Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
Mark 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
Mark 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
Jesus indicated that one (of many) signs of the end times or the end of the age grace would be that love for one another would grow cold. Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” This can be interpreted that lawlessness and violence shall abound, including at the civil level.
Increasing Civil Lawlessness, Violence, Protest, Anarchy and Rebellion; Anarchists are attacking churches because they represent order, morality, stability.
Religion expresses the eternal principles of natural law. It calls us to right reason, to purity of heart, to love of our fellow human beings.
Wed Jul 29, 2020 – 2:30 pm EST LifeSiteNews
July 29, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – More and more, it feels like we’re living in apocalyptic times.
Disorder increases around us. Monuments and public buildings are being defaced or destroyed. Businesses are looted. Even residences have been put to the torch.
And now churches and religious statuary are under assault.
For many people, attacks on structures associated with faith seem to defy explanation. The protests and rioting are supposedly political in nature. What have houses of worship or religious symbols to do with government policies, abuse of police power, structural injustice?
There is a reason why churches have become targets, of course, and it’s quite obvious.
Churches are the keepers of society’s standards. Religion expresses the eternal principles of natural law. It calls us to right reason, to purity of heart, to love of our fellow human beings.
And to proper behavior.
God gave Moses the Law on Mount Sinai. He codified and preserved it as the Ten Commandments. Judaism and Christianity have safeguarded it (if not always perfectly) down to the present day. And from that basic core of truth have come all the codes, regulations, and punishments that allow us to live together in society.
We need law: as much law as necessary, as little law as possible.
From an anarchist point of view, religion and civil authority are two sides of the same coin. That’s why the French Revolution directed much of its wrath at the Church. It’s why Marx and his Communist successors made suppression of faith a high priority.
Radicals and revolutionaries often appeal to Christian ideals for justification of their actions. They’re especially fond of quoting Jesus’ calls to charity.
But these citations are false. To be a believer is to seek social improvements through love and prudence, to better the lives of individuals, not to exploit group claims in order to destroy the very institutions that offer opportunity and hope.
To identify with the Church is to live morally and maintain ethical standards. This precludes wanton violence and dissolute living disguised as principled activism.
Back in 1947, the famous religious broadcasting pioneer, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, warned that the end times would see evil presented as good. He predicted that the anti-Christ would:
…come disguised as the Great Humanitarian; he will talk peace, prosperity and plenty not as means to lead us to God, but as ends in themselves ….he will be so broadminded as to identify tolerance with indifference to right and wrong, truth and error; he will spread the lie that men will never be better until they make society better and thus have selfishness to provide fuel for the next revolution ….
The good bishop’s prediction has been amply proven.
An unfortunate condition for us living in this time is that our churches and our faith are going to be put to ever greater tests. Some of us may experience actual violence at our religious services. We might have to clean up and restore our ruined houses of worship. We may run physical risk ourselves.
But this is a time for living with danger — just as in Jesus’ parable the wheat and weeds grew up together until the harvest.
Be assured, the harvest will come. Law will remain. Faith will last. God will prevail.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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