Manifest

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.  And from such people turn away!  6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with various sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.  8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.  2 Timothy 3:1-9

The apostasy within the visible church is manifest for all to see.  The rush by various denominations to embrace the sin of homosexuality as “normal” and then go even further to promote the wicked attack upon marriage by accepting homosexual “marriage” is an abomination before our holy God.  Recently, the Presbyterian Church (USA) has joined with other “denominations” making a stand for homosexuality.  As this apostasy grows and spreads we will witness more and more denominations and churches joining in with this heresy and so proving their wicked betrayal of Christ and His Word.  Most of those denominations that have already affirmed homosexuality as normal were already deviant from the biblical standard in their beliefs and practices. Then too, despite what many denominations and churches profess in their doctrinal statements, most do not believe the Bible to be the holy, preserved, infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God.  This can be proven when by their actions they deny our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.  16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.  Titus 1:15-16

We can expect to see this mass capitulation to wicked workers grow as this disease of apostasy spreads throughout the visible church which claims to be the body of Christ.  For those that haven’t caved to the homosexual agenda where is the indignation and fervent cries for fasting and prayer to stop this heresy from going mainstream?  Are they afraid of the persecution that will come when they make a public godly stand against perversion?  We can expect nothing but the spread of chaos and rebellion within or churches and throughout our society setting up an environment that is not conducive to the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.  13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.  2 Timothy 3:12-13

1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  1 Timothy 2:1-4

As the called of Christ we should turn away from any church, parachurch organization, or denomination that has not proclaimed an unequivocal stand against the homosexual agenda being driven by unbelievers within the visible church.  Be aware of what is going on throughout the visible church in your own country.  If you see a softening taking place within the leadership of any denomination or church be assured they will surrender to this evil agenda driven by the lost.  If the religious organization is considering a move in this direction, then know that it was already corrupt to begin with, and you should have left years ago.

3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.  From such withdraw yourself.  1 Timothy 6:3-5

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49 Responses to Manifest

  1. T says:

    Your last two posts did a great job touching on the two biggest areas that I see the church compromising with culture: the acceptance of evolution and homosexuality. Both of which ultimately are a rejection of the Word of God. Thank you for your blog

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    • Eliza says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting. The rejection of the Word of God for the doctrine of man is ultimately the origin of the compromise and apostasy we are witnessing within the visible church.

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  2. Arkenaten says:

    One of the more interesting things that your last two posts have clearly demonstrated, Eliza, is that there is a huge amount of dissent within the ranks of the Christian faith, even to the point where Creationists are damning each other in an open forum.
    Quite the eye-opener and fascinating, I must be honest.

    I am curious as to how you, personally discern the correct biblical understanding above all other interpretations by devout Christians and highly qualified and knowledgeable scholars?

    And how do you answer the scientific community that is in virtual total agreement that the Exodus as recorded in the Bible did not happen, and the evidence quite clearly demonstrates this.
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    • Eliza says:

      You can’t really call it the Christian faith if the ones who claim to be “Christians” are denying the fundamental doctrines of faith in Christ, one of which is that His Word the Bible is inerrant, infallible, inspired and preserved for His children.

      I don’t remember Creationists damning one another, I think you are stretching the truth there. What is occurring is what is needed and that is the clarion call to all who claim to follow Christ to return to Him in simple faith and believe what He has said in the Bible. Too many are enamored with the so-called intellectual works of men, including scientists, that lead sinners into perdition and destruction because these rebels either slyly usurp the central place of the Scriptures in the life of the believer or they claim to refute the Scriptures with their manufactured evidence.

      You can read my posts to get an understanding about God revealing His Word to His children, I write about it quite a bit.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        For the record I have never felt you were saying that about Me Eliza. That was fabricated by those sowing division. I consider you my sister.

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        • Eliza says:

          Thank you Wally, you know that I love you in the Lord Jesus Christ. How can we expect those who are dead in their trespasses and sins and have been led by the lies of the devil their whole lives to have understanding about the necessity to contend earnestly for the faith once for all delivered to the saints. They can’t. It is a conundrum to them.

