Endurance Ministries
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Enduring to the end!

Truth Matters! 14


Are  The  Skeptics  Of  Our  Day  In  Real  Trouble,  Or  What?
 

For those of us who are believers in Jesus Christ, it truly is an awesome day!
 
We see undeniable evidences which testify to the Truth of our God’s revelation to us and find it quite sad when expressions of spiritual bondage manifest themselves. Indeed, satan continues to blind the eyes of those who persist in rejecting God—much like what happened to Pharaoh millennia ago when he hardened his heart against God and found that he had passed the point of no return. God does have a limit to rebellious disbelief. Don’t be a part of the New Testament prophetic passage immediately below which speaks to these things.  As He has done in the past, God will do shortly. Carefully read the following from II Thess. 2:
 
               The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power,
               signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who
               perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 
               And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe
               the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had
               pleasure in unrighteousness.
 
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” 
 
But what of the skeptics ... what of the agnostics. Will God judge them?  After all, aren’t
they the open-minded ones?  Honestly, most are not, and yes indeed God will rightly judge them! And they are all without excuse. They persist in rejecting Him even when He has given them sufficient (in God’s eyes) evidence to believe. “How so?” “What are these many infallible proofs?” you may ask. Great questions! Let me give some examples. But it’s here where those who will to be (insist on being) doubters are in real trouble today.
 
1.   If one is at all open to the scientific data, one cannot deny the possibility of Creation—and yet many do. While hundreds of Ph.D. scientists no longer accept the Darwinian myth and now factually claim to believe that an intelligent designer (Creator) is the sufficient cause, the evidence is also clear for those of us who are less technical in our observations. Yet, the agnostics resolve to reject. They continue in bondage to satan—all the while thinking they are their own rulers! They have not answered our questions because they cannot be answered by their foolish chance-theory.
 
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2.   If one is at all open to the current cultural affairs, one cannot deny the many Biblical Truths many hold so dear.  For example, the two basic problems which Jesus Christ came to bring solution for are universal in scope. EVERYONE SINS and EVERYONE DIES … unless they choose to place their trust in God for the solutions to these global ills—ills, by the way, which humanity is not even willing to attempt to solve because they cannot be corrected outside of God. Yet, agnostics turn their heads and scoff. While most do not reject the two universal problems above, they cast doubt through their (what they think are clever) acts of deconstruction and go on to talk around it—much like they do concerning the first issue above. Seriously, in our campus ministry, for example, none of the arguments we’ve used to date has ever been rebutted—scoffed at, yes, rebutted, no. Yet, they go on to hold tenaciously to the fable they want taught—evolution … in spite of all the reasons to believe to the contrary. This leads us to our next point, for one of the many future predictions in the Word of God (factual) is that scoffers (e.g., II Peter 3:3) will be present in the days before the return of Jesus Christ. These types abound. In fact, many outspoken agnostics are actually themselves contributing to the fulfillment of this clear prophecy. But just how do they often respond?
 
3.   Prophetic literature being fulfilled today is simply rejected. It really must be exactly that which Scripture says will occur. What other explanation do we have? The father of this world has blinded the eyes of those whose minds have been made up to the point where they simply don’t see (nor do they themselves want to see in many cases) the wonderful fulfillments currently unfolding today. “What are you referring to?” is again, a great question. 
 
          Today there are many who are teaching the spirit of antichrist.
          Today there are many who laugh at the idea that the end of the world is soon.
          Today there are many who have rejected the faith—they have fallen away.
          Today there are those who claim to be christ, but define it very differently than the Word.
          Today there's hatred and persecution toward those who are committed to Jesus Christ.
          Today there is a huge commitment to build a global society.
          Today there is a disinterest in God and the things He holds dear.
 
Many other Scriptures speak to many additional cultural presentries. If you’re the open-minded type, check it out! What do you have to lose? Or could it be that you have everything to gain? Use the  First Things First  guide to help you in your reading, and then consider additional readings found at  www.endmin.com
 
Enjoy. As you read, because God’s Word is as powerful as it is, expect some wonderful things. It has been the joy of many to discern, as a result of reading God’s Word and through the ministry of His Holy Spirit, they had indeed been captive to the dark lord of death—the devil. We know, you skeptics laugh. But if you persist in your faith of skepticism, you sincerely won’t be laughing long.
 
Today, the splendid faith of the skeptics is confronted with many reasons to believe contrary things—things which Creator God has revealed long ago. Because God is merciful and compassionate toward those who humble themselves, repent and ask for His forgiveness through the person and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, there’s still time to discover God. Free yourself from the bondage to satan through the Lord of lords, Jesus Christ. If you reject this only divine provision for forgiveness of sins and victory over death, the trouble you find yourself in now is only the tip of the iceberg that’s below the water line (i.e., that’s coming shortly).
 
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