Hardened By The Deceitfulness Of Sin
By David J. Stewart
Hebrews 3:13, “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”
America has been hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. The deceit is that over time wickedness desensitizes (hardens) those who embrace it. People everywhere today are hardened in their hearts concerning the awfulness of sin. Instead of exposing and shunning wickedness, they embrace it as a way of life.
Whereas the idea of abortion once shocked good people everywhere, today is has become a mainstream of American society. Our nation has embraced the wickednesses of fornication and abortion for so long, that after many decades it has become a way of life. Americans are ungrateful to God. Women don't think twice about getting an abortion these days. It's all about them. They've made the choice for everybody. It is wickedness and God hates it.
Whereas homosexuality once brought immediate disgust, concern and public outrage; today it is embraced as an alternative lifestyle, a right and not something to be despised. The Bible calls homosexuality vile affections (Romans 1:26).
Whereas our nation once believed that a woman's place is in the home as a homemaker, today's wicked feminist society encourages women to pursue careers at the expense of motherhood. Feminist's hearts have become hardened at the thought of marrying, having children and being a homemaker. This is the deceitfulness of sin, which promises good things to sinners; but the Bible says the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). The serpent came to Eve in Genesis promising that she would become as a god; but Eve ended up being evicted from paradise. She was deceived by sin.
Whereas our nation once outlawed booze because of its detrimental impact upon society, alcohol flows in America today like rain in a gutter during a thunderstorm, and hundreds-of-thousands of victims are still dying every year.
Whereas children were once taught faith in God, prayer, Creationism and the Word of God; today in public schools they are taught by hardened teachers that life evolved from stardust, slime and primitive mindless life forms.
From Christianity To Paganism In One Century
Oh how our nation has changed over the past century! Whereas Americans used to respect the Lord's Day on Sunday, when businesses even lowered their shades on Sunday to prevent window shopping; today all respect for God has departed, and the Lord's Day means nothing.
Washington politicians have become hardened toward sin. Our own congress has become impotent, having lost all power over The White House and the criminals who've secretly hijacked America to bring about a New World Order. Corruption is a mild term for wickedness. Let's call it what it is! Our government leaders have become hardened to the deceitfulness of sin. What was once a small problem has grown to become the cancerous ruin of the Republic. The Federal Reserve bankers are more evil than can be described in words. Hell will be hot!
The legal profession has become evil to the core. The deceitfulness of sin is why lawyers have become hardened about lying and financially bilking people. It's business as usual. Lawyers are predators that prey upon people who are having a hard time. Jesus even pronounced a curse upon lawyers. Luke 11:46, "And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers." Lawyers don't do hardly any work, but steal massive amounts of money from their victims, even taking their home. Hell will be hot!
Divorce is now commonplace in America. Marriage vows mean nothing anymore. People have become self-righteous hypocrites, divorcing and recommending divorce because they blindly think they're not as wicked as the people they sinfully condemn. Divorce is a sin. Just as God never forsakes His own (Hebrews 13:5), neither should anyone forsake their beloved spouse. Jesus taught if you don't forgive, neither will God forgive you (Matthew 18:35). Divorce is unforgiveness!
America has not only abandoned the God of the Bible; but we have banned God from our schools, blaspheming His holy name on Late Night television and flocking to SIN CITY Las Vegas by the droves to commit wickedness. Can you imagine? How can any American sing God Bless America when one of our biggest cities is named SIN CITY?
Whereas patriotic Americans used to stand against the wickedness of tyranny in government, and crimes against the people; wickedness has weakened the American people, making us complacent, indifferent and cowardly as a society.
Our nation's citizens used to consider modesty a virtue and austerity (refraining from worldly pleasures) a respectable character trait; but today America has become a lewd, rude and crude society of adulterers, whoremongers and dirty-minded people. America is much worse than Sodom and Gomorrah were. They had no preachers, but we do. Sodom and Gomorrah had no Bibles, no churches, no mighty works of God (Matthew 11:23). We are without excuse!
The Bible teaches in Hebrews 3:13 that sin is deceitful and will overtake those who give place unto it. If you give the Devil an inch, he'll take a foot. If you give the Devil a foot, he'll take a yard. If you open your front door to the Devil, he'll move into your home. If we don't stop sin in its tracks, it will fester and grow like weeds overtaking a garden of healthy crops, until the life of the crops is choked and destroyed. Satan rewards his disciples with death, misery and destruction.
