The World Shall Pass Away

By David J. Stewart | February 2015

1st John 2:15-17, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

       Everything that you see around you, everything that you hear, everything that you own, everything that you enjoy, will all be gone one day. All of your material possessions that you own, and your human body, will return to the dust of the earth from which it came. Ecclesiastes 12:7, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” As you just read, upon death our spirit returns to God, Who gave it. The moment that you perish from this earthly body (physical death), you will fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

These Holy Scriptures ought to frighten you if you are not born-again. The world is filled with extremely talented people, who impresses the masses and have friends in nearly all nations. It was reported by the mainstream newsmedia in February of 2010 that famous golfer Tiger Woods is a devout Buddhist. Woods has an estimated net worth of $580,000,000! What will all that money matter when Mr. Woods passes into eternity without the Lord Jesus Christ as His personal Savior? Hell will come up to receive Tiger Woods. Isaiah 14:9, “Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.”

The incredibly talented comedian, actor and imitator, Robin Williams, commit suicide in August of 2014, a week after being prescribed the drug Seroquel. I tell you, many people commit suicide while taking all those mind-messing drugs! Many teenagers have killed themselves while taking prescription drugs. Search YouTube for prescription drug abuse, scams and even CPS child drug abuse and you'll be shocked. The entire prescription drug market is a trillion-dollar racket, and doctors are nothing more than legal drug-dealers. Search online for the horrible things, even deaths, which have happened to millions of patients because of prescription drugs given to them by their trusted doctor. Doctors are not innocent because they're protected by corrupt laws made by men. God will hold them accountable for every pill they prescribe and the damages it causes. Doctors aren't dumb, they know it's all about money. They know exactly what they're doing, just like evil lawyers and shady realtors who take advantage of naive families.

This world will soon pass away for you, me and everyone else. No one can escape physical death. No one! Think about what Tiger Woods does for a living. He hits a little white ball with an iron stick called a “club.” Robin Williams made people laugh, which is certainly admirable; but what value is there in making people laugh as they travel the highway to Hell? Mr. Williams left behind an estimated net worth of over $50,000,000!

Hollywood actors Mel Gibson has a net worth of $425,000,000! Mr. Gibson is a devout Roman Catholic! Gibson is so wealthy that he literally bought his own island in Fiji. Wow! I do not mean to be unkind. I did see Gibson's film, The Passion Of Christ, in which Mary is idolized and shown at Christ's side every step of the way. That is unbiblical. While Jesus was preaching to a group of people, somebody informed him that His mother and family were outside. Jesus literal responded by asking, “Who is my mother?” Jesus then teaches His disciples that every born-again Christian is His mother and family. Literally, Jesus said, “Big deal, she's my mother, so what... you are my family too!!! Don't glorify my earthly mother!” You can read it all in Matthew 12:47-48! It is a sin to magnify Mary in any way, because she is a dirty, rotten, hell-deserving, sinner, just like you and me.

When Prince Charles and Diana married in 1981, their wedding cost $48,000,000 ($110,000,000 today adjusted for inflation)! Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky married in 2010, spending $5,000,000 on their wedding. Rich people throw money around like confetti. Satan takes care of those who serve him loyally, “but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). I'd rather be a doorkeeper in the house of God, than to be greatly honored in the house of Satan. I am on the Lord's side? How about you my friend?

All That Will Matter When We Die is If We Have Been Born-Again

I could go one-and-on and list the names and net worth of thousands of millionaires and billionaires, who reject Jesus Christ as their Savior! Multi-billionaire Warren Buffet is a professed atheist. Mega-billionaire Bill Gates says he is agnostic, not sure if God exists. Both of these men are hellbound in their billion-dollar lifestyles! Money is the biggest hindrance to salvation than anything else. This is why Jesus said very few wealthy people go to Heaven (Matthew 19:23). Rich people think they already have a form of Heaven on earth, so they reject Christianity; but the poor have nothing to lose, which is why God chose the poor rich in faith (James 2:5).

I love music. I was watching a video this week of Jake Shimabukuro, who is arguably the greatest ukulele player in the world. No doubt he's performed all around the world. Yet, I couldn't find anything on his religious beliefs or faith. In one of his videos, Mr. Shimabukuro says the world would be a better place if everybody played ukulele. One lady commented on YouTube, rhetorically saying that she thought she'd heard Jake say, “The world would be a better place if everybody believed in Jesus!” Of course, Jake didn't say that, which was her point... Mr. Shimabukuro is praising the ukulele instead of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Granted, I have no clue as to Shimabukuro's religious faith, if any at all. Less than 0.0005% (less than half a percent) of Japan's population professes faith in Jesus as the Christ (Christianity). Again, I do not know what Shimabukuro's faith is. He is is a fifth generation Japanese-American. It just disturbed me, as it did the African-American lady who commented on his video titled “Hallelujah” (written by Leonard Cohen), that Shimabukuro is uplifting playing the ukulele as the solution to mankind's spiritual problems. The world will never be a better place until men repent of their unbelief and believe the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved.

Leonard Cohen (born in 1934) is Jewish, not a Christian. According to Wikipedia . . .

He had a brief phase of being interested in Scientology, most obviously seen in a line in "Famous Blue Raincoat" ("Did you ever go clear"?), and has learned extensively from Zen Buddhism, although he has said that he does not believe it to be incompatible with Judaism since the form of it he practised has no doctrine of God of its own. Cohen also draws extensively on Christian imagery in his work, both Catholic and more generically Christian, without ever having been a Christian. Jesus appears in "Suzanne" as "forsaken, almost human". Catholic imagery appears in the songs "Sisters of Mercy", "Joan of Arc", "Song of Bernadette" (written with Jennifer Warnes), and "Death of a Ladies' Man" (St Francis), as well as in the many references to crucifixes. Images from Gospel music include "washed in the blood of the Lamb" (from "Amen"), and many references to the Cross (e.g. the line 'the splinters that you carry, the cross you left behind" in "Come, healing").

SOURCE: Leonard Cohen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cohen is a member of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame. As with all supporters of the New World Order, Cohen is extremely ecumenical, promoting umpteen religions, while rejecting Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the ONLY way to Heaven. Thus, the song “Hallelujah” is not Christian in origin, it is RELIGIOUS!

Jesus Christ is the Only Way to Heaven!

I did not write this article to be unkind to anybody, God forbid. I wrote this article to bring attention to the fact that this life is very short, and the inspired Word of God in the Holy Bible warns that unless a person is born-again, they cannot enter into the Kingdom of God (John 3:5-7 - All Scriptures are quoted from the King James Bible, the only Bible that Satan hasn't contaminated). 1st John 2:15-17 warn us not to love this world, because it is all going to soon pass away, and only those who have BELIEVED THE GOSPEL (the good news of Christ's death on the cross for our sins, His burial and bodily resurrection after three days - 1st Corinthians 15:1-4) will go to Heaven.

Everybody else will be cast into the flames and brimstone of the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:12-15). All the money, talent, success and fame in this temporal world means absolutely nothing if you have never been born-again by the Holy Spirit of God. John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. I love everybody in the Lord, my God and Savior, and don't want to see anybody die in their sins without Jesus Christ and spend eternity burning in the fires and torments of Hell. We are now living in the End Times. The world is preparing to follow and worship the Beast (the Antichrist).

1st John 2:15-17, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

“Nobody can love God who doesn't love sinners!”
(a quote by Dr. Jack Hyles classic MP3 sermon, “The Happiest Man” (happiest is the man who will not impute sin to others!)

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