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  1. According to the government, they are actually relatives of Canadians or people who hold Canadian citizenship. I am not sure how they can verify that or whether people can get faked papers somehow. How does anyone know if they are terrorist supporters or not? I doubt the government is able to screen them. It may not be possible to screen people from that area.
  2. I was talking to an older lady yesterday who told me she has arteries that are 75% blocked but the cardiologist or specialist she saw some times ago has not got back to her. It has been months and she has heard nothing. So she is not even on a waiting list. Probably the case for many people now. They may have serious medical issues but the system is so over loaded that people are just being neglected.
  3. I gave you the website that explains all that. What is the problem in reading it? Not much else I can do. Do you expect me to go through all the material and select one or two sentences to try spoon feed it to you? You obviously don't care or don't want to know.
  4. Jesus is God and God is a god of love, mercy and forgiveness. He is also a God of justice. Justice for evil doers who are unrepentant and reject God's offer of salvation through his Son is not hate or revenge. It is justice. Sometimes the guilty must be punished. Do you think the evil people in the world should not be punished simply because you think it would be hate or revenge? You yourself commented strongly against the cruel people who rule Iran. Would it be hate and revenge to punish those tyrannical rulers? What about the people in the world who have opposed God and his word? Should they just get off and be given a blanket pass? Are you a person who knows more than God and his written word?
  5. quote Reality of Hell A friend once challenged me to show her where Jesus talks about hell in the Gospels. Even a cursory read-through shows Jesus talked about it plenty. In fact, Jesus talked about hell more than any other person in the Bible. In Luke 16, he describes a great chasm over which “none may cross from there to us.” In Matthew 25, Jesus tells of a time when people will be separated into two groups, one entering into his presence, the other banished to “eternal fire.” Jesus talks about hell more than he talks about heaven, and describes it more vividly. There’s no denying that Jesus knew, believed, and warned against the absolute reality of hell. Jesus doesn’t only reference hell, he describes it in great detail. He says it is a place of eternal torment (Luke 16:23), of unquenchable fire (Mark 9:43), where the worm does not die (Mark 9:48), where people will gnash their teeth in anguish and regret (Matt. 13:42), and from which there is no return, even to warn loved ones (Luke 16:19–31). He calls hell a place of “outer darkness” (Matt. 25:30), comparing it to “Gehenna” (Matt. 10:28), which was a trash dump outside the walls of Jerusalem where rubbish was burned and maggots abounded. Jesus talks about hell more than he talks about heaven, and describes it more vividly. There’s no denying that Jesus knew, believed, and warned about the absolute reality of hell. Reason for Hell Jesus has to talk about hell because it is the fate that awaits all people apart from him. Because of Adam’s sin, we’re all guilty and deserve God’s eternal punishment. Contrary to popular belief, hell is not a place where God sends those who have been especially bad; it’s our default destination. We need a rescuer or we stand condemned. So we’re left with two options: stay in our state of depravity and be eternally punished, or submit to the Savior and accept his gift of redemption. unquote The Uncomfortable Subject Jesus Addressed More than Anyone Else (thegospelcoalition.org) Jesus spoke about hell very clearly.
  6. The Bible originated from God. It is his revelation to man. Do you really think you are qualified to dismiss it as a "false bible"? We need to keep things in perspective and remember we are mere created beings and God is infinitely powerful and all-knowing. We are mere created beings with very short lives on earth, while God is eternal. We must approach God and his revelation with an open and humble mind. Remember the Bible says many are called, but few are chosen. Salvation depends on God's mercy. We should keep that in mind.
