INSIDIOUS BEHAVIOR

INTRODUCTION

Insidious behavior is acting or proceeding in a seemingly harmless manner but eventually doing great damage.  Such actions are similar to the enemy of one's soul (Satan), who is deceptive in nature until he finds the right bait to hook his intended victim.

Ungodliness has been around a long time but far exceeds yesteryear; as new methods of spreading its influence has become world-wide through modern technology.  There is also an attempt to make it appear not as bad as it really is.

INSIDIOUS BEHAVIOR
FOUNDATIONAL STRUCTURE

Insidious behavior is chipping away at the foundational structure that America once stood firmly upon (as One Nation Under God); through godly men who kept God in the forefront, to name but a few:

Andrew Jackson stated: "The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests."  Daniel Webster:  "Moral habits cannot be safely trusted on any other foundation than religious principle."  America's first President, George Washington:  "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity; religion and morality are indispensable.   Such statements seem to have faded away as insidious behavior dimished those meaningful words!

INSIDIOUS PLEASURES
OF THE WORLD

We, as Christians have to make a decision to avoid the insidious pleasures that are beguiling, and ungodly in nature.  Such inducements appear as desirable, pleasant to the eyes, and attainable, as the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:6).  Insidious pleasures make for insidious appetites; just as sin leads one down a pathway that is attainable; but is not to be partaken of.

Sin has been cultivated in our society becoming acceptable; without regard to God's Word, just as in the Garden of Eden where those involved were blinded to the truth of God's Word.  Satan is still active today in his insidious work; to beguile all who will allow themselves to be entertained by sin.  Satan has many modern day methods in which to deceive, attract, and ensnare his victims.

UNGODLY ORGANIZATIONS
AND INDIVIDUALS

Insidious behavior is spreading.  In America, and other once godly nations, there is the insidious nature of ungodly organizations, and individuals, who promote ungodly agenda.  America has become as a modern day Babylon; the habitation of devils, of every foul spirit, and of the unclean (Revelation 18:2). 

Scripture declares that all nations had drunk the wine of the wrath of Babylon's fornication; and many had grown rich through the abundance of her luxury (Revelation 18:3).  Believers were warned not to share in her sins and thereby receive part of her judgment (Revelation 18:4).

Scripture tells us that the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteous of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18).  Babylon's sins was to be addressed by plagues of death, mourning, and famine, in one day; and she would be utterly burned with fire (Revelation 18:7-8).

INSIDIOUS NATURE OF SIN

The insidious nature of sin has been promoted in America, and elsewhere; at first in a deceptive manner, then openly flaunted for all to see.  There is no longer any shame in the defilement of God's Word.  Sin is running rampant in the land and condoned by the leadership of many nations.

God's Word proclaims:  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.  For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but the hat sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting (Galatians 6:7-8).  Reap is to be recompensed; sowing to the flesh will not escape divine punishment, unless repentance comes into the forefront.

GOD'S PROVISION

God has tossed mankind a lifeline; will he take hold of it, or reject it?  One's final destiny lies with that choice!  The choice is either Heaven or Hell; both are mentioned in God's Word.  When one receives Christ into their life; a newness of life comes into focus, being born again, freed of one's former life of sin, headed for a heavenly reward!

Scripture reveals that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).  Sin became a reality; in the Garden of Eden, when man became disobedience to God's Word.  God made a provision for mankind; through the sacrificial giving of His Son, on the Cross of Calvary, who was raised from the dead on the third day.  He now sits on the right hand of God, His Father, as our advocate (or intercessor), after having made an atonement for our sins (1 John 2:1-2). (More details in Audio Podcast)

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