Paul prophesied that in the last days difficult times will come, 2 Timothy 3:1. He further states that men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. He also said evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. One might argue that people such as these can be found throughout our nation.
Bills are being written that approve of abortions, one up to 40 weeks. Some of these may become law. Law makers are trying to eliminate the phrase, ‘so help me God’ from the oath to be truthful. Some new people to congress refused to place their hands on a Bible to take their oath and were allowed in, in spite of this.
Our highways are flooded with drivers who willfully disregard posted speed limits. Many citizens refuse to come to a complete stop at stop signs, in direct defiance of the authorities that exist. And they do this even though common sense and common decency dictate that one should be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
Many women in our society are blatantly defying the word of God and claiming to be equal with men. I’m fully aware this particular subject is not popular, but I’m speaking to the church, where it is critical. One apostle said to the church at Corinth, “But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.” This is the divine order; this is the will of our God. Therefore, a woman who claims to be equal to a man is like a man who claims to be equal to Christ. Both are insubordinate.
(Men and women are actually equal in the kingdom of God; for as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things originate from God. So in the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. However, the Lord’s divine order remains, Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman.)
Our society has been turning from godly principles for some time now. The practice of homosexuality is now regarded as normal by many Americans; it is being celebrated on national television, both in shows, and in commercials. There are now laws that allow marriage between two men, and between two women. Some churches are now sanctioning homosexuality.
We are quickly becoming a nation of habitual criminals. Whether it’s a mother ignoring the God-given right to life by aborting a child, or a driver ignoring the stop signs and speed limits, or a woman trying to gain authority over a man, or churches sanctioning homosexuality, it is insubordination; and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry.
The types of people listed in the first paragraph are becoming more and more prevalent day by day. Our society is in the grips of the powers of darkness and evil; for the mystery of lawlessness is at work. And the man of lawlessness, who comes showing no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor regard for any other god, magnifying himself above them all, will soon be revealed.
Many today are under his control, some even teaching and preaching that we are gods who can create things with our words; and we can declare and decree things to come to pass; and if we want something we need only claim it, and we will have it. In essence, they teach that we are equal with God, having the power and authority to do what we please, whenever we please. And sadly, the arrogance and insubordination of these types of people are on the verge of becoming the norm.
I believe our nation is on a collision course with the wrath of God; and I don’t think it can be avoided.
“The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; in the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught. The Lord has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. The wicked will return to Sheol, even all the nations who forget God,” Psalms 9:15-17.
Rev. Jon Banks
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