Its the war of right against left. Or morals against corruption. Biblical Doctrine against reprobate depravity. Christianity against atheist worldly ideology. Or as the Lord puts it -- The sheep against the goats.
Where the Democrats stand is obviously firmly on the Left. Democrats are Satan's party. Liberalism and its accomplices are fighting to take over in all western nations.
Liberalism is an ideology which seeks to destroy all Biblical, Chtistian and traditional (right) moral standards.
It is fallen world and satanic diabolical and depraved sinners --Versus Christian Remnant. Fallen world with its heart of sin appears to hold the upper hand because of numerical size and numbers of Satan servants in community leadership.
In a way it always has been this way. But today Satan seems to have more influence in society than previously.
This was written by Luther at a time of great turmoil in Christianity. It serves to remind us in the current situation.
"A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing: Our helper He, amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work his woe; His craft and power are great, And armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, Our striving would be losing; Were not the right Man on our side, The Man of God's own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he; Lord Sabaoth is his name, From age to age the same, And He must win the battle.
And though this world, with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us. The Prince of Darkness grim,â€” We tremble not for him; His rage we can endure, For lo! His doom is sure,â€” One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly powersâ€” No thanks to themâ€”abideth; The Spirit and the gifts are ours Through him who with us sideth. Let goods and kindred go, This mortal life also: The body they may kill: God's truth abideth still, His kingdom is for ever." (Martin Luther)
Satan and his followers are becoming more and more confident and arrogant in their hostility and attacks on all things Christian and Biblical.
Signs of these dark and apostate times. But what does it mean? The churches are either disappearing or are false witness today. It would take an international revival to bring the nations back to where we were even 4 or 5 decades ago. Or is this the precursor to the big finish?
1Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 John 3:8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
"Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs on the market today. While it may have the impression of being a harmless, fun substance, it is still a drug that changes what goes on in the mind, sometimes with significant consequences. The long-term effects on the brain and body make marijuana a dangerous drug to a lot of people, leading to negative outcomes that donâ€™t show until years later."
It would be much more civilised if society did NOT encourage drugs and their adverse, possibly dangerous effects.
In recent times we have observed so called "refugees" flooding the western nations from Syria. Why?
First: Because a petty tyrant who has been allowed by the UN to carry out a war and ethnic cleansing of those who did not agree with his alternative muslim ideology.
Second: Because the Russians, (and the Chinese) would not allow the UN to sort this petty tyrant out and stop an unnecessary conflict.
The refugee problem is 99 per cent economical. What these "refugees" should be doing is trying to build a better society in their own country. That responsibility is also part of what the people of many nations in Africa and other such third world nations should be taking on their own shoulders and not dumping these problems on other countries.
Venezuela is a case in point at this time. Another (communist) petty tyrant has ruined the country even though they are rich with oil reserves. Millions have left the country to become quote "refugees". This should not become the burden of other people. What should happen is "remove" the petty tyrants.
The more that "refugee" status is established and believed the more that organised and democratic countries will be lumbered with economic migrants.
"The Scriptures make known a supernatural God. That may be a very trite remark, yet today it needs making. The â€śgodâ€ť which is believed in by many professing Christians is becoming more and more paganized. The prominent place which â€śsportâ€ť now has in the nationâ€™s life, the excessive love of pleasure, the abolition of home-life, the brazen immodesty of women, are so many symptoms of the same disease which brought about the downfall and death of the empires of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome. And the twentieth-century idea of God which is entertained by the majority of people in lands nominally â€śChristianâ€ť is rapidly approximating to the character ascribed to the gods of the ancients. In sharp contrast therewith, the God of Holy Writ is clothed with such perfections and vested with such attributes that no mere human intellect could possibly have invented them." (A W Pink)
Pink died in 1952. So this was his impression of people and some Christians Pre-1952.
I wonder what he would think of the churches today?
It does show how the moral and spiritual decline was just as ongoing and UNBiblical in the first part of the 20th century as it is today, as observed by Christians. Today a more influential Sodom and Gomorrah has taken charge of western morals.
""Millennials increasingly identify as â€śnonesâ€ť when asked about their religious affiliation, according to a 2017 Pew survey: They are atheist""
This generation is one which does not know God. Its happened before ....
Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. 11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: 12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers"
That must be why we have extensive murders of the unborn child - legalized by their politicians.
And extensive influence by Sodom and Gomorrah mindset.