The Devil is a beautiful liar, who always pays with counterfeit money. Satan appears as an angel of light, deceiving his victims (2nd Corinthians 11:14). Satan is a liar, and the father of all liars, who sends false prophets in sheep's clothing to deceive the naive and ignorant (Matthew 7:15; 2nd Corinthians 11:15).
Whereas Elvis Presley was not allowed to be aired on TV from the hips down because it was considered sexually promiscuous, indecent and highly inappropriate for television; lewdness, homosexuality and all manner of smut and indecent filth are aired on America's television screens today. It is wickedness.
Whereas the majority of American women once pursued honor and chastity; today they strip naked for opportunity, fame and money to pursue a career of wickedness, thus shaming our nation. Anything for money! Americans have become hardened in their hearts toward the God of the Bible; mocking holiness, fidelity and a pure heart. Our society is saturated with demonic influences. It is sad that the sinful Playboy philosophy has saturated our homes in the United States. It's considered normal these days for women to wear negligees while singing, wear mini-skirts to highschool and expose their thighs and crotch as cheerleaders to thousands of fans. Such behavior is lewd, crude and causes lasciviousness. Lust is a sin between unmarried sexes. Lust is a sin between the same sex (homosexuality). God hates sin in all its forms.
The reality of sin has been stricken from the textbooks of modern psychology, which attempts to rehabilitate, legislate, educate and reform the wicked hearts of men; but God says they need REGENERATION, being born-again of the Spirit of God by the Word of God (1st Peter 1:23; Romans 8:9). As the standard of morality keeps getting moved lower-and-lower by Hollywood, the media and television, so also is our American culture increasingly turning away from God, the Bible and Christianity. Satanic doctrines have crept into many evangelical circles, introducing a bloodless theology that rejects Christ's literal, physical, blood sacrifice. Numerous false ideas concerning salvation have been introduced into our churches, foolishly teaching people to ask Jesus into their heart, invite Jesus into their life, start a relationship with Christ or pray a prayer to get saved; yet, the Bible doesn't teach those things. We are saved by believing the gospel of Jesus Christ; that is, by receiving Christ's death, burial and resurrection as full payment for our sins (1st Corinthians 15:1-4).
History Always Repeats Itself
Tragically, humanity is doomed to repeat its mistakes due to the renewed ignorance of each upcoming generation. Every generation must rediscover the truth for itself. Everything happening in America today happened prior to Hitler's reign of terror. We are witnessing history all over again. The American people will wake up one day to realize that their freedoms which they carelessly take for granted are gone!
Oh how Christians need to turn off their televisions! Oh how Christians need to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES (John 5:39). Oh how Christians need to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING (1st Thessalonians 5:17). Oh how Christians need to walk with God, lest we become hardened by the deceitfulness of sin as the ungodly. Many people laugh and scorn at my website ministry. They are laughing at the truth. They are diminishing the truth. The ungodly laugh at my preaching against Rock music. They mock at my preaching against feminism. They scorn at my preaching against homosexuality. They joke about my preaching against booze. But all the forces of Heaven are on my side, because I am on God's side.
The deceitfulness of sin is that the more it is tolerated, the less awful it becomes. This is why church pulpits across America have become silent concerning abortion, the silent American holocaust. Few pastors dare preach against the rebellion of feminism. Few ministers speak out against oppressive Communism, which has overtaken America. We are boiling in a pot of complacency, going to an early grave because of our indifference, sailing toward destruction in our apathy. The United States has abandoned truth and justice. It has become the American way to kill, steal and destroy our neighbors.
Americans have embraced wickedness for so long that we have lost our conscience as a society. Abortion is no longer a big deal. Homosexuality is of no concern anymore. The needless killing of over 1,300,000 innocent Iraqis means nothing to most Americans. Hardly anyone cares any more. This is what sin does... it DESENSITIZES those who embrace it! We have been HARDENED BY THE DECEITFULNESS OF SIN! The Word of God does the opposite, it SENSITIZES, making sin “exceedingly sinful” as the Apostle Paul learned (Romans 7:13).
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