Basing One’s Life On the Stories One Has Been Told

telling a story

“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

Modern man is told a GREAT number of stories.

Stories about his world.

Stories about the men who live now or who, at one time, lived in this world.

Stories about HOW this world works.

Stories about almost EVERY facet of modern man’s existence.

So, the world and those who are workers of iniquity LIE to the reader about almost every iota of his life.

BUT, most moderns do NOT care that they believe lies about almost every part of their existence.

Because modern man WANTS to believe those stories; wants to believe those lies.

Because modern man’s life is MUCH MORE comfortable if he puts his trust in lies instead of the truth.

In fact, the great majority–even though they know something is not quite right about those stories they are told–base their life on those tales.

As was written a few months ago:

MOST know there are problems with the stories they have been told.  They KNOW this because it all just doesn’t add up.

(It’s VERY hard for even accomplished liars to get ALL of the many parts of their stories straight.  This is one reason liars change their stories so often.)

But MOST who are confronted with the truth, choose to live their lives according to the stories they have been told.

Rather than the truth.

They CHOOSE this because it is EASIER for them to do so–at least, for a little while.

They CHOOSE lies rather than the truth because they are more comfortable with lies.

They CHOOSE stories rather than investigating whenever they turn up inconsistencies in those stories because their WHOLE LIFE revolves around those stories.  IF they did not believe them, they would have to change so many parts of their lives–and that would be too much trouble.

Whatever the reason, the modern world is a construct built on stories.  This is mostly because the modern world will see Satan make his grand play for it–though the devil ultimately falls on his face.

So, modern man bases his life on fictions he has been told–MANY from an early age.

Why do moderns choose to believe falsehoods?

Perhaps it because so many moderns want to be part of the “smart set” –and it is hard to be a part of the ‘smart set’ UNLESS one believes what the ‘smart set’ believes?

Perhaps it is a LOVE OF COMFORT–and believing popular stories–along with most other people one knows–makes one’s life more comfortable?

Perhaps it is because so many moderns were raised in an Age of Advertisements–and advertising has been called “legalized lying”?

“Advertising is legalized lying.”
H.G. Wells

During the Age of Advertising, one is told that if one uses the right cologne, one will be IRRESISTIBLE to the opposite sex.

One is also told that if one drives a certain make of automobile, one will be intensely popular.

And, one is told that if one subscribes to the right media, one will not be full of LIES, but full of KNOWLEDGE and WISDOM.

So, it is not hard to understand how a people raised on tall tales and untruth would, not only believe those stories, BUT construct their ENTIRE LIVES around falsehoods.

After all, there are those who buy certain cars as a substitute for their lack of personality: they feel that in order to be popular with the opposite sex, if they drive around in a certain car, they do not NEED a winning personality.

How completely unnecessary and tragic that so many moderns will discover their lives have been little more than fiction when Jesus returns.

And mostly because they will discover that Jesus Christ Himself is NOT a fiction–as they have been led to believe.

BUT UNTIL THAT DAY, the great majority of moderns are happy enough with hearing and living a popular story.

MORE:  The Stories Men Tell in the End Times

DOES the reader have a favorite story about how the world works?

DOES the reader believe those stories he is told EVEN if there are problems galore with the details of those stories?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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


“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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 16, 2021.]




by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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