What the World Offers

THE WORLD

“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.”
–1JOHN 2:15

When once one was a HEATHEN, one looked to the world for MANY things.

The world provided information about any number of topics.

The world provided amusement in the form of ENTERTAINMENT and PASTIMES.

The world provided the MUSIC which seemed to accompany any and all parts of modern life.

The world provided AMENITIES, which seemed to make life just a LITTLE more bearable for those forced to live it.

The world provided a GREAT NUMBER of NARRATIVES (stories) about how good and benevolent the world was, is and always has been.

In short, the world provided all of the above, PLUS money (to buy cars, houses and other things of the world), things (which could be bought for money), acclaim and recognition, and AMUSEMENTS AND TRIVIALITIES to while away the time.

THE WORLD was the source of all that was seemingly good…

…when one was a heathen.

Eventually, one left the path of the heathen and became a member of the kingdom of heaven.

During this time, it was discovered that one’s outlook THEN changed drastically aswell.

The world and the things of the world THEN didn’t look so bright and shiny as they had looked earlier.

Those things THEN looked corrupted.

“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” –2PETER 1:4

Again, one’s outlook THEN changed drastically.

No longer was the world looked upon as a CORNUCOPIA OF GOOD THINGS.

No longer was the world a provider of what man did not have.

No longer did all paths appear to lead to the world.

No longer was the hunger for the world and the things of the world INSATIABLE; the insatiable became fully satiated.

One lost interest in the world and what the world offers.

Because the world and what the world has to offer is TEMPORARY; fleeting and brief.

When one was no longer a HEATHEN, one became fascinated with what is real; what is PERMANENT; what is lasting and enduring.

It is THEN that the former heathen discovers (to his great surprise and disappointment) that the world is NOT his friend.

“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

…And whoever is an enemy of God is an enemy of someone who is a member of the kingdom of heaven.

…And in the last days, one VERY MUCH should desire to be a member of the kingdom of heaven.

WHAT does the reader believe about the world and what the world has to offer?

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?

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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  August 8, 2022.]

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MAN: A Chance Speck of Life/Chemical Goo Amid a Vast Cosmos OR a Unique Part of God’s Creation?

IN THE BEGINNING

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
–Psalm 139:14

Any reader who has paid strict attention over the past twenty years or so has noticed that the world we live in keeps getting BIGGER and OLDER.

A lot of the BIGGER has come from the various stories from OUTER SPACE. Asteroids are bigger; planets are bigger; EVERYTHING is BIGGER.

Has the reader EVER wondered why this might be?

This all comes on the heels of man’s great shrinking.

Man keeps getting SMALLER in relation to almost EVERYTHING.

Has the reader EVER wondered why this might be?

The stories of the world (as well as the world’s special authority in such matters: SCIENCE!) keep relegating man to a smaller and more insignificant part of an ENLARGING COSMOS.

In many tellings, man has been reduced to little more than an insignificant speck of chemical goo we call LIFE, as man wanders around in the ever-increasing COSMOS.

And not only an insignificant speck of chemical goo BUT a CHANCE speck: created from nothing and randomized as all get-out.

NOW, opposed to all of this is God’s Word.

God’s Word declares that EACH man is a unique part of God’s creation.

SCIENCE! can spin a great number of tales about a great number of things, BUT it fails miserably to spin a reasonable-sounding tale of how life began.

The best it can come up with is a story about how various chemicals got thrown together and–Voila!–LIFE!

Never mind that it has NEVER happened since OR that SCIENCE!, in all of it wonders, has not been able to replicate such a UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A-KIND, chance occurrence.

God’s Word on the other hand, gets straight to the point.

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
–Genesis 2:7

(Maybe that’s why SCIENCE! has had such a difficult time with life?)

Man was just NOT an AFTERTHOUGHT of God.

Man was the CENTERPIECE of God’s creation.

And this was declared in God’s Word.

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
–Psalm 139:14

SO, the reader may do a little investigating and choose which it is which seems to have a better handle on the facts: the stories of man OR God’s Word.

