Tuesday, December 6, 2022
So, I am asking you how is this world in trouble? I know you have an opinion because all of us have an opinion regarding this subject. We all see the messes all around the world, but to most, the only one that truly matters to us personally is the one that affects us and our families first. Even if we want to help the world with all of its problems shouldn’t we help our own country first?
There are so many issues going on but here are a few: economic system, education system, government insanity, people’s personal finances, welfare, homelessness, so-called privilege, morality, religion, hate, racism, drugs, borders, national security, riots, stealing, letting criminals out of jail and prison, abortions, woke crap, no patriotism, ungodly morality, bullying, terrorism, intimidation, no respect for others views, crime, crooked politicians, lying media, brainwashing of our children and others, closing the very things in America that would help its citizens, taxes, gas costs, food costs, medical costs, immigration/lack of enforcing laws, justice and lack of justice, unfairness in our government, government agencies corrupt, lying, and I know I said government, but the lies within it is so bad and so evil… and the list goes on and on. Any of these bother you? We grew up, especially if older, in a fairly sane country where laws meant something on both sides, but now there seem to be no laws, no justice, no love, and what gets fed is evil and it is worse and will get worse and worse…how do I know this? The God of heaven told us in the bible that it would before the end.
“What’s wrong in America and the rest of the world?” Insanity has set in all around the world in every tribe, tongue, and nation. First think back to when you were a teenager…if you were asked about the state of America what would your answer be? Be truthful! Now ask yourself how you feel about what is going on in America today, and around the world. As I said, we all have an opinion on what is going on, why it is going on, who is causing it to go on, and what can be done if we had any kind of honest good people in office that really wanted to fix America. But now ask yourself this question: What’s wrong with the world again, but make sure you don’t leave out the person you’re most predisposed to leave out—yourself. Why do most people leave themselves out of this equation? Because they don’t ever want to believe that they have a part in the destruction of their own country and all that is going on in it.
What is wrong with America and the world? SIN!!!
Romans 1:18-32 NLT
18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.
19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.
20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.
22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.
23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies.
25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.
26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.
27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.
28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.
29 Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.
30 They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents.
31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy.
32 They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
Yes the world is big trouble! We, as humans, are the problem and for most they don’t see it, nor do they want to see that they are the problem. After all to acknowledge they are would mean they would have to admit it and to fix it they would have to stop the evil they are doing.
Now, think on this: The underlying problem that all mankind faces is the wrath of God against the sinful man. All our sin, from the greatest to the smallest, is in direct conflict to the God. His righteous reaction to our sin is a divine wrath. This isn’t a peaceful, impersonal, mechanical response. No, this is the effective, righteous, personal wrath of God against sin. This is the wrath that the unbelieving world is under. Did you see that…the unbelieving world???
If you are really honest with yourself you can see that politicians are some of the worst sinners out there. Oh, they might start out believing they can help, but somewhere along the line the pressure gets to them, the money gets to them, the deals get to them, the corruption begins and they are no longer for the very people they claimed to represent. They fill their pockets with money, play games with our money, and declare they know what is best for us. They don’t. The only one I can truly ever trust is God Almighty. I am not lumping all politicians as bad because some have been good and tried to fix things and I thank those few for that.
I hate that (yeah, my opinion coming out here) people are corrupt, lie to me and my family…and your family, and they take from us to give to people who are illegal, people who won’t work, people who are corrupt…and they want us to believe they are here for us and our interest. They are not!
There is a big difference between the world’s ways and Christianity and Judaism. They, the establishment, want to make us out the bad guys at every opportunity. They don’t want God in anything but they diligently put down what we believe. Just whom do you think is behind their hatred? The devil! The devil hates Christians and Jews and does everything he can to destroy us and our beliefs and way of life. Funny (not) how evil people are now okay with crime, greed, abuse, kids having sex, transgenders, gays, woke community, violence, stealing, burning down cities, beating people up, to call people whatever they want to think they are, men having babies (what a joke), babies in the womb have no protection now, and people sleep around…get pregnant and think abortions are okay after all they say it is their body (not) your body is yours, but that precious baby that is their own body. If you don’t want to get pregnant….stop having sex!
I’m sure that just offended people…okay. So it offended you if you are offended. Your ways, if you are one of those people, offends me too, but so what? WE both have our opinions but I choose to go by what the creator God says and not mankind. Mankind leads people away from God and I never want to be away from God. So, yes, I choose God over anyone and everyone on this earth no matter who they are or how much I love them.