  7. Yes, there are lots of websites describing it. It can be quite involved. There are different angles to it. However, it is never excusable. "Anti-Semitism, sometimes called history’s oldest hatred, is hostility or prejudice against Jewish people. The Nazi Holocaust is history’s most extreme example of anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism did not begin with Adolf Hitler: Anti-Semitic attitudes date back to ancient times. In much of Europe throughout the Middle Ages, Jewish people were denied citizenship and forced to live in ghettos. Anti-Jewish riots called pogroms swept the Russian Empire during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and anti-Semitic incidents have increased in parts of Europe, the Middle East and North America in the last several years." Anti-Semitism - Definition, Meaning & Reasons For (history.com)
  8. No, that is not correct. I would be willing to discuss this rationally and calmly if you are sincere in wanting to know a little more about it. Look, I don't have all the answers. But I can tell you the Bible teaches it is God's written revelation to man and the prophets and apostles wrote it under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This verses tells us scripture is inspired by God.: "16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3:16 The first thing is you have to understand that the Holy Scriptures were written by certain prophets and apostles. The Old Testament was actually the Jewish Scriptures and was completed hundreds of years before Christ. The New Testament was written by the Apostles who lived at the time of Christ and completed in the first century A.D. Some of them saw Christ. Many people saw Christ after he was resurrected which proves he is who he said he was, i.e. God. What is very important to understand is that since Adam and Eve rebelled against God all men (and women) are born with a sinful, fallen nature. That means they are at odds with God. To understand the problem one must understand all people are alienated from God unless they are redeemed. That is why God sent his Son to earth to suffer and die on the cross. The Bible teaches that atonement was necessary. The Book of Hebrews in the New Testament goes into that. Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. One must believe that and accept Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior and believe Jesus died for him (or her) personally to receive forgiveness for sin. The book of Romans describes how everyone is guilty of sin and is separated from God. Now, I can't explain what happens to the millions of people who never heard about this or live in parts of the world where this message is not preached. But that is why missionaries went out to the world down through the ages. They went to take the message of the gospel. Which is we are all sinners and need to be saved. They explained how the people could be redeemed, or forgiven and receive eternal life. I hope that makes some sense.
  9. PM Trudeau says there should be no more military operations in Rafah. Even though there are thousands of Hamas fighters still in Rafah and Gaza, according to Trudeau, Israel should just back off and let them be. Of course that means let them re-organize, re-arm and prepare for another attack against Israeli civilians. Hamas just launched a number of missiles, possibly about 12, against Tel Aviv today.
  10. Yada yada yada he says. Malaysian PM defends his meeting with Hamas, calls for 'peaceful resolution' in Gaza | Watch (msn.com)
  11. Yes, because there are a lot of antisemites in the world who do not recognize Israel's right to exist and defend itself. Some European countries even recently recognized a (non-existent) Palestinian state. The U.N. did the same kind of thing. Netanyahu says recognition of a Palestinian state 'is a reward for terrorism' | Watch (msn.com)
  12. Nothing "odd" about it. The world in general has been antisemitic for 1,500 years or more. You need to study some history. Why do you think one third of the Jews in Europe were murdered in the Holocaust? You think that antisemitism was only with the Nazis in the Holocaust? Antisemitism has been going on in Europe for nearly two thousand years. Why do you think some countries in Europe today voted in favour of recognizing a "Palestinian state" after the savage Hamas attack on October 7th? A kind of reward for their behavior? Or just more antisemitism?
  13. The fact is there have been far more acts of antisemitism and hate against Jews in the west since the Oct. 7. The occupations and protests against Israel which have been widespread are all related to the high amount of antisemitism. You should know that. That is the reason this particular act is of major concern. Why are you trying to downplay it or cloud the issue with a diversion about some other incident? I think the reason is obvious.
  14. No, you give me far more credit than I deserve and you are smarter that everyone else here. I love being a "Bible thumper". Thanks for the complement.