          Isn’t it interesting that in the epistle of Jude where God commands that we contend earnestly for the faith He gives us references to the Exodus, to Sodom and Gomorrah, to Moses, to Cain, to Enoch, and to Adam. God is all powerful, supernatural, and He performs supernatural acts, one of them being creation. His book, the Bible, is a supernatural book, and cannot be understood unless one is born again of the Spirit of God through faith in Christ and they have their hearts and minds enlightened by God. So while warning them we must be patient. God bless us.

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      • Arkenaten says:

        Not all Creationists consider the world ‘Young’ – you do, Wally does not. Thus he does not accept the Word of God as it is written.

        You did not respond re the archaeological evidence regarding the Exodus.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Ark I never actually said what I think. You lie.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            I do not lie. Did you not say you leaned toward old earth creationism?

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          • Arkenaten says:

            And do you think calling me a liar is polite?

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          • Wally Fry says:

            Easy solution if it bothers you. Dont do it. Your attempts to plant division among believers are pathetic and sad.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            And sadly your attempts at obfuscation are transparent. You are simply not intelligent enough or well versed in the bible to pretend you understand it and are trying to curry favour with other religious people.
            You need to actually study the history in- depth and not simply trot out verses.
            It does not make you look clever at all.

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          • Eliza says:

            That is quite a tall order coming from someone who doesn’t know or understand the Bible. If you study the Scriptures, the history speaks pretty clearly for itself since it is a historical document.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            I do study the bible. What is it that you believe I am unclear on? Feel free to ask anything you like.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            Still waiting fr an answer, Wally. Did you not say you leaned to an Old Earth?

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          • Wally Fry says:

            Nope never said.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            So what do you lean towards then?

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          • Wally Fry says:

            Ark, I’m done with you. Going to speak real slow here. You are a liar. You tell untruths. You twist other’s words to make your own arguments. You are rude and insulting. Oh…almost forgot. You still owe me an answer to the question about whether you speak to your Christian mother the way you speak to Christians on here. Do you actually have the guts to talk to any live person the way you speak on here? Check this out…anything I say to you on here? I would say face to face. Seriously though, how does your father react when you call your mother hateful names? Surely he can’t be very happy about it. Do you call hers stupid, unlearned and crazy? Do you mix an mingle various of her body parts as a pet name for her? Your turn Ark. It’s not play 20 questions with the fundie anymore. Your turn. Answer or take a hike.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            As you have never replied to my question then my mum is off limits until you do – as I said up front.
            I am a man of my word.
            You definitely have issues, Wally. You seriously need to address these.

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          • Eliza says:

            Wally does not have to reply. He believes the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God preserved for His children. Since I gave you an adequate reply, I suggest that you move on.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            I am sure Wally is able to speak for himself, Eliza, he is an adult, not a child.

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          • Eliza says:

            Friends support friends when they are being attacked by a bully.

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          • Wally Fry says:

            You don’t get to dictate the terms of this conversation. You ask, then demand answers over and over. You demand answers from a book you don’t believe in and cannot understand. Yet you avoid answering any. Issues? Me? Really? I’m not the one running around acting like a jerk. Again, do you speak to your poor Christian mother this way? Why don’t you answer Ark? Is this a touchy subject? Tell me…tell me..tell me. Hey, how does it feel to get interrogated? I bet if you called your mom a %$&#&(*$ you dad would pass you through a wall. So, your turn to produce or I am done with you.

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        • Eliza says:

          I will not respond since it isn’t pertinent to the post here. These are my new commenting rules, you can check them out if you like.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            Fair enough. No problem.
            So, do you consider those who believe in Old Earth Creationism, not properly immersed in the Christian faith?
            If so, what do you believe happens to them if they fail to repent and uphold in an Old Earth.

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          • Eliza says:

            I am not sure what you mean by properly immersed in the Christian faith. Could you explain that to me please?

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          • Arkenaten says:

            By not accepting the literal word of the bible.

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          • Eliza says:

            I am not sure what you mean by not accepting the literal word of the Bible. Could you explain that to me please?

