Vile Men Corrupted the Knowledge of God through History

Who Wins - Who is winning and why

What do I want to accomplish

Because we cannot have the right perspective on History without Truth, it is only God that can lead us to understand Who is Winning.

If we look at all the "world" had accomplished or rather "corrupted" we might think that they have progressed or "regressed" the most. But even the World cannot change the most important factors that rules Time - the ruled the past, that rule the present and that will rule in future and eternity. God! God is still on the throne and God still has the final say.

What has Christianity gained or the Church, or the Kingdom of God? What is the goal of the Kingdom of God.

What are the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of darkness fighting for or fighting against. God's plan is still on target and still in progress - God's plan encompass a million goals and programs and God has never stopped His progress. But when we look at all the things the enemy says and tries to gain - we will soon think that he is winning - and he is not.

The Devil, the world and sin

The devil has been sin since the day he corrupted heaven and tried to get angels to follow him in rebellion. He is still THAT evil - the Bible tells us what he is, his character and his goal: to steal to kill and to destroy. He was no longer allowed in heaven - but on earth he has been corrupting people from Cain, through every evil dictator, murderer and corrupter of the minds of people.

God has been exposing the work of the devil since Cain, there is not a act of sin or corruptiong that has not been exposed by God. His audience is not the people but the hosts of heaven and the cloud of witnesses. We do not always see the end of the matter but as Psalmist says:

Psa 73:1  A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. 
Psa 73:2  But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. 
Psa 73:3  For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. ...

Psa 73:16  When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; 
Psa 73:17  Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. 

Can a believer look at the wickedness of the wicked and still keep this perspective? People pain and struggles are personal and terrible - but as terrible is God's actions on evil and darkness - God is not just waiting for the future judgement but is disturbing every evil person or organisation far better than any many can - yet stays merciful.

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; ...

Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 

Rom 1:24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 
Rom 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 
Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 

There is no hiding from God - the vileness of men is retribution for the gross neglect and disobedience of the Truth.

This also becomes a matter by which History is judged: so often people that were exposed to Christian teachings became the vilest and most perverse and the most brutal destroyers of mankind. This is where they end.

The Bible also provide to us the motivation of these people and the Plan God has for His Church.

Israel - those who received the light yet turned from the Light when the Light came down from heaven.

The Gentiles who receive a witness that God is through creation yet choose to follow after the world, idolatry and lusts of this world. When they receive the Gospel they rejects it. Those that do not becomes part of the Church - like Rahab who believed the witness of God before she met any Hebrew.

The Church: This is the major group in the world, in the Kingdom of God and in God's Eternal Purposes.

Who is the Church? those that believe in Jesus Christ. What is required of a born-again believer of God? To live by faith, to live Holy and to Serve & Obey God. To preach the Gospel and be the Light.

We are also to overcome the world, the devil and sin. Neither the World, the devil or sin should have a hold on a Believer that is part of the Church. This should be our personal mission daily. This is where our victory comes from

Is the Church winning?

The Church can only win when everyone one has these same goals and are equiped with the knowledge of God, the knowledge of the Word of God and the Knowledge of God's perspective.

But the "church" is sometimes unrecognisable because of sin, the world and the devil that are running wild through the worldly structure that is called the Church. When the motives and teaching of incrupelous "ministers" devasted "churches."

This therefore should be the mission of the Church - to be the Church in deed. The invisible Church should manifest in the visible Church - and this is the task of the Pastors and other ministers of God. The state of the flock, the Understanding of the Word, the tools of discernment.

If the Church do not have leaders that are Godly and True Father, the enemy will destroy that flock and there will be now new generation formed who can be sent out into the world to overcome the world and overcome satan.

What the Church is and what the Church is not is well defined in the Bible. And what God's people accomplished in a corrupt, alien and adverserial world is documented both in the Bible and in History.

God is searching for more Abrahams, Josephs, Joshuas, Esthers, Ruths, Davids, Samuels, Daniels, Pauls and Johns. They were not just in the Church they were witnesses that overcame the world and kingdoms in this world.

Is the world winning? Is the Church winning? Does God want to accomplish more and use people of faith to destroy the kingdom of darkness and bring plunder into the Kingdom of Heaven. Those heroes will have a great reward and great crown. But will heroes that turn away from the world and become of the modus operandi of the devil miss their rewards and even miss heaven - were they of us? Saul's that started to do well but could not complete his course. Will history reveal more failed heroes - those who loved the world, loved the wages of corruption, loved money and honour above God's Word and the HOly Spirit's work.

When we see evidence of failed heroes will we try to paint over their mistakes or report the way the Bible reports. What will our end be like, what crown will be receive.

What is God's inheritance for us - do we know.

 

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What is philosophy and humanism from the viewpoint of the Bible and Biblical History and Church History.

 

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