“Jesus said, O FAITHLESS and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and put up with you?” ~ Matthew 17:17/Mark 9:19/Luke 9:41
In this article I will address three alarming headlines that grabbed my attention this week. I could have written three separate articles about these news reports, but sadly they all have one common theme – hostility toward the HOLY BIBLE. Just when I think that this generation cannot get any more Godless, perverse or blasphemous, I’m proven wrong yet again.
The first report that really bugged me was about another disappointing Pew Research survey regarding “Faith in America”. The survey found that belief in the God of the Holy Bible is continuing to decline. While many Americans claim to believe in “God”, the survey found that more and more Americans believe in their “own” higher power or spiritual force as opposed to the true God of Heaven and earth. Nearly 5,000 Americans were polled in December of 2017, and were asked a series of questions about God.
The only bright spot of the survey, if there was one, is that a majority of Americans (56%) still believe in the God of the Holy Bible. Though that is still a disappointing number. Given our rich Judeo-Christian history in this nation, that number should be much higher. About ⅓ of Americans said they believed in a “higher power” of some kind, but not God as described in the Bible. Worse than that, 10% of those polled are hardcore unbelievers, not believing in any god whatsoever.
10% is by far the highest number of professing atheists this nation has ever seen. Every new Pew Survey about Faith in America just seems to get worse and worse. In the 2 previous Pew studies, belief in God was tabulated at 92% in 2007, 89% in 2014, and now only 80% in 2018. Sadly, that percentage refers to a belief in ANY god, not just the God of our Holy Bible. You can see how much more faithless America becomes year after year.
The decline is more than alarming. The age factor again came into play in this survey, as it was revealed that younger Americans are far less likely to profess belief in our God. It is no wonder, given the barrage of liberal anti-God messaging which they receive daily in school and from the mainstream media. Among College graduates, only 45% believe in the God of the Holy Bible. Americans under the age of 50 view God as “less powerful” and “less involved” in earthly affairs than do older Americans.
I wrote another detailed article about the lack of faith in the younger generation earlier this year. In that article, I shared disturbing research which revealed that today’s teens are the most NON-Christian generation in American history. Only 4 out of 100 teens hold a “Biblical worldview”. That is beyond scary. Also, more teens than ever before identify as atheists.
The Barna study indicated that 35% of “Generation Z” teens considered themselves to be atheist, agnostic or not religiously affiliated. That is close to HALF of this young generation! I do not believe it is a coincidence that today’s youth have been given the label “Generation Z”. Z is the last letter in the alphabet, and every sign of the times around us points to this generation being the LAST generation of planet earth as we know it.
We are undoubtedly in the Biblical “Last Days” leading up to the Rapture, the 7-Year Tribulation, and Christ’s imminent Return. For more proof in the pudding of America’s youth leading this nation straight to hell in a handbasket, read another article which I penned in this same week last year. Back to the most recent Pew study…
I was not surprised to see just how divided Republican and Democrat politicians were concerning belief in God. It will explain to all of you why I have never voted Democrat, and never will, because they are obviously getting MORE, and not less, Godless by the year. 70% of Republicans say that they believe in the God of the Holy Bible, while only 45% of Democrats say the same. While I may not be Donald Trump’s biggest fan, I’m far more comfortable with him in the office of the Presidency than I ever would be with a Biblically-hostile Democrat.
That brings me to the 2nd headline that bothered me this week… “Bible Ban? California Fast-Tracks Bill Aimed at Censoring Biblical Christian Teachings”. I recently wrote an article about communist China banning the Holy Bible, and though America is falling away from the faith rapidly, I didn’t think we could see that happen here anytime soon. Apparently, the Dems in California want to prove me wrong.
A California bill, which could pass in the State Senate next month, aims to ban Christian books and resources which address issues of homosexuality and gender identity. Assembly Bill 2943 declares Biblical books and Christian conferences dealing with Biblical views on homosexuality or transgenderism as “fraudulent” under the State’s consumer fraud statute. The Bill becoming Law would CRIMINALIZE, and penalize, those who share a “Biblical view on marriage”.
Anne Paulk, director of the Restored Hope Network, says that the Bill would make it illegal for individuals to receive Bible-based counseling for gender identity, marriage, or homosexuality. This is why the Bill has been dubbed by many as the “YOU MUST STAY GAY” Bill. Funny how the Political Party of “choice” is always FORCING their twisted beliefs on the country, while at the same time attacking Christians for doing the same with our nation’s traditional values.
Paulk, a former lesbian herself, added that “the Democrat Party of California is fast-tracking the Bill with the goal of having the Governor sign it in June”. Paulk believes that once the anti-Christian law is passed in California it could be adopted in other states as well. “What happens in California rarely stays in California,” she says. “It’s usually the set-up for the next state. Usually based upon liberal states. So they will target Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts and essentially states with a little more liberal thinking. Eventually, it will invade even the Bible belt.”
