The lack of fear of God has brought in so much worldliness and compromise within the Church it’s shocking. Every disobedient thing seems to be acceptable, whether it’s yoga, transcendental meditation (in the name of Jesus, if that’s not going beyond the limit then I don’t know that is!), live-in relations, night clubs, witchcraft/vampire-themed movies, etc. The list is endless. Why have Christians failed to recognize the enemy? Why are they so ready to believe a compromised gospel rather than the Gospel that says “do not love the world or the things therein” (1John 2:15)? The Lord was not using a figure of speech when He spoke through James saying, “know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God“? (James 4:4) Which “god” do you go to sing to on Sunday mornings? A god whose love is so overtly emphasised that he’s turned into a Santa Claus? A god who’s so “love-sick” that he’s begging you to love him back? That’s the not God of the Bible! We’re supposed to be on our knees begging Him for love; yet He’s so merciful He took the initiative to endow His love on us! He has not removed His indignation and fearful wrath from the disobedient and the half Christians (Rom 1:18).
If you do a research or at least look around in this site, you’ll find that this world is run by the Evil. He’s doing all he can to take as many souls as he can with him into the lake of fire. He’s created lewd entertainment, unjust politics and government, texts books teaching lies about history and science, false doctrines, false teachers, false “Christian” interpretations, New Age gurus, confused gender roles, fairy tales, manifestations of aliens. Again the list is endless. Do you still not comprehend why the only wise and all-knowing God would tell His chosen sheep to stay away from the wolves territory? Are Satan’s strategies hid from Him? Why is every generation worse than the previous? Christians are perishing because of the lack of knowledge. It’s too difficult for them to give up the “fun” the god of this world has to offer. I often can’t tell the difference between a christian and a heathen. That’s the most shameful thing ever!
Fear God. And by fear I mean be afraid of Him. Enough of the mushy god the terrifying God is turned into. Because false teachers have managed to take out the fear of God from the minds of Christians, they are involved in every evil work because they think God is love and not to be feared. The Apostle Paul persuaded people to turn to Christ and obey Him because he knew the terror of God Almighty.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men… (2Cor 5:10,11)
It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb 0:31)
This is holy fear, and not manipulation. Keep away from the things of this world; the things that make your flesh happy but grieves your spirit and the Holy Spirit. The only truth is the Gospel, everything else is a deception!