“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
Though almost EVERYONE will deny it, the vast majority of mankind operates in this lost and dying world by GUESSWORK.
By strongly-held suppositions.
By clinging to the information obtained from the MANY stories told to make this life easier to live for those who put their trust in the people, places and things of the world.
And by holding on to such information–much of it obtained when one was young and foolish–as if their very existence depended upon it.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
MOST of those walking around with blindfolds on OF THEIR OWN MAKING can know that they are being lied to EVERY DAY by the authorities.
Most are smart enough to figure it out.
Most are hard-working enough to apply themselves to the task–if they were so disposed.
The vast majority of folks have AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE stumbled across the truth–BUT ARE CAREFUL TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY when confronted by inconvenient, unpleasant facts.
Most do NOT want to know.
To know would UPSET their carefully-maintained images: of themselves, of their world and of what they believe they know.
EVEN THE ADMISSION that perhaps the stories they have been told are NOT true, is enough to upset many.
VERY VERY FEW desire ANY changes which will disturb the zone of comfort they have erected around themselves.
And so, mankind would rather be deceived–and there are few forms of deception stronger than SELF-DECEPTION–than know the truth about the world within which they dwell.
The world and the way the world works is MUCH different than the world which most of mankind imagines. However, most of mankind have made their peace with the world and its stories.
Therefore, MOST would rather live in deception and lies than the truth.
What a tragedy that the overwhelming majority of folks will soon discover the truth and exclaim, “I had a VERY strong suspicion that was happening!”
The tragedy lies NOT that these people were lied to. No, the tragedy lies in the fact that very, very, very FEW of those folks have the courage to live their lives based on the truth–rather than lies and guesswork they more often use.
HAS the reader EVER had the idea that the world works in a manner which is DIFFERENT from what he has been told?
HAS the reader EVER believed that his carefully-made plans for this world are little more than guesses?
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: August 29, 2022.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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