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          • Arkenaten says:

            You consider the Creation story and the dating as written points to a Young Earth; generally considered not older than 10,000. Is this correct?

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          • Eliza says:

            No it is not correct. Why are you just focusing on the age of the earth aren’t there other doctrines (teachings if this confuses you) of the Scriptures essential for salvation?

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          • Arkenaten says:

            You have been at pains to stress that those who do not accept the literal word of the bible – God’s Word – cannot possibly be genuine Christians as how can they then accept other aspects of salvation.
            You fellow commenter, Philip said the same thing.
            Would you like me to trawl the previous post and pull out the exact words?
            Are you now saying that the world is 4.34 billion years old?
            And what do you believe happens to those christians that consider this is the true age of the earth?

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          • Eliza says:

            Truly you are confused. That is understandable given your rejection of the truth. You state the YE position means it has been in existence for less than 10,000 years. I never said that. If you recall I said that there is no need to be dogmatic about the thousands of years or tens of thousands of years that it has existed. Of course, I wouldn’t agree to the earth being millions or billions of years old, because that would mean I reject the veracity of the Scripture regarding the length of time that it took God to create the heavens and the earth, and that I don’t think the flood was global. Of course, I agree with God’s Word. Let God be true though, and they are, every man a liar.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            The YEC Position is that the earth is no more than 10,000 years old.

            Yes, I acknowledge you said there was no need to be dogmatic.
            But you dispute the geological record.
            So, my question, once more, is how old do you believe the earth is?

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          • Eliza says:

            As I already made perfectly clear, this is not pertinent to this discussion for the reasons that I laid out so let’s move on.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            Of course it is pertinent. Such a foundational belief is crucial to one’s approach to Christianity as a whole.
            Why are you so defensive?
            I am simply asking how old you believe the earth is, approximately.

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          • Eliza says:

            You know that I believe the earth is young and not old that is all you need to know.

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          • Eliza says:

            The Scriptures don’t give a specific age to the earth. What I am concerned about is the blatant disavowal of the truth of the Bible by assigning long ages to God’s supernatural, miraculous, act of creation and the rejection of the biblical account of the global flood in which Noah, his wife, and his sons, their wives, and animals were protected from this mass extinction event by being sheltered in the ark through God’s divine revelation to Noah.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            So how old do you believe the earth is? Approximately?
            And what do you believe happens to those Christians who refuse to accept this and side with science that the earth is 4 billion years old?

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          • Eliza says:

            First, not all scientists believe the earth is billions of years old, me being one of them.

            Second, the age of this young earth is not the point, the point is there is a concerted attack upon the truth of the Scriptures where lost man (even if they call themselves Christians that doesn’t negate their lost estate) charges God’s Holy Word with error. Those who call God a liar give evidence that they are not saved and they are bound for hell. I can’t help that.

            Now there can be genuine believers who are truly deceived and misled, as I have stated before, but the Lord will convict them and bring them back to the truth of His Word. Many who read this blog can attest to the truth that God has had to correct them many times. I am also one of those. So speculating about a person’s condition based on whether or not they believe the earth is old or young is not my purview.

            However, as I said before, those who doubt the opening pages of the Book also indicate they are in disagreement with it elsewhere. This is often the case. I will give you one example.
            C. S. Lewis believed the Genesis account of creation to be a myth and he believed in theistic evolution. So he would hold to an OE position. However, he also believed in purgatory, in baptismal regeneration, in prayers for the dead, he denied the inerrancy, inspiration, and infallibility of the Scriptures, he believed and taught that people of different faiths could belong to Jesus without knowing it, because they followed some biblical doctrine, he denied that Jesus Christ took our punishment on the cross, he taught believers could lose their salvation, and that the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the sinner was not necessary for salvation because he rejected the depravity of man. He used much intellectual gymnastics to support his beliefs but he did not rely upon the Scriptures. He is a perfect example of one who doubts the Word of God in Genesis and is heretical in his other beliefs.