  15. The simple fact is Canada, the U.S. and other countries demanding a two state solution for Israel is completely unrealistic and shows their complete ignorance of the situation. The Palestinians have a number of terrorist organizations in their midst which have absolutely no interest in living in peace with Israel. So to carve up Israel to give them their own state would only weaken Israel and threaten Israel's very existence. The Israelis know this well but it appears many countries and leaders outside Israel have no understanding at all about this. It is frustrating to see Trudeau adoringly bow to the ICC ruling saying Israel must stop fighting Hamas and create a two-state solution. He knows nothing about what he is talking about. He proves again he is just a puppet globalist who blindly follows whatever the U.N. and it's sister organizations say. Some European countries have even unilaterally declared they recognize a Palestinian state or will do so. This is reminiscent of the 1,500 years of European antisemitism that the Jews lived through. Apparently antisemitism in the world still widely exists and in fact is getting worse. Unfortunately, Canada is doing a poor job of opposing it and it is worse in Canada as well. When we have leaders that talk the way they do about the situation in the middle east, what can we expect? The Liberals and NDP are not helpful. " The sad fact is that the only Palestinian state that might arise at the moment would permanently be at war with Israel. A state that supports and glorifies Palestinian suicide-bombers, missile launchers, and rapists against Israel’s civilian population; a state where the airwaves and newspapers are filled with viciously antisemitic and bloodthirsty anti-Israel propaganda; a state whose leaders crisscross the globe and lobby every international institution to vilify and criminalize Israel. The only Palestinian state that might arise at the moment is a state whose political and religious figures outright deny the historic ties of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, and demand settlement of Palestinian refugees in pre-1967 Israel as a way of swamping and destroying the Jewish state. The only Palestinian state that might arise at the moment is, in fact, a state like the current Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, aside from being corrupt and tyrannical towards its people, commits all the above crimes against Israel; or a state like “Hamastan” in Gaza that would repeat the October 7 massacres one thousand times over. And therefore, the war against the Palestinian threat in Gaza and the West Bank cannot be cut short. That’s an Israeli consensus; rare, but real and valuable." Preventing peace: The cost of rewarding Hamas with statehood after Oct. 7 - opinion (msn.com)
  16. Unfortunately that claim might be true in the sense people have false beliefs that they think is the answer and it may even give them some comfort. But if it is a false belief, then it is useless and won't save them from damnation. Good people is an incorrect assumption. Romans 3:23 says "23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; " Therefore we are ALL sinners in the sight of almighty God. The only solution is a personal one for each individual. He/she must repent and accept Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Savior and believe that Jesus died and shed his blood for them personally. Apart from that there is no salvation. " 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. {moved…: or, being wary} 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. KJV" Hebrews 11:6-10 KJV
  17. This is so tragic. This beautiful young couple were murdered by a bunch of savages. May God bless them greatly as they died as martyrs for the Lord Jesus Christ.
  18. What is more important? Where beliefs came from or what the truth is? Everybody has their "truth" that they cling to. But that doesn't make it true. This article helps to explain the difference between relative truth and absolute truth. That is the real issue. "What Is the Difference Between Absolute Truth and Relative Truth? The challenge we face is not people asking the question, 'what is truth?' but do they really want the answer. As our society becomes more and more “enlightened” we appear to be slipping further away from how we define and understand truth which could possibly make this question more important than ever. In John 18:38, Jesus is before Pilate and Pilate asks him the question for the ages, “What is truth?” The amazing thing about this question from Pilate is that standing before him was the embodiment of truth and yet it seems Pilate missed it. Like Pilate, every person is in search of the truth, most asking the same question what is truth? The challenge we face is not people asking the question, but do they really want the answer. As our society becomes more and more “enlightened” we appear to be slipping further away from how we define and understand truth, which could possibly make this question more important than ever. What Is truth? Here is how Dictionary.com defines truth: “the true or actual state of a matter; conformity with fact or reality; a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like.” When you look at this definition you begin to see there is a definitive nature to truth. The words used here to describe truth are very decisive. Truth is factual and indisputable. The reason this is so important is because truth remains true. It is not dependent on what you think or feel about it. Yet with a word that has such a concrete definition, there are many who have identified different ways to understand how we come to truth and how we define what it is. Not to become too philosophical, let’s approach this question from the perspective of the average person. In our society today, a safe assumption is the average person would probably narrow down truth into two categories, absolute truth and relative truth. What Is the Difference Between Absolute Truth and Relative Truth? 