We live in amazing times. For centuries, faithful Christians have studied God’s Word and marveled at what was foretold about the very days WE are living in right now. It must have been hard to believe the depths of depravity, the wickedness and evil that was to come upon the world as the Earth drew closer to that glorious day of the Lord’s return. Certainly history is filled with examples of evil so horrific one would think things could never get any worse. Those who walked with Christ and watched Him ascend into heaven must have wondered too, WHEN their Lord would return to them, as He promised; even as they were persecuted, jailed, beaten, tortured and murdered in the most unimaginable ways. Surely things could get no worse.
But they have. Though none of us know the day or the hour, as we see all that has come upon the earth, and just how QUICKLY our culture has devolved to the darkest of depravities — even exponentially moreso just over the past few years, SURELY our redemption draweth nigh.
Paul, guided by the Holy Spirit, instructed Timothy of what these days would be like. He wrote: “Now the Spirit EXPRESSLY SAYS that in the latter days, some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, SPEAKING LIES in hypocrisy, having their own consciences seared as with a hot iron.”
Of course, Romans 1 reminds us that ALL MANKIND is without excuse, even those who claim to not believe in God. Because in His mercy, our Creator has made Himself known to ALL — even the haters. “For the wrath of God is revealed form heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness. BECAUSE THAT WHICH MAY BE KNOWN OF GOD IS MANIFEST IN THEM, FOR GOD HAS SHOWN IT TO THEM!”
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Yes, friends, God has even made Himself known to those who hate Him. I often wonder, if atheists don’t believe there IS a God, why, then, do they HATE Him SO MUCH? It’s because they KNOW, folks. They know. They’re just too prideful, too arrogant, too selfish and self-centered to bow to His authority, His love, mercy and wisdom. They love the darkness and the evil and unbridled lust and want the “freedom” to do as they choose. If they were to allow their minds to admit God is really there, I dare say they would go stark, raving mad because of the HUGE, HEAVY BURDEN OF GUILT… that dark, black cloud of guiltiness they live under every day of their lives. And so they HAVE, indeed, gone stark, raving mad. This is why they fight Him — and all who love Him. They rage and rebel and continue on in their evil lifestyles. But make no mistake: they KNOW. Yes, they KNOW. And that knowledge only serves to fuel their rage as they drift deeper into pure evil and insantiy.
Paul goes on in Romans 1: “For the invisibile things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; even His eternal power and Godhead, SO THAT THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE.”
This is one of the saddest chapters in all of Scripture. Maybe because it clearly describes what our world has come to in our day. Though our Lord was merciful and gracious to all, waiting with His arms wide open to receive all who would humbly repent and turn to Him, they chose instead, the darkness and death of the enemy of our souls. We are seeing that today, folks, and there are consequences. Verse 21: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him NOT as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Have you ever tried to have a logical conversation with a God-hater? It is impossible. They cannot comprehend what you’re saying. Why? Because they have become VAIN in their IMAGINATIONS, and their foolish hearts are darkened. It’s not so much that they don’t WANT to understand. It’s that they have been “given over,” by God Himself. Their foolish hearts are darkened. They CAN’T understand. All they can do is rage, curse and swear.
They think themselves wise, but have actually become fools. God gives them over to uncleanness, the lusts of their own hearts, and the natural progression of that is the degradation of their own bodies. They change the truth of God into a lie. And finally, God gives them over to vile affections; women with women, men with men, reaping the horrible sicknesses and diseases associated with unnatural, vile sexual relations. God gives them over to reprobate minds, and they become FILLED with ALL unrighteousness.
Stop for a moment and consider: If those who have rejected God have been GIVEN OVER to reprobate minds and are FILLED with ALL unrighteousness (as the Word clearly states), how much room does that leave within them for anything “good?” The answer is NONE. Because they are FILLED with ALL unrighteousness. “FILLED” means FILLED! And “ALL,” friends, means ALL. There is no room left for anything good, holy or righteous. Only pure evil. Consumed with fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, and deceit. Their hatred of God only grows stronger. Then they become PRIDEFUL, even going so far as to INVENT even more evil things out of the vanity of their own imaginations.
And so they are without understanding, without natural affection. Not only do they have no natural affection for Holy Matrimony, but today they do not even have natural affection for their own babies and children. The love of MANY has grown cold.. In their maliciousness and hatred for God, they even have the audacity to spit in His face, shake their fists in rage, and host enormous parades that celebrate ‘PRIDE’ — yes, not only engaging in unbelievable abominations, but even going so far as to celebrate such evil wickedness in front of God and the whole world, PRIDEFULLY.
What could possibly be worse? Today in America and around the world, we kill our own babies and children, we defile our own bodies in sexual perversion, causing us to reap sickness, disease and death. You would think that would be a “wake up call” to us, but NO. Because THEN we go out and dance and party and CELEBRATE ALL OF THIS with PRIDE. And today, the consciences of MOST have become so seared, the minds of MOST have become so reprobate that now even those who do NOT engage in all these abominations themselves not only approve of all these things, they celebrate pridefully along with those who do.
Back to Paul’s letter to Timothy. He speaks of those who give heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, SPEAKING LIES in hypocrisy, having their own consciences seared as with a hot iron… has anyone else noticed that the very ones who engage in and celebrate and promote acts of sexual depravity and abomination are the SAME ones who go out of their way to dig up dirt and point fingers of accusation at anyone who opposes their agenda or represents God? If, in their minds, they believe that sexual perversion should be normalized, then why do they even CARE if a politician — ANY politician — had an illicit affair sometime in his past?
