PASSPORT TO CORRUPTION
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INTRODUCTION

Passport to corruption is being rapidly applied through a digital world that supplements the ungodliness of man by pampering fleshly desires.  It is as Adam and Eve giving way to eating the forbidden fruit; despise God's warning against such; giving heed to the serpent used to bait the trap of acceptance.

Scripture reveals: We (Eve speaking) may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, you shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die (Genesis 3:1-2). 

The serpent (Satan's tool of deception) countermanded with: You shall not surely die; for God does know that in the day that you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods (God), knowing good and evil (Genesis 3:4-5).  We are seeing the passport to corruption being offered today, in like manner, through appealing to the fleshly desire of man.


Passport to Corruption
Sin Dominate Factor

Scripture reveals: When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit, and did eat, and gave also to her husband with her; and he did eat (Genesis 3:6).  Sin entered into the picture at that moment; through disobedience to God's Word, and punishment was ministered to all concerned.  

Scripture reveals: All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his (God's) grace (His unmerited favor)  through redemption (salvation) that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:23-24).  For as by one's man's disobedience (Adam) many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one (Christ Jesus) shall man be made righteous (Romans 5:19).

Earth Corrupt

Passport to corruption continued for mankind to the point that people did evil continually.  Scripture reveals: The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.  And God said to Noah, the end of all flesh (mankind) is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them (the ungodly); and, behold, I will destroy them, and I will destroy them with the earth (Genesis 6:11-13). 

It was noted that the inhabitants of the earth was corrupt in lives and conduct; in principle and practice, in doing abominable things; corrupt in the worship of God by worshiping other gods, corrupt in their manners and behavior to one another;  being committed openly without fear of God, or dread of his wrath and displeasure, in contempt of Him; His will and laws.

The passport of corruption had spread to the whole earth; with only Noah, and his family, being an exception, who God made provision for. Scripture reveals: God spared Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly (2 Peter 2:5).

Source of Ungodliness

Passport to corruption opened Pandora's box of evils to be unleashed; without recognition of the devastation it brings upon mankind!  In Greek mythology a story is told of a box sent by the gods to Pandora, which she was forbidden to open.  She opened the box out of curiosity that loosened a swarm of evils upon mankind; a prolific source of troubles.

There are many embracing an ungodly culture who fail to recognize the serious or implications for having done so; enjoying the lust of the eyes, and the lust of the flesh, fulfilling of sensual desires, often through the deception of the enemy of one's soul, Satan. In the temptation of Eve he used the serpent as his instrument of temptation; today it is the electronic device, in the hands of the unsuspecting individual, which opens the door towards a passport to corruption.

A Sinful Nation

Scripture reveals: A sinful nation, a people laden (weighed down) with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel (God) to anger, they have gone (turned) away backward (Isaiah 1:4).

It was noted that they were continually sinning, the reverse of what they were chosen to be.  Their ruin was at hand, a people laden with iniquity, full of sin; multiplying their offences, a seed of evil doers.  They had been planted a right seed, but had become degenerate, a wicked generation of men (given over to a passport to corruption), by their words and actions; having forsaken the Lord; rejecting His Word, no longer hearing or paying attention to "What Thus Saith the Lord."

They had provoked God to anger by their numerous sins, having gone backward; becoming backsliders and revolters, turning their back on God, and casting His law aside;  it was not only those in the time of the prophet Isaiah; in the time of Christ and His apostles; but today as well!

Abyss of Total
Corruption

Passport to corruption is being freely given to those who embrace the sins of today; that if allowed, will fester and lead to a devil's hell.  It was noted that if humanity continues to drift morally and socially during the next century as it did during the present one, we will sink into the abyss of total corruption and despair.

If truth is not diffused (promulgated), error will be; if the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end (Daniel Webster).

Many voices of the past have declared what a passport to corruption will bring; if the truth is not identified!  It is unfortunate; that many are as Adam and Eve, choosing to believer the deceiver (one issuing the passport to corruption) rather than being in obedience to God's Word.

