A man goes to a psychologist with a problem. “Doctor,” he says, “I’m suffering terribly. I feel like a woman trapped inside the body of a man. I want to become a woman.”
The psychologist responds: “No problem. We can discuss this idea for a couple of years, and if you’re still sure you want to be a woman, we can have a surgeon remove your penis, give you hormones for breast enlargement and make other changes to your body. Problem solved.”
Gratified, the first patient leaves, followed by a second. “Doctor,” he says, “I feel terrible. I’m a man but I feel attracted to other men. I want to change my sexual preference. I want to become heterosexual.”The psychologist responds: “Oh no, absolutely not! That would be unethical. Sexual orientation is an immutable characteristic!”
Family therapist Adam Jessel offered a similar observation: “In today’s climate, if Bill tells me that he is attracted to his neighbor Fred’s young child and he wants to reduce these attractions, I, as a therapist, can try to help him. If Bill has an unwanted attraction to Fred’s wife, this too is something I am permitted to help him with. But if Bill has an unwanted attraction to Fred himself, then it’s regarded as unethical for me to help.”
If this new bill becomes law, it would not only be considered unethical to help Bill deal with his same-sex attractions, it would be illegal.–Journalist Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, 2009 (Source)
My mind is becoming numb. There is a divide in our world now that can’t be breached. We watch as the portion of humanity that has rejected God, moves deeper into delusion, and we are stunned by what we witness. It seems impossible to those who accept Truth, that those who reject it can become so blind and utterly confounded and confused. We struggle with the mandate to continue to offer the gospel when it is like trying to communicate with Helen Keller before the breakthrough.
We speak, but it feels as if there is a tempered glass wall between us that stops the words from reaching them. We are shocked by the animosity that sometimes comes our way just for living our convictions.
I have had dealings with people who are missing some component of the human psyche. You probably have too. Some are missing a conscience, for instance. I have had dealings with people who, as hard as it is to believe, have no capacity for empathy. Sometimes it is addiction that clouds the mind and strips them of this basic human characteristic. Sometimes it may be a mental illness or some anomaly of birth. It is true. The number of serial killers on record bears this out.
But more and more, it seems humanity as a whole is getting cold and heartless. The Bible said it would happen, but still, it is not easy to face.
People with a healthy and normal compassion and sense of concern for others, can be utterly stymied when they come up against someone who is devoid of those traits. We automatically try to make some sort of sense of it. We often will assume it must be an error in our own perceptions. Or that because they are so easily angered or offended, we must be doing something wrong in our efforts to communicate. We have always been aware that evil exists in this world, but we are seeing it grow and multiply at such an alarming rate now, like something out of science fiction. Funny thing about that, as science fiction once seemed so far-fetched, and now, it is becoming reality.
But the truth is, we aren’t doing anything wrong in our effort to communicate. Words still mean what they used to mean, but it’s just that a majority of people now reject the definition, because they reject anything not of their own self-determination.
In attempting to reach them, we are merely trying to do what may very well in fact have become impossible. When someone is so far gone that they no longer believe the established laws of nature, the spiritual laws, and no longer accept that civil laws applies to them, they are, quite simply, beyond reach. Trying to make them “see” what they essentially poked their own eyes out in order not to see, is futile, and will only make another person crazy, who tries to make sense of it all. You either have to enter into their place of depravity and lawlessness, (their alternate “reality) or you have to somehow reconcile it with the Truth that you know. And that is impossible. Truth is singular.
We are living in a world where increasingly more of the world’s population seems to actually believe that truth is relative, that everyone can have their own “truth”. They did not change the definition of truth, they merely misapply it. On purpose.
It is like placing a sane person in the midst of an asylum, and leaving them there. You don’t think they are going to be insane along with everyone else by the end of a week or a month?
This is why God has to remove us in the Rapture. This message is for the ones like myself who are just about at wits end with the course and trajectory of this world, and oh-so-ready to get off this merry-go-round of lunacy.
