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fast in the Last Days
MANKIND THE PRODUCT OF THEIR
Jeremiah 17:9- "The heart is
deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked":
Modern psychology and Sociology courses
teach that criminals are produced by Socio-economic conditions but God said it
was a problem with an ungodly heart! Secular Text Books imply that man kind is a product
his or her environment. They
conclude that a murderer
socio-economic conditions; a rapist is a product of being sexually
abused, a welfare recipient is the product of having been economically
suppressed and I suppose that would also mean that a Terrorist was at
some point terrorized!
I had a brother
who was murdered in 1973- after
which the Black Man admitted
murderer him at
trial but his likewise Black attorney charged the jury , "You can't
poor old uneducated Black man".
question is- when did it
become a reality that education, race,
economic status excuses sin, [murder in my brother's case]? They
sentenced the Black man to
six months in the county jail. When the murderer was released, he moved
to one of our northern states and committed another murder and finally
was murdered himself. God's justice is binding however. The scripture
in Galations 6:7- "Whatsoever
a man soweth that shall he also reap".
1- The Terrible Problem.
(1)- The heart is naturally wicked.
Jeremiah 17:9- "The
heart is deceitful above all things; and desperately wicked: who can know it?"
(2)- The natural man has
the devil for his father.
John 8:4 - "Ye
are of your father the devil, and the lust of your father ye will do.
He was a MURDERER from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,
because there is no truth in him".
can know the heart and he has
declared them all desperately wicked !
(1)- Mankind is a
sinful by nature.
We inherited sin from Adam
Romans 5:12- "as
by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so
death passed upon all men, for
all have sinned:"
(2)- Mankind is
sinful by choice.
JOSHUA 25:15-"Choose you
this day whom you will serve".
(3)- Mankind is sinful
James 4:17- "He
that knoweth to
do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin".
Sinful man is on a collision course with hell.
Psalms 9:17- The
wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations who forget God".
(1)- Man is not in
control of his destiny outside of God's grace as many suppose.
Ecclesiastes 8:8- "There
is no man, that hath power over the spirit; neither
hath he power in the day of death; and there is no discharge in that
war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it."
(2)- Man has an appointment that he must
Hebrews 9:27- "And as it is
men once to die, but after this the judgment:"
Sin has pronounced a sentence upon all mankind.
8:13- "But it shall not
be well with the wicked,
neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he
feareth not the Lord".
Hell is waiting for all those who reject God.
(1)- Hell is an all inclusive place for
those who do not know the Lord.
2 Peter 2:4- " For
if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,
and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto
2 Peter 2:9- "The
Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day od judgment to be punished":
(2)- Hell is a real place where real people
go where there is real agony!
Revelation 14:11- "And
the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and
ever: and they have no rest day nor night".
There is hope in Christ.
(1)- No one is saved without repentance.
Acts 3:19-"Repent ye
be converted that your sins might be blotted out".
(2)- No one can be saved without asking for it.
Romans 10:13- "Whosoever shall
call upon the Lord shall be saved".
(3)- No one is refused when they come to Jesus for
Jesus said in John 6:37- "He
me I will in no wise cast out".
conclusion is that a person's character is not a product of their
environment but a condition of
the heart. I have known some of the best
moral people who happened to be economically
poor and I have known
individuals who had everything handed to them on silver platters who
turned out to be murderers, rapist, God haters, Terrorist and more. Our
schools of higher learning, [those of a secular nature in particular]
need to re-evaluate their curriculum and put the Bible back
as the only guide line and produce some scholars who know God for who
and themselves for who they are and just maybe we could begin to see
things turn around in America. God can not bless a Godless society and
even Church going believers suffer from the consequences of it.
There is a place just
Alaska called, "THE TURN AGAIN ARM", and that is what is needed in
our society! We need a TURN AGAIN experience. Even christians need to
get back to God's word and
a basis for our lives. Most of us Christians can quote the chapter and
verse but until we obey it; it is worthless unto us!
Chronicles 14:12- "If my people
which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and
pray, and seek my face, and TURN from their wicked ways; then will I
hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
unsaved the TURN AGAIN EXPERIENCE
IS Repentance- To Turn From Sin
Acts 3:9- "Repent ye
therefore and be converted that
your sins might be blotted out".
(2)- For salvation a person needs to ask
for it. Romans
10:13-" Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be
There are none too far
gone for God's grace to forgive them and none too dirty to be cleansed by the blood
of the crucified one!
Isaiah 1:18- "Though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow".
Please trust Christ
today and make a public confession of what God has done for you. Unite
with a good bible preaching congregation where you can grow in the
grace and knowledge of the Lord.
JAMES T. TYSON SR.