Crime, greed, hatred, evil, abuse, drugs are rampant, sex is exploited and being shown to our precious kids. Don’t you understand that is evil in the sight of God? Evil hurts people, lies hurt people, corruption hurts people, and all the rest as well. People don’t mind offending me or you…but they better think about not offending God by what they do…for is the one who will ultimately judge them for their evil. The thing is sin does hurt others but our problem even more is we are hurting God by continuing to sin. We offend Him.
Look around: Those in leadership positions especially don’t want the truth in any part of their life, their work, and they surely don’t want you to know the truth. They do all they can to take away your rights and give to others who just don’t do a thing to make their life better. They suppress the truth at every turn trying to make people believe you are the problem because you don’t believe their lies. They constantly suppress the truth, twist the truth, and say it so much they get people to believe their out-and-out lies.
They want sin to work for them and to take truth from you. They go after companies who won’t comply with their lies. They destroy people’s lives, their livelihood, and swear it is the other guy doing the deception. It isn’t always that people sin because they don’t know better, some of it is because they have been programed to sin. People also ignore God and what He wants because they actually like sinning. Because they like not only all the freebees to themselves which they didn’t earn, but they don’t care that we foot the bill for their stuff, and in fact many of them expect us to give up and take away from our own families.
God has communicated to us his invisible qualities. There is not a blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice in our knowledge of God. Think on that a moment! God’s world was perfect and beautiful and it was created for us, His children, but the devil and all his cohorts and that includes the evil people in many leadership positions as well. They get richer and we get more poor and they don’t care if they destroy your way of life as long as theirs grows bigger and they become more powerful. God painted this world perfect and man took a brush and threw evil on it.
How much sin is wired into your life? Do you really want to stay in this state? You don’t have to. People don’t want God because they don’t want to believe the truth that one day they will be judged for their sins, and they don’t want to believe this all powerful God would put them in hell for their sins…but what they don’t understand it is themselves that send them to hell. They didn’t want Jesus as their Lord and He is the requirement for getting into heaven no matter what anyone tells you.
The church and the corruption that spread into it. Ever since the church began there has been evil ones sneaking into the church to cause havoc. A little lie here, a little lie there and pretty soon that church is corrupt. Any church that teaches that God is okay with sin now…is lying to you. God doesn’t change. Sin will still be sin no matter how much you or the church tries to spin it, change laws to make it okay. Our courts and laws won’t matter a hill of beans when you stand before God. Now is the time you can change and go back to doing right. Don’t die in the state of sin for you can’t change one thing one second after death. Why is God full of wrath towards sinners? Because every sin we do is a is a denial of who God is.
What and who do you worship? Apart from a right understanding of God, there can be no right thinking, no right feeling, no right being, and no right living. People nowadays worship just about everything out there. What about movie starts, sinners, athletes, music, drugs, alcohol, sex, men and women in certain positions, even evil groups of people. People worship what they should not worship and turn their back on who they should worship….God! They worship created things and not the creator and many wonder why the world has gone like it has. Do you personally worship the created things, rather than our Creator. When we apportion our time, and our attention, and our ambitions towards worldly things, rather than God, that’s idolatry. Stop worshiping people, things, and stuff, and start worshipping the God of all creation. All of us were made to worship God Almighty, but having turned away from God, we look for gods elsewhere. Those things you choose to worship will never get you into heaven. Funny isn’t it (not) how people turn people, things, stuff, places, objects into idolatry? People give created things the place of God in their life.
The world loves to sin, and many believe that sin is fun. The thing is there is a time of consequences going to take place. God is going to give people who are sinning over to their sin. This is not a good thing people. Just look around at the sin in just our own country right now and what others are being forced to put up with. These people think their sin is okay because the government says it is, but the government is not God and sin is sin no matter who declares it to be okay now. Now think about this: The world is already to a much lesser degree than hell will be for sure…the wrath of God for their sins and the fact they won’t confess or repent of them, and definitely that they don’t want Jesus as their Lord and Savior. They might believe that all is good and that the government is behind their sin, but to all who won’t stop the very sins that keep them separated from God will, in some form, pay for their sins they choose to go on with.
