|We don’t mind serving God . . . until we do. It’s easy to do what’s right when it’s what we want to do. But what about when God asks us to do something we don’t want to? That is when our own will gets in the way . Do you argue with your spouse , friends , family , God ? Are there things in your life you flat out refuse to do or say either because of stubbornness or fear that you might be taken the wrong way . That things thought or spoken may sound crazy, the IT does not matter mentality .Morality is lost in the end times . I /we do not matter regardless of morals ?
“The only prescription for morality is this: Remember that every woman could have been your mother, every girl could be your daughter. Remember that every man could have been your father, every boy could be your son. When it comes to matters of the heart, that’s all that needs to be kept in mind, always, at all times. Whatever form of hurt you cause, will echo in your children one day. Whatever form of judgments you make, must be held up against the condition of your father or your mother. When this is done— one sees that there is no room to judge and that there is no room to hurt, another.”
I have been undergoing a rough time because false ministers and false teachers are in the church, and like me , they also have to fight off the pressures from the universe to conform. It takes great effort to resist both in the church and out in the universe . When there are problems among us, it is tough. When we must also resist all the downward pulls outside in society, it is a difficult, sore trial. Thus, as a minister I PRAY and speak and even use particularly strong language to motivate others to stand up, face the problem, give it their all, and vanquish it.
Perhaps some of the details are different; the deception has taken a somewhat different form as social media and naysayers seem to speak out of fear (facts examined appearing real ) Truth is lost in reprints , Trump calls it fake news .
However, there is enough similarity that warnings here, as well as in the books of Peter, John, and Jude, if you read them they make a lot of sense. Certainly the results, the fruit of false teaching, are the same: apostasy, falling away, confusion, distrust (especially of those who have been given a measure of authority, the ministry), scattering, and disunity. The apostles, then, are speaking to us.