Pastor Lewis Cushman. St.Cloud Church of God.
People will be lost.
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming 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 lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
People will be wicked.
In Noah's time people were wicked. Back in the days of Noah the people did not see it coming till it was too late. They were all living in their own world. Doing what was right in their own site. They did not care about what God wanted.
“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
People won't know when.
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
There will be a great falling away.
What about you today? Are you falling away?
What's your excuse for being a stale Christian?
Have you compromised the bible to fit in with the world view?
If you don't want to be here then ask yourself these questions.
Q: Is your life committed to God?
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6
Q: How can you know what is right?
Religion will NEVER get you to heaven.
It's a relationship with Jesus that will see you through.
Q: How can we know the truth?
Jesus said he WAS the truth.
If you are not following Jesus, then you are NOT following truth.
Q: Do you believe Jesus is coming again?
If you did it would alter how you live.
You might start reading and following the Bible.
“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9