WHY IS LAWLESSNESS ERUPTING IN THE USA?

The Barna Cultural Research Centre report found that only 6% of Americans adhere to a biblical worldview. 

Sixty percent of Americans do not believe that human life is inherently “sacred”. The word “sacred” is defined by the researchers as “having unconditional, intrinsic worth.” However, more than two-thirds believe human beings are “basically good.”

We would argue that seeing humans as “basically good” runs “counter to the foundational biblical teaching that human beings are created by God and made in His image but are fallen and in need of redemption.

George Barna, who founded the Barna Group, said in a statement that the view of mankind being “basically good” is negatively influencing current debates over law enforcement and systemic racism. “A movement to defund police departments might make sense if people are innately good. People with a humanistic worldview argue that crime and violence happen because of poverty, bad parenting, systemic discrimination, and other external forces,” stated Barna. “Yet crime statistics, political tensions, tendencies toward anger and hatred, and America’s moral deterioration and confusion suggest that we are neither innately good nor that emotional responses to empirical challenges will solve the problems.” Barna went on to argue that one “cannot change the hearts of people by outlawing racism.

Riots in USA cities

“You will not create peace by passing laws and forcing compliance,” Barna contended. Every society can benefit from specific systemic changes, but any systemic changes designed to transform the culture will be short-lived unless the hearts and minds of the people who populate that system are transformed first with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

LAWLESSNESS WILL INCREASE IN THE “LAST DAYS”

Over 100 prominent evangelical leaders who attended the fourth night of the Republican National Convention where President Trump accepted the party’s nomination for a second term were met with fiery threats from rioters while leaving the White House grounds, and even attendees — including older adults and those with disabilities that were also reportedly attacked as well.

Jesus told us that in the last days before His return to earth to rule and reign with a rod of iron. “ because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” Matthew 24:12

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Democrat supporters. The party of empathy. Throwing two middle fingers in the face of an old lady walking

Freedom advocate and founder of the KAIROS Company who also attended the speech told The Christian Post that he experienced the riots firsthand. “Violent provocateurs waited for us (and others) outside the White House gates in the city’s jurisdiction, at nearly midnight,” Moore recalled.

“Rather than succeeding at intimidating us with their vicious threats of violence, expletives, blasphemous slogans, hatred, and intolerance they simply proved the very points the president made in his speech. I saw it with my own eyes and heard it with my own ears. What’s awful is that the very thing this does is take away the voice of peaceful protesters, whom we want to hear.”

JESUS SAID, “LAWLESSNESS WILL BE INCREASED”

 Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best posted this open letter to the city council on August third, writing: 

“Before this devolves into the new way of doing business by mob rule here in Seattle, and across the nation, elected officials like you must forcefully call for the end of these tactics.” 

In response, Seattle Council Member Kshama Swant said, “Today I am unveiling our budget proposal to defund Seattle Police Department by 50% right now, for the rest of the year 2020 and to take that money and invest in black and brown communities.”

Best then announced she’s stepping down. She made her decision public on the same day the city council approved cutting the police department by nearly $4 million and 100 officers.

Her announcement comes as law enforcement organizations across the country are experiencing serious budget cuts amid the push to defund the police. That’s happening despite an increase in crime in many major cities.

What we see unfolding is exactly what Jesus said would be the chaotic, godless state of nations just before He returns to this earth to rule with a rod of iron.

And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.Matthew 24:12-13

AP Photo/Eric Draper

You might not hear it from media outlets, but in Portland more than 270 federal officers have been injured protecting buildings since May. In Seattle, one day of recent rioting led to 59 officers getting wounded by rocks, bottles and improvised explosives. Business owners board up stores for protection from groups like Antifa. Still, even though nightly violence and skyrocketing crime rock American cities, some politicians are echoing the call to defund or even abolish the police.

The impact of this war on cops can be devastating, according to Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins. And as the only US representative still certified as a law enforcement officer, Higgins has front line experience.

Higgins believes up to a third of all cops in some districts could resign in the coming year, leading to dire consequences.

“You’ve got maybe a million certified cops across the country. No matter what happens now, if we flip the switch in the other direction, they’ve already come under so much fire…unrighteous fire…cops…their families are being eaten alive by the communities that they serve, by politicians and corrupt media. They’re gonna leave,” he warned.

LAWLESSNESS WILL ABOUND

Along with pestilences, Jesus told us lawlessness will abound in the last days. I believe the widespread lawless behaviour, by young people in particular, to a terrible act of police brutality in the USA is an indication we are entering the last days.

And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:12-14

A protester starts a fire at the Metro Courthouse in Nashville, Tennessee.
A protester starts a fire at the Metro Courthouse in Nashville, Tennessee.

Curfews are in effect or imminent in more than a dozen US cities facing rising unrest. The start times Saturday evening range from 6 pm in parts of South Carolina to 10 pm around Ohio. People are being told to get off the streets beginning at 8 pm. or 9 pm in Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Protesters flip a car before burning it in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A curfew is in effect for a second night in and around Minneapolis, though reports are emerging that police have begun to charge people who are flouting it. Thousands ignored the Friday night curfew and peaceful protests gave way to violence late into the night.

the answer to anarchy in our streets? REPENTANCE

Repentance is God’s gift to us.  When it’s taught by example to our children a healthy awe and respect to the Living God is planted.  Repentance then becomes a lifestyle which thereafter can grow in a mighty way, uncovering God’s unique calling for that child to advance God’s Kingdom. 
Repentance is the key to submitting to God. Once we’ve submitted, we can easily resist the devil. He then has to flee. 

LAWLESSNESS WILL ABOUND IN THE LAST DAYS

All over the USA young people are brazenly flouting the law, obstructing and assaulting law enforcement officers, and committing criminal acts in large groups. The following four reports give you a indication of the total disrespect for the law and the officers doing their best to enforce it. These young people are just doing whatever seems right in their own eyes. Sadly, similar things are happening all over the nation.

In this shocking video, NYPD officers can be seen being doused with buckets of water and pelted with projectiles as they tried to do their jobs (in one video, the officers were in the middle of making an arrest).

Dramatic video obtained from the Pleasant Prairie Police Department shows a group of ten shoplifters walk into the store, before quickly grabbing as many items as they can carry and rushing out.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a large group of males vandalised and looted a Walgreens Pharmacy on South Street after hitting a man in the head with a bottle on Thursday. Police say the incident happened on the Fourth of July around 10:25 p.m. on the 1800 block of South Street. Philadelphia police have released surveillance video showing dozens of teens vandalising and stealing from a South Street Walgreens.

Elsewhere in Philadelphia, a pack of teen girls was viciously attacking random female victims that they came across in the street, and video of the attacks caused quite a bit of outrage… The disturbing video shows the girls approaching their unsuspecting victims on the street before proceeding to slap them and wrestle them to the ground.