And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.( 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12)
A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? (Jeremiah 5:30-31)
I have been exploring the widespread acceptance of what fairly recently would have been absolutely unacceptable. One of example of this is “Gay Pride month” and all that goes along with it; Gay Marriage, Transgender Story Hour, and the annual Bacchanalian street festivals featuring every form of perversion imaginable, but which is considered a family friendly annual event.
Children are involved in this, and no one seems to be alarmed at it. We related the story of “the Amazing Desmond” who is a ten year old “trans child” touring at gay events, taken to gay bars and is being marketed as the face of a new kind of “trans Kid”. Where is the Law? Where are the various layers of “child protection” services? What is going on?
I and many others are coming to the conclusion that this is the very “Strong Delusion” that the Apostles and Prophets of the Bible would come upon the world as a judgment sent by God. This has happened so rapidly in our formerly Judeo/Christian society, it is the only reasonable explanation I can imagine. God is Judging us as a society,
When God judges a people, He often merely “gives them over” to their sinful and destructive desires completely.
The sin that brings the Judgment is that “They had pleasure in unrighteousness”, that is, they Loved a certain Lie or a set of Lies. They didn’t want to know the truth that was presented to them, they insisted upon the lie/lies therefore God is giving them over to those lies.
Why would seemingly normal, sane and reasonable people, many with families, and children, embrace “Gay Pride” month, and involve their own children in “Transgender Story Hour” at the local library. Most of these are not necessarily homosexual or sexually perverted, why would they be in support of it? What particular unrighteousness do they take pleasure in ? What lies do they love?
- There is no Judgment… everybody is to be accepted.
- There is no good or evil…all people regardless are “good”.
- We now have a much more compassionate (non judgmental) society than ever.
- Fundamentalist Christianity is wrong with it’s insistence upon right and wrong.
- Humanity is on the very verge of a Utopia, a smarter, more compassionate, non judgmental, multicultural, world of humanism.
These are some of the lies they cherish. Very much along the demonic anthem written by John Lennon, “Imagine”, those who are perishing love that particular vision, and when the Christian revelation is presented to them in it’s stark reality, they reject it absolutely. This would present a challenge to a society in which most consider themselves Christian.
This isn’t a problem however, because there are so many churches who will accommodate the LIE, and whose ministers have already been inwardly seduced by the “god of this age” into accepting the lie.
Examples of this abound, for example, the church which took up the slack when “Transgender Story Hour” was cancelled in a small town in Ohio, because there were still enough sane people to resist it. In the name of “compassion, tolerance and diversity” a Methodist church announced that it would open its doors for it.
Another prominent example comes with the Israel Falau incident. He took a costly stand against the lie, in the name of Christ, but Brian Houston of Hillsong church, openly rebuked Falau, again in the name of compassion, betraying Falau, the gospel and denying Christ himself.
How they love the lie! They cherish the amoral, non judgmental version of “love and acceptance” which has usurped the gospel in many people’s hearts and will send them ultimately to Hell.
If they can believe in these obvious vanities, they will have no problem receiving the Mark of the Beast, which is the final and irreversible act of apostasy. They will line up to take it, and for those too squeamish, there are many pastors and theologians of all kinds, being prepared to calm people’s fears and to take the Mark, as they will demonstrate to have done.
It is hard to break free of a self serving lie, and to chose instead an unflattering truth. It is a miracle anyone will be saved. In order to be saved we must jettison our fantasies about our own innate goodness, and about the “good which is within all men” and humble ourselves to the Truth revealed by Jesus, the prophets and apostles. We are sinners, deeply fallen and incapable of saving ourselves.Only God can save us, and that, only by the cross of Jesus.
How did we come to believe this? How did we get to the point where we actually came to love this humbling message? Why do we still love it and cling to it even when Truth is temporarily being eclipsed? Only the Holy Spirit brought us to this point, where we received “the Love of the Truth”.