“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.”
There once was a woman who asked a few simple questions about the end times.
“I don’t understand! When all of God’s terrible judgments are taking place, why wouldn’t the people who are involved in that whole business change their tunes and get with the program? In other words, seeing is believing: why doesn’t seeing make believers out of those people who SEE (with their own two eyes!) all of that taking place AS IT IS WRITTEN? I just don’t understand!”
A small smile and a one-line observation was the reply.
“The human mind is wonderfully inventive!”
Apparently, this reply was not as satisfying as she would have liked.
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“It means that God Himself will assist unbelievers in believing what they most want to believe–and what they most want to believe is LIES and figments of their own wonderfully-overactive imaginations.”
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
“It means that all of those who are WITNESSING God’s judgment with ‘their own two eyes’ do NOT believe what they are seeing is God’s judgment. It means that it won’t take too long before those who are unbelievers set their minds to work and not long later, they will have PLENTY of reasons why God’s judgment is not God’s judgment; they will have lots of stories to illustrate why what is happening is no big deal; why only those who have puny, primitive minds believe such things.”
“It’s happened before.”
“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
“Yes, you see the human mind is wonderfully inventive!”
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
DOES the reader believe what God’s Word declares about the last days?
OR, does the reader think it best to ‘wait and see’ what happens and THEN start making hard-and-fast plans?
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?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 19, 2022.]
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