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“And All Nations that Forget God”

March 30, 2009

The trip to Chicago over the weekend wasn’t evangelistically motivated as my wife and I were taking time away for our anniversary. Nonetheless it was enlightening and I managed to leave tracts in such divers places as the Sears Tower sky deck, the parking facilities at Soldier Field and the Field Museum of Natural history. (Aren’t we a romantic couple. lol) The Field Museum is the place that caused a lot of pondering; specifically the series of exhibits in a section entitled “Our Evolving Earth.” This is a carefully assembled presentation that takes one ‘step by methodical step through the process of creation according to the proponents of evolution. It was cleverly scripted and presented in such a seamless format as to give a visitor the impression that this view of “how everything came to be” is without controversy. They make it appear so scientifically solid that there’s simply no room for dissention. And judging by the comments of those within earshot, the storyline was unanimously swallowed, hook, line, and sinker.

Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”  (WOW!)

While subjecting myself to the Field Museums falsehoods, I was praying, “Lord I know that what’s being told here is blatant error! Yet the picture appears ever so logical as they have carefully censored any evidence that would raise questions to this storyline.” Two realities have come to mind; one while in the museum observing this erroneous presentation, and one as I was typing the previous sentance. The one that just popped up, though not new, concerns the deceptions of the last days. The strong lies from the antichrist will appear to those that know not God to be every bit as seamless and unquestionable as the Field Museums version of the history of the earth. (I found it interesting that they had to employ the use of “six mass extinctions” to try and explain the cataclysmic results of a single global flood) But the first reality that came to mind during the journey through the exhibit is even more troubling.

I began to think of how the theory of evolution has been taught in our schools as though it’s fact for generations. Truly the enemy knows that the time to reach a person and steer them into a desired path is when they are young and impressionable. In this manner, many have gone about to place God out of  rememberance. Evolution is presented in such a manner as to silence any dissent and by this, the nations rush to put God out of their rememberance. Any who dare raise honest questions that challenge the validity of this theory are made to appear as silly and uninformed. When a group of people are “programmed” to a point where they evaluate everything based on a logical examination of what is seen and catagorically deny the existance of a spiritual realm, an incredible hardness sets in. This teaching has caused untold millions to pass through this life with no concern for their soul or to even consider that perhaps….just perhaps….there’s more to this story than a bunch of atoms reacting to an ambiguous “big bang.”

Last night, while in the hotel room, the following scriptures came to mind:

Matthew 19:14 “But Jesus said Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 18:6 “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

Matthew 23:15 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharissees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.”

Luke 11:52 “Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.”

In short, it’s a very dangerous thing to forget God and to lead others away from the truth. Over the weekend it became more clear as to how well orchestrated the efforts are to lead folks away from Jesus who is “the way, the truth, and the life.” There is no doubt in my mind that judgment looms over this land as we have categorically removed God from our institutions of learning and have created an entire generation that’s void of any biblical understanding. The ambassadors of error, with the full backing of our highly-esteemed institutions, compass sea and land to convince the unlearned that they are presenting enlightenment. Any who would seek to consider another way are immediately hindered in any way possible. Jesus stated that it’s more tolerable to be cast into the sea tied to a rock than to hinder a soul from coming to him. Another verse that’s commonly known:

Matthew 12:30 “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”

Only the Lord knows how many souls are in hell at this moment because they had been convinced that there was no God and that everything observable came about because of a big bang. I still recall the man in California a while back who brought a law suit against a school district because of his son was being subjected to that which was contrary to his own beliefs. (I’m using ambiguous language because while I remember the controversy taking place due to the intensive media coverage, I cannot remember the specific details) It was astonishing that this man was so convinced of his ways that he had no regard for the eternal soul of his own son.

What I saw this weekend at the museum was not a surprise, but it did provide a hint as to how embedded this teaching is. They profess themselves to be wise and to “have it all figured out. ” For this reason, they consider it their duty to enlighten as many as possible about “the origin of all that is.”  To, in their view, “shatter the old fashioned enslavements of religious intolerance and usher in a new age of understanding.” The first two chapters of I Corinthians have a lot to say about the wisdom of this world and those who profess themselves to be wise while disregarding the Creator. So while it’s astonishing to see the incredible deceptions of the day, we know from scripture to expect this.

I Timothy 6:20-21 “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. grace be with thee. Amen.”

