“And he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.” Daniel 8:12b
“For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is clearly recognized by them, for God has revealed it to them. For ever since the creation of the world the unseen things of Him are clearly perceived, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they know God, they do not glorify Him as God, nor are thankful, but become vain in their reasonings, and their stupid hearts are darkened. Professing to be wise, they become foolish, and change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gives them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who change the truth of God into the lie, and fear and serve the created things more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gives them up to vile passions. For even their women change the natural use for what is contrary to nature. Likewise also the men, abandoning the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men with men performing what is shameful, and receiving the retribution within themselves, the penalty which is fitting for their error. And even as they do not like to have God in their full true knowledge, God gives them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with every unrighteousness, sexual perversion, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, depravity; whisperers, defamers, haters of God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do them, but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:18-32
The first verse cited from Daniel is speaking about the Antichrist, during the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), better known as the Tribulation. We are not in those times as of this writing, the Rapture hasn’t happened yet (1 Thes. 5:9). Yet perhaps we can take a look at some of the things going on in our world nowadays that shows how truth is cast down, not understanding what the magnitude of that will be during the Tribulation.
For the past few weeks I have had on my mind the current situation that the world finds itself in. I have pondered and thought of these things, spoken of them with my wife, trying to put my finger on exactly what is wrong with our world. Why does no one listen? How can people believe such things? Has many in the world gone crazy (2 Tim. 4:3)?
The other day I was speaking once more to her again about my thoughts on these things. I relayed it to being like a conversation with a stranger somewhere in town. A beautiful sunny day, enjoying the weather, starting some casual conversation with a man about how blue the sky looks that day. Our world is like that man replying that the sky is pink.
Knowing my character, I would point out to the man that indeed the sky was blue, but thinking that such a person would insist that indeed it was pink, despite the fact that it is blue. Such an argument or disagreement would seem to be absolute folly, but these are the sort of things that are going on in today’s societies around the world.
Michigan joined many other states in legalizing recreational marijuana, but this has also caused an explosion in so-called medical marijuana facilities. There has been some who are opposed to such facilities in certain cities or counties, but there is now a new argument being made. Even locally, the newspaper cited a man who didn’t want to have to give up his leased business space, but eventually agreed that people need to get their medicine. What?
Then after speaking to a friend from Florida, I was made aware of how there are medical dispensaries everywhere down there. During that conversation I was educated how anyone who wanted a medical marijuana card could simply go to certain doctors and get one for ANY reason. A backdoor to recreational marijuana where it is not yet legal. Then I saw another news article from Michigan.
The regular news was reporting that the pricing of marijuana was too high, due to a shortage, and was preventing some people from getting their medicine. Well, if it is truly medicine, then why doesn’t Walgreens and other pharmacies simply allow you to get it with a script?
“Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come from Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to hear My Word. You are of the devil as your father, and the lusts of your father you purpose to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own, for he is a liar and the father of it. And because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears God’s Words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.” John 8:42-47
The focus here is not on marijuana, which to those who believe Christ, understand that such things are not for those who are Believers, we are to be of a sound mind (1 Pet. 1:13). Such things open up the mind to things of a demonic nature. Truth is being cast down on many fronts.
Which is worse, if you were to have people argue with you that the sky is pink, when it is blue or tell you that a man is a woman or a woman is a man?
“He created them male and female, and blessed them, and called their name Mankind in the day when they were created.” Genesis 5:2
I could never have imagined a day when such debates would ravage civilized countries around the globe. Where such things had been going on behind the curtains of certain godless segments of our society, they have now exploded. Throughout growing up in the education system there was ABSOLUTELY no mention WHATSOEVER from teachers, classmates, the entertainment industry or otherwise about such things that I had ever come across. I’ve managed hundreds and hundreds of people and NEVER had an employee who was called by a different name (except a nickname), due to themselves deciding to identify as a persona of the opposite sex of which God Almighty had Created them. Yet in this, truth is cast down.
Back in 2014 I was managing a fast food chain and suddenly our software became updated allowing people to be called (on the schedule and otherwise) a name other than their real name. I didn’t understand why, but later, after I began to work for myself once again, the truth became known. A few years later that same employer had three people who identified themselves as the opposite sex of what they are.
I had interviewed and hired numerous people and had never sat down with someone who told me that they were a transgender. There had been several gay and lesbian people who I had hired over the years, but never a transgender. At least when they had to take a bathroom break they went into the appropriate bathrooms. Mark my words, if my daughter or wife is using the restroom and some dude who pretends to be a woman goes in there, you are going to have a problem! (And you should!)
Just that statement alone will have ‘set off’ many of these who believe such things and THAT IN AND OF ITSELF proves how truth is cast down. Many will say that you are advocating violence, you are a religious fanatic. Shall I defend such thought? Shall I not rather defend those of my family who have an immediate threat from such vulgar people! Understand the Word of God, understand clearly, for His Truth is eternal.
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be led astray. Neither prostitutes, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
“Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently out of a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the Word of God which lives and abides forever, because All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the Word of the Lord endures forever. Now this is the Word which by the gospel was preached to you.” 1st Peter 1:22-25
“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, prostitutes, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
Record stock markets, credit card debt, student loan debt, auto loans and housing prices are yet again where truth is being cast down. Though perhaps now there is an event on the horizon that will provide a perfect excuse for the world leaders to get together and do that global reset that the International Monetary Fund has been talking about. What a perfect potential to allow a new global reserve currency to be put in place, without man being blamed for it!
I’ve watched as debt levels have been soaring and a global pandemic is raging in part of the world. I’ve also watched as stock markets have been hitting record highs, even with such record levels of debt, of both consumers, corporations and governments. As if the folly wasn’t enough, but to continue on during a potential catastrophic event in the world, just shows that truth has been cast down…even if the truth of that will no longer be able to be contained.
Just as I have written many times past about how repentance is necessary for Salvation (Lk. 13:3, Acts 17:30-31, numerous others), the church also rejects that. Truth is cast down, despite the clear teaching from the Bible regarding such things.
I’ve discussed before the full blown apostasy that is found throughout the churches, which is simply Truth being cast down amongst those who are not inheriting eternal life, though claim to be (Ro. 9:6).
Take heed! Believe God! Believe His Truth!
“Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the Words of eternal life. And we have believed and understood that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 6:68-69