“IF People Only Had Perfect Information”

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“For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”
–Romans 7:15,19

Recently, someone made the remark “If only people had perfect information, they would never make bad decisions.”

Really?

This brought to mind several thoughts.

  1. The statement is false.
  2. Sin obeys no laws concerning information.
  3. Deception has nothing to do with logic, evidence, improved communication or conversation, education, intelligence OR a desire to have “perfect information.”  Deception is a SPIRITUAL, not a lack-of-information, condition.Most make “bad decisions” because of the shininess of sin and/or deception, not a lack of information.

4- One more thought came later, when it was recalled that, over the years, many, many, many, MANY buckets of money supposedly dedicated to “education” have been flushed down the drain.

This is NOT related to schooling, the education lobby or public education.  This has to do with the many instances of political critters calling for money for “more education” as a solution to spiritual problems.

After every episode of drug-related violence, some politician would be on TV calling for more money for education AS IF education was the solution to the problem.

As someone once said “Is there ANYONE in America who does not know illegal drugs are bad for you?”

A number of situations demonstrate that education (or “perfect knowledge“) has almost nothing to do with a person’s decisions or behavior.

  1. smoking
  2. many recreational drugs
  3. Alcoholic beverages

No matter how much people know about the three examples given, there will always be those who die from heavy use or abuse of these substances–in some cases, continuing to pour these substances into their bodies–even on their deathbed.

Sometimes, a person will even admit, “This is killing me.  I have to quit.

But they continue on in their destructive behavior though they have enough information to make another choice.

One other example is the guy or girl who is involved romantically with someone who treats them shabbily–and they KNOW the person is no good.

He (or she) is like poison.”

Yeah, they’re bad, but I can’t quit ’em.

What can I do?  My head says to leave, but my heart says to stay.

IN FACT, the deceived spend more time making excuses for their “true love” than enjoying the company of such a person.

Again, many of these poor souls have enough information to make a good decision, but they lack other spiritual assets to follow through on that knowledge.

If only people had perfect information, they would never make bad decisions.”

Finally, one LAST thought was prompted by that remark about “perfect information.”

5- It’s likely perfect information would only affect decisions IF perfect people were involved.

DOES the reader wonder why so many engage in behaviors which are clearly contrary to their well-being?

DOES the reader engage in such behavior?

DOES the reader EVER wonder why he becomes entangled in such behaviors when he KNOWS them to be destructive?

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

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 11, 2018.]

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THE TRUTH: The Truth Never Changes

TRUTH

The truth NEVER changes.

That is one of the principle ways man can tell the truth from lies.

“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.”
–Psalm 119:89

The so-called “wisdom of the world” changes.

The stories of science change frequently.

So do the stories of medicine.

The truth never changes.

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
–Hebrews 13:8

“But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.”
–1Peter 1:25

The reader can KNOW when he is being lied to: when the story told by doctors, “men of God,” scientists, “experts,” “learned men,” any man who is celebrated by the world as a “genius;” in short, when ANY story,  changes, it is not the truth.

One quality of the truth is its timelessness: the truth is eternal in nature.

REMEMBER: The truth never changes–regardless of what men may say.

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
–Matthew 24:35
The Truth Never Changes

More than once, Jesus Christ Himself warned of great deception before he returned.

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you”
–Mark 13:3-5

“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
–Matthew 24:24

“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
–Matthew 24:11

Deception begins with lies.

Living in a culture which confuses the truth with lies is the beginning of growing comfortable with–and eventually, living with and aiding and abetting–deception.

The truth NEVER changes.

IF a story changes, then, at some point, it is not the truth–if it ever was.

DOES the reader KNOW he is being lied to–but excuses it because “Well, they don’t always know (the truth)” OR “They need to be updated.  They now have new information!

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) 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

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 12, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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End Times Theft: Observations

THEFT!

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
–Revelation 9:20-21

A few observations taken from several discussions, held over the past several months, on the topic of end times theft.

1 – The world will never run out of men who take what others have acquired.

2 – Such men usually have excuses as to why they deserve another’s property more than the person who owns it.

3 – Many have noticed the amount of theft increasing in their personal lives. Many of these people have made comments about the amount of theft which goes on AND/OR the amount or types of theft which personally affect them.

4 – Several have made comments on the increase in “shortchanging” by cashiers at checkout counters. While it was agreed that mistakes can be made, IF a cashier just hands back change without counting it to the customer, there a fairly good chance a deliberate shortchange has taken place–and a shortchange is theft.

5 – The Bible not only declares theft will be rampant, it also declares that man will NOT repent (change his mind; change his direction) of this behavior.

This is not hard to imagine. Many seem to feel that they are entitled to steal from the government (on their tax returns) OR from their employers (stealing tools and equipment). There are those who insist that such theft is “not really stealing.”

Some insist that stealing is EXPECTED.

Hotels know people are going to take their towels, that’s why they buy extras!

Perhaps such people really do not believe they are doing anything wrong.

It is not so hard to imagine these people stealing from individuals instead of government or work, is it?

Perhaps the reader himself knows of such people.

In any case, it is not difficult to imagine they will NOT stop such behavior in the end times.

To such people, theft appears to be thought of as just another tool to help “make ends meet.”

Unrepentant THEFT is one sign of the end times.

Has the reader noticed any increases in such behavior in his own life?

Perhaps the reader engages in petty theft–so long as it “isn’t hurting anybody“?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) 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

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 10, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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