If you ever watched the 1956 movie The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston,
you might recall the night the Death Angel came. What an eerie scene as he crept quietly down the streets in a heavy fog. This particular scene reminds me of what is taking place today before our very eyes, and most don’t even see it.
As the Apostle Paul told his protégé Timothy, sin’s advance in the last days will get worse and worse, and so it has. It is moving forward like a large army of foot soldiers, or a swarm of locusts, destroying everything in sight. Satan’s army has certainly made great strides in advancing his agenda with mankind, just as prophesied.
Sin has always been prevalent on the earth, but since Madalyn Murray O'Hair won her suit in the Supreme Court to remove official Bible reading from the schools in 1963, evil has picked up its pace in deceiving mankind. In rapid fashion sin has taken over the personal lives of millions of people. By kicking God out of the schools, each generation has gotten worse in its love of sin.
The music industry has gone from music that was rich and pure to the vilest garbage that could enter the eyes and ears of a human being. We have gone from the astounding beauty of the classics to obscene noise that vomits out the putrid thoughts of evil minds. This unholy garbage is displayed in acts of nudity and decadence spawned from the depths of hell.
Politics, which has always been corrupt, has enacted laws that are more and more anti-God and produces politicians who are evil to the core. Most of our “leaders” are replicas of the ancient past who worshipped themselves and their evil desires, having nothing but the lowest form of animalistic behavior.
The home, the most important institution from God, except the Church, has been ripped to shreds and is hardly recognizable. Male and female parents married to each other, has been replaced with couples living in adultery, swapping partners, male/male and female/female “mom and dads.” Personal character is a thing of the past, and little demons are being bred and raised with respect for no one.
Businesses have become dishonest and greedy, bringing much harm to millions that just want to make a living and provide for their families. The time of employees giving their best in the work place and employers considering the welfare of their employees is a thing of the past. Now greed abounds, even at the expense of destroying the economical lives of others. (1Timothy 6:10)
Satan has taken avenues that could be used for good, and used them to bring individuals to a new low. He has pushed his wares by television, radio, movies and even sports, and infiltrated and corrupted the minds of many.
I am now noticing that even in our local small town newspapers, profanity seems to be the norm by those who write their weekly articles. These are not individuals who are syndicated either, but local people, who work for the paper as writers, and use curse words to express themselves. Now, I am not one to be shocked by hearing profanity, but what has become of us when it is now commonly used in the local newspaper? Even the publisher, who is a local resident and well-known “church- member” has not abstained from using filthy examples, in the newspaper, to clarify his point of interest. There is no way I can repeat what he wrote, but I will say that one female writer has used the adjective “damn” in her last two articles, and another male writer has used “damn” and “hell” (as profanity) in his last two articles. So the vileness of man marches on.
The Lord said through the Apostle Paul,
“But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13 NKJV)
“They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity.” (Ephesians 4:19 NLT)
“Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead.” (1Timothy 4:1-2 NLT)
When I was growing up (now I sound like my Dad) I never heard adults curse, and seldom my peers. A man would never ever use profanity in front of a woman or children. To do so, would be cause for a fight. Today, it not only comes from men, but the women may be even better at it, and even small children are quite adapt at tossing around offensive words.
I like the way the King James Version (KJV) states the last part of 1Timothy 4:2, “having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” Titus 1:15 says, “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.” The mind and conscience of man in the 21st century has turned to mush. There is nothing but evil on his mind all the day. Sin is growing like a cancer upon the soul of man.
One wonders how much worse this world will get, before the Lord says “that’s enough.” Nothing is taboo anymore. Any vile subject the gutter mind can come up with has been approached and pushed upon society. Nothing is sacred.
My heart goes out to today’s youth, because they have never known and will not know the world I was raised in. It was not perfect of course, but we never even spoke of things that today are openly discussed and practiced by a world gone mad. If the verses above that I have shown are not relevant to today, then we all need to stop studying prophecy and just crawl off somewhere and hide. The fact is, they are very relevant, and there are many more verses just like them that tell us that mankind will sink lower than the animals just prior to Christ’s return.
Homosexually is another area that our world today is obsessed with cramming down the throats of decent people, and practicing their sinful debauchery wherever they please. This sin has never failed yet to bring down every empire of those who practiced it. If it were just this one sin alone, and it isn’t, there is absolutely no doubt that God is going to bring down His fist in judgment.
Do we, generally speaking, even have a conscience today? Have we actually reached the point that it has been seared with a hot iron? Look around you. I have not gone into this subject with any depth at all, but with just the minor picking of the scab that I have presented, is proof enough. God help us. Judgment is coming, but praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ, He will remove His own before He brings down the hammer of justice on a fallen world. Come to Him now. John 3:16.
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