Though many will deny it, RIDICULE (and being laughed at) is one of the most POWERFUL tools to influence the way opponents think.
RIDICULE is a POWERFUL TOOL unless the one being ridiculed is sure of himself or his position.
Ridicule is a normal tool for all those who mock and scoff.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
“How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.”
It all boils down to KNOWING that God’s Word is TRUE–the ONLY truth to be found in this deceived world.
IF the reader KNOWS that for a CERTAINTY, then he will handle ridicule just fine.
How much ridicule and being laughed at does the reader think he can bear before he CRACKS–and makes a move to stop it?
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: June 8, 2022.]
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