Sunday, July 31, 2016

A MATTER OF FAITH:


It does not seem to matter how much foolishness goes on in this world it is business as usual for most Christians. The words of  Matthew 24:4-20 (see below) do not seem to influence the decisions made in their life.
Jesus warned of wars and rumors of wars as well as nations against nations. Once upon a time the United States of America seemed to be isolated from what was going on in other countries, disregarding Pearl Harbor, but then September 11 happened. The recent events in the USA have pointed out how nations are against nations as well as rumors of wars.
Some Christians attend church weekly and continue life as if all they have to worry about is getting to work on time. People are more  loyal to their denomination, their political affiliation and their social groups than their faith in Scripture. God said “My people perish” (Hosea 4:6), though it is true we are all perishing God’s children do not have to. The New King James version uses the term destroyed, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Without paying attention to what is going on in the world and studying God’s word Christians are headed in the same direction as those who are in the world.

Christians who do not believe in heaven and hell. There are those who attend church regularly that do not believe God’s Word is applicable to today. People do not believe we are at the ending of time. Like in the days of Noah, there are signs that something big is going to happen; Jesus said these signs were the beginning. Many Christians behave as if they do not believe.

And that is the world according to NETTIE xxx Short Stories and essays and other ramblings by Marsha L F Randolph; All rights reserved do not use without the permission of the author Marsha L F Randolph

Matthew 24:4-20 (KJV)
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

The Great Tribulation
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’[c] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.