Unfortunately, I do not think what she says is farfetched. If the Democrats take back control of the House or Senate in November, or God forbid the White House in 2020, the Book of Revelation may play out before our very eyes. If Obama wasn’t the antiChrist, the next Democrat President very well could be. God help us.
Finally, the third headline did more than bug or bother me. It infuriated me – “GQ Places Holy Bible on List of 21 Books You Don’t Have to Read”. That definitely puts GQ at the top of the list for magazines a Christian should not read! The editors of the magazine all chose books for the list, writing in the introduction, “We’ve been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we’ve read the Great Books. We tried.”
“.. We realized that not all the Great Books have aged well. Some are racist and some are sexist, but most are just really, really boring.” Jesse Ball was the idiot who added the Holy Bible to the list. He wrote that the Bible is “foolish, repetitive and contradictory.” He also said, “The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it.”
“.. Those who have read it know there are some good parts, but overall it is certainly not the finest thing that man has ever produced.” He is right in only one small aspect of all of his inaccurate criticism, and that is when he said “not the finest thing that MAN has ever produced.” He is right because MAN didn’t write the Holy Bible, GOD DID. So it is indeed the FINEST THING ever produced on planet earth by GOD. Holy men of God penned the Holy Bible through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
Had Jesse Ball ever READ the Holiest Book on earth than he would know that. For those of you unfamiliar with him, as I was, Ball has apparently penned around 15 books himself, some of which he calls “novels”. How many of them have you heard of? As for me, NOT ONE. I’m sure you all can say the same. I guess it’s some kind of inferiority complex that Ball is struggling with, and so as a failing “author” he has resorted to attacking the greatest Author of all-time.
He accomplished the goal of getting his otherwise unheard-of name out there, but at what cost? His attack on God has gained far more negative press than positive, and he has unfortunately sold his soul for 15 minutes of Fame (more like 15 seconds). Sadly, we live in an age where mass media pushes boundaries to gain more customers, and not even blasphemy is out of bounds today.
I personally have never read GQ, have never known a man who has, and now it has been made abundantly clear why that is. Whatever it once stood for, the “GQ” should now mean “Go Quietly” into the darkness. Once you publicly attack God, you can say goodbye to a bright future. Magazines like GQ think they are too big to fail, and that they can get away with unbridled impiety. Like so many God-haters before them, GQ will soon end up in the trash bin of history where they belong.
Jesse Ball disdainfully described believers like me as “people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it.” I have read it front to back over 7 times Jesse. How can someone like you, who has not devoted time to reading or studying the Holy Bible, pass any judgment or criticism on those who have and do? That would be like me pointing out errors in “Mein Kampf” by Adolf Hitler. I can’t say that there are contradictions in the book because I have never read it. I never will.
By the sound of it, Ball will never read the Holy Bible. So, what contradictions does he speak of? I’m not aware of any. Atheists and critics of God’s Word always say that there are errors or contradictions, but they can never point out even one example. Another thing Ball is unaware of, living in his safe-space liberal bubble, is that the Holy Bible has sold over 5 BILLION copies, and is the BEST-selling book of ALL TIME. It sells at least 100 million copies ANNUALLY.
How many copies of your books have you sold Jesse Ball? How many copies of GQ have been sold?? Ball, and his magazine, condescendingly call God’s Word and the billions who live by it “foolish”. I say LOOK IN THE MIRROR, because for someone who has obviously never read the Holy Bible, you might be surprised to hear that God has addressed YOU in His Book –
“The FOOL has said in his heart, There is NO God.” ~ Psalm 14:1
“As for God, His way is perfect: The Lord’s Word is FLAWLESS…” ~ 2nd Samuel 22:31
“For the WORD of The Lord is right and TRUE; He is faithful in ALL that He does.” ~ Psalm 33:4
“JESUS said, Blessed are those who hear THE WORD of God and OBEY IT.” ~ Luke 11:28
“For the prophecy came NOT in old time by the will of MAN: but Holy men of God spake as they were MOVED by the Holy Spirit.” ~ 2nd Peter 1:21
“The WORD of the Lord endureth FOR EVER.” – 1st Peter 1:25
“For the time shall come when the people will no longer listen to sound (Biblical) teaching; but they will follow their OWN desires, and seek out teachers who will tell them whatever THEIR itching ears WANT to hear.” ~ 2nd Timothy 4:3
“Now The Holy Spirit speaks EXPRESSLY, that in the LAST DAYS some shall DEPART from the Faith, giving heed to SEDUCING spirits, and doctrines of DEMONS.” ~ 1st Timothy 4:1
“Let NO MAN deceive you by any means: for that day (of Lord JESUS’ Return) shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY (from the Faith) first…” ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:3
“.. There will be MOCKERS (of God’s Word) in the LAST DAYS, who will walk after their own ungodly lusts.” ~ Jude 1:18
“.. ALL the nations that FORGET God shall be turned into HELL.” ~ Psalm 9:17