OUR BORDERS [within and without]:
World’s View Clashing Against God’s View: It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to point out someone else’s error or hypocrisy, yet totally miss it in ourselves. Or how easy it is for one to say they value everybody regardless of their values or beliefs, until they encounter those that hold to a value and beliefs that differ than their own, mostly those who hold to God’s view.
I saw this so clearly when reading news articles from various sources and was simple struck by the hypocrisy of it all. I wholly admit that I have been guilty of hypocrisy and pray that if there still be areas in which I am showing signs of hypocrisy, that someone would please point it out to me. I promise not to take offense.
So, what article started this train of thought? An article I ran across entitled, Christian university’s students’ careers take a hit after district ‘punished’ them for their beliefs. What beliefs? Their religious belief based on the Biblical truths. After reading the article and finding numerous other articles similar which I have listed below, I felt this was the topic to present in this ‘Am Watching’ issue. This clashing of views will become more and more evident moving forward. Why? Because God’s view, His truth convicts and is offensive to humanity’s sin nature. But as Christians, we should be sincere and not take offense in return. After all, this clashing will happen as Jesus forewarned us that if the world hates you, it is because they hated Me first [John 15:18].
We truly are living in what many refer to as a “Post-Christian Culture”; which simply put means the fundamental transformation from something explicitly Christian to something explicitly secular [worldly]. This transformation is not just the world’s view any longer, but is being accepted by many that claim to be Christians. This while more and more churches, regardless of their denomination, depart from Biblical foundations and truth and accept these explicitly worldly views. Though it may seem it has happened quickly, it hasn’t. This has been a slow transformation over many generations.
This shouldn’t surprise us. God told us these things would happen and they just reconfirm to me God’s Word is THE TRUTH. It has proven to be true throughout time. It also confirms that we are approaching that great Day of our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing [I call it the ‘Whoosh’] that will be followed by the 7 worst years experienced by mankind right before the second coming of Jesus Christ. All things around us are falling into place according to what God has said.
For indeed, humanity has lost their identity and purpose and their moral compass by pushing God out and welcoming the lies of God’s enemy in. And though I will stand firm in the truth as God has given, this doesn’t mean that I will hate anyone that doesn’t. God gave humans a free will. And from the very beginning, God’s devil, the serpent of old, has conspired against humans, while also using humans, to deceive and twist God’s word. As one now in Christ Jesus, I wholly admit I have not yet reached perfection nor can I this side of heaven. Yet I am transformed and am being molded daily by the power of the Holy Spirit now residing in me to be more like Jesus. Christians in Christ have this hope as stated in Philippians 1:6 that promises us what God has begun will be completed until the day of Jesus Christ’s appearing.
I could say more, but God’s Word speaks better than my own. So, following is a compilation of God’s view – what He says. This is not my opinion. It is the truth given us by our loving creator, our Great God Jesus Christ.
For we know that the law was not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and mothers, for manslayers, for the sexually immoral, homosexuals, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and anything else that is contrary to sound teaching [1 Timothy 1:9-10]. Do you not know that the unrighteous [ungodly] shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived [2 Corinthians 6:9].
But God so loved the world [the ungodly] that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believes [places their faith] in Him will NOT perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world that He might judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. The one that believes in Him [Christ Jesus], is not condemned; but whoever does NOT believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son [John 3:16-18].
How do we stand for God’s view against the world’s view clashing against us? I earnestly declare before God and Christ Jesus, the Who will judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. For a time is coming when people will no longer endure sound [wholesome] teaching, but according to their own lusts [desires], will gather around themselves teachers to suite their itching ears. They will turn their ears from the Truth and shall turn aside to fables [lies/myths]. But you, be sober minded, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fully carry out your ministry [2 Timothy 4:1-5]. For people will say to the righteous “Stop seeing visions!” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us the Truth! Speak to us pleasing words; prophesy illusions. [Isaiah 30:10]
But I exhort you to hold on to the pattern of sound teaching you have heard from me, with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus [2 Timothy 1:13]. Do this, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life [Jude 1:20-21].
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood [fellow mankind], but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness in the world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Therefore, put on the full armor of God that you might be able to stand in the evil day. Stand therefore having your waist girt about with the belt of Truth, and putting on the breastplate of Righteousness, and your feet shod with the sandals of the Gospel of Peace. Above all taking the shield of Faith that you can quench the fiery darts of the devil and take the helmet of Salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the WORD OF GOD. Praying always with all supplication in the Spirit and watching with prayer and supplication for the saints [Ephesians 6:11-18].
The truth is we all are guilty and imperfect before God. We don’t get to heaven based on being good, nor do we go to hell based on any sin or disobedience we commit. We are all sinners. Our eternal destination is based on receiving or NOT receiving the gift of grace through faith in God’s Son – Jesus Christ – who in the beginning was the WORD OF GOD that wrapped Himself in flesh. Turn from the world’s view towards God’s view [the real meaning of repentance] and believe on Jesus. Jesus paid with His blood to cover our sins and reconcile us to God the Father and rose in victory. It is your choice. Whose side do you want to align yourself with – the One who is victorious or the one that is damned.