These prideful God-haters are also the first ones to point fingers at pedophile priests. But if pedophilia is actually a GOOD thing, as many of them would like us to believe — (and make no mistake, the LGBTQ crowd IS indeed now pushing for the normalization of pedophilia) — but if child rape is so “wonderful,” in their minds, why do they even care about the scandal in the Roman Catholic church? Talk about speaking lies in hypocrisy! Talk about doctrines of demons!
Yes, it IS INDEED horrific when a so-called “minister of God” abuses a child in any way. In my opinion, there is no punishment fitting enough for anyone who harms a child. Jesus said it would be better for them to have a millstone tied around their neck and be cast into the deepest part of the sea. Yet today, MOST so-called “ministers of God” in our Institutional Churches — and yes I’m talking about ALL Institutional churches — mainline denominations and every color and shade of protestant as well — couldn’t care LESS about the murder of God’s most precious creations: those tiny babies who are murdered in their mothers’ wombs. And let’s be clear here. This is not a quick and painless death these babies suffer. DOGS are “put down” more humanely than babies are killed in abortions… While God Himself is lovingly, tenderly, and carefully knitting these little ones together in their mothers’ wombs, the abortionist comes along and (for a HEFTY FEE), either burns the baby to death with chemicals or rips them limb from limb, or stabs a knife in the back of their head and then uses a vacuum to suck out their brains.
I am sorry to be so graphic here. But I cannot understand WHY IT IS that Christian so-called “Pastors” simply cannot be bothered to care about this, much less lift a FINGER to do anything about it… not even speak on the topic from the pulpit, for fear of offending a paying pew-sitter.
I will NOT be as graphic when it comes to sodomy. You can figure that out for yourself. But there is nothing to be PROUD of when it comes to male-on-male sex. You can dress up in rainbow colors and dance and celebrate as much as you want. But when you get down to the reality of the thing, you’re talking about sodomy. And I cannot understand WHY IT IS that Christian so-called “Pastors” simply cannot be bothered to care about this, much less lift a FINGER to do anything about it… not even speak on the topic from the pulpit, for fear of offending a paying pew-sitter.
Our world has devolved into utter debauchery. There was a time, not very long ago, when what we are seeing today would be unthinkable. Yet God’s Word predicted it long ago. There was a time, not so long ago, when God’s CHURCH served as a restraining influence against all this. But not anymore. The so-called “church” has been neutered by political correctness and a desire to please men more than God.
Second Thessalonians reminds us that the Day of the Lord will NOT come until the great “falling away” comes first. I submit to you that THAT day is here NOW. The ravening wolves like Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, and Rob Bell pale in comparison to what we are seeing right now, all across the broad spectrum of Christendom. As evidence, I point to the many so-called “Christian churches” that now ordain practicing lesbians and homosexual men as “pastors.” They not only approve of so-called “same sex marriage,” they even perform the ceremonies and celebrate with them in their so-called “churches.”
The Christian pastors in America that will speak out against sodomy and abortion — or even teach the simple truths about these things from the Word of God — are less than 1%. To say nothing of leading their flocks out of their four walls to be salt and light and fight the evil. Every day now, we see more news stories about the apostasy taking place in nearly EVERY denomination. It’s no longer just the ELCA, the United Methodists, the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church USA. The great falling away is in full swing, and MOST denominations are on the broad road to hell.
And so it’s time now for the TRUE Church to ARISE! And I believe that that TOO, is starting to take place. TRUE Christians are coming out of the “whoredom” of modern day “churchianity.” They are no longer content with the vain, powerless form of religion practiced in most of the “stained glass fortresses” in every town. They are exiting in droves, leaving only the tares and goats still inside. A powerful work of the Holy Spirit is taking place, as the hearts of God’s true Remnant Believers are awakened. They can no longer tolerate the nonsense. They yearn for something more, something real. Their hearts cry out for God, and God is calling them OUT to be His witnesses!
And in such a time as this, these Remnant Believers are gathering together — October 17th through the 20th for an event called “CHURCH ARISE – OPERATION SAVE WISCONSIN.” This is a cooperative effort of four ministries: Wisconsin Christian News, Operation Save America, the Salt and Light Brigade and Missionaries to the Preborn. Four ministries, two cities, four days. We begin Wednesday evening at 6 pm in Marshfield, Wisconsin. We will have incredible speakers to inform, educate and challenge you to rise up as true soliders of the cross and push back the forces of darkness enveloping our world.
But this is not just all talk and no action. We will also be taking to the streets to hand-deliver packages to thousands of homes. Packages containing an abundance of powerful information, designed to wake the people from their slumber and give THEM an action plan as well as a choice: to stand for God and righteousness, or to take the dark side. On Friday we will move to Milwaukee, where we will once again go to the very gates of hell and do our best to rescue babies from slaughter at a local killing center. We will have rallies and speakers every evening, and action every day.
Will you join us? You will meet Christians from all over America and you’ll find true fellowship with like-minded believers, make life-long friendships, and most importantly of all, you will be making a REAL DIFFERENCE as you learn to minister to the lost and perishing while serving your King as He has commanded us all to do. Call me for more information. But do it TODAY. Time is short. The harvest in the field is great, but the workers are few.
Audio CDs and transcripts of this message are available when you call me at (715) 486-8066 or email Rob@WisconsinChristianNews.com. Ask for message number 236.
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