[At the very least, it would appear that the modern is so wrapped up in himself, he would naturally choose God’s Word (out of self-interest) since God’s Word emphasizes EACH person created.]

HAS the reader ever noticed that, in the tales of the world, man keeps getting smaller and more insignificant?

HAS the reader ever wondered why this might be?

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?

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  June 20, 2022.]

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Recognizing Deception is An End Times Problem

Recognizing Deception

“He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.”
–Psalm 101:7

Deception MIGHT be a problem for so many moderns because so many moderns find it difficult to recognize deception for what it is.

IF one is taught lies and falsehoods from an early age AS IF those canards were the TRUTH, one may very well have a problem distinguishing between what is FALSE and what is TRUE.

IF one is taught that the Word of God is ‘just a bunch of stories,’ then one might have a problem seeing the Word of God as the ONLY truth there is.

IF one is constantly exposed to lies and told that these lies are the truth, then one will believe those lies–absent the merciful intervention of God Himself.

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
–Revelation 21:8

MOST men depend on those in authority to provide them with information.

MOST men will defend the source of this information because MOST men do not want others to think they are foolish and listen to liars.

It does not matter that the great majority of these men, from time to time, find various defects in the information they are given by those authorities. Such men have a stake in validating the information they receive from those authorities.

One reason DECEPTION is such a problem during the end times is because men find it hard to believe that those in authority would LIE to them so frequently; so convincingly; so outlandishly.

Man WANTS TO BELIEVE he lives in a world governed by the truth.

However, the reality is somewhat different: man lives in a world which is almost COMPLETELY governed by lies.

Regardless, man REALLY does not care–as long as man is COMFORTABLE.

A man’s COMFORT is his real concern.

NOT the truth.

NOT whether he is told the truth or lies.

NOT whether he is able to recognize the falseness of what he is told.

As long as man has an acceptable level of COMFORT, everything else is A-OK.

IF one is given lies and told that those lies are the truth, that person will be deceived.

That person will also have a hard time recognizing the difference between lies and the turth.

AND God’s Word warns that end times man will not only deceive others, end times man–though he may deal in deceit–will be the VICTIM of deceit himself.

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
–2TIMOTHY 3:13

DOES the reader believe he can easily recognize deception?

HAS the reader ever wondered whether this belief itself might be a deception?

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?

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February  11-13, 2022.]

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One Way Of Convincing Doubters

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There must be something about snow and ice forming on the landscape that makes some men wax poetic.

Several days ago, during a (cold–but seasonal) winter storm, someone make a remark which caused one listener to exclaim out loud, “I wish I had said that!”

There was a group of five or six men and a couple of women outside in the blowing snow.

The roads were coated with ice and snow because, for some reason, the Department of Highways chose NOT to do anything to the local roads.

One or two passes with the blade of a salt truck would have left completely-clean roads.

But one or two passes of a salt truck may as well have been some unattainable ticket to paradise.

It just was NOT happening that afternoon.

It was at that moment that one of the younger (25-30-years-old) men said out loud, “You know why they don’t plow the roads?”

The man continued:

“They don’t plow the roads because it makes the snow seem so much worse.”

Apparently, this guy was just getting warmed up.

“It’s the same thing as no power. Having no power is a GREAT way to convince all of the doubters that the bad weather is REALLY bad.”

When one onlooker chimed in that he ‘wished he had said that,’ the response was rather mild.

“It’s true!”

DOES the reader believe that all of those in authority have nothing else but your best interests in mind?

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?

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 9, 2022.]

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Men Are NOT Zombies: There Are NO Zombies

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“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”
–Ezekiel 18:4

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”
–Hebrews 9:27

One of the more popular common tales told during the end times involve ZOMBIES.

As most of the stories of that genre go, zombies are RE-ANIMATED CORPSES which (usually) feed on the flesh of the living.

A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, Haitian Creole: zonbi) is a mythological undead corporeal revenant created through the reanimation of a corpse. Zombies are most commonly found in horror and fantasy genre works.
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The tall tales of zombies are akin to stories about vampires, revenants and the ‘undead.’

