Thursday, February 11, 2010

Living a good and righteous life before the Lord- pt1


The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 3:1 that as we start approaching the end times, that the love of many will grow cold and that lawlessness and immorality will start to abound. It also says in this verse that men will become lovers of self and money, along with becoming unholy, blasphemers, unloving, unthankful, disobedient to parents, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, traitors, headstrong and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.

As bad as the moral state of man is right now, believe it or not, it is actually going to get a lot worse in the coming years according to the above verse.

When it comes to the real big picture with our Lord, the age old question is simply why - why did Satan and one third of the angels have to choose with their own full free wills to go against God and His holy and righteous ways? Why couldn't they just do the right thing and stay loyal to the Lord and choose to live their lives on the good and righteous side of the fence with Him?

And then when God decides to create a second race of beings, the human race, again, why couldn't Adam and Eve have chosen with their own free wills to obey one simple little command from the Lord to stay off of that one forbidden tree? And then when they couldn't pass their one simple little test, and then the rest of the human race is created and born into a now fallen and cursed world, we now once again still have the same old problem. Again, why does a certain percentage of the human race still have to choose with their own free wills to go against God and His holy and righteous ways just like one third of the angels managed to do?

As you will see in the verses I will list below, God has written His basic laws into the heart of every created being. We all know basic right from basic wrong, and yet so many of us still choose to this day with our own free wills to do the wrong thing at certain times, with some of the more evil people in this life doing some really bad and evil things that a normal person would never consider doing like robbing, raping, killing, kidnapping and torturing.

There is not a day that goes by that we do not see some kind of extreme evil being committed on some kind of a regular basis across the entire world. With all the advancements in technology, and with the world now becoming a much more smaller and closer space due to how inter-connected we all now are, many still have not learned from the history lessons of our past, and we still have many people who are out there acting out on their evil and fleshly impulses with no regard as to who they hurt, kill or destroy. Some people are as primal now as they were 5000 years ago.

Many people who have had some type of evil crime committed against either them or one of their close loved ones have always asked themselves whywhen it happens to one of them? How can some people commit such horrible and evil acts on another fellow human being? Why can't we just all live in peace, harmony and love with one another?

And not only can man not get along with his fellow man, but we also have nations always wanting to stir up trouble with other nations, as the Bible tells us that as we approach the end times, that there will be wars and rumors of wars, and that nations will be going against other nations and that kingdoms will be going against other kingdoms.

When you step back and look at the real big picture, it is just heart-breaking to see all of this kind of carnage and calamity play itself out every single day across much of the world. And again, why can't most of the human race just get it right with the Lord and learn how to follow His holy and righteous ways so we can all learn how to live in peace and harmony with one another?

God has given all of us a free will and we all have the ability to choose between the good and righteous side of this life or the evil and dark side of this life. Even though we still have demons who are still roaming in the air trying to get us to do their evil bidding, God will still hold all of us personally accountable for any kind of bad and evil acts we will end up committing in this life. Though Satan was the one who tempted Eve to disobey one simple little command, God still held both Adam and Eve totally responsible for what they did in the Garden of Eden, even though it was Satan who was the one who put the pressure on them to try and get them to do it.

For most of us, the excuse that "the devil made me do it" will not be washing with the Lord once we die and cross over and meet Him head on for all of our own personal judgments.




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