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)                                                                                                                                                                                           

INTEGRITY vs PERVERSENESS by Earl Sutton

 

The words of Solomon fit the deceitful and perverse mainstream media’s (MSM) lack of integrity and honesty. “Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool” (Prov. 19:1). The contrast between integrity and perverseness is very sharp. In the sight of God, that person who is not among the globalists or the most wealthy people in the world, but is honest and has integrity is superior to the one who is perverse in speech and actions.

          The lying, corrupt MSM have become the greatest threat to our country and freedoms. They are owned by globalists who script what is said and have been reporting lies, half-truths, and complete falsehood with the clear intention of deceiving the American public.

          At the present time, the MSM have about a 14% approval rating, because the American people can clearly see that they are trying to interfere by feeding our citizens false information. The evidence clearly shows that journalists work secretly with the radical left to report false information. This is a blatant violation of the ethical standards that journalists should uphold.

          To be licensed as a news agency, a network must devote at least 50% of its time telling straight news in a truthful, non-partisan manner. The lying MSM now have a record of 92% opinionated news which disqualifies them as an accurate, fair, truthful news network.

In fact, the Preamble of the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists says, “Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair, truthful and thorough.” The blatant violation of ethical journalism boils down to one great issue  --  integrity vs perverseness. Mainstream, liberal, biased media have compromised their Code of Ethics.

Integrity demands that a person put on no false front, that he/she wear no artificial mask, and that he/she play no deceptive role like the current MSM is doing. Integrity excludes lying, stealing, cheating, slanting news, using negative reporting and every form of deception. Our liberal, biased MSM have clearly shown that they are perverse by causing their viewers to turn away from what is truthful, moral; and they have twisted the truth into a lie! If we cannot believe what a news anchor is telling us, then that person has no integrity.

          Integrity is a broad, inclusive term referring to one of the deepest and most important qualities of a honest life. Our liberal, biased MSM has shown that they don’t possess integrity but rather perverseness; therefore, they are not worthy of our trust because of their contempt for the truth.

          The words of Solomon certainly fit the deceitful and perverse mainstream media’s lack of integrity and honesty. “Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his life, and is a fool.”

          What will be the shame of the MSM, notwithstanding all of their pomp, if they have an evil tongue? If they have shallow news with perverse lips, the Bible says they are fools!