These two possibilities represent two dangerous mindsets as a culture deludes into the melting-pot of a pluralistic society.
The third group is not listed
- “The Stream.” Meaning, the primary stream of influence through indwelt Christians, which, by the way, is the targeted group that the above groups impinge.
As an example, our present-day riots have little to do with Floyd, the Antifa, or even socialism - not in God’s view. People riot because they are filled with hate, AND they don’t know what to do with it, so they riot. Secondly, and more significantly, people in general protest because they are consumed by secondary issues - fighting for rights God never gave them.
Whatever happened to,
"You have heard that it was said, 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.' But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two."
Those days are gone, and this is why.
God the Father would like nothing more than having His Son, Jesus the crucified Messiah and risen King, to make all things new and set the world right. But that is not going to happen. End times prophecies reveal to us that Satan will rule the earth for seven years in his Great Tribulation. For a global leader (the antichrist) to step up - the world needs to be in utter chaos. Once he does, and he will, the first half of his reign will be 100% “world peace.” It will require the world as a whole to be saturated in socialism. So - if you want the authentic reason for the world’s chaos, and the “why” as to our culture becoming more chaotic by the day, this is the reason.
Pastors, teachers, and prophets have been warning the world for generations that this time will come. Jesus warned us personally. But you see, non-indwelt people are deprived, AND they need Jesus. People filled with hate do convert, but they are few. Most filled with hate, hate Jesus.
“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.”
(John 7:7) It’s the reason for their insane actions of depravity. Don’t take it personally.
“Christians” need to spend less time painting their agenda on picket signs and more time of leading the picketers to Christ.
Start with your panic. Reset your vision on Christ. Trust in His “why” the world needs to implode. Put your picket sign down and pick up your Bible. Start using the issues of our day to communicate authentic Truth. Christian, need I remind you that you are the only Bible the depraved will read. Commit to Christ that you will spend just as much time in the Word as you might be dedicating to the news! Start with the book of Revelation.
We need to stop looking into the world
for answers and formulate a worldview straight from the throne of God. Our link below will take you to our Sunday service, where I deliver a powerful message on “Looking Into Heaven.”
-Dr. Stephen Phinney