I’ve been reading a book by Ian Wishart called “Eves Bite“. If you want a very thought provoking and challenging book to read… actually – no - you should read this book. It will shake you to your core. Order it from the eves bite website.
I’ve also been listening to some talks given at a conference recently and between the book and the talks, I’m more convinced than ever that we are living in the last days and that the return of Christ is not far away.
The world around us is doing a fantastic job of popularizing evil. Every radio station, TV network, newspaper, magazine article and government department are working hard to demolish any basis of morality at all.
We are continually fed movies, TV programs and articles by the media that portray homosexuality as normal, vilify fundamentalist religions and their adherents, promote the atheistic and secular mind set as healthy and rational, dilute marriage and parenthood to either optional or subject to the state, promote the state as the ultimate authority, endorse pleasure as the ultimate pursuit and generally desensitize us to violence, sexual impurity, greed, lust, drunkenness and a great range of other evils.
The amazing thing is not so much that it is happening – after all it was predicted nearly two thousand years ago by the apostle Paul:
 understand this, that *in the last days there will come times of difficulty.  For people will be *lovers of self, *lovers of money, *proud, *arrogant, abusive, *disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, *not loving good,  treacherous, reckless, *swollen with conceit, *lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
2 Timothy 3:1-4
The truely amazing thing is that Christians by and large don’t care.
Interestingly enough, the above verse is actually aimed at those who say they follow Christ. Paul continued:
 having the appearance of godliness, but *denying its power. *Avoid such people.  For among them are *those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions,  always learning and never able to *arrive at a knowledge of the truth.  Just as *Jannes and Jambres *opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, *men corrupted in mind and *disqualified regarding the faith.
2 Timothy 3:5-8
These people have the appearance of godliness… meaning that they look OK on the outside. There are lots of these people in the church, but they are dead inside.
Genuine believers are not to sit idly by. When Paul wrote to the church at Corinth which was entrenched in a broad array of evil practices he said to them:
 For what have I to do with judging *outsiders? *Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?  God judges* those outside. *“Purge the evil person from among you.”
1 Cor 5:12-13
What Paul is instructing the believers to do is to put those who are practicing evil out of the church.
“Wait a minute”, the liberalist says “who are we to judge”? The answer to that question depends on where you stand. If you love Christ and seek to see him glorified, it puts you in the position of judge. If you don’t care for Christ and the salvation his death wrought for you, then it puts you either on the outside – subject to Gods judgement, or it puts you in the position of the one who should be judged by the church and possibly purged.
Simply put, faith in Christ and evil practices do not go together, and this is the exact compromise that Christians have made that has led to this apathy. We love the world. We love the things of the world (the TV, entertainment, sex, money, alcohol, drugs or that high) more than we love God.
On this John wrote:
 Do not love the world or the things in the world. *If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15
Are there that many apostates in the church?
If you don’t think this is you – then change. Starting to day repent and turn from the ways and thinking of the world and look for the truth – and look for the truth in the word of God – it is nowhere else.
The world around us is blinding those in the world not only to the truth of Christ, but any truth at all. There is a conspiracy – not of human origin, but satanic, and it is here. Right now. It is pervasive, and there are few who are not under its influence.
If you feel as strongly about these things then lets get hard and lets wake up and let the world know about the state that it is in. We need to tell people that they are lost, that they have been deceived and are going to be judged by an impartial and all righteous and all powerful judge who is not fooled by the political correctness and so-called tolerance of the west for all things evil.
Believers – the time has come – get hard or go home.