ENTRY OF DEATH INTO THIS WORLD


God made it clear to Adam that rejecting the Creator of life would result in death. Satan enters and tempts the first people to reject their Creator, clearly knowing that death would be the outcome. Indeed, death and struggle for survival resulted from this Satan-inspired rebellion.

Speaking of the Pharisees who were plotting to kill him, Jesus said,

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44).

God creates life; Satan works to destroy life (murder/death). So, it is not surprising that countries that turn their backs on God reap a harvest of death and misery. Whenever the Children of Israel abandoned God and followed after false gods, death and bondage were the end result. The experiment has been repeated many times with the same result (see Judges and Kings).

Can countries that were once strongly Christian expect to avoid similar consequences if we turn our backs on our Creator? No!

The evidence is mounting in our time where nations that once honoured God’s ways have abandoned God, aided by the grand lie of evolution, that we no longer need God. We see it in the developing culture of death, for example in:

  • Unrestricted abortion, even up to full term!
  • Euthanasia (‘voluntary assisted suicide’)
  • Indoctrinating children with gender bending ideology, creating confusion, disaffection with life, and suicidal urges.
  • Extremist ‘deep green’ ideology that sees humans as a plague on the earth—they therefore support all policies that kill people, or prevent people being born.

Jesus proclaimed: “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). He is the antithesis of Satan who is a liar and a murderer. Jesus also said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). When we turn away from our sin to follow Christ, we pass from death to (eternal) life (John 5:24).

So, whose side are nations on? Whose side are you on? With the growing prevalence of the death culture, clearly many nations are not on God’s side, but Satan’s.

Satan’s grand lie is that God is a spoilsport who wants to make you miserable with rules and regulations. He tricked Eve in the Garden in that way, claiming that God was withholding blessing from them.

God’s Word, the Bible, gives us the entire story of this world from its beginning to its end.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.2 Peter 3:9-10

Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.2 Peter 3:11-13

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