Tremble, O Church In America!
To my regular readers, news will be done differently and with more emphasis on international issues. Americans, many of my readers included, are not paying attention to what is happening outside of the US. There is a Global War on. People are dying, starving, being made refugees and slaves, blown out of their homes with RPG's and machine guns as well as being imprisoned. I will cover these issues for those with ears to hear. If these things do not concern you, then I suggest you surf where many Americans get their news. If you don't care about the unfortunate people of the earth, the poor and the downtrodden then you had better come to know Christ in a real way and stop playing religious games. I hate to sound harsh, but in these times I am ashamed of American Christians in many of the web groups and sites that I visit. There is an unnatural obsession with things that are freakish, but not on the things that concern God, that being the souls and well being on men as well as those real Christians who are persecuted for their faith. If you have never been persecuted and don't care about those that are, then you are almost certainly NOT saved.
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Who cares about torture camps, massacres and starvation; about millions of refugees and the most abject poverty? Is the Church doing anything about it? If you want to know why the cries of Americans will go unheard the world over when she falls then look at how most Americans react when you tell them of massacres in far off places. They turn on the TV to watch American Idol, or go visit some new trendy restaruant. A curse will fall on this nation and its people as well as its Churches for their indifference to suffering while they had so much of the worlds goods, especially its indifference to other suffering Christians in the body of Christ.
I know some of you will b angry with me after reading this. Good. Some will surf away to join a UFO or alien club. Go then. I will serve the LORD and my number one goal is to enter into the Kingdom and be faithful to my calling. The LORD has encouraged me in this and said, 'Yes, make them angry, for I am coming with a vengeance and my reward is with me to give to every man as he deserves.' Christ is not happy about what he is seeing in America or in its Christians. Those that are saved (the very few) will find that many of them will smell like smoke and their garments will be spotted with flesh on the great day. The rest of those who thought they were saved and were not, will go to a place where there is no remedy, unto the ages of ages.
Tremble O Church! For your works are not perfect before the Holy one of Israel!
In Christ Jesus,
Mark S. Watson