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EVIL RESIDES IN THREE AREAS OF SOCIETY
1. NATIONAL Significance FIRST FROM SINFUL PEOPLE TO EVIL THROUGHOUT.
Paul refers to the human nature as "sin that is dwelling in me" (Rom 7:17) or in his "flesh (human nature) is dwelling no good thing (agathos, good), for to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good (kalos, good work), I find not" (Rom 7 18). He is referring to himself before he is born-again, as he was a Pharisee.
John Adams wrote in 1798, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Many years ago, before (1930's), in this country, nearly all people were educated in all the Bible stories and morals of the Bible and Attributes of their Creator. Most regulated their behavior accordingly, howbeit self-servingly as struggling sinners, trying to be moral, for the most part, yet totally unregenerate. No one had to lock their doors for fear of vandalism or thievery, and as late as the 1910-1920s traveling across country, one simply stopped at most any house along the road and was afforded overnight lodging and hospitality.
The French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, in 1832 predicted that America will cease to be great when it ceases to be good. He observed, "While the law permits the Americans to do what they please, religion prevents them from conceiving, and forbids them to commit, what is rash or unjust."
Our country was founded upon teaching the Bible in all schools as a founding principle of education. And all our courts upheld moral and Biblical principles as established matters of basis of all laws. Then something happened. Evil men (rebelling against God's principles) became worse and worse till now we are totally pagan, beginning in 1960's. Our Supreme Court started writing pagan (another God) laws in early 1960's. See the exact Supreme Court laws in this website, Today's Society.
All people born since 1940, do not know what a Christian nation this was, nor have they ever experienced such a culture as we once had. Americans of today have no understanding of what a Christian nation our country once was. Now (2016), it is totally pagan and the people are ignorant of Christianity and are also among the most ignorant people among industrialized nations, even in world matters and schooling.. They only know a culture of relativisms and no absolutes in any form, even in most all professing Christianity today. Indeed, even more than 98% of professing Christians are totally ignorant of historic Christian doctrines.
According to Barna surveys, even the Southern Baptist so-called "Christian" denomination has significantly more divorces than the general atheist or pagan population in this country. They teach a false salvation and also unconditional eternal security to excuse whatever one wishes to do or believe, without any moral constraints required for salvation. Charles Stanley, who was twice President of the Southern Baptist Convention, is exemplary of their doctrines in his book, Eternal Security Can you Be Sure, 1990, saying that after a one-time trust of Christ only as your Savior only (no Lordship), one may become an evil person and do whatever they please and still go to Heaven. This is the Southern Baptists, the largest Protestant denomination in America today.
So now, with these very false teachings today, people do not have the struggle that Paul described in Rom 7, as people who grew up educated in the scriptures, yet unregenerate. Most people in our country are NOW totally ignorant of even Bible stories and morals. They don't even know what morals are or what morality is, if they'd have to define it. So they are totally given to whatever behavior seems pleasing to them, even in any religion.. They are a reprobate pagan society, whom Apostle Peter says,
"For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire" (2 Peter 2:21-22)Indeed, they are now having IPhones even in grad schools and videos through school to the place that recent studies show they do not have the thinking capacities of people in older generations. They can't read or reason, but only passively look at pictures and videos for learning anything. Books are not a desired method of learning anymore.and many are not even taught cursive writing within some grade schools. These ignorant college students today will be much more easily submissive to godless Socialistic tyranny in their lives, to be sure.
And if religious, they are now wickedly taught that Rom 7:14-24, about constant sinning, applies to them as even supposedly regenerate people and that sinning has no bearing on your salvation, since you need only trust Christ as Savior only to save you, when you die anyway. (Dispensationalism is satanic in origin.)
"He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him" (1 John 2:4).
All these teachers, saying that carnal worldly sinners are going to Heaven, are under the classification of evil (not just sinners). Through evil teachers today (Dispensationalists), they have deliberately rejected the plain and clear scriptures of the Bible, and have accepted false self-serving doctrines to please themselves. Now not only immoral, they are totally apostate religiously, even while professing strict "Christian Fundamentalism or Ecumenicalism."
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a reprobate (adokimos, not approved, damned)" (1 Cor 9:26-27).
People born after 1940 do not appreciate this drastic difference in our NOW Post Modern Society (starting in 1990 and later). They have been desensitized by pagan TV and movies and their pagan government schools.