1. Absolute Truth. Absolute truth is true regardless of how a person thinks or feels about it. Here is a biblical example of absolute truth. Jesus is Lord. Regardless of how you feel about that statement, it is true. Many will argue about this statement and try to debate its veracity, but this does not change the truth that Jesus is Lord. Here is a verse that defines what absolute truth looks like. “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11). In this verse, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. On this day opinions or feelings won’t matter because everyone will acknowledge Jesus as Lord. Whether you agree or not what makes this truth absolute is it doesn’t change based on your opinion. In John 18:38, Jesus is before Pilate and Pilate asks him the question for the ages, “What is truth?” The amazing thing about this question from Pilate is that standing before him was the embodiment of truth and yet it seems Pilate missed it. Like Pilate, every person is in search of the truth, most asking the same question what is truth? The challenge we face is not people asking the question, but do they really want the answer. As our society becomes more and more “enlightened” we appear to be slipping further away from how we define and understand truth, which could possibly make this question more important than ever. What Is truth? Here is how Dictionary.com defines truth: “the true or actual state of a matter; conformity with fact or reality; a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like.” When you look at this definition you begin to see there is a definitive nature to truth. The words used here to describe truth are very decisive. Truth is factual and indisputable. The reason this is so important is because truth remains true. It is not dependent on what you think or feel about it. Yet with a word that has such a concrete definition, there are many who have identified different ways to understand how we come to truth and how we define what it is. Not to become too philosophical, let’s approach this question from the perspective of the average person. In our society today, a safe assumption is the average person would probably narrow down truth into two categories, absolute truth and relative truth. What Is the Difference Between Absolute Truth and Relative Truth? 1. Absolute Truth. Absolute truth is true regardless of how a person thinks or feels about it. Here is a biblical example of absolute truth. Jesus is Lord. Regardless of how you feel about that statement, it is true. Many will argue about this statement and try to debate its veracity, but this does not change the truth that Jesus is Lord. Here is a verse that defines what absolute truth looks like. “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11). In this verse, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. On this day opinions or feelings won’t matter because everyone will acknowledge Jesus as Lord. Whether you agree or not what makes this truth absolute is it doesn’t change based on your opinion. 2. Relative Truth. Relative truth is the belief truth changes based on the individual’s understanding of it. With relative truth, there are no absolutes and what may be true for you is simply not true for me. A common statement reflecting relative truth may sound like this “You have your truth and I have mine.” The problem with relative truth it is a contradiction in terms. If truth is factual and indisputable then you cannot have different truths for different people. Relative truth is a rejection of absolute truth. One reason people embrace the idea of relative truth is because it allows them to create their own reality that frees them to do whatever they want. I know we often like to think of this as a societal problem however this problem exists in the church as well. Paul warned us about this. "Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." (2 Timothy 4:2-4). This is the age we are living in. People are surrounding themselves with those who will tell them the “truth” they want to hear. While this gives them the freedom to justify how they live, they are basing their lives on a truth that is not true at all. What Are the Characteristics of Truth? For this section, when I talk about truth I am talking about absolute truth. While there can be a multitude of opinions, there can only be one absolute truth. What are the characteristics that define this kind of truth? 1. Truth is constant (It does not change). For something to be deemed true, it cannot change and must remain constant. Circumstances may change, but the truth surrounding those circumstances must remain constant or you are not dealing with truth. 2. Truth is objective (It plays no favorites). Truth must also be objective. This means that the same truth is applicable to everyone. If the standard for truth changes from person to person, then it is no longer truth. For example, Romans 3:23 tells us all have sinned. For this to be an absolute truth it must apply to everyone, which this statement does. 3. Truth will prevail (It will be standing in the end). While I believe as Christians, we have a responsibility to defend the truth, at the end of the day truth will defend itself. Time is the greatest ally of truth. Eventually, the lies will fall by the wayside and all that will be left is the truth. unquote For the rest of the article: What Is the Difference between Absolute Truth and Relative Truth? (christianity.com)
