THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
Scripture: Romans 1:20,21
If we were to ask ourselves, “What in the New Testament qualifies for termination?”, our answer appear in Romans 1. There is a seven-step slide to termination that a culture or a country can qualify for as outlined in Romans 1. The first major violation is in verse 21, “…because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God,…” A good example of knowing God but refusing to glorify Him as God is the 1972 Supreme Court decision removing prayer from our public schools. The consistent secularizing of a nation when its roots are founded in God will eventually cause God to terminate that land. It may well be that nations are in the balance scale of God’s judgment right now and how they respond in coming afflictions will determine whether or not they can stay as a sovereign nation. We may well be there in many of today’s democracies. The second realm of Romans 1:21 is, “…nor were thankful,…” We have so bowed to secularism that we no longer tolerate displays of Christianity in the public square, like manger scenes. The changing of the times, or the changing of holidays, is one of the major signs of the rise of an antichrist spirit in the last days. Daniel 7:25 says of the antichrist, “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law.” Changing the times means changing the holidays. We have an antichrist spirit who is intent on changing holidays – completely eradicating the celebration of Christ’s birth while bringing forth antichrist celebrations like Ramadan. Romans 1 makes it clear that those who forbid Christmas are worthy of death.