2. GOVERNMENT From evil throughout to WORLD SATANIC GOVERNMENT. Evil is not the nature we inherited from Adam; evil is the nature of satan himself. Only people who have knowingly deliberately disobediently given themselves to work sin (self-centeredness) in rebellion are called EVIL, as in: "evil workers" (Phil 3:2 and 2 Tim 4:18), or having "this present evil world" ( Gal 1:4), or as having "developed an evil heart of unbelief" of former born-again brethren (Heb 3:12). There are "evil men" (2 Tim 3:13) and "evil spirits" (Lk 7:12 and Act 19:12-13).
The evil is being deliberately rebelling disobedience to what God calls God-Good (agathos). Whereas, sin is simply all self-centeredness, as all unregenerate people are only capable of being by natural instinct, unconsciously or conscious, even when they think they are showing compassion and love or being moral or being religious.. Self-centeredness is what we all are naturally as humans. All are sinners by definition of having opportunity for restoration by God's provided salvation. We are NOW evil from the start by technical definition (going against God's Attributes: Selfless Love, Truth, Holiness, and Wisdom), but to be giving ourselves to being deliberately rebelliously "evil," takes deliberate mental focus.
In our Post Modern Society evil people have given themselves to serve self-serving religious purposes regardless of consequences they once, however, surmised as sinful. In other words, these people are deliberately given to serving evil purposes. Therefore, whatever comes in their minds to do to please their self-serving ways is done. This means they are serving demon spirits without knowing it in their deliberate thinking.
They think of themselves as quite respectable senators or congressmen or doctors or lawyers or faithful church workers, and so forth, just pleasing themselves with all abandon. But they are serving the demons of satan, whether in playing religious or in their obvious self-serving. This makes no difference as to whether they were in the past once born-from-above or not. They may outwardly be quite religious and respectable, but as Peter says, "cursed children, which have forsaken the right way and gone astray.......they themselves are the servants of eternal destruction." (2 Pet 2:14-15, 19). This explains how we are fast moving to a one world satanic government, being prepared for the coming antichrist.
Marxism, which is worshipping satan and hating, yet admitting, the existence of a Supreme God. It is a form of government to destroy all morality and justice and literally take all of mankind to hell with them. Karl Marx was an admitted satanist, who even wrote poems concerning taking all people to hell with him. His form of government for destroying God's "goodness" in moral principles and people was Fascist Socialism. This is exactly the society that the coming One World Government will be. We are seeing the stark reality of it in all countries today, if we would just open our eyes.
George Hegel (1770-1831), who invented the Dialectic means of social change upon the basis that there is no truth as distinguishable from falsehood; also, said in his understanding, that God is always learning. With these preceding teachings of Hegel, Karl Marx (1817-1883), a total proven satanist (Marx & Satan, by Richard Wurmbrand, 1986), and his closet collaborator, Fredrich Engles, worked together for the purpose of abolishing all religions and all morality through Communism (antigod = satanic-fascism), with trying to help the common people as a deceptive facade. Actually, in their personal writings, they clearly stated they wanted to destroy all people.
Communism is anti-God, against God (being satanists). It was not atheistic, simply denying God's existence, as told during the cold war of the 1950-1999. We learned this through superficial understandings about it given in the news.
Unlike atheists, satanists admit God's existence and Supremacy, but describe Him as evil and want the idea of God to be destroyed in the minds of people, so everyone can go to hell with them. The satan is insane, and all satanists are insane also. [[ Insanity is going against reality of existence. Anyone going against reality is medically considered insane. But today even the doctors and psychiatrists are blinded and becoming insane. ]]
Fascist Marxism (Communism) is collective demon possession (Solzhenitsyn, in The Gulag Archipelago). "Marx wrote in The Communist Manifesto that his aim was the abolition not only of all religions, but also of all morals, which would make everything possible" (Marx & satan, Richard Wurmbrand). Marx openly wrote poems of his goal and desires to take people to hell with him.
Now we are going to experience the same from of government, in exalting all evil, immorality, and self-serving, and eventual world wide fascist Socialism. It is satanic for the purposes of satan's One World Government to be here soon.
The Christian principles upon which our United States Government was founded and for which our schools were founded to teach for two hundred years are no longer relevant or even recognized. As Obama openly declared in the United Nations, after becoming President, "We are NOT a Christian nation." A truly epochal statment. We are not now Slouching Toward Gomorrah,, as Professor Robert Bork wrote in 2003; our society is now becoming Sodom. The people of this USA have rejected God's salvation and teachings, in their now accepting false religion and evil behavior. Therefore, in God's ruling Providence, the satan is now allowed rule to destroy.