  19. A young couple were in Haiti as missionaries and were killed last night by gangs. God bless them and their families.
  20. You say one will not burn in hell for not believing in Jesus Christ, who is God. Seriously? It is not my opinion. It is what the Bible says. The Bible was written by the apostles and prophets writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. "16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. " John 3:16-18 KJV "36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. " John 3:36 KJV "8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. " Revelation 21:8 KJV 32 Bible verses about Saved By Faith (knowing-jesus.com)
  21. No, you are hostile to Christianity and the Bible. You proved it by all of your comments. Dougie93 has it right on his comment about the Monarchy. quote the effect of erasing Canadian history to include the monarchy has simply been a void that void was not filled with a liberal democratic republic instead the void has been filled by the American Woke cultural revolution every institution in the land has fallen to this godless atheist Marxist Leninist ideology literally the revolutionary overthrow of Canada from within public officials no longer adhere to the Constitution Act therein, to include failing to uphold their solemn oaths of allegiance the practical outcome is increasing chaos, the breakdown of the rule of law itself while the government destroys the economy in the name of what is in essence Communism unquote Liberalism, Socialism, Wokism, Progressivism are all anti-Christianity and anti-Bible. You in opposing speaking about Christianity and the Bible are a pure anti-Christian. Islamic republics also forbid any religion except Islam and outlaw speaking or preaching about Christianity or the Bible. That is what you are trying to do here. Your reveal yourself as anti-freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Canada is being destroyed by anti-Christian/anti-Bible people. These people act like Communists and try to silence everyone they disagree with. Canada IS becoming worse under these anti-Christian leaders. Assisted suicide has been gradually expanded and is considering offering it to people who suffer from depression or mental challenges and extending it to include youth. Very tragic. Canada has no moral foundation. You support self choice for assisted suicide and abortion which proves you should not be taken seriously or listened to. Your beliefs are totally contrary to the historic Judeo-Christian civilization and culture and against what God has taught us in the Bible about the sanctity of life. Human life belongs to God and only he decides when someone dies a natural death. As for the bad things that happened in the past centuries, I already explained in other posts that was the corrupt, false religion of Rome that oversaw all that. They are not Biblical Christianity. They do not follow the Bible. So they are no example of what is right or wrong for a country. We have lots of them ruling Canada which is also another problem. Unrepentant sinners who do not repent and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ are on the way to hell. That is what the Bible teaches.
  22. That's your take. Canada coddles up to Islam for one thing. The government officially encourages false religion. Mother earth worship is a big thing especially with environmentalists and some aboriginals. The only way to counter false religion and false ideology is with the Holy Scriptures and freedoms that we have such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. So don't try to silence Canadians. IF that is what you want to do you should not be here. You are are not respecting human rights and the rights of Canadians. You are not contributing to the good of society. We also let all kinds of third world people in who are hostile to Christianity and the Bible. The new pitch is to silence people about religion as if that will make Canada a better place. It won't. Canada is going downhill. All that happens when you turn away from the God of the Bible is you become a heathen, decadent people and destroy society. Joe Adam George: By coddling Islamism, Canada sleepwalks into a crisis of extremism (msn.com)
  23. Iran is a different religion and a false one. You obviously have not studied the Bible and perhaps came from that area. Canada and western countries are built on historic Judeo-Christianity. We brought in millions of immigrants from non Judeo-Christian countries, and have been abandoning Judeo-Christian principles. Canada rejected Christianity in an official sense decades ago and adopted multiculturalism. Christianity is totally different from Islam. There is no comparison. The Bible makes that clear. Many of our laws are already based on Judeo-Christian teachings. Examples are thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, etc. etc. The British Empire abolished slavery around 200 years ago. The west adopted human rights, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion which does not exist in Islamic countries. You still hold some Islamic beliefs and try to marginalize people and prevent them from talking about religion. Tough. This is Canada and we have freedom of speech and freedom of religion. So take a pill and chill out.
  24. Ontario's Premier just announced they are expanding the number of places to sell alcohol by over 8,000 stores. Thousands of retail outlets and corner stores will be able to sell alcohol. At the same time they recently announced they are getting tougher with drinking and driving and expanding police enforcement to catch drinking drivers. These are two contradictory measures. Increasing impaired driving policing and increasing alcohol sales. Why are they doing this? The answer is because the population in general demands it. People are apparently demanding more easy access to beer and alcohol. This will of course increase the number of impaired drivers on the road. More crime, motor vehicle accidents, injuries, and death. More drinking means more domestic problems and domestic abuse. Another thing contributing to the anarchy and lawlessness of society.
