(Below Prelude entry taken from internet address "free-bible-study-lesson.com" )
How To Live In An Ungodly Society
"An ungodly society surrounds us like the ocean surrounds an island. Sometimes the waves come pounding in and we feel that the wicked will overwhelm us. What do we do? How do we live under oppressive systems?
The benefits of Christianity are fading and the judgment of God will become more manifest as we go along - unless there is national repentance and restoration of the Laws of God. Western Christians must face the fact that they no longer live in a Godly society. They must begin to ask how they are to live in an ungodly society.
Part of the problem is that many Christians have become compromised in their belief system. They confess that Jesus is Lord and then proceed to support many of the enemy's programs. They have no clue that the Bible dictates how the government, the economy, the workplace, and everything else is to be operated. These are not suggestions that we may take or leave, but the commands of King Jesus which must be obeyed. Nevertheless, many Christians find themselves supporting the enemy's campaign in these areas because they are clueless as to the modern applications of the Laws of God. They become part of the problem instead of part of the solution.
However, there are many sincere Christians who look at the collapsing Christian system around them and wonder how they are to live. Some retreat and hope Jesus will return to rescue them. Some resent and fight ungodly government. Some try to disappear and not make any waves. "
We must begin by realizing that God is in control. Why then does God allow wickedness to increase? The judgment of God comes on a nation or civilization because it has forsaken God. We often serve God with our lips and may be very religious, but our heart is far from God. God commands heart obedience not only on a personal level but also on a national level. Darkness can only enter when the light is turn out."
"If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (II Chron. 7:14)
"The first step is to call on God. That means that we have to believe that He is really there and will hear us. It takes faith. We must believe that God will intervene on our behalf.
The second step is to humble ourselves and pray. True prayer is humbling. We have to admit that we cannot handle life on our own. We have to confess that we are helpless. True prayer is not demanding, but throwing ourselves on the mercy and grace of God. Proud people will never get anything from God.
The third step is to seek God's face. In other words, we have to find out how God wants our lives and the world operated."
The fourth step is forsaking our evil ways. Once we know what God expects, then we must obey. We must abandon every idea or action that is shown to be contrary to God's Law - which is the entire Bible. It will mean being willing to change the way we think in key areas of life. Until Christians are willing to re-think much of their lives we, as a nation, will continue descending into increasing judgment.
On the other hand, if we will repent and abandon our sinful ways God will forgive us and will heal our land. That is the greatest secret to seeing restoration in our land. Some look for salvation by political action or social activism. For anything to be effective it must come from a foundation built on the uncompromising Word of God. To look to anyone or anything other than God for ultimate salvation is sin. It is a false confidence that will be disappointed."
Thus is a Bible-induced blog. I trust you will enjoy the writings.
THE BIBLE SPEAKS, LISTEN IN
Tune into any news media social critique and two all-important issues of today will usually take over the press. These are the subjects of abortion and marriage. Sad to say however, the Bible commandments with respect to the issues, although very clear, seem to have taken a back seat, in lieu of certain approbations and legal directives.
Being a believer in God's principles for our society, coupled by my disaffection to today's cultural disrespect of the Gospel, I have decided to seek God's word on these two all-important issues.
God's word doesn't pussyfoot around such issues.
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
This blog addresses these two issues, not from a political nor a secular or social agenda, but from a Biblical perspective. The violation of such, according to Scripture, is an abomination of God's principles.
Unjustified killings, of any shape, form, or fashion, are against the law of God. A stern warning !
"Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty."(Exodus 23'7)
What a shame! Millions of lives have been aborted; embryos of whose lives were pre-planned by God Himself.
"Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." (Psalm 139:6)
For you see, all God's children, from the very conception of life were wonderfully formed by God Himself.
"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." (Psalm 139:13-14)
However, even though the killing of God's unborn human beings is against God's principles, the Scripture dictates that we should pray for our society.
"Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?" (Psalm 139:21)
Marriage between a man and women was first declared by God at the very conception of life itself, and remains God's divine will today.
"The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Genesis 2:18)
"So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. The man said “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh." (Genesis 2:21-24)
What has caused this progressive evil upsurge in the issues of abortion and marriage? Philosophically speaking, this ungodly and evil attitude, in whatever form it takes, comes straight from Satan himself. It's an unseen war consisting of many unseen battles.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Ephesians 6:12)
But not to worry, we serve a just and mighty God, who is ready and able to fight all our battles, be they unseen or published.
"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (II Corinthians 10:3-5)
Could it be, however, that this ungodly mindset of abortion and marriage is simply a symptom of disease in our culture of living in the last days as we know them to be?
"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived." (II Timothy 3:1-7,13)
Could it be simply a progression of the "me, myself and I" syndrome?
"For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." (II Timothy 4:3-4)
Just maybe our current generation simply does not actually believe in the end times events.
"Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” (II Peter 3:3-4)
Now, for those who may not believe the Bible to be true or God's holy word, nonetheless, all Scriptures is God's inspired word and given for our living standards.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness," (II Timothy 3:16)
God has simply used common folks such as ourselves to proclaim His principles.
" knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (II Peter 1:20-21)
You see, God's message to the world stands, yesterday, today and forever.
"But you remain the same, and your years will never end. The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.” (Psalm 102:27-28)
So go the Bible's principles with respect to the all-important issues of abortion and marriage. If you believe God's eternal Word as I do, then these Biblical principles should stand firm in your heart.
I trust you enjoyed this blog addressing the Bible stance on these two most important issues of today's discussion. Here's a final word of encouragement for all.
"Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing." (I Peter 3:8-9)
Thanks for sharing God’s Word. Please pass it on.
We are now entered into the season of a vastly changing American culture. Some public and private entities are using various Biblical scriptures as a basis of boosting their diabolic viewpoints, while others are straying far from God's word.
So, as shown in this writing, it is not the intent of this blog to promote any particular political, government or religious faction, affiliation, or association.
The stance taken here is strictly based on God's holy word in proving the principles of God versus certain published promotions. This is why I've included the many Bible verses listed. I trust you will agree.
"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee." (Psalm 119:11)
Please join me in prayer for America that God's will be done in this upcoming all-important election.
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