Example story: I know of a really nice young man who was raised in church, his uncle was a pastor, his grandparents were as well. But he is gay, and some think transgender as well. He believes God is okay with his sins, and in fact, is going to a church that tells him it is okay, and taking classes for ministry. Whoa! He believes the lies he is being told and it breaks my heart. I don’t know what his relatives tell him, the church tells him, the people tells him, but he wants to believe the lies so he can continue living in sin. A church that tells him this is okay is not a church God is in. He is deceived but because to him this is okay, he doesn’t believe he needs to change. After all, he is going to a church now that accepts him and tells him Jesus is okay with his sin. This wrath is a terrifying thing that this person and so many others just don’t want to believe. God created this earth and people and gave them the way in which they should go. He also gave them choice. They can choose right or they can choose wrong. To this young man and so many other people they have been given over to do these things and God has allowed them to be enslaved and exploited by the foreign gods and powers that they so love. That’s what’s going on here, God is handing humanity over to the captivity they have chosen for themselves. Oh people, wake up. Pray and repent. God doesn’t want you to go to hell one day, but He will allow you to if you don’t make things right with Him.
As God gives people over to their sin that they are doing and chose…also what is going on is the God has been holding back judgment for a season, and allowing you to change. Don’t push this off any longer. People might not understand your change back to God but you would definitely be on the side of God and good for your life. Instead people are hanging on and believing the deceptions and they love the sin they are living, but just don’t get it…at some point destruction will come. People are told that we must accept their sins as being okay or we are the problem…no…the problem is they don’t have God in their life, they love the sins they are doing and although they want to force us to believe their lies and their way of life…we can’t. It is believe their lies or believe God. As for me, I choose to believe God no matter what they do to be for believing the truth.
Some of the most debated statements here, are Paul’s words about homosexuality in verses 26-27. This is a problematic topic in our culture today, people just want us to go along with the sins…but read on. First, homosexuality is against God’s natural design. Some people have construed the criticism and judgment here as being against those who would practice homosexuality against their natural heterosexual orientation. God created mankind in a specific way, with rules for the way one needs to live. Why? Because somethings are not good for us, not natural, and just evil in the sight of God. Our God is a God of order.
Okay, to those who just said something like this, “But God made me this way!” that’s not totally correct. Yes, there is a perception in which this inclination might reside deep in your being, but that’s a result of the corruption of our bodies because of sin. God made people in his image, male and female, and this is his good design. Homosexuality is against God’s natural design. Homosexuality is wrong in the sight of the creator and no law to change it on earth changes it with God.
That being said idolatry is a root issue of our sins. What do I mean here? No matter what sin you are doing, no matter what you want to call it to justify it, if you stay living in what God calls sin them you have exchanged God for what you call idols. You might go to church, you might call Jesus your Lord and Savior, but if you are living a life of what God calls sin then you are living a life of idolatry. You exchanged God for sin in your life and made it more important than God. Consequently, what we need first and primary is not to repair our chaotic and messy life regarding sexuality or any other sins we choose to do, but to return to a right worship of God.
God created marriage. God did it. Marriage between a man and a woman is a great thing in the sight of God. It is to be a covenant between the man and woman, and since God created it…God is always in the marriage. Marriage should be a joyous occasion between a man and a woman. God did not approve ever of a marriage between man and man, or woman and woman, or ever say that just because one wants to say that now a man can have a baby it is okay. Man can’t have a baby. Man’s DNA is mans, and woman’s DNA is woman’s. Man might learn how to add to a body, or subtract from a body…but no one can top God! God’s way is bringing a male and female together to have a personal relationship with each other, care for each other, share with each other, depend on each other, and grow old with each other.
Well, from the collection of sins listed just in verses 29 to 31, it’s evident that God’s handing people over to sin is not limited to our sexual disordering, but it permeates every area of our lives, from relationships, to our words, to our hearts, to our actions. This is not about any one person, or any one sin going on. This is what distinguishes collapsed human society. We are all part of this fallen world we are living in right now. We mess up and do the dumbest of things. Looking at this list you might be think, This is not me! Well, think again. We all have sinned and if you say not you…you are sinning because God says all have sinned and God never lies. So you say, “I’m not a murderer, I’m not evil.” Well, maybe there are some sins you have not done…but have you ever lied? Have you ever gossiped? Have you ever disobeyed your parents? Have you cheated? Have you said mena things that hurt others? Have you gone places you know God doesn’t approve of you going? There are over 600+ sins listed in the Bible. If you are honest…how many of them have you done? So, yes, you are a sinner. These are real evils and they incur the wrath of God until you confess/repent, and get your life right with God. I would venture to say that you really have no clue how many times in your life you have sinned. No, you don’t so just be honest here.