            Those who are like Lewis follow his same course of action. They rely upon their own reasoning skills and not upon the Word of God because they consider it to be deficient, and their minds to be superior. Funny, that Jesus Christ and His apostles were not like that at all. He and they always went to the Scriptures since they truly believed the OT to be the written Word of God. Then the NT was written by Christ’s apostles and prophets as led by the Holy Spirit so we have the true, accurate historical record of what Christ did and taught, they true, accurate historical record of the early church, and the true and accurate teaching about Christ and His Word in the epistles.

            The fact that so many who claim to be “Christians” prefer the writings of men rather than the Holy Bible is of great concern to believers in Jesus Christ because the promotion of this man and his teachings, and those like him, by “evangelical” leadership has led to great confusion, division and consternation.

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          • Arkenaten says:

            Yes, you have written much of this before. So, once again, how old do you as a scientist, think the earth is,

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          • Eliza says:

            Not relevant, move on.

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  3. Eliza says:

    It appears that it may be necessary to close comments on this post due to Ark’s intractable obstinacy.

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    Probably so. I guess sometimes talking becomes no more than a distraction to actual work for God huh? Shake the dust off of our feet and all that. In this case more like scrape the manure off LOL.

    And I hope my harshness has not offended you Eliza. I don’t take it back or apologize to the recipient, but I don’t want to offend you.

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  5. gracealone1 says:

    Here’s hoping you do not close the comments this soon, since only a few have to do with subject at hand, ie the apostasy of the church to the lgbtq agenda. Ark-boy will soon grow tired of his efforts to bait you being unfruitful and focus his attacks elsewhere, just like all his brother false prophets do. Wasn’t he one of the intellectually elite that claimed a high IQ just a few days ago and here we have his best efforts being frustrated on every hand. Wow! What a blow to his ever fragile ego (keep up the good work). [It doesn’t what answer you give to any of his questions, he will turn it to make you the bad guy and he will be the champion of his agenda de jour.]

    As for the lgbtq crowd they will never be satisfied with anything less than total submission to their agenda by every Christian and that will, in the end, require us to renounce our Lord and become willing participants in their wickedness. Forcing businesses to cater to them is but a small step toward the end game. As Romans 1 describes the progression of wickedness and it’s consequences, we find our nation in the third and final “and God gave them over”. With the organized, public church being little more than a ‘goat barn’ or a social club it can offer no hope or escape from the judgment that will follow hard after those who openly rebel against God. Long ago it left off preaching the real Gospel for their agenda of $, power, control, etc. It is impossible for an lgbtq person to think straight on any subject. Their whole existence is filled with the obsession of gay sex. Few are delivered from this sin, but the ones that are delivered find their heart filled with gratitude and humility and a love for their Savior that surpasses anything they had known before Him (Luke 7:47). So-called “Christians” will say that there is room for a practicing homosexual in God’s kingdom. This is nothing more than wishful thinking and is completely contrary to the Scriptures. Many who read here will attempt to argue to the contrary, but that will only reveal their own ignorance of the Word, the God whom they claim to speak for, their open rebellion against the Lord and their sure pending eternal damnation (unless they repent and believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ).

    Don’t stop!
    Darrel

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  6. gracealone1 says:

    Wow! ark-boy, you’ve promoted yourself to God Almighty, just like your brother in arms tried to do eons ago—his name was Lucifer or Satan. Since it is obvious your vast intellect can muster nothing more to say other than empty threats and even more empty pronouncements, perhaps a little education on the realities of hell would be in order. This is only a smattering of what awaits you (as a proud, unrepentant mocker of God) and those who love their sins more than humbling themselves before God and crying out for mercy.

    Have you ever gotten too close to heat, a flame, or raging fire? When you did you got burned and it didn’t feel too good, did it? One or the main “perks” of hell (I say ‘perks’ to mock you, because I know that you are mocking God right now) is an open, active, and consuming flame that will burn you (unless you humble yourself before God and seek His mercy). You will be caught in this flame where there is no escape, reprieve, or lessening of it’s heat and you will burn. Another perk you will be treated to is that your personal flame will burn you for all eternity with no escape, reprieve, or abatement. You will also find that your body and soul that should be quickly consumed by this flame is never burned to oblivion, rather is a constant source of ‘fuel’ for this personal flame of yours. There is so much more, but the picture is plain enough, even for an intellectual giant.

