After that great and notable day of the Lord when Jesus shall appear to gather His elect people from the four winds there will take place one final wonder of grace—the Final Judgment of this world.
“…unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient and unto every good work reprobate.”
“…but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” Titus 1:15, 16
Many and varied are the ways which Satan devises to destroy the Church of Christ in this world and at the same time to establish his antichristian kingdom. Although many of these ways become boldly evident to us as we watch for Christ’s second coming there are others which are much more subtle and for that reason can sneak by undetected. Every way conceivable Satan is out to destroy the Church and the cause of Jesus Christ in this world. And he sets out to do so with the savagery of a roaring lion. He stalks us unrelentingly.
In Matthew 24, the classic chapter concerning Christ’s return and the signs which forewarn the child of God concerning that return, Jesus explained to His disciples the sign of wars and rumors of wars. In verses 6-8 we read the following, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. . . .
We conclude our discussion of what we have designated as the dominating spirit of our age, namely the absence of shame, or if you will, the callous conscience. We have stated that the historical Christian church herself has taken the lead role in encouraging men to lead lewd, defiant lives. They have assured the underprivileged (found both among the neglected poor and the spoiled rich) that God does not condemn their disobedience, but He condemns rather those who have insisted upon a “puritan” morality, and who have given people a guilt complex.
“And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, this Man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.” Luke 15:2
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways;” II Peter 2:1-2
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” II Timothy 3:12