The majority of people believe that the world is becoming less evil. Most of them deny that there is a God. Scripture points out there will be a great falling away in the later days. At the same time there will be a great revival and hundreds of thousands will accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. Scripture promises, in the end time, that the world will become much more evil. If you can’t see what is happening in the world today and the political situation in America, you may not be convinced that these are the later days.

Colossians 2:8 – “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”

We must be constantly on guard as some will try to lure us away with deceptive ways for living. We must always seek the truth that the Bible presents. The tactics of false teachers often seduces believers and we must see to it that we are not intellectually captured by their teachings. We are advised not to allow the world’s ways to take the place of Biblical truth. You will hear, we have always done it this way or this is what my parents taught me.

Once we accept Christ as our Savior, we need not look anywhere else for fulfillment. Some say we cannot be fulfilled unless we speak in tongues. Others may look for something that will give their lives a boost. Some feel they are not getting fed. Too many believers just don’t seem to be content with their lives. To fill life’s vacuum requires nothing more than a commitment to Christ and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide one’s life. How can we have an abundant life if we fail to live as the Spirit directs?

II Thessalonians 2:3 & 4 – “Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”

A war occurred in Heaven and the devil and his angels were casts out onto this earth. Demonic influence is causing a massive rebellion against God. This will cause many to abandon God or give up their faith. During this rebellion there will be many false teachers promoting immorality and anarchy. A time is coming when the Antichrist will be allowed to wage war against God’s holy people and to overcome them. They will try to destroy everything that is related to God.
These demonic spirits would like to see us live a Christian life so demanding of rules and laws that we would become burned out, fed up and quit. Although we have a new nature, we do not automatically think all good thoughts and have all pure attitudes when we become believers. Change may come slowly, but if we trust God and the Holy Spirit, our life will become more Christ-like.

Scripture asks why we would even think of submitting to the old traditions, regulations, worldly concepts and the ways of the world. We are being warned not to allow demonic spirits to defeat us. Human made religions focus on human effort. Christianity focuses on Christ and being sensitive to the Holy Spirit. We must depend on Christ for our salvation not on our discipline and rule keeping. We may appear wise and spiritual and live in an empty shell.
Is the world becoming more evil because Christians are unwilling to stand up for Judeo/Christian principles? When we elect worldly leaders who do not practice Christian principles, are we allowing the demonic spirits to influence the world’s standards? Can’t we see that the world is more evil today than it was just 50 years ago? As it gets worse, will we accept that the world is full of evil and it was predicted in the Bible? Are we doing anything to change the world’s behavior?

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