When I read the news and reports of the vast span of wickedness, and the growing vacillation and cowardice of leaders, I wonder how so many millions of professing Christians can maintain their compromise with nonchalance. I realize that millions of individuals are on drugs to eliminate guilt and control their mood swings. But could that alone be the reason so many professing Christians confidently and casually ignore the insanity of stark, wicked behavior in secular society with malignant apostasy in Christianity? What will it take to awaken them?
The fact is, America’s world system has gone far down a dark path to convergence with apostate Christianity and false religions. No amount of pontificating is going to change it now. We are well beyond critical mass and there is no going back. Warnings about this convergence have gone forth for years. However, the great sleep of death has arrived. Professing Christians (PCs) refuse to wake up, repent, return to their first love, and infect the world with truth and the influence of godliness. If they won’t do that, the horrendous consequences are inevitable.
My point is that the secular society has always done whatever it wished to do. The only factor that abates that determination is fiery Christianity. Now that Christianity is primarily apostate, the restraints have been removed. Evidence in the collapse and failure of Christian influence is evident in PCs being willing to do whatever they must to have a political savior. God already sent us a true Savior, and the means to be light and salt to the world. But the light is a flicker and the salt has lost its savor. All that is left the hope of legislating morality. Good luck with that plan because luck is its only hope for success.
If people who claim to be Christians do not have enough passion for and dedication to God to affect their share of society, they should not expect politics or a politician to save them. Every Christian and Christian leader must do what it takes to be fire-bathed, truth-speaking, irritating, agitating, nemeses of spiritual doldrums, heresy, deception, and apostasy. They need to lay down their toys and pick up the rod of God. All efforts should be focused on exhorting fellow PCs to repent and return to God. Otherwise, our society will be infected with much worse than the present flagrant and unadulterated wickedness. Pedophiles are kicking at the gate.
Sadly, too many professing Christians have joined the great herd in a mad rush to escape reality. They are blasé about the raging danger of the present hour. The watchmen are writing and speaking warnings, but the faces of PCs glow with surly condescension as they turn their backs. Tribulation is swirling at the door. It is tearing the shingles off the house. The windows are rattling, the shutters are banging, and the siding is slapping. The majority of PCs are partying inside as if they can endure its fullness by ignoring it. They are religious elitists ignorantly expecting God to snatch them away before the storm crashes in with its catastrophic results.
Here is the harsh truth. If a pre-tribulation rapture occurred next Sunday morning, I believe that millions would depart from China, India, parts of Africa, certain areas of the Mid-East, et cetera. However, there would not be enough PCs depart from America and most of the rest of Christendom to make it news worthy. I doubt that a single soul would be missing from the Vatican and most churches, including Episcopalian, Seeker/Emergent, et cetera. Teleheriticswould vehemently deny from their mega church pulpits and on television that it had occurred.
So go ahead, sleepy ones, have your “Tribulation/Hurricane Party.” Burying your head in the sand. Make apathy a sacrosanct virtue. Trust politicians for what you are responsible for doing. Believe that your prayerlessness, lazy unproductiveness, small flames, empty oil reservoirs, heresy-loving, sin-supporting, sauntering down the Broad Path, is somehow acceptable to God because you once made a half-hearted (or less than half) profession of faith in Christ. If it were with a full heart, you wouldn’t be so calloused to the signs of the endtimes. Go ahead and play games, saturated yourselves with entertainment, have your metro-inspired, Seeker and Emergent, ecumenical, New Age, church hoopla. Prioritize everything to the top that makes your flesh feel wonderful and put God in the basement. Do all of that and more because it is in your spirit to do those things and all the warnings to the contrary are to you as thorns in your cushy comfort zone. That is the message that you want to hear.
However, consider this message that you do not wish to hear. When immeasurable disaster strikes, no amount of warnings can save you. Nothing will remain except the stark reality that you have missed the date, time, and point of extraction. When that occurs, none of the things and experiences that you are presently obsessed and addicted to will matter in the slightest. You would give them all, and even your life, to have 30 seconds of genuine repentance. Sadly, that will not be granted. God does not want your stuff. He cares little for the rewards your accomplishments and experiences. All He asked for was your heart, and you gave that to everyone and everything but Him. You will be advised to go to those people and things for your “oil” and salvation, but you will find the door permanently shut when you return.
People had better wake up. If what is occurring in Christianity and the world system cannot not stir them to awaken and pray, when they are finally stirred to do so it will be too late. “Too late, too late!” That may be the great resounding cry heard all over the earth as the Son of God appears in flaming fire taking vengeance upon the ungodly.
The answer to the tile of this article is; NOTHING. When one waits until the space to repent is gone, there is nothing else that he or she can do. Repent while time to repent remains. It will at some point be instantly taken away.