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“God's Warning to an Apostate Nation”
by Art Sadlier   
February 1st, 2010

Jeremiah faced the Nation of Israel on the brink of disaster. For nearly 400 years God had been sending prophets to warn Israel to repent.  About 90 years before Jeremiah, the Lord had sent Isaiah who said, ‘“Judgment is coming!”  Jeremiah said “its here”.  Jeremiah said, “The Babylonians are going to come and slaughter you and those who survive will be carried away in chains to Babylon.” Jeremiah stood on the edge of a holocaust.  Jeremiah preached at the end of the glory days of Israel. Isaiah prophesied at 11.00 P.M., Jeremiah prophesied at midnight.

Today we are standing on the brink of a holocaust, for our society it is midnight!  Jeremiah knew what was coming; he was not fooled by what appeared on the surface to be a revival. While Josiah was on the throne there appeared to be a great turning to God. The Spirit of God said of that apparent revival, “And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned to me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the Lord.” Jer. 3:10.

Today some preachers are making like we are in the midst of a revival. Some churches are being filled by using church growth methods, the methods of the world.  Purpose driven churches are multiplying and are bulging at the seams. They attract the carnal, the uncommitted and the unsaved. They preach the false gospel of easy believism, deleting repentance and the proof of salvation, a changed life. They fill the church with those who profess faith but have not been regenerated. They have churches that are filled with mostly unsaved people who have been led to believe that they are saved.

What do you give a church filled with unsaved people and carnal Christians? They give them the world’s music, entertainment and teaching for itching ears. They use the world’s business techniques, the world’s programs and the world’s methods of promotion. They appeal to the shallow and the unsaved.  They throw out the hymn book and the church loses its song. They abandon the evening service and replace it with small groups that debate what God’s word says.

At Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church they focus on how to solve the world’s problems in the world’s way HIV/AIDS, Poverty, illiteracy, Leadership and Health are a focus with the goal of bringing peace to the world. Their method is partnering with other groups. Warren has demonstrated by his actions and words that he will partner with anyone to bring the world peace. Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Atheists, Homosexuals and pro abortionists are all welcome.  He has called for Evangelicals to be reunited with mainline liberal denominations. They are in turn joining with the world to solve the world’s problems in the world’s way. It is counterfeit Christianity, it is apostasy.

This is the ultimate fruit of New Evangelicalism, which refuses to contend for the truth, instead they dialogue and compromise. God has a program for this world; it is the proclamation of the gospel involving repentance and faith. It brings salvation and regeneration and it results in transformation.

I believe our society is standing on the brink of a holocaust, the Day of the Lord, the tribulation period. I believe a large part of the Evangelical Church has been swallowed up in apostasy!  Every day has its own peculiar apostasy. Today’s apostasy is incredibly deceptive, as Jesus said it would be in Mt. 24:5, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Today we have apostates who say they are Evangelicals, who say they speak for Christ. They deny what the scriptures teach the church is to be and what it is to be doing and how it is to do it.

They fail to ground people in sound doctrine. They fail to preach and practice ecclesiastical separation. They fail to teach personal separation from the world. The bottom line is that they are destroying the Church of Jesus Christ. It is the ultimate fruit of New Evangelicalism and the only way to stop it is to separate from it!  “A little leaven leavens the whole lump.”

After 42 years of warning, the Lord sent Jeremiah to give the final warning. For 42 years Jeremiah warned of coming judgment, for 42 years Israel steadfastly refused to repent. Finally the Lord said to Jeremiah, Judah has crossed the line, their fate is sealed, judgment is now inevitable. “Therefore pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.” Jeremiah 5:23. It is now too late! “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.”  Jeremiah’s message now would be a message of judgment. The nation is now doomed!

There is a striking similarity between Jeremiah’s day and our own day! We live in a society that is in rebellion against God. In our society justice is breaking down, standards are perverted; right is wrong and wrong is right. We are so far removed from God’s standards that there is no moral foundation left in our society.

Amazingly, the midnight hour of Judah’s judgment had come and yet Judah was still insensitive to her sin!  “And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the Lord pronounced all this evil against us? Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God?”

Today we are standing on the brink of a holocaust, for our society it is midnight!

What have we done to deserve judgment? We haven’t sinned!  We are the people of God!  The Laodicean church of the last days, our day, is a church that is blind to her sin, just as Judah was as the judgment of God was about to fall. We read in Revelation 3:17 “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” That is our generation, a generation that is blind to their sin and spiritual bankruptcy.

America and Canada have declared war on God, by our courts, by our government, and by our people. The Bible and prayer have been ruled out of our schools by the courts. In the US, the courts have ruled that all Christian symbols must be removed from public property. The courts have sanctioned and protected homosexuality. Our society has ruled out the existence of God by the teaching of evolution.

The courts, the government and the people have said, “God you shut up, we are not interested in what you say. You don’t even exist as far as we are concerned. God don’t tell us what to do.”

In America and Canada 50 million babies have been murdered in their mother’s wombs, all sanctioned by the courts. Their blood cries out from the ground for the judgment of God to fall. Four out of ten babies are born outside of marriage; God’s Word is despised and rejected.

Materialism, pleasure,  moral  perversion, pornography, pedophilia, drug addiction, alcohol addiction, brutality and bestiality are all intruding into the living rooms and lives of our people. More alarming is the fact that Evangelicals are imbibing in the world’s sins. Charles Swindoll stated on TV that 50% of professing Christian men are involved in internet pornography. Laodicean/Evangelicalism has deeply imbibed of the world, giving evidence that it is counterfeit Christianity.

Greater than all of these sins is the sin of turning against Israel, the U.S. is leading this charge but Canada is also complicit in this matter. I believe we have entered the final countdown to the beginning of the Day of the Lord judgment on this world. I personally believe that our society has crossed the line of God’s grace as Judah had so long ago. The world is a sinking ship, we can`t save the ship so we are to rescue as many passengers as we can.                                    Art Sadlier

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