This lunacy has obviously become the norm in the United States. If some nutcase isn't shooting people, then they're knifing them or mowing them down with cars or trucks. This is just another sign of the end times! Scripture warns us that people would be out of control! https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/several-casualties-reported-texas-church-shooting-n817751
Jude 1:18-19 “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions. It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.”
Matthew 24:21-22 “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.”
Matthew 24:10-12 “And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.”
Those who mock YHWH are in for a RUDE awakening!
Isaiah 13:11 Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him.
Psalm 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
So, what can we do about the evil that walks among us right now? Pray for YHWH to keep His people safe. Continue to pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. (Romans 14:19) and "keep on keeping on" - stand strong against ALL evil, enduring until the end because the same will be saved (Matt 24:13).
One thing that I have noticed since I have come to YHWH is that there are people out there who "talk" one thing but their actions, habits, lifestyles, intentions, motives, preferences, etc. are something else entirely. Scripture tells us to beware of such people (Mattithyahu 7:15).ReplyDelete
That's so true, Kevin! It holds true for both believers and unbelievers, as many are downright two-faced. Some are very good at it. This particular guy who killed 26 in that little Baptist church was a known violent criminal abuser - yet somehow, he managed to legally obtain an arsenal of weapons....ReplyDelete
Other lunatics manage to remain "under the radar" until they commit their murderous acts, and their neighbors are always surprised to find out they lived next to a monster. (For instance, the Las Vegas mass murderer.)
As for the "religious" among us, since I became a Believer in January 1995, I have witnessed way too many who only "talk the talk." They refuse to "walk the walk" because it requires some discipline on their part. Many church people go to church mainly for the social experience. They never crack their Bibles during the week and are basically there to "warm the pews" and be seen. Afterward, they return home to behave in the same way they always have - whatever that might entail.
Once YHWH caused me to find my way to Torah, I noticed this two-faced way of living is absolutely rampant. I mean, Torah demands righteous living, which translates into "being set apart/holy" in your daily walk, keeping the Seventh Day Sabbath and the Feasts and refraining from eating "unclean" meats.
Well, if you're on Facebook, you've probably seen some of "our" brothers and sisters who not only see nothing wrong with posting dirty jokes and cuss words, but they still do the man-made holidays of Christmas and Easter, both of which are steeped in paganism - and all the while, they have the audacity to post their favorite scriptures and/or "teachings" for others to see.
In my time on Facebook I've seen pathological liars and blowhards who will do anything to "make a buck"; crazies who view themselves as Apostles or heavenly messengers, or even Y'shua himself; and I've witnessed several cases of adultery, spouse abuse and divorce, and more recently, pedophilia.
Hypocrites abound. It's just that some label themselves as "believers." We all know what will happen to those types when Y'shua returns! (Revelation 3:16)