It is strange that human beings have a tendency to prefer convenient lies over inconvenient truth. This is probably due to the fact that we are self-serving and selfish by nature. We think of ourselves rather than others. This phenomenon is seen more clearly in the post-modern I AM culture we now live in. Our lives are so wrapped up in the love of ourselves, that we now claim that we “have a right” to say, think, believe and campaign for our version of truth in the world, and act as if only our opinions count.
“Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit.” (Jeremiah 7:8) NKJV
In The World of Politics, Truth Has Become Stranger Than Fiction
The recent events surrounding Brexit, and the election of Donald Trump as president-elect of the United States, highlights the dire consequences of the I AM culture. No sooner has the majority voted one way or another, when the losing group claims that they have been hard done by, even cheated or disenfranchised. They even claim that those who were in the majority (voted against them), do not represent them. What they really mean, is that those who exercised their right to vote differently to them, are in some way inferior, stupid, uneducated, and therefore unworthy of having their views taken seriously. So enraged are the “losers”, that they immediately begin to campaign against the majority vote, using all kinds of reasons to validate their selfish claims.
We Want What We Want
But this is not rocket science. It’s a matter of wanting what we want or believe we are entitled to. Now to illustrate the folly of this self-centered reasoning, let’s consider the example of cars driving along a road. If the drivers believe that they do not have to be regulated by the laws of their country and the rules of the road, chaos quickly ensues. So lets consider the results of exercising our “rights” to do as we please. Watch this video …
Israel paid the price for trusting in lying words that did not profit them
In the book of Jeremiah we read the sad history of the Israelites who chose to believe in lying words rather than the Word of God. They chose to live life as they please while ignoring the laws that God had prescribed for their well-being and success. They though that they knew better. This is a very human trait. Everyone wants to be right in their own eyes. But surely the concept of “being right” must be based on some form of truth? If everyone has a different version of truth or what is right, then society will simply become increasingly fragmented. The video above illustrates this principle every effectively. When people choose to not conform to human laws, the disintegration of law and order ensues. So too with God’s laws.
It should therefore be obvious that this misguided belief cannot be true. The application of this logic in society soon results in chaos – just as it did in the book of Jeremiah. In the book of Deuternomy, God warned the Isrealites of the dire consequences of disobeying or ignoring His laws. He encouraged them to choose wisely; to choose life rather than death, blessings rather than curses. So why did they continue to make the wrong choices? Because they falsely believed that they were free to live as they pleased. Read God’s Laws vs Man’s Laws for more about this subject.
God’s Laws Exist for the Good of Humanity
Just as the laws of any land exist for the good of society at large, so too God’s Laws. Freedom is a myth. We are not free to live as we please (just as we are not free to break the laws of society. We may believe we are free to do so, but in so doing, we cannot escape the inevitable consequences of breaking human and spiritual laws.
The Future is a World of Chaos
Advocates of the new world order claim that the world is heading into a utopian new age of bliss, order, prosperity and harmony. This could not be further from the truth. Unfortunately, world leaders are attempting to unify humanity without reference to God’s Laws. They believe that they can achieve their humanistic objectives on their own. But they go even further. Not only do they reject God’s laws, but proliferate their own secular humanistic laws. These man-made laws have progressively displaced God’s laws in society, resulting in progressive chaos and disorder all around us. This is the only possible outcome when God’s laws are ignored.
The Great Tribulation
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.
26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
The Coming of the Son of Man
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.