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December 17, 2014
Hello Dear Friends,
In one of our latest articles Bradlee Dean asks, ‘how has Godlessness been going here in America.’ The answer is not pleasant.
The answer is everywhere to be seen in our nation. Schools are sliding into full apostasy with emphasis on sex, pop culture and then along comes common core.
TV, films and gaming are fully reprobate and distracting just about everyone who can turn on a set or charge up a handheld phone, pad or tablet.
Nothing reflects this better than the new commercial for Apple iPad. The song contains many anti-American sentiments but none more so than this line in the jingle.
“You better pledge your allegiance; you’re not the only one
Listen up forefathers; I’m not your son”
While unbelievers scoff at the idea that they could possibly be influenced or controlled by Satan, sometimes called the god of this world, the Bible is not so squeamish.
The scriptures tell us that anyone who takes up belief in Christ as their Savior and begins to obey his word is given power to become a son or daughter in the Kingdom of God.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (Jn 1: 12)
Conversely the bible also says that when a man or women reaches the age of accountability and can fully determine right from wrong, that after repeated calls to salvation are rejected they will be given over.
What exactly does that mean?
Sadly, that means they become sons and daughters of the devil. They become minions that are either indirectly used to further the kingdom of darkness or they become demon possessed and are agents of the evil. Technically, not merely figuratively, they become children of the devil.
They enter a state of reprobation in which they will do the devils bidding and will without so much as a clue that they are being controlled. They will toast and celebrate their rebellion as if it were the expression of their freedom and something they see as unique and part of their unusual proclivity to a new view, it is sort of an Obamic connection to “change” even if its true definition remains obscure from view. It is spiritual deception passing itself off as intelligent, avant-garde, hip and above all cool. It is death in disguise for both the deceived and anyone who follows along with them.
It is almost as if the gospel is hidden from their view. A veil, a dark cloud obscures their view from the peaceable gospel of eternal life. In fact, that is exactly what is happening, as sad as it may be.
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2Co 4: 3-4)
There is a remedy and it has not changed in over twenty centuries.
It requires humbling yourself and submission to Jesus Christ and his message. But considering the alternative it is a small price to pay.
Consider that Christ humbled himself to make this possible and you won’t think that your humility is so great a thing.
“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Php 2: 7-8)
The choice is always yours to make and the result is always the same.
“For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 14: 11)
Want to know exactly how to leave the world of rebellion behind and become a child of God? Look here!
God Bless You All
Rev Michael Bresciani
“He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6: 8)
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