We live in frightening times. The world is changing rapidly, and -- despite what we are told by those in power -- not for the better.
The future, always an uncertain thing, seems more ominous than ever.
Gross sins such as abortion (the murder of unborn children) and homosexuality (lewd perversion) are lauded loudly by the media and endorsed by people of influence.
Christians are cast in the role of dangerous extremists. Even worse than flag-waving patriots, who are not quite as bad as greedy Capitalists, but still pretty bad.
Things we could once take for granted as admirable in America, such as a strong work ethic and personal success and adherence to traditional values, are now considered unsavory character traits.
We are encouraged daily to accept and promote -- and stop resisting -- wicked and godless attitudes, behaviors, philosophies, and lifestyles.
We comply at our peril.
The Word of God pronounces woe upon those who call evil good, and good evil (Isaiah 5:20).
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: but to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. ~Proverbs 24:24-25
Even though it may seem as though the wicked are flying in the face of God with impunity, those who call evil good and good evil, we have been promised in the Bible, will not prevail.
There will be a day of reckoning.
Christians are further cautioned regarding their attitudes toward such evildoers:
Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. ~Proverbs 24:1-2
Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; for there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out. My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: for their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both? ~Proverbs 24:19-22
The only One qualified to do the reckoning ... that's Who.
The One before Whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess (Romans 14:11).
The Creator of the ends of the earth, Who faints not, neither is weary (Isaiah 40:28).
The One Who is before all things, and by Whom all things consist (Colossians 1:17).
Keep your eyes upon the Eastern sky. God is on His throne. The arrogant doers of evil will go on as long as He permits, and not one second more.
All Scripture quoted and referenced in this article is from the King James Bible.
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