Living Godly In Christ Jesus
by David J. Stewart
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2nd Timothy 3:12-13, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
The Bible clearly teaches that taking a stand for God always brings persecution. If you take God's side in any controversy, you will be targeted by the opposition as an enemy. Thus, Christians who take God's side against the evils of false religion, abortion, homosexuality, divorce, Rock 'N' Roll, drunkenness, sexual immorality, casino gambling, pornography, public nudity, evolution, the Communist New World Order, feminism, et cetera; will be hated and persecuted. John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” The reason why the heathen world cannot hate us is because God is the divine lawgiver.
Most professed Christians never take a stand for anything. I know some very famous professed Christians who are loved around the world, and no one would ever speak a negative word against them, because they never speak a negative word against anybody nor anything. The world loves them because they are of the world. John 15:19, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
Many so-called Christian singers perform in Las Vegas, commonly known as SIN CITY. I searched the internet under “Las Vegas Christian” and 1,249,594 results came back. The truth is that there's nothing even remotely Christian about Las Vegas, but the devil wants you to think so. It is tragic how popular Las Vegas is around the world because of it's known emphasis upon committing and hiding one's sins. To advertise that “What HAPPENS in Vegas STAYS in Vegas” is wicked beyond description. I warn you as a friend that “What HAPPENS in Vegas is RECORDED in Heaven” (Revelation 20:12).
Living godly in Christ Jesus means much more than merely attending church. It means taking a stand for God. A young man asked an elderly preacher how to give up the world. The elderly preacher wisely replied, “Young man, you carry a Bible and the world will give you up.” Taking a stand for God in a secular workplace is not an option for the Christian; it is absolutely inevitable when the dirty magazines come out, and men are cursing in God's name, and there is dishonesty in the workplace, and a believer's moral integrity is put to the test on a daily basis. If you love Jesus Christ, it cannot be hid in a heathen workplace that you are on the Lord's side. You will be forced to choose sides. This wicked world have no fear of God before their eyes (Romans 3:18).
Living godly in Christ Jesus means sharing the good news, i.e., the Gospel, with lost sinners. If we fail to preach the Gospel, it is hid to them who are lost (2nd Corinthians 4:3). This is why we read in 1st Corinthians 9:16, “...woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” Every Christian believer is expected to sow the Seed of the Gospel. Psalm 126:5-6, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Amen and amen. This wicked world is so selfish, self-centered, and self-righteous.
Suffering with Christ
2nd Timothy 3:12 says that living godly in Christ Jesus brings suffering and persecution. Those who truly serve Christ will bare a cross of shame, suffering and even facing crucifixion like our Lord. Those GQ girly boys and whorish glamour-girl Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) singers who profess to serve God, corrupting our churches with worldliness, singing for money and entertaining worldly church crowds, are pulling on the same rope as the Devil.
Those who preach the offence of the gospel—preaching the truth that all works of self-righteousness (of Catholics and Lordship Salvationists) are damnable heresies—will be hated for Christ's sake. The gospel is that Christ died, was buried and rose again triumphant for our sins (1st Corinthians 15:1-4), washing our sins away with His precious literal shed blood (1st John 1:7). Anyone who adds making a commitment, giving up the world, or departing from a sinful lifestyle to be saved are liars, preaching ANOTHER GOSPEL. I am greatly hated for preaching the simplicity that is in Jesus Christ (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).
If you stand as a Christian against the wicked agendas of our time—murderous abortion, vile homosexuality, vulgar drunkenness, casino gambling, unforgiving divorce, feminist rebellion, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera... YOU WILL BE HATED FOR CHRIST'S SAKE (John 15:19). The Devil and his worldly followers will tolerate a weak-kneed believer who cow-tows, compromises and dips-his-sails; but the Devil and his own will persecute and prosecute a faithful Christian who stands true to the Word of God against immorality, deception and all falsehoods. Oh for such Christians today!!!
Times Will Become Much Worse
The Bible plainly warns in 2nd Timothy 3:13 that wicked men and seducers will become worse and worse in the Last Days, and so it is today. 2nd Timothy 3:13 continues by warning that men will increasingly deceive and be deceived. There is no bigger deception today than religion. Nearly everything today has elements of lying deception. Living godly in Christ Jesus means shining the light of truth upon the deceptive lies of darkness.
Another massive deception is the official story behind the 911 attacks. Many professed Christians are upset with me for exposing the deception behind the bogus 911 investigation. There is no doubt whatsoever that 911 was an inside job. Literally, bombs were placed in the buildings prior to 911. That is the only way that 2 planes could bring down 3 buildings in just a matter of seconds. No plane ever struck building number 7, which imploded in perfect symmetrical fashion to the ground in a mere 6.5 seconds. This is just one of over a thousand FACTS surrounding the mysterious 911 attacks.
Most people don't even question the significance of an All Seeing Eye being placed in the basement and upon the subway walls at the 911 Memorial. Just as the All Seeing Eye and The Great Pyramid on every U.S. dollar bill, the criminal elite are leaving their mark for all to see, mocking the naive and fool-hearted masses of society (which sadly includes most Christians because they are intellectually lazy and moral cowards who prefer to have the newsmedia control their thinking). Jesus said in Matthew 10:16, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
If you never take a stand for nor against anything, then you'll never be persecuted for your Christian faith; but if you raise a flag for the Lord, you will be targeted and attacked by the enemy. The Bible tells us plainly in Proverb 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” There can be no harmony between Light and darkness, no union between righteousness and unrighteousness, and no agreement between right and wrong. The wicked are trying to wrong their rights instead of righting their wrongs.
Regardless of how you look at it, the Bible clearly proclaims the irrefutable truth in 2nd Timothy 3:12 that all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. I am grateful to say that this includes myself. It is my privilege to be persecuted for my faith, stand for God, and to suffer for my ministry labors in Christ Jesus. Jesus is precious!!!
Philippians 2:14-17, “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.”
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