“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists”
J. Edgar Hoover
‘I don’t believe you!’
This is often the response that a person gives when confronted with truth that they did not consider to be in the realm of possibility. I hear it often, far too often!
Three stages of truth
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
The following comments are mine. Ernest J, Gregoire
Schopenhauer, although correct, missed a vital point.
The first stage is not ridicule but denial. The second stage is trivialization; this is where ridicule comes in. The third stage is fierce opposition. The fourth and final stage is acceptance!
The Church, as a whole is in denial. Yes, I know there are watchmen on the wall who know what is happening. They keep track of unbilical doctrine taught by false teachers. Its the rank and file that I will address in this blog. This where the real danger lies in the future. Keeping up with Prophetic News is like trying to drink water from a fire hose. Stories are coming at us so fast that we suffer overload. These stories blow by with just a cursory look at the headlines.
Precious Few, are paying attention!
Mathew 10:36 is where I want to start. It seems an appropriate place in the light of the horrific headlines in the daily news.
A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.
Just before Jesus said this, he gave some details about just who those members would be.
Mat 10:21-22 NASB “Brother will betray brother to death,
and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents
and cause them to be put to death.
(22) “You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
Sad as this might be, we must face the reality that we are facing a time like no other since the very beginning!
Joh 16:2 NASB “They will make you outcasts from the synagogue,
but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.
These scriptures will be the underpinning of my blog. I see a ‘Clear And Present Danger’ in the Church today.
The focus of this blog will be to warn others in the church of pending danger
and to provide encouragement for those who are being persecuted. I’ll cover danger signs, what to watch for.
This is a very difficult subject to cover, mainly because the rank and file cannot imagine the horror of persecution
and cannot foresee its danger signals in America. Said more correctly, The refuse to see the danger signals that are all around them.
We are Germany, and this is 1932~ all over again.
Only this time, there is nowhere to run! We cannot escape our fate. We can band together for encouragement
and support however. When the time comes for persecution and come it will, we must be ready with a plan of action!
We must ask Holy Spirit to steel our resolve, that we not deny Christ!
I’ll provide links to other blogs as time goes by that will be helpful in our walk of faith.
Php 2:12-13 NASB So then, my beloved,
just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only,
but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
(13) for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.