Babylon and Its System, Part 4

January 7, 2020 at 1:05 PM

Whenever I’ve gone on any type of road trip, I’ve looked over the route to determine not only what it will look like when I arrive to my destination, but I also familiarize myself with what I’ll see on the way to that final destination. We’re currently planning a three-week long trip by car this July. It will take us from the east coast to the west with a few stops in the middle to see a few sights my wife and I would enjoy seeing.

As with any trip we make, it’s nice to look ahead and see what the traffic will be like so that if we need to avoid any problems, we can plan ahead and do just that. Since the advent of the personal GPS system for cars, not to mention the apps for our phones, traveling has become a bit easier. During my day growing up, I vividly recall on our family trips, my mother would unfold the paper maps and serve as navigator for my father who did the driving. My mom hated driving on the freeways so she was extremely glad to turn that responsibility over to my dad.

Anyone who simply gets in their car today and starts driving without knowing what’s up ahead and only has their final destination in mind is fair game for all the eventualities that can happen on the road. In an instant, life can change and change fast. It’s good to be prepared.

For Christians today, too many seem to be completely unaware of where they’re going or what’s coming. Oh, in the back of their minds, they know “one day” “long” into the future, they’ll leave this life and step into paradise in another dimension; one that we cannot see right now, but trust is there because God’s Word clearly says it is and His Word is either trustworthy or not.

But these same Christians who believe their departures are far off into the future seem not to notice what is going on all around them or don’t care. They are caught up in the act of living; making plans, seeking this, that or the other thing, and in general, living for themselves and what seems good to them. Is this what God wants from us? In a nutshell, the answer is no.

God wants much more from us. He wants us to be “in the know” and by that I mean, He very much wants us to understand the times and know what is coming. If we are never in His Word, we simply will not know, will we? The reality is that the more we know about God’s plans, the greater we can benefit society – the lost in particular – because of a growing concern for them in their lost condition.

Christians today are far more concerned about how they feel about things. I’ve discussed this until I’m blue in the face in many past articles and books I’ve written. It never ceases to amaze me how Christians will talk about their special revelations that God has allegedly given them. In many to most cases, it is very easy to show that these special revelations are not from God at all because they simply do not gel with what His Word states. In spite of this, Christians who believe they’ve received special revelation apart from His Word refuse to even consider that what they’ve embraced comes not from God, but from Satan and/or one of his minions.

If we look at Matthew 4 when the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to be specifically tested of Satan, at first glance, we might argue that Satan makes some good points. What’s wrong with Jesus using His power to turn rocks into bread? I mean, after all, the Bible says that after 40 days, Jesus was hungry. Surely, God wanted Jesus to eat, didn’t He? Of course God expected Jesus to eat, but had He used His divinity to create bread, He would’ve been going beyond God’s purposes for Him. Therefore, Jesus refused by quoting Scripture back at Satan.

Satan continued several more times, until Jesus finally said, “Be gone!” You’ll recall that Satan tried to get Jesus to turn rocks into bread, kill Himself by jumping off a very high point of the Temple and literally asking Jesus to worship him (Satan) in exchange for Him ruling the kingdoms of this world at that time. The first two temptations seemed “reasonable.” After all, Satan alluded to or quoted Scripture, didn’t he? That made it correct, right? Wrong.

Finally, Satan threw all caution to the wind and simply tempted Jesus to turn His eyes and affections away from God the Father and onto Satan, fallen creature destined for the Lake of Fire. Jesus refused and in fact, Jesus never gave into even one temptation thrown His way by Satan. Aren’t you glad? Had He done so, He would’ve been disqualified to be our Redeemer!

Shortly after Jesus died, rose again and ultimately ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father, the apostles were busy introducing the lost to the truth of the Gospel. That was their mission as it is ours.

We see in Acts that the first part of that book highlights and focuses on Peter, the acknowledged leader of the apostles. As time progresses, we get to Acts 9 and learn of Saul’s conversion, who became known as Paul from that point onward. Also we note that Peter’s place in Acts began to diminish while Paul’s came to the fore. This does not mean that Peter became less important. It simply means that God was showing us that Paul (in my opinion), became the replacement apostle for the traitorous Judas.

