VULNERABLE TO
EVIL INFLUENCES

INTRODUCTION

Vulnerable to evil influences is a trend that is growing in a society that is fast becoming pagan in nature.  There is little or no religion when one's delight is in sensual pleasures rather than pursing godly avenues.

On the Webpage Vision from God are these words:  "My people are not seeking Me like they use too and they are letting the storms of life and the things of the world draw them further from me."

VULNERABLE TO EVIL INFLUENCES
SHIPWRECKED FAITH

Scripture encourages the believer in Christ to hold fast to their faith, with a good conscience; which some having put away have made shipwreck (1 Timothy 1:19).  Holding one's faith means to maintain one's confidence in God

Becoming shipwrecked is the rejection of the inner moral voice of conscience; being swayed from the truth of God's Word.  One's moral compass then points in the wrong direction; no longer sensitive to the guiding principles of God's Word, and making way for being vulnerable to the evil influences that dominate today's society.

IN OPPOSITION TO THE
THINGS OF GOD

As being vulnerable to evil influences becomes more prominent; its advocates, will continue to be in opposition towards the things of God that would expose their evil deeds. 

The apostle Paul informed Timothy, a young evangelist, that evil men, and seducers shall grow worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.  But to continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of; knowing of whom you have learned them (2 Timothy 3:13-14).   

VULNERABILTY TO INVASION

There is concern of America's being vulnerability to invasion from those outside its borders; when her greatest concern should be the evil influences from within that have already invaded the land.  They have become so numerous and acceptable that it is as a cancerous growth that continues in its destructive path.

Vulnerable to evil influences is not only geared towards adults in what they have allowed their mind to consume; but also in our youth,  in feeding them ungodly content, that would pollute the mind, rather than godly knowledge that would enhance life.

AN ONGOING SIN MOVEMENT

America, and other once godly nations, have an ongoing sin movement that is being promoted by the LGBT community towards same-sex marriage, a perverted view of sex condemned by God's Word, acts of immorality, even promoting a transgender movement that questions the God-given gender identity at one's birth.  

There is a laxity towards the biblical truths of God's Word.   America, and other once godly nations, have allowed, and even accommodated ungodly lifestyles to rise virtually unopposed in the land.  Laws and judicial rulings have been made to enhance such lifestyles.

It is not only the LGBT movement; but Hollywood stars, and many others who have gained fame, openly endorsing and promoting these ungodly lifestyles; oftentimes even indulging in such themselves.

MANY HAVE BECOME ENSLAVED

We are seeing evilness of man rise to an alarming display of ungodliness; immorality that should raise the eyebrow of many, does not.  Many have become immune and are enslaved to electronic devices that bring sin and ungodly content; if allowed.

There is a consumption of sin that has far exceeded that of Sodom and Gomorrah which God destroyed as an example to them that afterward should life ungodly (2 Peter 2:6).   Many are embracing the sinful nature of man without a clue to its destructive nature.

ALLOWING GOD'S PROTECTIVE HEDGE
TO BE LOWERED

Vulnerable to evil influences comes when one allows the protective hedge of God to be lowered; through their own sinful deeds, and not firmly grasping hold of the Word of God and Jesus as Lord and Savior.

It as been stated that Bible; B I B L E stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.  And it truly is; if one is willing to abide by its instructions, live a godly life in Christ Jesus, through God's Word and Spirit; and endure unto the end (Matthew 24:13). 

BEING MADE FREE FROM
THE BONDAGE OF SIN

God's Word reveals that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Being made free from sin, we become servants to God, and have our fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life (Romans 6:22-23).

That the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).  We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: he is the propitiation (or atonement) for our sins (1 John 2:1-2).

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