End Times Theft: Locks and Lawlessness

padlock“Thou shalt not steal.”
–Exodus 20:15

Recently someone lamented that a thief had cut a padlock off of the door of a small shed owned by an acquaintance and had stolen its contents.

Also lamented was the increasing likelihood of this sort of action taking place.

It was then pointed out that a lock is only effective against the law abiding.

Which provoked a discussion–which prompted the following observation.

Some people just want to FEEL safer.  It does not matter if they are actually secure: they just want to FEEL they are secure. One example used was the lady who sleeps with a pistol beside her bed–but does not know how to use a pistol.  The lady just wants to experience the safer feeling that having a weapon nearby provides.

Back to LOCKS.

No lock ever stops a determined thief.

Even the strongest of locked containers (a safe) does not stop the very determined thief.  It may slow the thief down, but if he is really determined to have what the safe contains, he will eventually break into it IF he has the time and inclination.

IF a society is generally law abiding, locks are generally effective protections against someone making off with one’s property.

IF a society is generally lawless, then locks are generally not worth the trouble.

Perhaps this is reflected in THEFT (according to the Bible) being so prevalent in the end times.

It has NOTHING to do with the availability of locks.

It has EVERYTHING to do with the general lawlessness and sinfulness of end times man.

“Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
–Revelation 9:21

DOES the reader feel “safer” if his goods are locked up?

DOES the reader believe that some men have always been evil and locks have always prevented theft. Therefore, locks will always be used to prevent theft?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“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 I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16


[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 9, 2018.]



by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Wikimedia Commons/pd

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