Saturday, August 14th, 2021. 3:00 PM
What Is Wrong with the World?
This is not intended to be an occasion for personally venting against the wicked world system.
It is intended to shed gospel light on the world situation; for the God-intended salvation of those who are willing to obey God and receive “the love of the truth.” So that they may escape those things which are coming upon the world system to remove it; in preparation for the new world order, to be established on earth: the kingdom of God, the home of righteousness – God’s righteousness in holiness and peace and True Godly love and faith and hope and regeneration of all things – to the glory of True God.
The present world system is under the imminent wrath of God due to its institutionalized unrighteousness: laws permitting evil to proliferate in many and sundry ways; and that is resulting in world-wide pollution and pandemics and poverty-for-the-many – and gluttonous greed by and for the few, that causes great deprivation to fall on the many, the poor.
The current world system is under the influence of “the god of this age” – the devil – the father of lies and a murder from the beginning, Jesus said of that one, in John 8.
The True God put the world under the influence of “the god of this age” to punish the unbelievers for their unbelief. For example, His Word tells believers to love not the world nor the things of the world; but, many disobey Him and they go ahead and love the world and the things of the world, anyway. And thus they immediately fall under the influence of “the god of this age” and their foolish hearts are darkened; and in the foolish darkness of their unbelieving hearts they do evil and call it good. For example: laws that permit abortion and gambling and atheistic schools; and sexual perversion and sexual immorality, and greed and impowering corporations to pollute and amass great wealth and pay no taxes while the government is allowed to wallow in deep debt.
“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
“Put on then as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
An Unbeliever’s Question
What is the use of all this? How does it help U.S. today?
The people of Nineveh heeded Jonah’s words and God turned back His wrathful intention to destroy that great city. Perhaps if the United States of America heeds the gospel of Christ, God will have mercy on us — The US of America — and put off the great Tribulation that is prophesied in His Word of Holy Scripture to surely come to pass. And that postponement will give opportunity for many to believe in the gospel and believe on Jesus Christ; so they may spend Eternity enjoying eternal Life in God’s regenerated heavens and earth in their gloriously regenerated new bodies, minds and souls and spirits forever – rather than enduring eternal punishment and torment in their unregenerated bodies in unregenerated hell and the lake of fire.
“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go away, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” -John 16:7-11 ESV Study Bible.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” -Ephesians 6:10-12. ESV Study Bible.
Alright Boys and Girls . . .
Who Wants to Be First and Who Wants to Be Last?
“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, ‘Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.’” -Revelation 1:17-19 ESV Study Bible.
“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” -Revelation 22:12, 13 ESV Study Bible.
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” -Colossians 3:17. ESV Study Bible.
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Who wants to be with
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
The people whom he has chosen as his heritage!” -Psalm 33:12. ESV Study Bible.
“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” -Mark 1:14, 15 ESV Study Bible.