3. THIRD PERSONAL significance. Today, the distinguishing discernment, about all salvation doctrines of today, is to learn what their HOW and WHY teachings are regarding salvation. Discounting the first common Reformation explanation of HOW and WHY, the old Calvinism's (1535 A.D.) misleading unconditional election and all the very false supporting TULIP teachings,1 the vast vast majority of all other so-called Christians think that they will go to heaven because of three more main modern deceptions today.
(1) "You are all sinners till you die, saved by grace." This message is called Dispensationalism, which was first started as a Systematic Theology in 1830, in England, and later became known throughout the USA for the first time through C.I. Scofield's Bible in 1908. Most all preachers and early Bible Schools as Moody, Dallas Theological Seminary, and most all others through the years have accepted these totally new salvation and new prophecy teachings. "If you ONLY trust Jesus as your personal Savior only, you will be saved Eternally, regardless of any sin or believing afterward." They are told if they ever do this one-time that they are saved forever unconditionally, without any moral commitment of faithfulness in their living. They boldly teach that Christ's Lordship is not necessary for salvation. Lord, they say, is only a title, and nothing more. They say that they are simply saved by their Savior's grace only, not by any action on their part.
This is what we call the "grace" regardless message that has been popularized by Dallas Theological Seminary since 1920 and has become the dominant salvation belief throughout the USA and the world. This came from an exaggeration of 1500's Calvinism's popularization of unconditional eternal salvation and salvation by grace alone teachings, and combined with Sandemanian teachings (early 1900) of salvation by man's mental notation and affirmation only of Jesus as Savior only. Mental notation is faith, they say. [[ See 4. Heretical New Age Church -> New Age Salvation Doctrines -> New Age Changes First Began ]]
They believe that all Christians MUST continue in sin because they are carnal, and that no moral commitment nor even commitment to Lordship is necessary for salvation. And never before heard of in the world, was this "carnal" christian idea, first introduced to the world by the co-founder of Dallas Theological Seminary, Lewis Sperry Chafer, in 1918, in a book, "He That is Spiritual."
They have also reintroduced ancient Gnosticism into their teachings. They teach that despite the promise that all one-time "carnal" professors of believing a Savior died for them, assures all of them Eternal Heaven; but others who wish to later commit to Christ's Lordshiip, may do so, and become the "spiritual" christians who will be their teachers and preachers. This introduces the ancient Gnostic two classes, the initiates and the spiritual teachers and leaders, but all headed unconditionally to Heaven, regardless. This makes Dispensationalism as obviously damnable. Where can this be found anywhere in scripture?
They have been also very falsely taught that faith is just any man's ability to trust or to affirm a Savior only, and this ability resides in every man since natural birth. [[ They never stop to think that if faith is their believing or trusting, that they are trying to be saved by their own works, their believing or trusting! It is not by any grace of God at all, then! ]] They are told this is being saved by grace alone, that no action of any kind by them can be involved in their salvation.
The plain scriptures and this entire website teaches that their HOW and WHY explanatiions are sending millions to HELL. These Dispensational salvation and prophecy teachings are totally satanic throughout, having now already destroyed a once "Christian" country and society, and prepared us for the present totally demonic last day Emerging church, prepared for the soon coming antichrist.
(2) "Ye shall be as gods." The other big and more recent deception that has become very widespread is the so-called Word of Faith movement in about 1960's, during the past 40 years among the charismatics speaking in tongues. [These are similar to the Pentecostals only in this regard of tongues speaking.] This became popular through teachings of the late Kenneth Hagin and now primarily popularized by Kenneth Copeland. But scores of preachers on TV and radio now teach "Word-of-faith" doctrines. Their salvation teachings are totally wrong in every detail. In earlier days, all people would have thought Copeland was certifiably insane, and his kind were put in mental asylums, before 1960's, when asylums were abolished. But in this perverse time, millions all want to follow him and his insane teachings. Today, they teach that
(A) the written words of the translated scriptures "are Spirit and they are Life" (a misquote, a lie) and that we must go exactly according to this translated written ink word of God and that
(B) then what they read (or think they read) will become reality as they speak it into existence, regardless of what that may be, whether healing or for a new car of their choice. They believe that their faith is believing that speaking by the force of their words, the things they want will come into existence. They are Gods, Copeland says. They can speak things into existence.
