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)                                                                                                                                                                                           

SATANIC TEMPLE STATUE by Earl Sutton

 

The Satanic Temple has unveiled its statue of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet in a rally at the Arkansas state capitol to protest the Ten Commandments monument already on the capital grounds. The Satanic Temple said the Ten Commandments’ monument violates Constitutional freedom of religious rights; and by installing their statue, it will demonstrate religious tolerance.

          My article on Tolerant vs Intolerant on July 22, 2018, clearly shows that those on the left are not tolerant of the very people they say they are tolerant of  --  gays, Blacks, immigrants. The crucial question in evaluating our attitude of tolerance is this:  Is the issue under consideration a matter of mere custom, tradition, habit, taste, culture; or is it a direct command of God? Is it a matter involving some moral or ethical principle which is taught by God? The decision to be tolerant and go along with it depends upon if it violates what God has said.

          Luciferianism is a belief system which involves the idea that Satan is their guardian and true god as opposed to the God of the Bible. These worshippers see Lucifer as their independence and turning away from the True God of the Bible as their true enlightenment.

          One of their rituals is spirit cooking. They terrorize a child and extract its blood. They believe this blood (with the adrenaline) provides energies for themselves. This spirit cooking can also include human milk, menstrual blood, semen, animal blood and the eating of human flesh. To any sane person, this idea would be completely ludicrous, but to them it is a practice of enlightenment.

          This detestable evil has to be exposed to the American public, because of the inroads it has made in our society. These worshippers of Satan are determined to bring in a one world government and destroy true Christianity. The spiritual application to Christians about the Satan’s Temple to install their immoral statue, to uphold spirit cooking, and abuse of children is very clear.

          The Apostle Paul warned about giving the Devil the upper hand, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (II Cor. 2:1-11). May we never be ignorant of his devices. We must protect our children from these evil followers of Lucifer/Satan. We must pay attention to what is going on in the world; and the worship of Lucifer is worldwide, including some of our most influential people in Congress are involved.

          The clearest explanation of the Satanic Temple beliefs comes from their nine Satanic statements found in their Satanic bible. (1) Satanism represents indulgence. (2) Vital existence. (3) Undefiled wisdom. (4) Kindness to those who deserve it. (5) Vengeance. (6) Responsibility to its members. (7) Represents man as just another animal. (8) Represents all sins. (9) Put the church and Christianity out of business.

          The bottom line is they do not believe in any good and are superior to man. These people truly embody the spirit of those about whom Isaiah warned: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).