Wednesday, July 20, 2016

                GOD'S LAST MESSAGE TO                  A FAST DYING WORLD
                                  By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     On April 7, 1860 the Goncourt Brothers Journal of France stated that leading scientists were predicting that within a hundred years, man would know the constitution of the atom and be able to create life synthetically in competition with God.
"We have a feeling", wrote Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt, "that when this time comes to pass, God ...will come down to earth swinging His bunch of keys and will say to humanity as they say at 5:00 o'clock in the morning, "Closing time, gentlemen."
     When people ask me to comment on Canada's new laws that elevate adultery to respectability in Common Law Marriages, gives a thumbs up to the sin of homosexuality and have high-jacked the millennia-old-rite of marriage between one man and one woman, by creating a hybrid, pseudo man-on-man  same-sex marriage, we are now at the 'tipping point'.
    And when society in general has turned from the worship of Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ the Redeemer of the world, and have embraced the gods of the New Age Movement, Secular Humanism and Atheistic Evolution and have embraced pornography, child molestation, abortion, alcohol and drug abuse, gambling and violence, I say:
     It is an indictment upon a deteriorating society and a sad commentary upon a people who have given up so much good solid common sense, respected tradition and righteous moral values and received so little in return, and in most cases the very opposite!
     Our society is like the ancient  Hebrews  of  whom God  stated: "For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and have hewn themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." (Jer.2: 13)
     Again, the Prophet delivers God's message of mercy:"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your soul. But they said, We will not walk therein." (Jer.6: 16)
     In his book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis jars us all with his powerful truth about the conflict between God and Satan for the souls of men. Here are his words of warning about the 'end of days':
      "God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to intervene openly and directly in this world quite realize what it will be like when He does. When that happens it will be the end of the world. When the Author walks on to the stage the play is over.
       God is going to invade, alright. But what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else - something it never entered your head to conceive - comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others, that none of us will have any choice left. It will be too late then to choose your side. That will not be the time for choosing; it will the time when we discover, which side we really have chosen, whether we realized it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us a chance. It will not last forever. We must take it or leave it."
     I leave you with these powerful words of Holy Scripture from the Pen of St. Paul: "Looking for that blessed Hope and Glorious Appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify us unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2: 13, 14)

Christ shed His blood once on Golgotha for us. (Isa.53: 4,5; 1 Peter 2:24); Christ sheds His Mercy, Love and Grace on us daily. (Titus 3: 5,6); We are Justified by His Grace (Titus 3:7) and by our Faith. (Rom.5:1). We are empowered and led by the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:7; 1 Cor.2: 10-12; Rom.8: 17). To Him be glory and honour and praise for evermore! Amen.