Professing Christians are fawning over every heretic, heresy, heretical book, and blasphemous movie. They will race off to conferences with a speaker lineup that reads like a “Who’s Who” in false “ministers of righteousness.” The truth floats on by them, but they eagerly reach out, grab, and gush over every falsehood. But they will not rejoice over or promote truth. Further, they refuse to invest any time and energy defending anyone who presents truth when they are under attack.
So God sends His messengers to warn them just as He sent prophets to apostate Israel. But will they listen? They will not listen. We are in the last of the last days before this earth is shaken by the consequences of its rebellion. God knows their hearts are hard, their ears are dull, and their eyes refuse to see, but He sends His messengers anyway. Why?
He sends them because God is just, He is merciful, and God is love. He is not willing that the wicked should perish. He sends His messengers because He wants people to heed, return to Him, surrender, reject wickedness and accept righteousness, and be spared the consequences of their sinfulness.
But they reject God’s messengers. They call them mean-spirited, hateful, ignorant, self-righteous, and even diabolical, for the sole reason that His messengers pierce their fickle and carnal hearts with anointed truth.
When they speak harsh rebukes to God’s messengers, they are speaking against Him. Condemning God’s messengers is as condemning the message and the One who sent it. It is as rejecting His righteous authority.
There will be judgment for that great sin. The reason is because it not only prevents the individuals who reject it from entering the kingdom of heaven, it deceives and prevents other ones from entering.
When one is so weak and unknowledgeable that he or she cannot recognize a heretic or a heresy, and cannot know or respond to the Holy Spirit’s warning, the only option is for God to send someone to warn them. If they reject that warning, there is no other option. One can fall back on whatever salvation doctrine or theory he or she wishes to believe, but the clear fact is that God has no purpose in warning anyone who is not in danger of eternal rejection
They are now at the point of the apostate ones that Isaiah warned.
“That this is a rebellious people, Lying children, Children who will not hear the law of the Lord;
Who say to the seers, ‘Do not see,’ And to the prophets, ‘Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits.'” – Isaiah 30:9-10
Can you hear? Can you see? Will you be numbered with the transgressors? Or will you be with the redeemed and ransomed of the Lord on the Day when He comes for His people?