Of Great Import

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.”
–Hebrews 2:1

Some thoughts from God’s Word are so clear as to have NO disagreement surrounding them.

Others, not so much.

This piece is written in the hopes that, AFTER reading and digesting it,  there will be one LESS point which can be argued.

Recently, someone wondered about ‘what was important during the end times?’

BUT–upon reflection–it seemed that the person was making the remark MORE to himself than to others present.  So, that person seemed to be trying to make sense of the information he ALREADY HAD, rather than seek new information.

Instead of offering any new information, perhaps a distillation of what is already known would be more helpful?

What is important during the end times?

As with almost EVERYTHING ELSE, it depends upon whether a person is a believer (in God, in God’s Word, in Jesus Christ) or not.

IF one is a believer, then what is important are the THINGS OF GOD, the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and ETERNAL LIFE.

ALL things which further these ends are important to the believer–because the THINGS OF GOD are important to the believer.

IF the person is an UNbeliever, then the THINGS OF GOD are not so important to him.

What IS important to him are the things of this present world (the things he can see, hear, touch: the things he can experience through his senses).

“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. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–1JOHN 2:15-16

Loving the things of the world and loving God: these two points are irreconcilable.

The believer KNOWS this from the word of God.

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
–James 4:4

Men of the world (who often masquerade as men of God) MANY TIMES try and bridge the gulf between the two points by arguing that “understanding” and “differences of opinion” prevent the two sides from agreeing on that which is NOT agreeable.

EITHER the things of the world OR the things of God are very important to a person.

NOT BOTH.

One or the other.

Let this piece serve as a CLARIFICATION of that IMPORTANT end times truth.

DOES the reader have a ‘soft spot’ for a thing of the world?

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

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 5, 2022.]

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