compassion for those suffering due to their rebellious evil ways, and tried to heal them superficially with these false teachings being taught to them in some of the Bible Seminaries after that great reformation. Some grabed hold of these lies out of ignorance, some out of fear of losing those rebelious people forever, and some just greedy for gain, their pews were almost empty, and they needed all the tithe they could get. Instead of speaking the truth in love to these rebelious people bring them to conviction, the fear of losing them made them not only compromise the Word of God into changing it's meaning to mean something entirely different. The fear of poverty held them captive, instead of the fear of the Lord's Truth, the Power that would set them all free!
We are called to decern the times we live in. I believe Mankind has entered into a time of open revolt against God and His divine moral foundation, thus fulfilling the Prophetic Word concerning the end times, that there would be a great falling away. . .an apostasy was to come.
"Let no man deceive you, for the day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first." 2 Thessalonians 2:3
Jesus came to comfort the afflicted, but He also came to afflict the comfortable, so get ready to have your comfort zones disturbed. We are in for a rough ride because the Lord is planning to wreak havoc on the very foundations man has laid on sifting sand, but in the end Christ followers will be thankful, and firmly established on His firm foundation that will never be moved. He will strengthen us for battle in the days ahead so we have nothing to fear. We will know our God is with us, we will know Him intimately!