DEFINITION OF APOSTASY:
Renounces or disassociates from religious beliefs or faith;
Rejects or renounces religious beliefs that were once held and accepts different beliefs;
Abandons what was previously held to be true and practiced and rebels against the same beliefs and practices;
Attempts to completely remove God from all facets of society (Schools, Government, Money, Pledge of Allegiance, Public Prayer, etc.).
1 Timothy 4:1-2 says “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”
Jude 1:4 says “For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.”
4 THINGS THAT CAN CAUSE
GOD TO PUNISH OUR NATON
1. SHEDDING OF INNOCENT BLOOD
Genesis 4:10 says “The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.”
There have been an estimated 57.5 Million Innocent Babies aborted in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade was decided back in 1973 (National Right to Life/Guttmacher Institute, Jan. 2015).
When you total up all forms of abortion, including those caused by the abortion drug RU 486, the grand total comes to More Than A Million Abortions performed in the United States every single year.
Approximately 21% of all U.S. pregnancies end in induced abortion (Guttmacher Institute, July 2014).
2. REMOVING GOD FROM OUR SOCIETY
Over the last three decades, despite the fact that a vast majority of Americans support religious displays on public properties (Christmas, the Ten Commandments, etc.), federal and state courts have ruled that such displays are unconstitutional because they violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause which prohibits government from establishing a religion and from favoring one religion over another, or from favoring religion generally over nonreligious beliefs.
President Obama recently stated that we are no longer a Christian nation and numerous attempts are being made to completely remove God from all facets of our society (Everything and Everywhere).
Christian's religious liberties are fast disappearing and Anti-Christian policies are rapidly being implemented.
From imprisonment to torture to be-headings, more Christians worldwide live in fear for their lives than at any time in the modern era.
That’s the message from Open Doors USA, which released its annual World Watch List on Wednesday (Jan. 7). Christian persecution reached historic levels in 2014, with approximately 100 million Christians around the world facing possible dire consequences for merely practicing their religion. If current trends persist, many believe 2015 could be even worse.
3. IMMORALITY AND HOMOSEXUALITY
Natural sexual instincts and sinful desires have gotten way off track. Lust and immorality are rampant in our American culture. Consider the enormous Pornography Industry and all the X And R Rated Movies now playing on TV even during prime time.
And, the Supreme Court recently ruled that Same Sex Marriages are now the law of the land.
Leviticus 18:24-25 says “Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.”
Leviticus 18:22 says “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.”
Leviticus 20:13 says “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Note: All of the above applies equally to women having sexual relations with other women.
4. BREAKING COVENANT
Integrity has almost disappeared in America and outright lying is common among elected officials (all the way up to the President). As a result, most Americans no longer trust what their elected officials say or do. This is a very sad commentary!
Isaiah 24:5-6 says “The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.”
Daniel 11:27 says “The two kings, with their hearts bent on evil, will sit at the same table and lie to each other, but to no avail, because an end will still come at the appointed time.”
All of these 4 things are a sign that we are in the “Last Days” and the return of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ is imminent. Are you ready for His return?
God loves you but He cannot take you into Heaven if you have not accepted His Free Gift Of Salvation! Time is growing very short so don't put it off – Do It Today! Heaven or Hell? Your decision today determines your destiny tomorrow!
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