The Blandishments of This World



something that tends to coax or cajoleALLUREMENT often used in plural

//refuses to yield to their blandishments …— Irving Babbit

So many can recognize whenever someone else uses (or attempts to use) a BLANDISHMENT OF THIS WORLD.

Why does the reader believe this to be so?

(IF the reader does believe this to be so).

(It is helpful that MOST blandishments can be said to appeal to a human appetite of some sort. In this way, one may get to know the ‘neighborhoods’ in which blandishments thrive. THIS knowledge usually is helpful to identifying a blandishment.)

Folks use (or attempt to use) blandishments to ease their way in the world.

Others–who do not or cannot match these appeals–USUALLY sniff or snort or make some other nasal sound WHILE downtalking the person who used the blandishment to their advantage.

HOWEVER, very little is said about that most disturbing of circumstances involving blandishments.

What happens when the blandishment is NOT so alluring that the person TURNS IT DOWN?

Does the one offering the bribery of appetite fulfillment shrug their shoulders and think, “Well, better luck next time…“?

OR, does that person feel a little lessened that someone TURNED DOWN an appetite-pleasing tidbit when most others would have accepted?

What will all of the people who are USED to offering blandishments of one sort or another do when the perfect judge JUDGES them perfectly–which is to say, He is NOT susceptible to being bribed?

“For there is no respect of persons with God.”
–Romans 2:11

The results which are somewhat explained five verses later.

“In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
–Romans 2:16

A person may make his LIFE IN THIS WORLD easier and more pleasant by offering blandishments: food, drink, sexual favors, acclaim of the world, etc.

What will their ETERNAL LIFE be like when those blandishments can NO longer be counted on to work their magic?

WHAT does the reader believe?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 2, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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