THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ACTIONS! by Earl Sutton

 

In 1996 a grain ship, “Bright Field,” was heading down the Mississippi River near New Orleans, when it lost control, veered toward the shore and crashed into a riverside shopping mall. The impact demolished parts of the wharf and injured 116 people. According to the Coast Guard investigation, the ship’s owner and crew had failed to repair long-standing engine problems. This is a clear example of not doing what you should do and receiving the consequences of bad decisions.

            The Devil deceived Eve into thinking that there would be no consequences for eating the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:1-7). God said, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, ye shall not eat of it lest ye die” (v.3) The Devil said, “Ye shall not surely die.” (v.4) Eve dilly-dallied with the temptation and contemplated the possibilities that the Devil had suggested and threw away all restrain and ate the fruit!  Why?  The Devil deceived her into thinking that there would be no consequences for sin.

            The Devil continues to lie to us today and tells our society that a little sin won’t hurt, a little indulgence is not a problem, a little transgression will never hurt anybody! The Devil tells us that we are only human and go ahead and enjoy sin. The Bible says, “The way of the transgressor is hard.” ( Prov. 13:15)

            Our society believes that it can live in disobedience to God’s will by practicing homosexuality and never suffer the consequences. The scriptures teach that there will be consequences for our actions. “Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth unto the spirit shall of the spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:7-8) This basic principle applies to the physical world and spiritual realm as well. The word, “mocked” is a Greek word (mukterizete:) which means to turn one’s nose up at God. The point is that if a person sows to the flesh (homosexuality and sinful living) and turns up his nose at God, he shall go the way of all flesh, -- die and face the judgment of God where there will be consequences. (reap destruction – Gal. 6:8)

The scriptures emphasize the consequences of sin in other verses. Ezekiel said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ez. 18:4) Paul said, “The wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:23)  Over and over, again and again, the Bible under all circumstances, emphasizes that we reap what we sow and that sin is always followed by consequences.

            There is rebellion in the hearts and in the behavior of many people in our society today. In view of the fact that sin will always have consequences, what can we predict for the future? According to the basic law of sowing and reaping, the answer can best be given in the words of the prophet Hosea, “They sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.” (Hos. 8:7) There is one time of sowing (while alive), and there will be two times of reaping. We reap in this life and also reap beyond this life in the hereafter. Sin brings forth its consequences both here and hereafter.

            People may do things without realizing the consequences of their actions, but one day there is going to be an accounting! (Rev. 21:8)                                                                                                                                                                                           

DEFIANT ATTITUDE TOWARD GOD by Earl Sutton

 

The greatest issue facing the Lord’s church and Christianity today is the push by globalists to establish a one world government which would abolish our religious freedom in America!

Some in the church feel that elders should never talk about relevant issues and controversial topics, especially those they consider to be political issues. They completely forget that in today’s society, religious issues have been made political issues by our government as they have declared war on the home, family, and the church.

            Sadly, this challenge has gone unheeded by a majority of our church leaders with the tragic results of gay marriage being allowed by a vocal minority of liberal activists who have radically changed our culture in America.

            The church and our society is in a battle for its very survival, because if the globalists win their battle, we loose our Constitution and religious freedom. The Bible plainly says if we don’t call out evil, God will hold us responsible (Ezek. 3:18-19). We can no longer accept the sin of tolerance which accepts anything and everything that society believes, regardless of what it is (Rom. 12:2).

            Globalism is a humanistic philosophy that is opposite to Bible teaching and push a value system that is radically different from Christian values.  The globalists have a defiant attitude toward God.

            The globalists push to establish a one world government would include one world laws, one world military, one world economy, one world currency, one world religion and a one world educational system. It is very clear in the Bible that man’s efforts to globalize will result in an ungodly empire and that applies to the current efforts to globalize.

            In Genesis 11:1-9, we learn of globalization by those who were trying to establish a united human race, one in both language and purpose. What was their purpose in building their tower?  The overall purpose was a defiant attitude toward God and a desire to have power and rule over the entire world. This is the same purpose of the globalist movement  -- defiant attitude toward God and Christianity and to rule the whole world? This ambitious scheme was designed to defeat God’s purpose and construction of the Tower of Babel was to serve as a monument to human achievement and to reject God.

            It can truly be said that the Tower of Babel was a monument of man’s sinful ambition and stupendous folly. It is also a memorial of God’s overruling providence and His great power. The descendants of the Babel builders are still in our society today with plans to create a one world government (globalist society) with a defiant attitude toward God and Christianity!

            I believe that a line has been drawn in our country, and it is between the forces of good versus the forces of evil. Our current focus should be to support our new president in order to restore Christian values in our country and not live under globalist rule.

            Truly, the days of walking on pins and needles are over. The days of worrying about feelings and political correctness have ended. It is time to stand up for the truth, say enough is enough, and take our country back!