POLLUTED FROM WITHIN

INTRODUCTION

Polluted from within is systematic of what is being conveyed through ungodly venues that were once used for the betterment of mankind.  Scripture reveals there will be a time that the fruit of righteousness will be turned into hemlock (Amos 6:12).

It is interesting to note that the word hemlock refers to a plant that poison is derived from.  Poison infest or pollutes the body until injury, illness, or death results.  It can be a harmful influence such as will ruin, taint, inhibit, or embitter.

Polluted from Within
Loss of Standards

Pollution from within can bring havoc, violence, chaos, withdrawing of moral values and numerous other interference with the norm of life. There is a dependence on the Internet, Social media platforms, and other unreliable sources for guidance rather than a godly direction through adherence to the Unadulterated (Pure) Word of God.

It was noted that it is impossible to enslave mentally (polluted from within) or socially a Bible-reading people.  The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom (Horace Greenly).  Every thinking man realizes that the teachings of the Bible are interwoven with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure what life would be if those teachings were removed. 

We would lose control almost of all the standards by which we now judge both public and private morals; all the standards towards which we strive to raise ourselves (Theodore Roosevelt).

Increase in Ungodliness

Polluted from within has devastated our resource of security as man withdraws from a godly life and allows the filth and degradation of the world to set in.  There is a younger generation that has allowed progressive changes; of a left wing ideology, associated with Marxism, Socialism, and Communism, to take hold and debase the usage of the Bible, as a standard of living.

Godly influence has lessened the effect on a younger generation due to an increase of ungodliness, changing laws and rulings to accommodate and enhance acceptance.  The youth of the land are being indoctrinated; at a young age, to change the makeup of a nation.

Positions of Power

Scripture reveals: Woe to them (oppressors) that devise iniquity, and work (plan) evil upon their beds (continually); with the morning of light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand (Micah 2:1).  It is the power of their hand brings it to a present day reality!

There are those who have been appointed or voted into positions of power, to carry out ungodly agenda they have allowed in their own lives, being polluted from within, by sources in opposition to God's Word.  It was noted that such individuals dwell on things that are vain, foolish, and wicked; contriving ways and means to commit them, because it is in the power of their hand to do so.

No Fear of God

There are many "having been polluted from within" who have no fear of God before them, to restrain them from carrying out hideous policies that would pollute man as in the Pre-flood days of Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Babylon the hold of every foul spirit.

They are bold and daring in their grossest iniquity; often while in the midst of making a show of religion and devotion, yet their hearts and lives deeply engaged in sinning (polluted from within), and destructive measures; which would change the course of a nation, rather than clinging to God and His Word.

Deception of the People

It was noted that a certain political leader made frequent use of the Christian vocabulary.  He spoke of the blessing of the Almighty and the Christian beliefs which would become the pillars of the new government.  He  spoke of his spirituality to the press; displayed his tattered Bible and declared that he drew the strength for his great work from it, with many Christians welcomed as a man sent from God.  Who was this leader? It was Adolf Hitler.

This man was elevated to leadership through misrepresentation of himself as a godly individual; while actually being polluted from within, later to destroy six million Jews, and others, who did not line up with his ideal of the human race.  

Loss of Heritage

Scripture reveals: They covet (desire) fields, and take by violence; and houses and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage (Micah 2:2).  It was noted that due to a desire to obtain what was not rightfully theirs; they contrive ways and means to get them as part of their own possession; by force and violence if necessary.

There are several countries today; who are gaining in strength and power, seeking lands that they desire to possess.  They take away the freedom once enjoyed; bringing the land, and people, under subjection to their own rule, as Japan and Germany did in World War II! Polluted from within can hinder when a proper relationship with God, His umbrella of protection, and provision, has departed

Cultural Changes
of Today

Pollution from within has devastated many a nation that has come to accept the cultural changes of today with little; or nothing to do with God.  There is a pollution that is being breed into cultural acceptance of the previously unacceptable.  There is a craving; addiction towards the ungodliness of man, that only increases its scope and enhancement.

A younger generation has become gullible towards acceptance; by being dressed up to make it appear wholesome and entertaining.  Such has not escaped the church; in many cases, itself (polluted from within) embracing pleasures and entertainment of this world, rather than the holiness concept of God's Word.

Poured into Mold of
Present Day Thinking 

Scripture reveals: Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable (rational) service.  And be not conformed to this world (polluted from within); but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:1-2).

It was noted that the Christian life begins with a total commitment to God; a life that had been an instrument of sin but now is presented to God as a channel through which the righteousness of God is manifested.  Be not conformed to this world (polluted from within) is to resist being poured into the mold of present day thinking, value systems, and conduct of this world.

Christless and Unbelieving 
Destitute of God's Grace

Scripture reveals: How can you say, I am not polluted (defiled), I have not gone after Baalim (an idol)? See your way in the valley, know what you done: you are a swift dromedary traversing (loose) in her ways (Jeremiah 2:23). It was noted that this was a generation that were pure in their own eyes but were not cleansed from their filthiness; for their iniquity remained before the Lord.

Scripture reveals the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first being at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear (1 Peter 4:17-18)?

It was noted that those polluted from within; being a profane sinner, the Christless, unbelieving, destitute of the sanctifying (cleansing) grace and justifying righteousness of Christ, living and dying in one's sins, where shall they appear?  There will be no one to hide them from the face of God on Judgment Day, having been pronounced guilty.

Flames of Divine
Wrath

Jonathan Edwards sermon, Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God, contained these words: Consider the fearful danger that you are in: You hang by a slender thread, with the flames of divine wrath flashing about it, and ready every moment to singe it, and burn it asunder.

You have no interest in any mediator, and nothing to hold on to save yourself, nothing to keep the flames of wrath away, nothing of your own, nothing that you have done, nothing that you can do, to induce God to spare you one moment.

Those words still ring loud and clear today towards endangered souls (polluted from within) who are about to descend into eternity without the benefits of a Savior (the Lord Jesus Christ), unless repentance comes into focus prior to Judgment Day.

Swarm of Evils

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.  We are seeing Pandora's Box opened and releasing ungodliness that a few short years ago would never had been allowed to dominate the scene; especially those nations that maintained a godly status by adherence to God's Word.

There has come an avalanche of ungodliness engulfed many a nation being introduced as acceptable and even desirable. Thank God for those who speak out against sin and degradation; for if the ungodly had their way, there would be no opposition to offset the evilness of man.

An unknown author wrote of the things which will destroy us: Politics without principle; Pleasure without conscience; Wealth without work; Knowledge without character; Business without morality; Science without humanity; and Worship without sacrifice.  

Another Great Awakening

It was noted that the things that once would have shocked Christians are now commonplace.  There is much that does not disturb the church like it once did.  Many Christians have been lulled into believing all is well.  There may be small victories, a revival here, a church doing a good work there, but where is the moral outrage necessary to petition God for a new reformation or another great awakening? 

Scripture reveals: I (God) sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge (wall), and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none (Ezekiel 22:29).  Is the church taking a moral and godly stance; as it sees pollution from within taking control; or has the church allowed it to be placed on its own plate of acceptability?

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