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)                                                                                                                                                                                           

RED PILLED VS BLUE PILLED by Earl Sutton

 

The concept of the red and the blue pills originated from the 1999 science fiction film, “The Matrix,” wherein the main protagonist, Neo, played by Keanu Reeves is offered either the blue-colored pill or a red pill. In the background of the movie, humanity had at some point in the past lost a robot war, and individual humans were now used as bioelectric energy sources to power the robot’s world.

          To pacify the humans, they are kept sedated inside a virtual reality simulation known as “the matrix,” inside of which they are led to believe they are living in the real world. Taking the red pill would allow Neo to wake up and re-enter the actual real world in which only a handful of humans were detached from the matrix. This small group was fighting a rebellion against the computers. Taking the blue pill, on the other hand, would return Neo to his blissful, sedated life as a virtual-reality addled battery.

          This theme of the red pill vs the blue pill is a very good approximation of what we see in the church and in society today. Our society, as a whole, is in a sort of dream state on blue pills, where we are fed a false reality by the mainstream media. Our only concerns are sports, entertainment and having a good time, while leaving God out of our lives.

          Our being in this blissful and sedated life only feeds the globalists who are pushing for a one world government. In fact, the blue pill is just a bit of gelatin and has no function. So many people in society have never pondered the real issues of life. Where did we come from? Why are we here on earth? Where are we going when this life is over? If Neo had taken the blue pill, he would have merely continued as if nothing had happened. He would have been like so many in society today who are unconcerned about issues such as same-sex marriage, transgenderism, Islam, globalism, abortion, Christianity and our freedoms.

          In the Lord’s church, those taking the blue pill are those with no sense of urgency to change the environment but simply let the circumstances force their decision making. Those taking the blue pill have apathy concerning the Lord’s work by not letting their collective values be heard in the community, in the voting booth, and in public forums by confronting sin.

          Those taking the blue pill will not standup and fight against the unbiblical practices going on in the church, because of their blissful, sedated lives. They prefer to let sin run rampant with all of its negative consequences. Blue-pilled people are too busy with getting ahead financially, with sports, concerts, travels, etc. and feel no sense of urgency to turn those issues around. They are merely continuing to live as if nothing has changed in society. They simply float along without ever really thinking or questioning the reality of what they are being fed by the globalist mainstream media.

          In essence, the red-pilled person is simply being able to think for one’s self, to recognize, and be able to reject the false narrative that we are fed by the liberal-dominated information sources around us. To be red-pilled means to recognize falsehood when one sees it, both in the church and society. In summation, being red-pilled simply means this, being willing to speak the truth even when world systems (globalists) are against you, and being willing to wake up to reality, rather than continue in a blissful daze. Red-pilled people see the big picture of what is going on in the world today. Red-pilled people know who is behind world events.