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Growing Cold

Many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Matthew 24:10-12

As I read this scripture this morning, I realized that it is being fulfilled more widely in 2021 than ever before–especially in the organized church. We are seeing those in leadership leading their flocks astray with false teaching and with a watered-down gospel. Teaching that includes tolerance of and even acceptance of all lifestyles, even those that are identified as abhorrent to God in His Word.

Now, I’m not speaking against accepting people where they are and guiding them to repentance and accepting Yeshua as their Savior and Lord. Yeshua demonstrated that we should do just that. The phrase “love the sinner and hate the sin” may not be in Scripture, but the principle is clearly taught. God loves all mankind, but He dislikes the things we do and beliefs that are not in accordance with His Word, the Bible.

I am addressing the many who remain silent or who out-and-out condone un-godly lifestyles. Maybe it is just a sign that we are in the end times, but if it doesn’t change, many will be led astray and away from their Savior instead of to Him!

Matthew continues:

But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Matthew 24:13-14

On the other hand, all is not doom. We are also seeing the Gospel being proclaimed throughout the entire world. Though, sadly, I do question whether it is being proclaimed in the USA as strongly as it once was.

I cannot speak of this without giving you, the reader, an opportunity to accept Jesus as your Savior and make Him the Lord of your life. If you have never repented of your sin and turned your life over to Him, I encourage you to do so immediately. He wants to be part of your life. Your Father, God, wants to give you the Holy Spirit to help you in your day-to-day life. He also wants you to spend eternity with Him. There is nothing you have to do to receive this gift from God. It is completely free. There is no better deal on the planet! All you have to do is speak to God and tell Him in your own words that you are sorry for the wrong you have done, that you want to change, that you give your life to Him and accept Jesus as your savior. Then thank Him and ask Him to become the Lord of your life.

Until next time…”May the LORD bless and protect you…May He give you Shalom.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

Bill

(If you have made a decision for Jesus, please let me know by commenting on this post.)

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