“Treacherous Traitors Throughout Time”

Posted: October 9, 2010 in 2 Timothy, Bible Prophecy, Bible Study, Christian Life, Christianity, New World Order, Salvation

  His name is considered synonymous with the definition of traitor due to his collaboration with the British during the War of Independence. Benedict Arnold, while he was still a general on the American side, obtained command of the fort at West Point, New York, and plotted unsuccessfully to surrender it to the British.
  Notables. Other notables in more recent American history, who have been accused of being traitors to their country include: Robert Hansen, former FBI special agent who was accused of selling lists of FBI double agents and other moles to the KGB agents for large sums of money, “Hanoi” Jane Fonda who sympathized with the North Vietnamese, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for selling atomic secrets to the Russians.
  “Et tu, Brutus?” Latin students recall this quote that was uttered by Julius Caesar as he took in the depths of his betrayal by his own nephew, Marcus Junius Brutus.
  Thirty Pieces Of Silver. The greatest traitor in human history was Judas Iscariot. He sold his Teacher, Jesus Christ, to the Jewish religious leaders who hated Him, for thirty pieces of silver, the price of a slave. This event was predicted by the prophet long ago (Zechariah 11:12, 13; Matthew 26:12).
  The Last Days. The Apostle Paul, along with other writers of the Scriptures, predicted that perilous times would come to the earth in the last days (2 Timothy 3:1-5). Among other things, men would be “traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”
  A Traitor. This is a person who betrays another person’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty. Synonyms include: apostate, backstabber, betrayer, double-crosser, double-dealer, Judas, quisling, serpent, snake, turncoat. Do you know anyone like this? Have you ever betrayed a friend? If you have, do you know what you should do to clear your conscience?
  Apostates. There are plenty of traitors in the religious realm too. They profess to be Christians but don’t posses the gift of eternal life (Matthew 7:21-23; 2 Timothy 3:5). They mix the truth with lies and heresies just as the devil did to Eve in the garden. The blackness of everlasting darkness awaits false teachers (2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:13).
  Traitors Among Us. Within our country and among our current leaders you will find, no doubt, those who are selling out our country to our enemies or who are trying to incorporate us and other countries into another “Tower of Babel” (Genesis 11:4). They think that our Constitution is an antiquated document that needs to be cast aside so we can enter a new era and develop a “New World Order.” Recent presidents have been talking about this on a regular basis. Have you been paying attention to them? It will be ruled by the elite and the rest of us would become slaves of the State and the ruling class.
  It’s Coming. Whether we like it or not, such a “New World Order” is coming our way. Actually there are two “New World Orders.” One is being devised by God’s arch enemy, the devil, and the other one by Jesus Christ, the God-man. Satan’s counterfeit will precede Christ’s. The ungodly people on earth will welcome gladly the one world government of the “Man of lawlessness” known to some as “Antichrist.” He will come with all power, signs, and lying wonders and deceive many people (2 Thessalonians 2:9).
  It’s End. The counterfeit “New World Order” will come to a frightful end when the “Prince of Peace” returns to the earth to set up His universal and everlasting kingdom (Isaiah 9:6; Daniel 2:44, 45; Matthew 24, 25; Revelation 19, 20). He will crush His enemies with His rod of iron (Psalm 2:9). The rulers of this world are admonished to bend the knee to Him before it’s too late.
  Bible Prophecy. It seems rather strange to hear some “Pastors” telling their people to disregard Bible prophecy and just focus their attention on carrying out the “social gospel” so they can usher in the “Kingdom of God” on earth. A curse rests upon those who preach another Gospel (Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Corinthians 11:4).
  Don’t Be Ignorant. At the time of its writing, over one fourth of the Bible was prophetic in nature. The same rules of interpretation should be used for Christ’s second coming as were used for His first coming to earth. Sadly, many people “allegorize” or “spiritualize” Bible prophecy. They twist it and make it say whatever they want it to say (2 Peter 3:16).
  The Stage. It seems like the stage is being set for the arrival of another day (phase) in human history. Are you ready to face the future?  Are you happy about the changes you’ve seen taking place in our country and the world in the last few years? How much confidence do you have in governmental leaders? What does God say about them (Daniel 4:17, 25)? Are you looking for a “Superman” to rescue the world from evil? Will you be deceived by a charismatic world leader who promises peace (1 Thessalonians 5:3) but whose reign ends with over one half of the world’s population dead?
  The Big Lie. From the time when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, man has believed the lie that somehow he can become a god (Genesis 3:5; Romans 1:25; 2 Thessalonians 2:11). Instead of worshiping and serving the Creator, he worships and serves the creature. He fails to acknowledge the Creator or give thanks to Him. For this reason God gave up some people to their vile passions (Romans 1:18-32).
  The Gospel Truth. Within the pages of the Scriptures there is some Good News for us sinners. This is it: “Christ (the sinless God-man) died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the grave on the third day…” (1 Corinthians 15:3-8). Yes, in heaven He now has a resurrected, glorified body consisting of flesh and bones but no blood (Luke 24:33-43).
  New Bodies.  True Christians will receive the same kind of body at the time of the Rapture (1 John 3:2). Are you ready for a body like Christ’s? Instead of being dominated by our souls (emotions), our new bodies will be governed by the spirit that belongs to the mind (1 Corinthians 15:44; Ephesians 4:23). At the present time Christians await the future tense salvation of their souls and bodies (1 Peter 1:9; Romans 8:23). This will take place at the Rapture (1 Corinthians 15:51ff; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Are you waiting with excitement for this glorious day? Perhaps Today!
  The Command. God commands men everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30). This means that we must change our minds. We must stop believing in their own ability to save ourselves by our good works. Instead we must trust (believe on) the Lord Jesus Christ exclusively for our salvation (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Acts 4:12; 16:31).
  Your Response. You may know all the facts about Jesus and the Gospel and agree with them but still may not be fit for heaven. Many people believe in vain (1 Corinthians 15:2). Are you one of them? You must personally place your faith in Him alone as your personal Savior. Have you done that yet? If not, why not do so right now?
  Help. If you need assurance of your salvation, call us at 805-238-3549 or visit our web site www.kelseypeach.com.

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