SO - Jude: 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain,"
In an age when apostasy is rife and Sodom and Gomorrah are expanding their population we must expect further corruptions and perversions. Thus the murder of the unborn child is a direct attack upon God by this reprobate fallen world.
How long will God accept things as they are today?
The decline in size of the true Church is happening all around us. We are in the end times, that we know! Will HIS Wrath continue or will the final solution be called soon?
""Westminster MPs have been accused of putting "personal agendas ahead of the people" by voting overwhelmingly in favour of amendments to liberalise abortion and gay marriage laws in Northern Ireland""
No!! It's 'sodomite agenda'
The Westminster politicians are just a bunch of morally corrupt reprobates obedient to Satan.
There is no effective ethical administration in Britain.
Actually Douglas I think that the real culprit to blame for the success of the sodomite agenda is Satan - Not a few people who are deceived by sin and the evils of the flesh.
Question is, Why is this happening today to this current generation?
It's not just deviant sexual behaviour which is winning the reprobates and influencing politicians and churches. But sin itself the transgressions against God of an evil fallen world.
Christians are suffering trial and tribulations in a world which we do not belong to.
Churches are being defeated by the toxic deceptive Liberalism which is also working to destroy all authorities such as moral standards, law and order, government, knowledge and marriage. We also experience deceptions such as evolution and global warming. Even the education of children is suffering from Satan's deceits.
These are unique times we live in. Ultimately it leads to doubts about God, salvation and the Bible - Even in churches.
The Book of Judges speaks of a time when a generation came which - 'Did not know God' ....... We seem to be in the same place.
May the Lord have mercy on us during these dark apostate times. Amen!
God sent His Son Christ Jesus to save sinners. The method of salvation in Christ is the blood of Christ shed by the crucifixion of Christ.
This method by the grace of God actually "saves" - ALL the elect of God.
If this act "of God" saves one only - Then how could a million lives be saved by God?
Is there a different method which God would use for one - two - three or billions of people??
NO! There is one method of salvation in the Blood of Christ. Therefore if this method is accepted and used by God for 'one' - It is then the method to save *ALL* the elect who are called and chosen by God before the foundation of the world.
If you change the quantity saved - You still never ever change the method.
SO God Saves. God's decision and choice. Method "One Crucifixion" This saves everybody elected before the crucifixion - AND after the crucifixion.
Thus it is the application of God to the sinner which is important.
IF (R) IF God had decided to save everybody (Universalism) then the METHOD would still be the same. The Crucified Christ Jesus had the potential to save everybody - *ONLY* - IF God had used it that way.
But HE doesn't God saves ONLY the elect - by the death and blood of His Son Jesus.
Quote; "The gracious work of redemption also manifests God's sovereignty. He promises covenants, and works redemptive history. The Messiah is Himself "Mighty God" (Isaiah 9:6-7) "the Son of the most high" whose "kingdom will never end" (Luke 1:33). From the beginning of His public ministry to its end Jesus' message concerns "the Kingdom of God" (Mark 1:15; Acts 1:3; more than a 100 instances in the Synoptics). After the resurrection Christ claims "all authority in heaven and earth" (Matt 28:18) and the ascended Christ is exalted "far above all rule and authority, power and dominion" (Eph 1:19-21; Phil 2:9-11; 1Cor 15:24-28; Rev 5:9-14). Hence the earliest Christian confession was simply: "Jesus is Lord" (Rom 10:9).
The Gospel itself displays God's sovereignty; it is "the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" (Rom 1:16), and "to those whom God has called" Christ is "the power of God" (1Cor 1:24; cf Eph 1:18-22)." (Elwell Theol dictionary)
ladybug wrote: No Adriel, you believe Christ made it possible for ALL to be saved,
That's ridiculous LB. Your comment is a complete contradiction on my point about election.
If anybody is being Arminian - It is you. They are the ones who diminish God's attributes as you are doing. You are undermining and underestimating God of creation and divine Sovereign attributes.
Mk 14:36 All things are possible with God. Luk 1:37 Nothing impossible Isaiah 14:24 Divine power possible. These verses illustrate the incredibly immense potential with God. His act of creation itself should demonstrate this.
By restricting redemption you are actually applying your restrictions to God Himself.
God is infinite. God's infinite mercy and compassion is ONLY restricted by HIS infinite holiness, righteousness and justice. NB:- Ex 34:6,7. - Psalm 86:15, 89:14, 145:8,9.
Look at Noah's flood - The justice and punishment of Divine wisdom.