apart somehow and understanding. Like I have advised some in the past regarding attempting to “understand “ an under/non-diagnosed mental illness in someone else, or those with a bonafide and true mental health issues where they refuse to take their prescribed psychotropic medications, you will never come to a place of “understanding” why they “don’t get it” and act or say things that just do not appear sound. In fact, I have often spoken to people regarding those aforementioned persons with mental illness issues and related that “it would be easier to bang your head against the wall rather to come to understanding that person’s reasoning in that condition.” I believe the same principal would apply also regarding attempting to understand evil behavior.
The Bible gives us plenty of warnings including to be watchful for this hour of darkness. Two particular Biblical quotes apply here. The first is found in Mathew 24:42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. “ The other Bible Scripture Verse I would like to pint out is found in Luke 12:39-40 “And this know , that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come , he would have watched , and not have suffered his house to be broken through . Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. There we see that we Christians are not only to pray, but also to be alert to what is occurring around us… to discern the times and issues around us. The “Church” has quite frankly failed at not only being prayerful, but indeed also failed in being alert and has fallen asleep. Sadly for many American“christians”, Jesus is about to appear any minute and people are going to be more than simply disappointed.
“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind of self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”~James Madison
In the United States, American’s were given ample time and opportunities to keep decent and loving respect for themselves and for the Government there to also to keep in line with sound Biblical Scripture. Many(although not all) of the American Forefather’s (as I have pointed out most frequently in my previous articles) were Bible believing Christians. They gave not only direction for the future of America utilizing Bible Scriptures but also Biblical Scripture warnings as what would occur to the USA as a nation if we did not put Jesus first also. We have as a nation ignored those warnings both of our American Fore Fathers but also from the Bible and are surely headed into a wall of oblivion. As a reminder to all Americans (persons also around the world) I wish all to take Bible Scriptures and lessons learned by Israel and Judah in the Old testament of the Bible. They learned the hard was as America is now also learning. We see the United States is about to be wiped off the map as a nation. Simply look at God’s warnings against Israel for following their own wicked ways rather than for God’s ways if you don’t believe me simply read the accounts of Israel’s destruction in Ezekiel, 2 Kings, Jeremiah and so on. Many of the Old Testament Prophets warned Israel and Judah to repent and return to God and His Biblical precepts. Has not America also had it’s share of God given Prophets to warn Americans ? I think of the late David Wilkerson who gave plenty of Holy Spirit led warnings to America to repent and return to it’s first love… The Lord Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, many in the Bible did not head God’s calling of Israel and Judah to repent including their kings and many were either killed by their adversaries or carried off as slaves to foreign lands and so also in America, we will receive the same fate or worse.
“ Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. . . . [I]f the next centennial does not find us a great nation . . . it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces. “ ~James A Garfield
As Israel and Judah of the Old testament, America is learning that there is a problem that only grows worse when we ignore God’s precepts. Jesus spoke many times regarding the precept of multiplication of both God’s ways and satan’s ways. Take for instance the parable of the Sowing And Reaping. Also in the New Testament a strong testimony of the power of satan in unsaved person’s life and the evil he brings can be found in Luke 11:24-26….“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. “ Surely America has many, many evil and demonic spirits dwelling and taking pleasure in our land to bring about havoc and steal men’s souls. I suppose I could compile a partial list here of the demonic influence that has grasped America but to what point? We can look out the window, read the news or at times look within our own homes and see what evil looks like.
I see and read that many “Christian” American’s have chosen to hide, run away or even “go into survival mode.” None of these ideas or practices are Biblical in nature in regards to standing up for Biblical Truth or deflecting evil. Why should I, first as a Bible believing Christian and second, as an American Citizen have to runaway, hide or “go into survival mode” ? Is it not my job as a Christian to proclaim Biblical Truth irregardless of evil people’s opinions, threats or actions ? Isn’t it plainly clear that American’s have swallowed many of the devil’s lies “hook line and sinker” for long enough ? How about the so called “church” ? Are Wolf-Pastors and Pew Potatoesgoing to “rule the roost” and set the standard for America’s response evil or are Biblical Christians going to rise, to speak out like John the Baptist who set his voice against wicked Herodias for his adulteress affair. How many of us would be Biblically bold enough to call out sin publicly and directly to a public official ? I don’t mean complaining on a social website, I am speaking about going to an office of a public official and telling him or her “Repent or Perish !” I am not a betting man, but if I were, I’d say the odds of even a handful of real Christians in America ever setting foot near or in a public officials office to confront sinful action are near the 0 percentile. It’s the case of the so called “Christian American” I’m sad to say, a few amens on Sunday in Church but that’s the extent of many Christian’s faith in the USA. How sad for America ! Apathy is a breeding ground for satan’s spiritual growth.
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” … “The worship of God is a duty…Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and natureâ€¦ I never doubted the existence of the Deity, that he made the world, and governed it by His Providence…The pleasures of this world are rather from God’s goodness than our own merit… Whoever shall introduce into the public affairs the principles of primitive (essential) Christianity will change the face of the world… Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”~Benjamin Franklin
I want to give all Christians the “OK”(apparently people these days need permission in many cases too follow the Bible) to get out of their “comfy chairs” and comfy lifestyle and start calling out evil. In the end, and before God, you will be called to account for everything not only you did do, but what you didn’t do.
I wish to leave you with what I believe is a wonderful final quote and is quite applicable to this subject…..
“The reflection and experience of many years have led me to consider the holy writings not only as the most authentic and instructive in themselves, but as the clue to all other history. They tell us what man is, and they alone tell us why he is what he is: a contradictory creature that seeing and approving of what is good, pursues and performs what is evil. All of private and public life is there displayed. … From the same pure fountain of wisdom we learn that vice destroys freedom; that arbitrary power is founded on public immorality.” – United States Founding Father, Signer and Penman of the Constitution, Gouverneur Morris