We are in very deceptive times and the battle for the souls of men transpires in every venue. How imperative it is for us to hold fast the profession of our faith steadfast unto the end. Revelation 12:11 is a verse to commit to memory because it tells how to overcome this present world. The time is quickly approaching when we will have to maintain the testimony of Jesus Christ while all of the scientific evidence points to another conclusion and the worlds “laws of loving tolerance” categorize the truth as “hate speech.”  We’ll have to stand by faith alone. I fear that the sheer magnitude of this is greatly misunderstood by all of us. Please check out the following link from Jeralds site:

OFFER OF THE KINGDOM RADICALLY SURRENDERED

Few saints ever really ponder the cost of being a true disciple of Jesus Christ. To place him in absolute first place in our lives with no reservations. This post, along with all of Jeralds posts, will cause the reader to examine their lives and seek a closer relationship with Jesus. We all need this. I wish to all a blessed day in Jesus.

Psalm 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget God.”
Matthew 12:36-37  “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
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6 comments

  1. Hi Timbob,

    As I read this post, I thought of a quote I heard a long time ago, which at the time was more confirmation to me that I was doing the right thing in homeschooling my children.

    “I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.” Martin Luther

    It’s amazing how much things have declined morally in the public school system. When I was in highschool, it was “normal” to see guys and girls necking in the hallways. Now it’s not considered abnormal to see girls and girls or guys and guys engaging in this behavoir. It makes me feel sick to think about it. There is a lot of pressure too on those who would choose to go against the grain. Anyone who would dare question evolution in a science class is made to look like an absolute geek.

    Our nation in general, has turned away from God, but there are still those out there that are hungry for Him. Those are the ones that I want to reach.

    May you have a wonderful day in the Lord.

    Carol


  2. Hi Timbob!

    Carol, I too believe that it is the children who are targeted first, and that when

    “the worlds “laws of loving tolerance” categorize the truth as “hate speech.” We’ll have to stand by faith alone

    is more than most christians comprehend. Christians with children in the public school system seem to do little to counter the brainwashing going on; a sunday school lesson once a week, will not undo the damage. Truly christians must step up and not only live what they believe, but also teach the next generation.

    We, in Australia, are witnessing the same national eviction of God in our society. Even the nationally recognized as “christian” holidays, christmas and easter, are no longer taught as being associated to God.

    Thank you for sharing the extent of the problem…it truly illustrates and confirms the lateness of the hour.


  3. What you saw in Chicago was a well crafted lie. It’s a lie that is supported by many well educated and well intentioned people but it’s still a lie.
    Focus on The Family has done a masterful job of refuting this lie with their program called The Truth Project. Check it our here = http://www.thetruthproject.org/
    If your church has not hosted this program, talk to your pastor and see if you can make it available to your congregation. It’s worth it.

    Blessings…


  4. Hi Carol. Although it wasn’t surprising to see such a display, I found myself thinking about how this very lie is promoted in almost every school, every institution of higher learning, in almost every media outlet, and what have you. Our society has gone after this lie and is turning away millions of eternal souls away from the truth that can make them free.

    Suddenly I could see the judgment on this land in a way that I hadn’t seen before. All of the souls who are being “enlightened” (their term for it, not mine) to the wonders of science falsely so called. And not only in this country; across the world this is going on. The hour is so late as this world is running the prophetic course mentioned in scripture. Those who reject the truth will believe a lie and the whole world will be seduced by flatteries accompanied by supernatural sideshows.

    May we all hold fast the profession of our faith in Jesus who has made us free and before whom every knee shall bow.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day in Jesus


  5. Hi five peas. You hit on a topic that I’ve fallen short on as well. My kids are in public school and I’ve not done enough to straighten out the lies. I often feel like I’m an army of one in this task as I have no support at home concerning these issues. Yet the truth of Gods word will never return void.

    When we begin to fathom the scope of the battle and the complexities, it’s almost overwhelming. The enemy is continuously engaged in an all out assault on the truth from every angle possible. It reveals the truth that we must abide close to the Lord and be always ready to speak the words of truth.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. There’s so much to consider on this topic as it is an intregal component in the last days deceptions that needs to be addressed. Blessings always in Jesus name.


  6. Hi Jerald. Thanks for the link to the information on this subject. The lies from the enemy are presented in such well-orchestrated fashion that they appear seamless to one who dismisses the biblical account of creation. I should set up a special page for links such as this.

    What astonished me about the presentation at the Field Museum was the intricate detail given to the storyline. A storyline that is 100% false. And later on, as mentioned in the post, I saw just how the lies of the antichrist will be presented. It will be a seamless and methodical debut and will seem to champion the lies already embraced by many today. This trip was very eye-opening.

    Thanks again for the link. Have a blessed day in Jesus.



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