Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 17 (The First Shall Be Last! Part 3: “The Tragic Tale of Europe’s Apostasy” CONTINUED)

By admin On January 15th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 17

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The First Shall Be Last! Part 3: “The Tragic Tale of Europe’s Apostasy” CONTINUED

To Read Part 1, click here…September 5th (The First Shall Be Last!)

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In yesterday’s devotional (click here to read), it was lamenting the greatest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Luther95theses.jpgtragedy ever witnessed by mankind: how Europe turned its back on the Gospel of Jesus, for the most part.

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And it was mentioned that these nations which once lovingly embracing the Christian Reformation finally became secular societies, to now allowing themselves to be filled with false religions, and how it is evident that God’s judgment has fallen upon those once highly favored nations.

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Martin Luther – 95 Theses – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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BLOODY HISTORY OF ROME’S RULE OVER EUROPE

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And an American can only imagine how absolutely fed up with Christianity the people of Europe were, considering the corrupt and apostate churches which ruled over their ancestors for so many centuries had become.

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Torture devices – The Wheel – Calas Chapbook – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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NO EXCUSE FOR TURNING AWAY FROM REFORMATION

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On the other hand, Europe had no excuse for their turning their backs on Christianity.

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No, with the Reformation bringing in true Christianity, the people of Europe now could see what true Christianity looked like. And they did see. And they could hear those joyful hymns echoing through their villages each Sabbath. And they could rejoice that the true Gospel was being faithfully preached from the pulpits. And they could realize that Christians were meek and lowly of heart, and did not oppress others as did the apostate churches.

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And God gave these nations Reformation heroes to whom they could look up to and even read their writings. It was a time of victory for Christ and His Church in Europe!

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“GIVE ME NEITHER POVERTY NOR RICHES”

Proverbs 30:8

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:People_on_Times_Square.jpgNow, instead of famine and disease and governmental oppression, this new beast was to flood the Reformation nations with excess and humanism with all its fleshly lusts. The former head of the beast (the 5th head) had received the deadly wound by a sword (the “sword of the Spirit”, the Bible, via the printing press). But this 6th head was a secular head: atheism and secularism.

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And so, both Europe and America begin to go through a great transformation. This 6th head was now rising to power, causing the Christian community to become apostate, because of all the materialism and hedonistic pleasures and ambitious pursuits made possible by the industrial revolution along with the high-tech revolution.

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ATHEISM: MANKIND IS GOD!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sigmund_Freud_LIFE.jpgAnd simultaneous to this, Charles Darwin absolutely shook both continents with his theory of evolution.

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And Freud also shook the world with his ideology of “mental illness” which replaced the biblical truth of demon possession.

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In other words, atheism was gaining power over Christianity.

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Charles Darwin – by John Collier (artist) – www.wikigallery.com – Public Domain

Sigmund Freud – LIFE – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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Well, if the Noble Berean will scroll down to almost the page bottom, he or she can listen to the audio chapter on the French Revolution and it became the birth-place of atheism. This is a chapter from Ellen White’s book, “The Great Controversy”.

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Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the strength and resolve to shun the excesses which prevail in this opulent and hedonistic society, and run the race to the top of heavenly Zion…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology”” or you can also read… “June 13th (Power of Positive-Thinking Gospel & This Wicked World)”

 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE THIRD MOUNTAIN…CHOICE ‘C’…

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“Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.” Jeremiah 51:25   

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These three mountains are called “The Valley of Decision Constellation Group”. The first two mountains on the left in this sketch are known are the Mounts of Blessing and Cursing, as found in Deuteronomy 27:11-26 & Chapter 28. The valley between these two mountains is called the Valley of Decision, as is written… “Multitudes, multitudes in the Valley of Decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the Valley of Decision.” Joel 3:14. The Valley of Decision is not a physical place, but a spiritual valley in which each person of the world will make up his or her mind, as to just whom they will serve: God or Satan; God’s kingdom or this world (Satan’s kingdom). From the Mount of Blessing are heard all the blessings which result from serving God. From the Mount of Cursing are heard all the curses which result from disobedience to God’s will. And those in the valley will listen to both sides, and make up their minds, just who will they serve. A very simple choice, right? Wrong!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet” 

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TOMORROW:

January 18 (The False Prophet, Part 25: “The Two Heads of the Beast”)

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THE GREAT CONTROVERSY BY ELLEN G. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Luther95theses.jpgWHITE

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This 44 chapter audio book is a brief history of the Church, from the Cross of Christ forward to the Return of Christ.

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Chapter 15 – The Bible And The French Revolution

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Martin Luther – 95 Theses – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year-long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #66

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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