Articles for your information [these are just a few that represent the growing desire to silence Biblical truth]: Christian Teachers Need Not Apply [Video: Answers News, Answers in Genesis March 13 2023] / Board members sued for religious discrimination after barring student teachers from Christian university [Fox News March 9 2023] / Christians university’s students’ careers take a hit after district ‘punished’ them for their beliefs [Fox News March 10 2023] / School librarian privately defends pornographic book on ‘sex parties’ by invoking Holy Bible as a defense of providing those materials to children, internal emails showed [Fox News February 28 2023] / Canadian Catholic student arrested, charged after saying men, women are different: ‘Embarrassing’ [By Taylor Penley, Fox News, March 12 2023] / In India, former civil servants call on Prime Minister to stop anti-Christian discrimination [Crux Mar 6 2023] / Rhode Island school district faces lawsuit over blocking Christian student groups [Just the News March 10, 2023] / Christian college asks Supreme Court to stop Biden’s trans dorm directive [The Christian Post Feb 28 2023]. Related articles that are worth checking out: : Is there Really Anti-Christian Discrimination in America? [Christian Living by George Yancey Aug 19 2019] / Persecution against Christians on the rise worldwide [Vatican News on 2022 World Watch List Jan 20 2022] / Do we live in a post-Christian culture? [Intercollegiate Studies Institute by ISI July 7 2015] /
BIBLE PROPHECY UPDATES (Catching Up): JD Farag offers encouragement for those struggling with how many live their lives as though the rapture [the ‘whoosh’] is decades away and explains that it being unexpected leads to being unprepared. Click here to Listen: Prophecy Update March 12, 2023 Pastor JD Farag.
JD Farag explains how the idiom, “Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop” describes exactly where the world is today prophetically. Click here to Listen: Prophecy Update March 5, 2023, Pastor JD Farag.
OTHER AREAS OF INTERESTS: MY TOP 3 PICKS:
Pick #3: “If you saw what I saw, you wouldn’t release it either”, says President Trump to Judge Napolitano. We may never fully know the truth surrounding the assassination of President JFK, but it launched a campaign to make the word ‘conspiracy’ synonymous to ‘theory’. Those who hold to anything outside what is being told by news and governments are simply labeled as crazy ‘conspiracy theorists’. But if you want to know the truth, there are many conspiracies. Many of these conspiracies that were heralded as simple crazy are now openly proclaimed and transpiring right before our eyes. The fact is that there is a conspiracy that started at the very beginning…can you guess by who? Yes, I am a conspiracy realist and do lots of research before I claim it is a real conspiracy. Like a Berean in scripture, I search the matter out. And remember my warning in the last issue, Nothing Is As It Appears! For more on this comment “If you saw what I saw…”, click here: Exclusive: “If You Saw What I Saw…” [by Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit, March 8 2023] /
Pick #2: Biblical view getting closer to extinction says Barna survey. An article by The Christian Post states that the vast majority of Americans, 96% of them, do not hold to a biblical view following the COVID-19 lockdowns based on a new survey led by George Barna. Barna wrote: “Americans tinkered with many things during the three lockdown years – from home-improvement projects to baking sourdough bread – but improving their worldview apparently was not one of them.” Maybe I should have put this up in my opening comments of World’s View Clashing with God's View. Click here for more: Biblical worldview ‘much closer to extinction’ after COVID-19 lockdowns: survey [The Christian Post by Ian M. Giatti march 5 2023] /
Pick #1: Move over AI and welcome OI. What in the world is OI? A new architecture system using biological computing. It is 3D brain cell cultures called organoid to optimize culture conditions and enrich cells and genes critical for learning. My question is, will OI marry AI and connect all together in synchronicity through IoT? Regardless, remember what we read in Daniel 2:43, As you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they will mingle themselves with the seed of men. But they shall not cleave [adhere] to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. Click here for more information on OI: Organoid Intelligence (OI): the new frontier in biocomputing and intelligence-in-a-dish [Frontiers in Science, Feb 27 2023] Forget AI, organoid intelligence could take computer to the next level [TheSTAR, March 14 2023] /
COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT...
CBDC [Central Bank Digital Currency] steps closer to reality as the financial institutions start to implode to point of total collapse as recently seen in Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. But all praise is being given to the Federal Reserve who stepped in to plug the hole creating a new patch called the Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP). What could go wrong? Hmm…lots of things, including what I believe will be the insertion of the new CBDC system. Why? Because you can only plug holes for so long before the whole ship sinks. As stated in one of the following articles: “This crisis is not even close to over”. Will it be the straw that breaks the camels back that will be used to usher in the era of currency control on all Americans through CBDC? Just stepping closer to that time spoken of in Revelation 13 where all will be forced to take a mark – the mark of the beast – in order to buy and sell, not just here but worldwide. Coincidence? I think not. It is all part of the plan. Click here to read more: The Federal Reserve Just Made An Emergency Decision Which Will Fundamentally Change Banking In America Forever [the most important news, March 12 2023] / NOEM: Central Bank Digital Currency Paving the Way for Federal Control of Currency to Control People [Breitbart (with clip from Fox News – Tucker Carlson) by Jeff Poor, March 11 2023] /
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