  25. Judges 19: Lessons for When a Society Rejects God’s Word Here, God reveals seven consequences to a society when it rejects His Word and His morality as sovereign. First, when God’s Word becomes unpopular with the people, many leaders will sadly abandon Him as well. Without godly leaders, the people will then descend further into sin. 1. When the People Abandon God, Most Leaders Will Do So as Well. Judges 19:1(a). The importance of godly leaders in restraining sin. Satan’s goal has always been to break down authority through rebellion. His goal is to create chaos and misery by causing people to turn away from God. Satan first led a third of the angels in rebellion against God’s rule (Rev. 12:3-9). He then led Eve to rebel against God’s rules (Gen. 3:1-4). He then led Adam and Eve to rebel against each other (Gen 3:16). All of Satan’s 12 rebellions in the wilderness sought to depose Moses as the leader of the Jews. Satan tries to make us rebel against God’s institutions of authority. In quoting a prophecy, Jesus revealed what happens when we submit to Satan’s attempts to make us rebel: “I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.” (Mk. 14:23). Here, the sheep became scattered because they no longer wanted to hear from their shepherd. Without a godly shepherd, the sheep descended further into sin. Thus, godly leaders need brave citizens who are willing to reject public opinion to follow them. Will you be one? 2. The Family Order will Break Down. Judges 19:1(b)-2. If Satan’s first attack in the garden of Eden caused Adam and Eve to rebel against God, his second attack was to set Adam and Eve against each other (Gen. 3:15). He follows the same plan of attack today. First, he causes people to rebel against God’s standards of morality. Once they reject His standards, Satan then attacks the family. We can see this unfold in the relationship between the Levite and his concubine. Neither followed God’s Law, and they both suffered because of their decisions. The Levite gave into coveting by taking a concubine. By doing so he violated God’s Tenth Commandment (Ex. 20:17; Dt. 5:21). As a Levite, he was also called upon to be holy as an example for others to follow (Lev. 11:44; 19:2). Unhappy in her status as a legal mistress, the woman turned to adultery. Yet, in doing so, she violated God’s Seventh Commandment against adultery (Ex. 20:14; Dt. 5:18). Their unhappiness is a warning to believers today as well. If you reject God’s standards of morality, you will open your family to Satan’s attacks and the misery that will follow. 3. God’s Places of Refuge Will be Limited for Those in Need. Judges 19:3-13. When unrepentant sin runs unchecked, God will lift His hedge of protection. God can be a shield to those who take refuge in Him (Prov. 30:5; 2 Sam. 22:31). Yet, when a nation turns from Him, His shield of protection will be removed (Lev. 26:14-39; Dt. 28:15-68). These lessons apply today as well. If the western world will not turn back to God, He will not bless the nations with his hedge of protection against evil. Like a person without a roof over their home, the people will be exposed to all the attacks of the evil one. 4. Most People will Become Self-Centered and Inhospitable. Judges 19:14-21. The Benjamites dishonored God by failing to show compassion and help the Levite. Their lack of compassion provides a warning to believers today. In the end times, the people will care only about themselves. They will show no compassion for the helpless: “For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,” (2 Tim. 3:2). 5. Same Sex Acts Will Become Rampant. Judges 19:22-24. 6. Sexual Violence will Become Rampant. Judges 19:25-26. 7. Society Will Become Numb to Its Sins. Judges 19:27-30. A nation that tolerates sin is spiritually blind and will also tear itself apart. The deceased concubine is like the body of Christ when it tolerates sin, and fails to repent and seek refuge in God. Like the people of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Gibeah, society has become numb to the pervasive sexual sins throughout it. This is also one of the signs of the end times: “Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,” (2 Pet. 3:3). “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” (Jude 1:18(b)). “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,” (1 Tim. 4:1). When society embraces the desires of the flesh over God’s morality, it becomes spiritually blind: When society becomes spiritually blind and tolerates sin, it will also tear itself apart like the body of the concubine. Pornography, rape, adultery, fornication, and sex outside of marriage have all lost their stigma. Society no longer is shocked or even offended by these sins. Are you willing to stand up for God’s standards of sexual morality, even when you are ridiculed for doing so? (Ro. 1:16). Judges 19: Lessons for When a Society Rejects God’s Word (inspiredscripture.com) Two other practices which are evil but not mentioned here: 1. Abortion. Canada has something like 80,000 to 100,000 abortions per year, which is the killing of unborn babies. This is contrary the the Bible which says clearly "thou shalt not kill". 2. Canada has legalized medical assistance in dying, MAID, which is just legalized assisted suicide. Also contrary to the Bible's commandment "thou shalt not kill".
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