    All of the perks of hell that you and so many others are so eager to experience can be avoided while you live on this earth today. I say ‘eager to experience’ because the remedy for an eternity in hell is quite simple and yet billions would rather stiffen their necks, mock God (as you have done), curse Him, and demand hell be eliminated (and it is from the reality they call their intellect). The first words from the mouth of the Lord Jesus that began His ministry were: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” Mark1:15. As you have proven yourself to deem the Word of God useless except as it may serve your agenda de jure, this verse will no doubt fall on deaf ears as well. Nonetheless, it points to the only hope offered to you and countless others who regard themselves as having no need of redemption. “Repent” is to humble yourself before the Lord Jesus, confess your sins to Him, and lay down your weapons of hatred that you have fashioned against Him. “Believe in the Gospel” which is the Lord Jesus Christ, His life, death, resurrection, and so much more. He is the one who took the just punishment for my sins upon Himself when He was crucified. The essence of Christianity is found here and only here, in the Lord Jesus Christ. Not in all musings of unregenerate men, the philosophers, the historians (history has been rewritten so many times it’s surprising the names of the old dead guys haven’t been changed as well) and not in the ecumenists that would fold all the world’s “religions” into one big happy family. That’s the goal of the evolutionists, the lgbtq crowd, and those who manufacture a god to suit their whim (which is what you have done).

    Today is a good day to repent and believe the Gospel, so CHOOSE: eternal life in Christ or eternal death with the ravages of hell.

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    • Arkenaten says:

      So tell me Darrel, what was the problem that made you decide to turn to your god?
      Drugs, Drink, Violence or Pornography?
      These seem to be the more prevalent sins that born again people tend to confess to?
      I would be interested in your story, especially if it is unique and dispels this generalization.
      Please, do tell.

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      • Eliza says:

        Here’s a possible list for you to chose from:

        9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

        Sinners sin Ark, that includes you. Your antagonism against Christ and His children flows from your sinful nature as you are led by the enemy of your soul. I am sure you are guilty of other sins, such as rejecting the truth about Jesus Christ and spreading lies about Him and His Word. You know God’s Word says that all liars and unbelievers have their part in the lake of fire that burns forever. I urge you to repent of your sin and put your faith in Jesus Christ before it is too late.

        8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Revelation 21:8

        But there is hope even for a sinner such as you:

        8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. Romans 5:8-10

        If you repent of your sin and put your faith in Jesus Christ He will save you from God’s wrath that is your sure reward because of your willful transgressions against Him and He will give you eternal life.

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  7. Eliza says:

    It must be with mercy and love that we exhort the sinner to repent of their sins. Eternal damnation is a sorrowful truth and our desire is to see all saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. This is the heart of God and what drove Him to send His Son Jesus Christ to this earth that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

    Ark or any sinner can put their name in the whosoever place by repenting of their sin, that means to confess and turn from it, and believing that Jesus Christ died in their place upon the cross, taking the punishment they deserve, He was buried in a cave with a stone rolled in front of it, and He arose the third day because He is God the Son of God and His death and resurrection was God’s plan from before the foundation of the world so that lost, hell bound sinners could have their sins forgiven and could receive the gift of eternal life.

    All of this is spelled out plainly in the Bible; the holy, infallible, inerrant, inspired, preserved Word of God. This message, found only in the Bible, is the only true message of hope and love given to wrath-laden, rebellious, transgressing sinners. The Bible is true, accurate, trustworthy from start to finish, reporting God’s plan from start to finish. That plan revolves around His Son Jesus Christ. He who has the Son of God has life, he who does not have the Son of God has God’s wrath remaining on him.

    He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar; because he believes not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:10-13

    Repentance and faith is impossible without the Holy Spirit convicting of sin and producing His genuine work of salvation in the life of the sinner. I pray that God may have mercy on your souls, that you will repent and put your faith in Jesus Christ, knowing Him and His wonderful love for you. God bless us.

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