(C) Copeland says that Christ was not God, and that he is and his followers are Gods.2
Their explanation of faith and the other doctrines concerning salvation taught by this movement are all really insane, totally opposite to the scriptures and blasphemous. [[ These, also, never stop to think that if faith is their believing or trusting and saying, that they are being saved by their believing or trusting and saying! It is not by any grace of God at all, then! Copeland teaches they are gods on earth, so I suppose this is consistent in their minds. Insanity, blindness, from satan can believe anything. ]]
Notice this is a very obvious twist of return to the Pharisees who taught a devotion ONLY to the written word of God given to them, and doing works they thought appropriate to this ink letter of the word as they read it. (Clearly, 2 Cor 3:6 and 17, and all other scriptures makes all this a lie). These people make the Pharisees look innocent. In obeying their mystical magics seen in their reading the Word of God, these Word of faith people are wildly in error in all areas of doctrine. They are most subtle, just like the Calvinists and the Dispensational "grace" regardless, because of their Pharisee exultation of their own reading of the written word only. One can spend much time with them thinking they are real Christians. They may keep silent about their HOW and WHY explanations of salvation. Until one finds out what they think faith is and does, is one alerted to them.
(3) "This is god's world and the fullness thereof." The last and most recent deception is the Purpose Driven which also supports lately the Contemplative Sprituality of the totally demonic Emerging Church movement. These all arise out of this Post-Modern Era that there are no absolutes and only relative truth teachings can be known in all things. They all bring the world and all religions into the church building to worshiip a god of whatever as each sees fit whether by Eastern Spiritual practices of meditation silence or whatever means to "experience" God. Even Charles Swindoll, [[ see footnote3 ]] former president of Dallas Theological Seminary, now promotes Contemplative Spirituality (Eastern Meditative Silence of mind) as the best way to experience God. This is the most obvious demonic teaching today to anyone with a modicum of Spiritual Love of Truth. But how many people have that today? This is approaching the last and final apostasy teaching that men, by their own minds and efforts, can believe anything, and do anything, and be part of Christ's salvation.
These three (3) very demonic and deceptive teachings in these latter times are a great mischief of satan in these days. Most (97% or more) of the so-called Christians of our day are dominated by them. It is beyond rational understanding that most people today, "seemingly" not raving lunatics, could promote these insane teachings. It can only be the work of demons as foretold in 1 Tim 4:!. Truly, Paul saw this coming. His prophecies in 2 Thess 2:10-11, 2 Tim 3:1-5, and 2 Tim 4:1-4 are being fulfilled in these latter days. And his advice should be heeded by all: "depart from them."
This total apostasy of at least 97-98% majority of all so-called Christians today, is the result of the sinful self-serving people carried away in false doctrine by evil modern teachers. They all are taught that they need only know the scriptures and the promises in the scriptures and live according to them the best they can as continuing carnal people. That is the extent of their understanding of the Christ-like Life provided by our Lord.
The Dispensational "grace" regardless only affirm or trust that Christ died for their sins as a Savior only, without any moral or commitment intention required for unconditional eternal security. Then there are the "word of faith" people who also go only by the written word but distinctively think they can speak according to the way they interpret the scriptures and God is obligated to make it come into reality. They too are coming to believe in unconditional security. The Post-Modern people think they can just believe and practice anything and also have unconditional security.
The distinctives of all these is that when asked how they know they are saved, their very best answer can only be, "because of the promises in the written word." Also, they all believe in uncondtional eternal security. Two very revealing facts, but what do the scriptures teach?
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 2 Cor 13:5
Sin (self-serving) is either (1) moral or (2) doctrinal. Evil is deliberately self-centeredly giving oneself either to immorality or doctrinal error or both.
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. 1 John 3:24
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: Rom 8:16
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Rom 8:14
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God is dwelling in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Rom 8:9
"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth Life..... Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Cor 3:5-6,17).
"In (en, within, inside) Him was Life" (Jn 1:4).
"Hereby know we that we dwell in (en, inside) Him, and He in (en,inside) us , because He hath given us of (ek, out from within) His Spirit" (1 John 4:13).
"For ye are being (present active indicative) the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in (en, inside) them , and walk in (en,inside-peripateo, to walk) them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people" (2 Cor 6:16)
"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in (en, inside) the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in (en, inside) you, except ye are being reprobates?" (2 Cor 13:5)
"......is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the Love of the Truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a [the, in Greek] lie" (2 Thess 2:9-11). First mention: The lie is, "Ye shall not surely die," if you disobey God.
"Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee" (1 Tim 4:16).
Who has a Love of "Truth" Himself, above all else?
NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EVIL (poneros) or EVIL WORKS (kakos) and GOOD (agathos) or GOOD WORKS (kalos).
Without God's direct commanding or direct permission to the person to act as God wishes, people are acting in sin naturally, by their own decisions. This is a very profound understanding! Think about it....either God or you, directing your behavior. Child simple. Whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Rom 14:23). Whatsoever is not directed by the indwelling Mind of Christ (faith) is sin.
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
they are the sons of God" (Rom 8:14).
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