I haven’t said much concerning the attitudes of the people protesting everything these days. To be honest, I have a hard time relating to them, or even beginning to understand them. While watching the news this last week, I think I had some revelation to where they are coming from, but first, we have to look back.
In 1983 I visited a reproduction of the “Mayflower” ship in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where I saw a sign that stated, “In pursuit of religious freedom.” So America was founded in having a deep belief, and relationship with God, and our society was established on His principles of living.
Back then, most people went to church. If a husband passed away, the church community would support the widow, and if children lost their parents, the orphans would be looked after until they were adopted into another family. There were other benefits as well, for if one had a sickness, or other life event their immediate needs would be taken care of. Doing life together with people you knew is what Jesus taught and the disciples lived out in the early church. This meant there was no need for social security, welfare, or other government involvement.
But at one point, some Americans begin to determine what was good and evil for themselves. Others formed another brand of religion because they didn’t agree with the one they were in. Before they knew it, there were at least 150 different kinds of churches and most lost sight of the importance of having a relationship with God and put an emphasis on rules, made up by them, trying to be good enough (works) to make it into heaven.
More and more got tired of failing on the “rules” and became disillusioned with God and turned away seeking happiness in making money, and spending it. Those individuals had children who never had the opportunity to know God the way He intended, and they grew up not seeing a need for Him.
Several years later, like June 25, 1962 they even got prayer removed from school. And on January 22, 1973 made it legal to kill babies still in the womb. Their religion was, “Do whatever feels right to you.” These days, it’s also “I have rights!” There were a lot of other issues where people departed from God’s word. As the years went on people who were not part of a church family still needed help and the government stepped in. Now, government is too big with people who do not have a relationship with God, or don’t even know God and churches are too small and being too quiet, most likely too afraid of offending someone.
So you see, the people protesting and like wanting to defund the police, aren’t stupid or ignorant, but totally deceived by Satan. Now people are a god to themselves, and don’t want to hear about the one true God and the wages of sin, because to them, there is no sin. Everything they do is right in their own eyes. None of this is a surprise to God, for it is in his word, the Bible:
3 But you need to be aware that in the final days the culture of society will become extremely fierce and difficult for the people of God. 2 People will be self-centered lovers of themselves and obsessed with money. They will boast of great things as they strut around in their arrogant pride and mock all that is right. They will ignore their own families. They will be ungrateful and ungodly.
3 They will become addicted to hateful and malicious slander. Slaves to their desires, they will be ferocious, belligerent haters of what is good and right. 4 With brutal treachery, they will act without restraint, bigoted and wrapped in clouds of their conceit. They will find their delight in the pleasures of this world more than the pleasures of the loving God. 2 Tim. 3:1-4 (TPT)
These days, true believers are being separated from pretend ones. The current times are making one reveal what, and who they believe in. It is important if your life is based on God, and his words, then continue to focus on him, and talk to him more now than ever. Doing so, you will be found a good and faithful servant and endure till the end.
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8 thoughts on “How Did it Come to This?”
“true believers are being separated from pretend ones.” I read recently some statistics about how many people have stopped going to church during the pandemic (Didn’t go back when churches opened up again). I’ve been thinking this is possibly what is happening now. It could be that God has been using the pandemic to weed out the uncommitted.
I have not heard about people not going back to church, but I can believe it. Thanks for your input and being a faithful reader.
This is good, Mark; well-written and well said. I agree with all you have stated. And yes, I think the tares and the wheat are being separated. Blessings to you, Brother.
Thank you so much. Honestly, the response to this post has been very low, which indicates to me, people don’t want to hear the truth. Perhaps to borrow a line from a famous Jack Nicholson movie, “You can’t handle the truth!” I could say to them, but instead of yelling at them I was hoping the Holy Spirit would do His work and draw them back to God. Thanks for reading. Have a good week sir. Blessings to you.
Amen, well said!
Thanks Catherine, and thanks for being a faithful reader of this blog. You were there in the early days when I couldn’t even spell, “blog”. Blessings to ya.
This is a touchy subject Mark. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree with everything you said.
I agree, it is touchy, but I had been searching for understanding. In my mind, it made sense. Thanks for being a faithful reader. Blessings to ya.