The Bible clearly states that a great Apostasy must occur before Christ’s second coming. Today, Christians are tempted to engage in various practices that were a part of their lives before they became Christians (idolatry, wickedness, sexual immorality, etc.) False doctrines and teachings spread by false teachers and prophets are the order of the day. Christians are persecuted by the government and authorities of the day for their faith in Christ. Many Christians are threatened with all forms of persecution if they would not deny Christ. Christians are being deceived by a fine-drawn world view. Many churches have discarded portions of God’s Word they choose to ignore.
This article is written to remind “Christian Nations” who have discarded the word of God that; Jesus Christ is Coming Soon! Therefore, Christians who engage in Anti-God activities, and who have abandoned His ways, to repent from their evil ways and return to Jesus Christ their Lord and savior. Take a critical look at the five most common areas Christians are failing in this end-times:
How can a nation that is full of racial discrimination today possibly have the label “Christian Nation”? Most people are professing Christianity, but they alternatively represent agents of racism, and they are found in the church. Despite the very nature of Christianity that teaches Christians to be a counter-voice in the world against evil, many have signed in to various strains of racism in the world and in the Church. Some Christian denominations have explored racism in the church and have developed several responses to addressing the issues in the church and in the world.
Racism occurs not only in the actions of culture toward people of color but also between and within ethnic communities. Racism is evident when a person adopts attitudes of racial superiority. The term racism can be seen, to varying degrees, in many of our social, economic, and political structures, including the structures of our Church.
So then, what does the bible say about racism?
In Genesis 1:26-27 we are taught that every “color” was created in the image of God. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them”.
Leviticus 19:33-34 also says, “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God”.
We are all equal, regardless of our culture, color, religion, denomination, occupation, financial status or even how famous we are. In the sight of God, we are still one. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” our mandate as Christians.
All manner of violence in the Church
The spike in religious violence is global and affects virtually every Christian denomination. How is it that churches which are supposed to preach peace, love, and harmony are now connected with intolerance and violent belligerence?
- Why do ministries compete with each other?
- Why are church leaders afraid of new churches starting in their areas?
- Isn’t it awful to see men of God talking evil against each other on the pulpit?
- One claiming to have power and authority than the other.
- Why are some church leaders despising each other?
- Why is criticism and back-biting now common among church leaders?
- What is happening to the body of Christ?
This is reality and it is very sad. Jesus prayed for his people in John 17:21 “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me..” The focus should be on Jesus Christ and the Gospel. Preach the Word–Teach the Word–Obey the Lord–Live with the word. When the attention of the church shifts to something else, then violence will surely set in.
Selfishness and greed
The bible teaches that the world is created by God for the use of all humanity. Those who take more than their fair share at the expense of those who have less are not acting in the way of God. Christians are supposed to be the stewards of the world. People who are rich are stewards of God-given wealth but many Christians find it difficult to use their wealth for the good of others. Christians hate to see their fellow also prosper, they want to oppress others with their words and actions because they are privileged over them.
The Scripture warns against us of making money our master “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24). Again, “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” (1 John 3:17)
All forms of idolatry
Idolatry is associated with the worship of physical idols, gods and goddesses in the form of statues made by human hands. Even now, many people around the world bow down before various idols. However, there are other forms of idolatry that are also addressed in the Bible. What are these modern forms of idolatry? The way of life that places another object, person, or practice before God. It could be your spouse, your television, your smart devices such as phones and tablets and more… The first commandment that God gave to us. “Have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3).
All manner of immoral acts
Immorality is a behavior that is disobedient to the ethical teachings of God’s Word. The Scripture talks about fornication, adultery, incest, rape, seduction, unnatural sex, and homosexuality as immoral acts. In Leviticus, Chapter 18 God gives clear warning against these forbidding sexual practices and God has punishment for everyone who indulges in any of them.
Verse 24 – 30 talks about the punishment for the immoral activities “Do not become unclean in any of these ways. By these practices, all the nations which I am forcing out of your way have become unclean. 25 The land has become unclean. I will punish it for its sins. The land will vomit out those who live in it. 26 Live by my standards, and obey my rules. Neither you nor any foreigner should ever do any of these disgusting things. 27 The people of the land who were there before you did all these disgusting things. As a result, the land has become unclean. 28 If you make the land unclean, it will vomit you out as it has vomited out the people who were there before you. 29 Whoever does any of these disgusting things must be excluded from the people. 30 So you must follow my instructions. Don’t live by the standards of the people who lived there before you. What they do is disgusting. Never become unclean that way. I am the Lord your God.”
Incest is physical contact of a sexual nature between family members including persons too closely related for normal marriage. (Lev 18:6)
Seduction is the process of deliberately enticing a person, to engage in a relationship, to lead astray, induce into engaging in sexual intercourse.
Unnatural sex is a sexual activity that is considered sinful or immoral because the participants aren’t married to each other, because it does not lead to procreation. Examples of such sexual acts are anal sex, oral sex, and bestiality.
Homosexuality is described in terms of a sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. ( Lev 18:22 ; 20:13 ) Homosexuality was an eminent part of Canaanite culture, as the event involving Lot in Sodom illustrates in ( Gen 19:1-9 ).
(1 Corinthians 6:18) “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.”