Where Are We Today?

It would seem that many of us are firmly in the camp
of the smiley one above...

We are in Isaiah 5:20...
"Woe to you that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light
and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

Anyone who watches the news can see this immediately. What has happened
in the highest levels of our government?

We are in Revelation 2:14...
"But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the children of Israel, that they might eat and commit fornication."

How about looking all around us. There are stumbling blocks to Christianity everywhere. Whatever happened to morality?
We are there in Rev 2:14.

We are in 2Timothy 3:1-9...
"But know this, that in the last days dangerous times will come. Men will be lovers of self, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, criminal, heartless, faithless, slanderers, incontinent, merciless, unkind, treacherous, stubborn, puffed up with pride, loving
pleasure more than GOD
, having a semblance indeed of piety, but disowning its power. Avoid these. For of such are they who make their way into houses and captivate silly women who are sin-laden and led away by various lusts: ever learning yet never attaining knowledge of the truth. Just as Jamnes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these men also resist the truth, for they are corrupt in mind, reprobate as regards the faith. But they will make no further progress, for their folly will be obvious to all, as was that of those others."

He who has eyes to see, let him see. The signs are all around us.

We are in 2Peter 2:4-10...
(4) "For GOD did not spare the angels when they sinned, but dragged them down by infernal ropes to Tartarus (hell), and delivered them to be tortured and kept in custody for judgment. (5) Nor did He spare the ancient world, but preserved (with seven others) Noah a herald of justice, when He brought a flood upon the world of the impious. (6) And He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, reducing them to ashes, THUS MAKING THEM AN EXAMPLE TO THOSE WHO IN THE FUTURE SHOULD LIVE IMPIOUSLY; (7) whereas He delivered just Lot, who was distressed by the lawless behavior of the wicked. (8) For by what that just man saw and heard while dwelling among them, they tormented his just soul with their wicked deeds. (9) The Lord knows how to deliver the GOD fearing from temptation and to reserve the wicked for torment on the day of judgment, (10) BUT ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE FLESH IN UNCLEAN LUST

Wow! Did St. Peter write this yesterday or almost 2000 years ago? Are not those "who in the future live impiously", those of the world today? The family with the blessings of marriage is going the way of the dinosaur. Living in sin without the benefit of marriage is the "norm" today. Abortion, homosexuality and contraception are rampant, and if anyone dares to try to speak with 'authority', he or she is either trashed or is ignored. The Pope and the Bishops speak, but few seem to listen....that is except for the "remnant that will be saved", Romans 11:1-6.
It is obvious that we are definitely in 2Peter 2:4-10. Now are we going to band together and turn this situation around, or are we doing to succumb to the inevitable in verse # 6?

We are in 2Thessalonians 2:3-12...
"Let no one deceive you in any way (deceit is all around us these days), for the Day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first (happening now), and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and is exalted above all that is called GOD, or that is worshiped, so that he sits in the temple of GOD and gives himself out as if he were GOD... And now you know what restrains him that he may be revealed in his proper time. For the mystery of iniquity is already at work; provided only that he who is at present restraining it, does still restrain, until he is gotten out of the way. And then the wicked one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and will destroy with the brightness of His coming. And His coming is according to the working of satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all wicked deception to those who are perishing. For they have not received the love of truth that they might be saved. Therefore GOD sends them a misleading influence that they may believe falsehood, that all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have preferred wickedness."

Who is, 'He who is at present restraining it', Pope Benedict XVI?
It is entirely possible, but how many of us are listening to him and
supporting him as we should be doing?

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Written by Bob Stanley, October 16, 1998
Updated, November 16, 2001
Updated February 27, 2007
Updated March 13, 2010

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