What about what you call little sin and big sin in your life. You see, we try to justify our own sins, but we blame others for theirs for in our mind they did way worse than we might have done. In whose viewpoint? I don’t care who you are it is God that will deal with the sins in our life that go unrepented of. Is lying as bad as stealing to you? Is rape and murder worse to you as gossiping? Your view of sins is like making a list and you defining which is worse. God called a lot of things sin didn’t He? So whose opinion matters most? Yours or God’s? I know you are going to say that gossiping isn’t bad…at least not as bad as another sin, but sin is sin and sin unrepented of will keep you out of heaven no matter what you think.
Don’t we as humans make up our own categories of sin like this is bad, but this is way worse? Of course we do. We think if we stay away from this “horrible” thing in our mind that we are somehow okay, but the little sins in our eyes we are somehow okay with. Again, it is not our opinion that keeps us out of heaven it is sin and it is sin we have not repented of.
We all understand that murder is horrific and people need punished for it. In fact, most of us would think they deserve worse that they did to whoever they did it to. We made categories in our mind as to what should or should not happen. We don’t deny there is evil in this world and the evil ones need punished. But do we really ever think how God determines what sins determine which punishment. Now, people can get away with a lot with people, but you won’t get away with it with God. God sees it all and in His timing either here on earth or the afterlife…it will be dealt with. Sure better to take care of business here while you can for one second after death there is no fixing anything.
God has not misunderstood you so get over that one!!! God knows your heart, your intentions, and He is trying to get you to change. But you have the right to go to hell if that is what you want. Could it be that you have been living under this terrible conspiracy, this suppression of the truth?
What we need to take away from this lesson is the appalling awareness that we belong to a world that has horribly gone wrong, that has disobediently turned its back on the Creator in all manner of evil, and is now under the just and righteous condemnation of God. The world is in serious trouble.
We live in a world of unbelief for the God of creation, what He wants, and what we are to do or not do. We rather make up our own rules and/or let others make them up for us. I don’t have to ever judge anyone. You do what you do and God knows about it. However, I do have the responsibility to tell others what God says. I can’t make anyone believe, anyone listen, or anyone change. I can only tell you what the Bible says and it is up to you to deal with it. However, God will help you when you are serious about changing something in your life.
How many people think God has favorites? He doesn’t. However, I will use an example here. I have kids and I dearly love each one equally. But………they are different people, different likes and dislikes, different temperaments. Some are easier to get along with than others, but it never means I don’t equally love them. Some listened while others rather rebelled growing up. Does that make me love them less? NO! I pray for them and want the very best for all of them, but sometimes as a parent…you have to let them learn the lessons of life. Sometimes their own misdeeds had consequences they had to face and even if they never knew that hurt me too. No one wants their child to hurt but sometimes we allow them to learn the lessons of life to protect them further down the road of life.
We have a wonderful God and He has allowed many things in this life for each of us that we really deserved to be zapped for. But…….The fact that you’re alive and breathing today shows He cared enough to give you time to fix things with Him. But when Judgment Day comes in heaven and you stand before God there will be no favors given. There will be no bribes accepted. There will be no attorneys there, no appeals, no get out of jail early….if you are not right with God then you will be placed into hell and no one did it to you but you. You will stand before God and you will remember exactly what you did to get you to the place you will be. You will also know how many times you had an opportunity to accept Jesus and to change and rejected Him.
I have been a sinner, and truthfully…even though I hate sin and don’t want to sin, I know that at times I have sinned by thought, word, or deed. I, however, know that when I realize I did this I must go to God and make things right with Him. I don’t want one moment to out of His presence. So I will confess, repent, and ask Him to help me. I am so thankful that God has forgiven me so many times, has saved me, and turned my life around. Ultimately the only thing that will matter on Judgment Day is whether you and I have obeyed what God has commanded in his Word.
How many people want to put down those who go to church. Some say we are hypocrites, but the fact is we have all sinned. We go to church as someone goes to the doctor to get help. Yes, we have sinned, but we want to get better. We go to church to be with God, of course…but also so we can share our life with other Christians as well. We need each other and can pray for one another, and help each other along the way.
Lastly…I pray for you. I don’t know most of you personally, but I want you on the right path with God. I want you in heaven. You are worth praying for. I can’t accept Jesus for you that is between you and God. God doesn’t want you lost and to spend eternity in hell. He is offering you heaven but you have to accept His precious gift. Please…don’t push God away ever again if you are not a Christian. And if you call yourself a Christian and go on sinning (deliberately) stop it.
Now, may our precious and wonderful Lord bless you, protect you, give you His peace, help you in whatever way He thinks you need it, but your part is to do what He wants you to do. May he heal your body or your loved ones, help you with finances so you can pay your bills.
God bless you