About a year ago, in search of something completely different, this writer came across one of those pretentious graphics so popular nowadays with the set which pretends to be Christian or spiritually-minded. The reader is no doubt familiar with these: it’s a picture of a sunset, a sunrise, a forest, something that looks like “unspoiled nature.”
Superimposed over top the picture is a quote by someone considered wise by the person who put together the graphic.
These days, Albert Einstein is popular. The great majority of the time, the quote is of an antichrist nature. But that only enhances its popularity with worldly people in the times in which we find ourselves.
This particular graphic featured the following quote.
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light.”
What did Jesus have to say about that?
“Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.”
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
And that pretty much sums up the difference between the world (including 99+ percent of Americans who label themselves “Christians”) and the true believer. The true believer walks in the light; and because he walks in that light, he understands that it will be a lonely walk scorned by the world.
The world honors and exalts its own. The world hates the believer.
“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
This includes those lifted up and honored by the world (such as Helen Keller)–and who are quoted by many pretending to be Christians or the ‘spiritually-minded.’
[By a great coincidence, Helen Keller is the same woman who incorporated an age-old satanic hand sign into the American Sign Language as the sign for “I love you.”]
Pretension is a sign of the end times.
So is the exaltation of ungodly men and women by the world.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
-—1 Corinthians 1:18-19
[Parts of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 30, 2014.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
image: Wikimedia Commons
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