IF One Does Not Know the Problem, One Can Never Find a Solution

Huh?

“And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.”
–Jeremiah 9:5-6

[Taken from several recent discussions, as well as numerous comments, discussions and other remarks during the past three-four years.]

When Jesus Christ lived among men, one of His most frequent warnings about the end times before he would return to earth concerned deception.

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
–Matthew 24:3-4

“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

It was very apparent, if only from the preceding two short passages, that 1- deception would be, not only a widespread problem in the end times but also 2- a preventable one IF man was willing to take heed and stay alert.

And yet, it is fairly widely-known among those who live in the end times that almost every aspect of their culture is filled with deception and lies.

It is widely accepted that the government lies.

It is widely known that the media and journalists are not to be trusted.

In many quarters, it is widely acknowledged that education, entertainment and those involved in the sales of products bend the truth on a regular basis.

And so, the most popular question when the topic of end times deception arises is “Why”?

Why the lies; why the deception; why the constant use of lies when, at times, the truth would appear to be more expedient?

Why?

There is more than one answer to these questions.

1- In the time before Jesus Christ returns, the earth is still under the influence of Satan, who is the father of lies.  Jesus said that there was “NO truth” in Satan.

“He [Satan, the devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
–John 8:44

Therefore, it is little wonder that the world itself is not truthful.

2- Satan and his minions take over the entire world for 42 months: it is much easier to control AND herd man IF man is kept fearful and anxious.  Many of the deceptions/lies of the end times have to do with keeping mankind in this fearful state.

3- While attaining the wealth of the entire world IS one of the goals of the followers of Satan, it is not the primary goal.  However, if wealth can be accumulated while the other parts of the satanic agenda are advanced, then the workers of iniquity will not turn up their noses at gathering together the things of the world.  Many end times deceptions have to do with accumulating money or power or other things of the world.  While everything is NOT about the money, it is about the things of the world.

MORE: END TIMES DECEPTIONS: It Is All About the Money

4- Man is not naturally good.  Man is naturally–since the fall of man–wicked. In addition, man’s heart–to which many end timers appeal AS IF the human heart is a good thing–is desperately wicked.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
–Jeremiah 17:9

“They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
–Romans 3:12

But perhaps the biggest reason for a great majority of the many, many, MANY lies and deceptions which buffet modern man on every side is a desire to keep moderns in the dark about their true condition; about that which afflicts and torments them; about the way the world really operates.

IF one doesn’t know the problem, one cannot find a solution.

Whether it is science, the medical establishment, education, organized religion, entertainment, high-level sports or commerce, there are advantages to misleading the public as to the true nature of their condition and their world.

IF one doesn’t know the problem, one cannot find a solution.

This is the basis of much of the world’s contradictory medical literature on a variety of ailments and supposed cures.

One day, a “study” will proclaim coffee is good for any number of human frailties.

The next day, another “study,” “expert” or “report” will announce that coffee is a very dangerous substance and should not, under any circumstance, be ingested.

As was recently written:

Why should the end times world be so interested in discrediting the Word of God?

Call it the “slings and arrows” of an outrageous, lost and dying world.

But especially: IF one does not know the problem, one can never find the solution.

And so, he who tosses the slings and arrows at God’s Word also has an interest in keeping man deceived while hiding and attacking the only source of truth.

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
–Revelation 12:9
The Slings and Arrows of an Outrageous, Lost and Dying World

IF one doesn’t know the problem, one cannot find a solution.

Is it any wonder why moderns keep returning for answers from the same folks who originally deceived them?

Modern man has put his trust for the future in other men–even though many who supposedly hold the answers are powerless to prevent emotional, physical, spiritual, interpersonal or mental affliction and torment.

Modern man is VERY reluctant to look elsewhere for solutions. Only those who supposedly have solutions and who have been pounded into the consciousness of moderns are consulted.

God’s Word is almost totally ignored by the ignorant, deluded and foolish.

There are several reasons why deception is so prevalent in the times in which we live.

Keeping end times man deceived about the true nature of his many problems–as well as the solution to those problems–is behind much of the deception in the modern world.

DOES the reader believe he knows how the world and reality really operate?

WHERE did the reader get his information from to make such a decision?

FROM those whom the reader KNOWS lies to him regularly?

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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 1, 2019.]

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