Sometimes a person has to admit that there is nothing more that they can do. We want to rescue others. It is natural for most people to want to do that. Christians have a mandate to throw out that lifeline to others. Noah got on the ark, as commanded by God, seven days before the rain actually came. He had warned for a long time of the destruction that was coming. Then he got on the ark. For seven more days, the ark door was open, for animals continued to come aboard, and therefore humans could also have come, but none did.
Noah worked until God told him to take his family into the ark. At that point his work was done. I am sure that Noah and his family were confounded and shocked by the fact not one other human chose to get on board. Not one of the rest of humanity believed the destruction was really going to come.
You and I who believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ, are still warning the world, regardless of whether they are receptive to our message or not, we keep clanging the bell. But soon God is going to shut that door. “Rain” is going to fall for seven days. Judgment is going to fall for seven years. People who become believers during the tribulation, will still have an ark, but the door that was closed supernaturally by God before the flood waters came, was opened manually by Noah when the flood waters receded. That means they could have opened it and gone out any time. Noah and his family remained in the ark not because they could not get out, but because they believed God. Everyone else perished outside the ark because they did not believe God. Judgment is coming. Everyone is free to believe or not believe this. In the tribulation, he who endures to the end shall be saved.
To us who love Truth, is given the ability to know Truth. To those who love not Truth, it is given to believe lies. Does truth really have to be “defended”? Have we been given the task of convincing people? Nope. Just telling them. Just speaking the Word. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing cometh by the Word.
Jesus is coming soon. This world can’t be “fixed”. It is destined to be destroyed by fire, and a new one will be created. Man is not going to achieve singularity, godhood, nor immortality. The worlds religions will unite, and that global religion will facilitate the rise of a global government, out of which a single world leader will emerge, Damascus will be obliterated, Israel will be attacked, all sort of catastrophic events will bombard the Earth and its inhabitants for a seven year period. The world’s elite will join Satan himself in waging war against the Most High at Megiddo, and the Most High will defeat them with the Words of His mouth alone.
This is truth. Let all the other craziness fall by the wayside. It is not going to make sense to people who have no familiarity with Scripture, and a lot of people for whom scripture has been twisted, are going to embrace lunacy to whatever degree they have already embraced false teachings. Reconciling all of the different “versions” of the outcome that have been dreamed up by the imaginations of men, is a lost cause and waste of energy. Constant armchair speculation and analysis of blow-by-blow events as they happen, while not necessarily a waste of time, will neither hasten nor delay the timing of events. We have no more control over these events by staying informed in real time, than if we paid no attention at all. If knowing serves any purpose at all, it is, and should be, to motivate us to continue to offer the gospel.
Since Christ ascended to heaven after His resurrection, the church has been building an ark and warning the world of judgment to come. I have been actively warning people since 2009, and through this particular blog since 2012. God knows when He will shut the door and when the rain will start. I don’t know that Noah was preaching for the 100 (or 120) years while he built the ark. I know that the fact he was building the ark was a testimony in and of itself. A witness to a lost world. God doesn’t beg. He doesn’t twist arms. He doesn’t force anyone. He told the disciples that in towns where they were not received, they were to simply shake off the dust of that place from their sandals, and move on. To those who peddled any other gospel, they, and we, are not even to wish them “God speed” because it is to be a partaker of their apostasy.
I am not sure that the Great Commission is actually what some folks say it is. God told the church to go into the world and preach the gospel to everyone. That’s not down to one person, it is the obligation of the entire body. The question for us is have we done our own part? Only you can answer that.
There are people who go out to meet the fight, and there are people who sit quietly where they are, minding their own affairs until the fight comes to them. We all have different callings and assignments. Fighting the good fight doesn’t always mean doing the same things. Sometimes the task changes. And sometimes, it’s a matter of “having done all, stand” (wearing the armor) and see the deliverance the Lord provides, the victory (for His own) and devastation (of His enemies) which He brings about. Sometimes we are to simply “be still and know that He is God”.
You’ll know which it is, and when, as long as you remain attuned to Him. But please, don’t waste time caught up in trying to make sense of “crazy”. It is a Satanic diversion designed to rob you of peace. Let others argue and doubt, let them pursue every theory and flit here and there behind every claim. That’s their prerogative. It is foolish, but it is still their prerogative.