Over the next few weeks I will be writing about a variety of topics that have been in the news that continue to cause a significant amount of confusion because, in my opinion, news providers are not able to compartmentalise these issues correctly. The subjects are as follows:
I have read over 100 books in the past five years on Christianity and faith, both fiction and non-fiction from a variety of authors and I can say that I'm the most excited (and apprehensive at the same time) as I have ever been in my life.
I have followed, read, listened and watched what people in the Christian faith have been saying and to my astonishment, it is all lining up with what the Bible describes as End Times.
The Bible says that people who we trust will mislead us (Matt 24:11, Col 2:8). It also says that anyone adding or removing what is written in the Bible will wither have their named removed from the Book of Life or will have all the plagues mentioned in the Bible befall them! (Rev 22:18)
In the book of Revelation 3:16, Jesus says to John that he will vomit out the lukewarm church. And here we have the Church of England including the defender of the Faith, Prince Charles along with David Cameron and Rev Carey all seemingly preparing for one faith church where anything goes.
However, before continuing it is vitally important to establish the following world views:
Your world-view is like a filter, you pass everything that happens around you through it in order to work out what it means. If it is faulty, it will lead you to make faulty judgments about life. Examples of some different world-views:
We never seem to learn. We think of ourselves as so superior and intelligent that we think anything goes and it is okay. I believe that the main problem is in the teaching from the top!
For example, if you are a business owner you will know how difficult running a business can be! From ensuring that you have sufficient sales, to financing, managing staff, marketing and so on. In essence, you have to have a comprehensive grasp of all aspects of your business, even though you will employ directors or managers to oversee specific areas of the possible departments.
When it comes to Christianity the same applies. We all need to have a clear grasp of what the Bible and faith is about, even though we might not be theologians, we must have a solid understanding and foundation otherwise our faith will be in peril of collapse.
One of the fundamentals in the Christian faith is to realise and recognise that Satan is responsible for every bad thing that happens on this earth! Not God, not Jesus and not the only spirit. Once Christians realise this, things will start to change in their lives.
God made the earth and everything in it and gave authority and dominion to Adam. He was deceived by Eve who was deceived by Satan - and Adam handed over the authority and dominion to him (Satan).
Jesus (fully man and fully God) came to earth for two main reasons:
In order to do this, Jesus died on the cross and his spirit went to hell and defeated Satan. Now, through faith we can claim this authority and power to do the same and greater works than Jesus did on this earth.
Faith in God and belief in Jesus as Lord activates this power and authority. Satan is still alive, but disarmed except for his lies, which we all keep falling for. The truth is that Satan cannot harm Christian as we have authority over him – as long as we don’t fall, or act on his lies.
The problem, is that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph 6:12 KJV)., as quoted at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.
Depending on your worldview you will either accept or reject this. Even Christians don't want to acknowledge the dark side and Satan, but only because they think he still has some power over them.
Dealing with Satan is a bit like playing tennis; he can’t win if you refuse to hit the ball back. He was, and is, disarmed, it's as simple as that! He has no control over you whatsoever (James 4:7).
In light of what is happening in the world, is this the ‘great falling away’, ‘the great apostasy’, when multitudes actually turn away from God - Again?