Now, there are many who will read the preceding and shout, “But zombies are NOT real!”

And those people would be correct.

One can either believe in God’s Word OR one can believe in zombies and the stories surrounding the undead.

Perhaps this is why the U.S. government has spent taxpayer money to encourage belief in zombies?

Largely beginning in 2011, the U.S. government began releasing a number of government publications aimed at ‘helping’ citizens to survive a so-called ‘zombie apocalypse.’

On 18 May 2011, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a graphic novel Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse providing tips to survive a zombie invasion as a “fun new way of teaching the importance of emergency preparedness”. The CDC goes on to summarize cultural references to a zombie apocalypse. It uses these to underscore the value of laying in water, food, medical supplies, and other necessities in preparation for any and all potential disasters, be they hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, or hordes of zombies.

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense drafted CONPLAN 8888, a training exercise detailing a strategy to defend against a zombie attack.

Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” is a [May 2011] blog post by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that uses a zombie apocalypse to raise public awareness of emergency preparedness.

So, even though zombies were nothing more than the imaginations from the minds of workers of iniquity, in MANY CASES, the media, the government and the culture treated these stories AS IF THEY WERE REAL.

Though the zombie-meisters NOW claim that their zombie stories were written to raise public awareness of hurricanes and other natural disasters, there was NO such disclaimers issued at the time.

This zombie publicity push in 2011 had all of the earmarks of a government propaganda campaign (which depends upon REPETITION for its success).

ANY and ALL readers who believe in zombies CANNOT believe the Word of God.

God’s Word declares that there are NO ‘reanimated corpses,’ zombies or undead.

One of Satan’s FAVORITE strategies is to introduce stories which challenge God’s Word and IF there is any great outcry, to run away quickly by claiming, “It was just in FUN.  It was just a story. Surely you didn’t believe it.”

OF COURSE, IF there is NO great outcry, the story stands as it was originally presented to the public.

To believe the zombie tales, one has to also believe that LIFE is NOT from God: LIFE is some kind of FORCE which is caused by viruses, radiation, supernatural means or whathaveyou.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
–Romans 6:23

To believe the zombie tales, one has to disbelieve all that God’s Word has to say about DEATH.

The zombie stories are just another way for Satan to ask “Hath God said?”

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
–Genesis 3:1

Zombies are NOT real: there are NO zombies.

ALL talk of a ‘zombie apocalypse’ is government gobbledygook.

To believe the stories about zombies and their ilk is to DISBELIEVE the Word of God.

That is the choice confronting the reader whenever he hears or reads one of the zombie tales: believe the stories about zombies OR believe the Word of God.

DOES the reader believe that zombies are pure fiction?

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?

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 24, 2022.]

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There Are No Ghosts

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The Gentle Art of Modern, Everyday Navigation

Every once in awhile, a person will say what he is saying boldly and QUITE LOUDLY and what is said quite LOUDLY will later provoke a quiet thought or two.

The scene which provoked this rush of belated ponderment was this: one day several weeks ago, while in a big box retail store attending to a few necessary chores, a man came through and almost shouted that he was balancing the day’s MANY burdensome duties like a champ.

AND, he was doing this in a VERY loud, very public manner in a very public place. Most of these duties of which he so LOUDLY informed those who were listening seemed to involve shopping for the Christmas season.

It was almost AS IF the man WANTED all of his fellows who were in earshot to KNOW that this man had a LOT on his plate and yet, he was STILL having the time of his life doing all of those many things while accomplishing OTHER tasks at the same time.

Perhaps the reader has made the acquaintance of such a person in times past?

IF the man had had a theme song, it might have been, “Ain’t no stopping us now!”

IF the man had boiled all of what he had so loudly proclaimed publicly into one simple sentence, it might have been, “Look, ma, no hands!”

Not only was the man handling all of the day’s demands in a VERY efficient manner (according to him), he appeared to obviously be enjoying a nice time doing it.

The thought this provoked (at a time a few hours later) was this: what this harried–though seemingly happy–soul wanted all to know–at least all that were in that department store that day–was that he was a NAVIGATOR of life’s occasionally-treacherous waters.