Sinful Acts Committed

Scripture reveals: In heart you work wickedness; you weigh the violence of your hands in the earth (Psalm 58:2).  It was noted that the heart is wickedness, which all wickedness is brought forth; for which sinful acts are committed; as well as by tongue and hand.

They were guilty of acts of violence and oppression; decreeing unrighteous decrees, framed with mischief by a law, which they did openly throughout the land.  As one reads the identification of the wicked; thus stated, it can be readily equated to our present day environment, in seeing a similarity in which a passport to corruption is being issued.

Corrupt Speech

Scripture reveals: They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily (proudly) (Psalm 73:8).  It was noted they were corrupt in themselves, in their principles and practices, being sharpen and conceived in sin; corrupting themselves, and also others by their corrupt speech, evil communications, and ungodly example.

They speak oppression and revolt, threaten with it, speaking in vindication of it, in a boasting manner; proudly, arrogantly, as if they were above everyone else, being without scruple or any hesitation in doing so.  Such arrogant mannerism is often displayed by those seeking to dominate the masses; determining such as underdogs to be enslaved, and controlled, rather than allow freedom to reign.  

Destitute of Truth

Scripture reveals: Perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness; from such withdraw yourself (1 Timothy 6:5).  It was noted that these were men of corrupt minds; being corrupt in their principles, disputing in a very forward and perverse way.  Destitute of the truth; knowing not the word of truth, carnal and sensual, making merchandise of men; seeking worldly gain and profit; serving their self-interests. 

One is to avoid all conversation with them; lest they be drawn into their web of deceit, embracing the passport to corruption, by accepting their corrupt ways.  Many today are being influenced by the social media; in a digital world, readily accessible to all who desire to participate, taking it as the gospel truth rather than search out the truth through a credible source.

Godly Man Ceases

Scripture reveals: Help (Save), Lord; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail (disappear) from among the children of men (Psalm 12:1).  It was noted that such may be said to "cease" because there are but few of them, with their number greatly reduced, either by death, or when such who have been "thought" to be so, provided otherwise (accepting a passport to corruption).

There are none left among them but carnal (fleshly minded); being unregenerate, ungodly, and unfaithful, in a time of great carnality, with little faith found in the earth. Such a time was the Pre-flood days of Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Babylon the hold of every foul spirit.

The passport to corruption is not only being offered to the unbeliever but the believer as well.  There is a new social gospel that is attempting to undermine the Unadulterated (Pure) Word of God or the need for sanctification (being set apart unto God); making it socially acceptable for one to walk in their own path, not in accordance with God's Word!

Vast Difference After
Conversion to Christ

Scripture reveals: Put off concerning the former conversation (conduct) of the old man (prior to conversion) which is corrupt according to deceitful lusts. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. And put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:22-24). It was noted that the old man is filled with lusts that are deceitful; they promise pleasure and profit, but yield neither. They promise liberty but bring into bondage; they promise secrecy but expose to shame, being liable to punishment (having been issued a passport to corruption).

Begin renewed in the spirit of your mind (the new man) is the work of God's Spirit; as one becomes a new person in Christ (upon conversion); kindled in spiritual light and knowledge, of life and strength, of joy and comfort; being renewed daily in the Spirit of one's mind.  Having put on the new man; in opposition to the old man, living a new life upon conversion to Christ; not by the power of man but by the Spirit of God, being created in righteousness and true holiness of God by His power, according to His will, and after His image, and His likeness.

Ultimate Goal

Scripture reveals: Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it (on the cross of Calvary); that he might sanctify (set it apart) and cleanse it, with the washing of water by the word (Word of God). That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that is should be holy and without blemish (Ephesians 5:25-27).

It was noted that the ultimate purpose of Jesus' love for the church is to present it to Himself as a chaste bride.  As a man wants a untainted virgin as a bride, so Jesus wants His church to be without moral flaw!

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