By Greg Holt
From my forthcoming book:
Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
Colossians 3:23-24 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. (KJV)
The American people as a nation are at an important crossroads with equally important decisions to make. The decisions that we make as a nation from here on out will have significant and irrevocable consequences. This writer hopes that people will wake up from their slumber, and that other people will turn aside from their apathy and indifference. The decisions made will affect all the people of this nation as a whole, and that includes those who are innocent.
We the People have increasingly turned away from our Father, and God is not pleased with this decision. Without necessary changes to our national attitudes and actions, God will soon abandon us to our own devices and the result will not be pretty. America is at an historical point, the point where the nation of the United States could literally come to an end, as in cease to exist. I imagine some will read my words here and immediately dismiss them as ridiculous, reaching the conclusion that I am exaggerating – let me assure the reader, I am not.
If one is at all a student of history, one will see that when any and all societies reached the point of godlessness, when immorality ruled the day, when corruption was the norm not the exception, and good people were treated like criminals – this is the point where every single kingdom ever known fell, and was replaced by another. It happened to the Romans, the Babylonians, the Medes, the Persians, and even to Israel. The U.S. will be no different.
Time is running out for this once great nation. In some ways we are still great, but in the ways that really matter, well we are not. If that statement offends you, well you need a large dose of reality. The U.S. has become a cesspool of immorality and is rapidly becoming strongly anti-God and anti-Christian. These comments will no doubt upset some of you, and that’s fine, you don’t have to agree with me. There are still great people in this country, good people that do good things. However, collectively as a nation we are deeply corrupted and immoral – and most of us have no use for God.
Even the churches in this country have become seriously corrupted. So many have lost their way, straying from the Word of God and embracing ungodly things like homosexuality. If these churches are not willfully embracing the LGBT agenda, they are at the very least looking the other way and not teaching that it is a serious sin against God either.
Please don’t misunderstand what is being said here, these people (LGBT) are not to be mistreated or hated, but rather they should be welcomed into the church and loved by those of us who believe and follow Jesus. This writer knows that this is a tall order and can be hard to do, but if those (all those) who do not know Christ are not exposed to those who do – how can they be expected to change? How can they be saved? At the same time, these people are not to be allowed into any position of authority within the Church until such time as they have repented of their ways and have given themselves fully and completely to Jesus Christ.
Far too many do not understand that it is of paramount importance – the Gospel message of Jesus Christ must not be changed, it must not be cheapened and added on to, or taken away from. What the Bible proclaimed 2000 years ago, we need to proudly stand and proclaim that very same message today. The Gospel is not a cheap suit to be taken off and exchanged with another one at will. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and always – and so is His Gospel message. It is unalterable, and unchanging, and its message remains the same.
This cannot be stressed enough, the Gospel of Jesus Christ absolutely must not be changed. If the Words of Christ offend you, change your opinion. If you think the Gospel must be changed for the times, you are deluded. If your thought is that the Gospel must be watered down in order to be more attractive to unbelievers, you are an idiot. We are here talking about the very words of God! Not the mere inconsequential words of man who is here today and gone tomorrow. There will be a swift and severe penalty for those that change the Word of Christ.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (KJV)
All of those in the Church must make a decision and make it soon, to follow the true and Living God, or to follow their own interpretation of God – which is no god at all. There is only One God, and He is the God of the Bible, not the fake god so many churches of today worship in vain. Just as all Scripture was given by divine inspiration – so too our perception of, and belief in God must be defined by the Word of God, and not by any man’s liberal interpretation of the Bible.
There is of course resistance to the idea (even within the Church) that the Bible absolutely must drive our beliefs and our values, meaning that our worldview is determined by the Bible and it’s teachings. Some say that the Bible was written by men (this includes people in the Church) without divine inspiration and is therefore fallible. Others will say that the Bible is outdated to our present time period. Yet others will say that there is no way to know which version of the Bible is authentic.
To this utter nonsense I will reply:
Does anyone who has any belief in God truly think that God was and is not perfectly capable of preserving His Word to us no matter how long ago it was written? The very idea that the God who created the entire universe and created man out of the dust of the Earth – that this God is not capable of preserving His Words to us, is entirely laughable. This is not a god I would follow, if this supposed god can’t even preserve his own written words to us – how is this god going to follow through on the rest of what he promised, such as eternal life with him in Heaven? No, the God I follow has preserved His Word and He keeps His promises – guaranteed.
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