Perhaps the reader knows of such a navigational expert?

Someone who can steer clear of the day’s many obstacles and STILL maintain a healthy smile for those who come in contact with him?

Someone who seemingly SPECIALIZES in juggling with both hands and one foot?

Someone who appears to effortlessly handle whatever may come his way–or, at least, that’s the story he tells everyone.

And so, AN ADDITIONAL thought was provoked several hours after this scene was witnessed was “I wonder if the man was having as good a time as he proclaimed?”

One final thought.

Perhaps a thought which ONLY occurs to those who concern themselves with the eternal salvation of the deceived?

“The man appeared to be doing well handling the many tasks the day had brought him. I wonder if the man ever had to juggle spiritual matters as well?”

These thoughts–coming as they did after that man–whoever he was–was LONG gone, didn’t seem to have any neat and pretty answers.

“Was the man–who had seemingly mastered the gentle art of navigation–eternally saved through faith in Jesus Christ–OR did he shipwreck (as so many do) while focusing on the things of this world?

“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

There was no way of knowing the answer to this last question.

HOWEVER, as MOST of mankind is hopelessly deceived about such things, the answer was mostly likely a VERY LOUD, “NO!”

HAS the reader ever accomplished such a feat of modern, everyday navigation?

IF the answer to this question is “Yes,” then did the reader then express joy and happiness?

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?

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 21, 2021.]

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A Treasure Trove

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Occasionally (as has been mentioned before), when one is looking for one bit of information, another completely different bit of information is stumbled upon.

As so it was that a treasure trove of MISINFORMATION was happened upon recently when the article, Christianity Declines — But Not ‘Spirituality’ was discovered.

The article–which purports to be a collection of rather dry numbers and statistics–begins by offering the reader the BIGGEST WHOPPER which moderns happily swallow: that there are THOUSANDS of CHRISTIANS in the world, most of them belonging to Satan’s counterfeit churches.

The recent declines within Christianity are concentrated among Protestants. Today, 40% of U.S. adults are Protestants, a group that is broadly defined to include nondenominational Christians and people who describe themselves as “just Christian” along with Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians and members of many other denominational families. The Protestant share of the population is down 4 percentage points over the last five years and has dropped 10 points in 10 years.

By comparison, the Catholic share of the population, which had ticked downward between 2007 and 2014, has held relatively steady in recent years. As of 2021, 21% of U.S. adults describe themselves as Catholic, identical to the Catholic share of the population in 2014.

What the article DOES present is a listing of all of the PRETEND Christians–those whom Jesus called ‘the tares.’

“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

“Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
–Matthew 13:24-30, 36-42

IF the tares were spiritually ‘born again,’ then they would be CHRISTIANS, not Protestants, Catholics, Latter-Day Saints or Snake Handlers.

One interesting tidbit the article DOES present is that those tares who no longer live the lie as Christians are NOT becoming atheists, BUT SOMETHING ELSE.

One of the most interesting, and unexpected, developments is that in the US, relatively few of these people who are falling away from Christianity are becoming atheists. Rather, they are cobbling together a bespoke bricolage religion, one designed just for them.

What does all of this have to do with the end times and the last days?

Only that MANY–eventually ALMOST all–will self-identify as the dragon’s.

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
–Revelation 13:4,8

The church folk–who are generally quite skeptical that they will be worshiping Satan (the dragon)–like to loudly protest that they would NEVER follow the dragon.

“Not me!  Worship Satan?  NEVER!  He’s a loser!”

However, the recent treasure trove of MISINFORMATION does supply the likely source of the dragon’s many minions among the men who dwell upon the earth–at least in America.

DOES the reader believe he is a ‘good person’ because he attends weekly sessions at his preferred church?

DOES the reader believe God’s Word?

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
–Romans 3:10-12

HOW does the reader then explain the difference between his feelings and God’s Word?

HAS the reader ever thrown up his hands and protested, “All I can do is try.”?

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?

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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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 17-19, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

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