Friday, February 24, 2023
Many decades ago in America there was the general perception (and I emphasize perception) that one could trust and believe federal, state, and local government officials, the courts, police, pastors, medical doctors, the FDA, the CDC, the FBI, and CIA, among other alphabet agencies; K – 12, college and university administrators, professors, and teachers, etc. But in the last two decades that perception has been laid bare for those having faith in Christ, having the Biblical discernment and ability to compare our modern world with the end-time truths of God’s Word.
For those not firmly grounded in saving faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ and His Word, it’s just another normal day, and that people have the obligation to conform without hesitancy to the dictates handed down by (who we with knowledge of the end-times and God’s Word now know are) evil government leaders and all who follow their normalized wickedness. The present-day evils and naked hostility to Christ and believing Christians was mandated by the Obama/Biden administration, after which America received a God-sent four-year reprieve through the Trump administration, but those earlier evils then returned in the Biden/Harris administration. And that wickedness is gaining notoriety and acceptance every day…all over the world. And the LGBTQ crowd demands that we Christians celebrate their lifestyle while they wholly ignore people of Islam and Judaism who vehemently and publically reject the LGBTQ agendas.
Often, those who most loudly demand equity, diversity and inclusion are themselves bereft of it. It’s not enough that Christians accept that LGBTQ people live among us; no, the LGBTQ crowd demands, with the full force and backing of government that we who disagree with their perverse lifestyles also celebrate their perversions which fly in the face of Almighty God and our faith. In this, we who have true saving faith in Jesus Christ are increasingly forbidden to share our faith in God lest it offend those who don’t believe God’s Word. Many Christians in name only, (CINOs) acquiescing to the demands of the liberal, radical Left, are far removed from true faith in Christ “speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared as with a hot iron” (1 Tim. 4:2). “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:9–10). [My emphasis added]
Dear fellow believer in Christ Jesus, please listen and understand that the sinful perversions of the LGBTQ lifestyles, Transgenderism, Critical Race Theory, Black Lives Matter, and “Woke” ideologies, are not exclusive to the unbelieving world, but all these issues have deeply infected organized churches over the world. God has called true believers to a certain response involving these ungodly issues wherein people call themselves Christians yet promote evils and ideologies of violence, racism and lies. The Spirit of God commanded: “But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner – not even to eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? [Meaning, outside the true Church] Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore put away from yourselves the evil person” (1 Cor. 5:11–13). [My bold emphasis] It isn’t the churches business to judge unbelievers outside the church, but it is definitely the true Church who is called to judge CINOs who profess faith in Christ but live in abject denial of the truth.
And as I shared recently, but is worthy of being repeated, God warned of these evil end-times, saying, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Tim. 3:1–5). [My bold emphasis] We must recognize that the evils and violence against God’s Word and humanity as promoted by the LGBTQ, Transgender, Critical Race Theory, Black Lives Matter and “Woke” ideologies, are all being forced and promoted by wicked government leaders. Frankly, we are just seeing the tip of the proverbial iceberg for the wickedness yet to come, and Christians must be discerning of it all. “Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thess. 5:21–22).
Sadly, many are ignorant of God’s Word, and are therefore wide open to embrace the wicked mandates of President Joe Biden’s radicle Left. Pray with me for unbelievers that the eyes of their heart be opened by the Holy Spirit to recognize that elite globalists like President Biden have an agenda to spread abroad famines, pestilences and wars in their efforts to depopulate the world. And that’s not a conspiracy theory. Governments don’t know it, but they’re fulfilling the end-time prophetic Word. “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:26–29). Note the normalcy that brought God’s judgment. Noah’s days were filled with wicked transhumanism, while Lot’s days were filled with perverse LGBTQ abominations.
God’s Word is absolutely true: “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, ‘See, this is new?’ It has already been in ancient times before us. There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come by those who will come after” (Eccl. 1:9–11). We are seeing this prophetic Scripture fulfilled in these end-times.
Some people, more specifically, true Christians, are beginning to see the reality of where the governments of the world are headed; how they have an open agenda of hatred for God and His Word. But most people know little to nothing of God’s Word nor have true saving faith in Christ and can thus be blindly led by evil government rulers. I say that soberly with God’s Word in full view, wherein He says of Antichrist’s time, “And all the world marveled and followed the beast” (Rev. 13:3). Many will follow Antichrist, the beast, as they’ve been deceived by governments of this world who will embrace him and his false prophet, and they will then mandate that all of humanity worship the beast as God. But the consequence of taking “the mark of the beast” (Rev. 13:16–17) will be eternal damnation, for “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Rev. 14:9–11).
Scriptures about “the mark of the beast” are relevant for us today. Elite government authorities are preparing world citizens to accept Antichrist and fight to rewrite God’s creation of humanity, man and woman, created in the image of God and calling them Man and Woman. Elites and their radical Left vehemently attack Christians who believe God’s creation of man and woman, clearly being only two sexes. But wicked leaders are hell-bent to destroy the biological differences of men and women by promoting evils of transgenderism, LGBTQ and woke agendas. It’s literally poisoned the hearts and minds of many in our society. These are sexually perverse lies from the devil who hates God’s creation. But “God blessed them, [Adam and Eve] and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Gen. 1:28). Man plus man cannot reproduce! Woman plus woman cannot reproduce! Period! No pun intended.
Normalized wickedness is gradually overtaking the world, and its growing worse day after day. Not only that, but the day is rapidly approaching when evil elites will mandate a new one world religion, and it will not be any one of those that currently exist, including Christianity. But rather, it will be one that incorporates bits and pieces of all major religions today, and they will create a new humanistic god created by man, e.g., sentient AI (could soon be very real). This might be a stretch for some to believe, but consider what God tells us about the time of Antichrist. “And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs…And he (the false prophet) was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed” (Rev. 13:14–15).
Marlin J. Yoder