“Whoa! That’s quite a title,” you may have thought. And so it is. But truth never sets out to offend just to offend. It is offensive only to those who either hate it, fear it or are made uncomfortable by it. Truth is loved by the ones who have been made free by it, and those who are not afraid to face it head on. 😬
Down through the entire history of the world, from the very beginning, mankind has been, by and large, at enmity with truth. When God would send his prophets to warn people of coming judgments upon their sin, instead of repenting, they would ignore, persecute, jail and often kill the messenger because they could not bear to hear the truth. But the prophets were right.
When Jesus Christ (who IS Truth) walked among us, he spoke with authority about the kingdom of God, and was severely persecuted, and eventually crucified because the people could not bear the truth. Especially the Pharisees (the “elite class” of today), who thought they were superior to everyone else. But Jesus was right.
The Apostle Paul ended up being hated for preaching the same truth, and after a while he had to ask some of his own converts, “Am I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?” But Paul was right.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, it has been said. People think they can extend their lives by technological advancements; way back when, they were doing the same thing by searching for some kind of “elixir of youth”. Our present society is rotting quickly in decadence (dee-CAY-dence), while at the same time believing falsely that it is advancing beyond anything seen before. Sounds familiar, IF ancient history was taught correctly. Every ancient society which was very advanced, was just at this very deCAYdent point when it completely collapsed from the putrefying rot within.
The jews who control the whole world by the power they receive from their father the devil, want more than anything to shut down every dissenting voice which speaks the truth about their evil agendas. Truth offends them, because they hate it. Which is why they tried to eliminate it by crucifying Jesus, but that backfired BIG TIME in their faces. 😄
An analogy comes to mind: I noticed on our Sunday walk, an enormous poplar forest cropping up about 5 or 6 inches high. The reason for this is that some time ago, a big poplar tree had been cut down. But just because the big tree was removed, doesn’t mean it was gone. These trees are notorious for sending out underground shoots in every conceivable direction from the main root after they are cut down, and before you know it, there are miniature poplar trees popping up EVERYWHERE! The jews didn’t know this when they “cut down” the main tree (Jesus); and before they knew it, the phenomenon called “Christianity” had spread around the world; and that offends them, because they hate truth.
Likewise, the gender insane “rainbow people” get very offended when they hear that sodomy and other suchlike disgusting evils are an abomination to God. But it’s the truth.
And truth must be spoken whether the hearers like it or not. Whether or not the truth speaker gets ignored, persecuted, jailed or killed.
Today, folks are seeking truth in ever greater numbers. They’ve woken up to many evil jewish agendas, 9/11, the hollow hoax, false flags going on everywhere., etc., etc., etc. They pump out information faster than you can blink, definitely faster than anyone can keep up with it. And yet…and yet… They are still not willing to hear certain truths that make them uncomfortable or cause them to face who they really are…
Truth such as: IT IS THE END. If there was a beginning, it follows logically that there must be an end. The same God who created this world and got it going at the beginning, has decreed that there is an end. And if folks would stop running hither and thither for a few minutes and pause to read a bible, they would see all the signs that Jesus said would indicate THE END was very near. This thought scares more people than it comforts, or makes them angry, because they are not ready to face God, and they know it. They have deceived themselves into thinking that if they can just be “self-sufficient” enough, they can prolong time, and survive the coming END. They can’t, and that’s the truth. Because God’s word is already settled in heaven, and will not change…
But there is so much hope to be had, if only folks would face truth head on like they say they do. God provided the one and only way to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, but hardly anyone wants to see THAT truth! Pride in what “self” can do is so appealing, after all. “We can prep, get armed, hide out, and fight it out. We can stop this thing! Look what WE can do! What stupidity to look to God and trust him for our salvation! WE are SELF-sufficient!”
And while folks are becoming more and more SELF-sufficient, they also have less and less peace. More fear. More stress. Less joy. What a lousy trade-off. They have nothing to look forward to, except a burnt out world filled with the stench of rotting deCAYdence. Because the bible, God’s word which was already settled in heaven from the beginning, says, But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto FIRE against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (1 Peter 3:7). (my emphasis)
It is coming, folks, and is very nearly here. No amount of SELF-sufficiency can stop it. No. People need to humble themselves and admit they need a Saviour; that they are not capable of saving themselves. Who can stand before the wrath of God?
There are many wonderful promises for those who WILL humble themselves and repent; those who believe the word of God and are born of the Spirit (born again). There is no fear of the coming judgment for them. They have peace in the midst of this horrible turmoil, and joy in knowing that if (or when) they get killed for speaking the truth, they will go straight into the presence of God, and live with him for ever. Their joy is not diminished when disaster threatens their stuff because they know they have an eternal inheritance in heaven. They trust God, and so remain in peace when the whole world is floundering under the “coronavirus” assault.
Oh, that more folks would truly embrace THE ONE TRUTH, instead of running from it in pursuit of other lesser truths! But as it was in times past…it is because…
Truth offends, and that’s the truth!