But what I find fascinating is that it wasn’t simply Paul, but many other apostles and writers of the New Testament who warned their readers (and us), that “wolves” were going to come in and would do everything to destroy the truth that had been presented first by Jesus, then by His apostles, and then by those converted because of the faithfulness of the apostles. It broke Paul’s heart to understand that there would come a time when the clear understanding of God’s Word would be replaced with a very counterfeit imitation. That imitation is founded upon how people feel and it is very clear from reading through the New Testament alone that people jettisoned the truth they were taught in favor of information that made them feel good about themselves and others.

In a nutshell, what began in the first century after the ascension of Jesus has continued to this day and gotten far worse. Paul tells us in his second letter to Timothy that people in the latter days (that’s us), will not endure sound doctrine. They simply won’t want to hear it or deal with it because they prefer listening to their feelings instead.

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions (2 Timothy 4:3 ESV).

Goodness, what could be more obvious? It seems as though the average Christian or church-goer today wants to go to church in order to feel good. They want to be entertained and laugh and clap and in general, leave church with a heady feeling inside of them. To that end, churches today have become seriously entertaining. The music is very upbeat, the services include drama and even dance. When the pastor preaches, his sermons are generally filled with lots of jokes to keep people tuned in.

I’ve gone to churches where the worship services were essentially laugh-riots. The pastor was more of a stand-up comedian than someone who rightly divided God’s Word (2 Timothy 2:15). The music was more like a rock concert with people standing, swaying (or rocking out), clapping their hands and generally very excited about the music. I think the words could have been “I’m here. You’re there. You are. I am” and people would’ve been brought to tears. Yet, if His Word is read aloud, no one is moved like that. I wonder why?

The Babylon system that we’ve been talking about is undergirded by the same secular humanistic system that undergirds too many churches today, created by Satan. Babylon has found its way into Christendom under the guise of “church growth,” which has been shown to not work and is actually bereft of godliness and Scriptural support. Yet, people keep pushing it because for them, large congregations equals God’s blessing. These people have not read Scripture. They rely on marketing agencies to do what only the Holy Spirit can do.

Where will all of this bring us? What will be the result of this huge push to secularize the church? As time goes on, I believe we will see more and more churches within Christendom turn their backs on God and the Bible, in favor of a secularized approach to bringing people into church. The problem of course, is that once lost people enter these types of churches, they’ll soon discover that they don’t need to change. They don’t need to rethink anything. They can “come as they are” and be warmly received and not worry about changing or “repentance.” By the way, I’m not saying that they should not be warmly received. I am saying that they should understand that when they enter God’s House, it is His House and there should be a deep sense of awe and reverence. When the lost start to feel comfortable in churches, the church is doing something wrong.

John Hagee, among others, believes that Jews do not need salvation found in Jesus because apparently they are under a different “dispensation.” So Jews who attend Hagee’s church are never informed that they need the gospel like their first century counterparts, for which Paul and others were persecuted and martyred. In effect, Jewish people are “exempted” from needing salvation under Jesus. This is what’s known as “Dual Covenant” theology, which is opposed to the truth of Scripture.

Jesus warned us. Peter warned us. Paul warned us. James and others warned us. The prophets of the Old Testament warned us. This world is headed toward judgment and it’ll happen assuredly as Jesus came, lived, died, rose again, and ascended.

Matthew 24:24: For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

1 Timothy 4:1: But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons…

2 Timothy 4:3-4: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

2 Thessalonians 2:3: Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction…

Each of us has a responsibility to judge ourselves in the sense that we need to learn whether or not we are being taken advantage of by false Christians, false prophets and demons. The above verses highlight how it happens.

We also need to recall that we are here for a purpose. That purpose is to live for Christ and that includes fulfilling Matthew 28, the Great Commission.

If you saw a person’s house on fire, would you walk by without offering help? Would you be concerned about any people still inside that burning building? Would you want to do what you could to get them to safety or would you simply pass on by?

Are you in His Word or are you merely content with how things impact your feelings? Deception can happen so easily. Babylon’s system is growing and will overtake this world. It’s coming and being built now as it has been since Genesis 11.

The only way to not be taken in by that system is to be in His Word.

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