Truth Turned Upside Down :: By Gene Lawley

When Adam and Eve walked with God in the Garden of Eden they were innocent beings having no knowledge of good and evil. The fact that they had not eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil tells us that. But it was due to change.

When that first couple took the tempter’s lead and ate of the fruit of that tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Satan’s war machine went to work with furious intention.  When Isaiah wrote of Lucifer’s highhanded purpose (Isaiah 14:13-14) it was all about him, Lucifer, turning upside down all that God is:

“For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’”

Once Adam and Eve had eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they knew that they had done wrong, and that they were now responsible. They tried to cover themselves to hide their evil—from themselves, first and foremost. We mortals also take that avenue as well. It is the truth of John 3:19, “Men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.”

A short time later, it came to mind in Cain that killing Abel was a good thing for it would eliminate the exposition of Can’s moral failure. Down through the centuries, that has been the motivation for countless atrocities of mankind against each other. It has brought us now to what Isaiah warned in Isaiah 5:20:

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

The examples of such actions are already numerous and are exploding. If a person has moral integrity he would be hard-pressed to express moral dishonesty in his actions, it seems to me. So then, those who would insist that their deviation away from the truth is right and acceptable are displaying moral dishonesty because they have no moral integrity. They have had, as Paul told Timothy, “their consciences seared as with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:2). That is, they have little ability to distinguish between good and evil. They are as God saw the people in Noah’s day, whose “every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time” (Genesis 6:5).

For examples, we could start with the greed for power evidenced in that statement of Nathan Rothschild in the early 1800s, “give me control of a nation’s money supply and I will not care what its laws are.” And now, we can see how that has played out so well in the decades since then.

If you want to read of intrigue and “tit-for-tat” cover-ups, look into the threads of conspiracy in the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and try to follow the trail of that crooked bullet that built the case against Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman.

Try to find a moral justification for the ruling of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade and the resulting fall-out of multiple millions of abortions since then that are built on the most flimsiest of reasons—birth control. (And also, for a more deadly reason—population control.)

Look into the claims of the New World Order promoters that a wonderful future is just ahead, but what price that will have to be paid for that elite privilege for the few is not disclosed.

Political correctness is a 21st century term that has become a worthy tool for redirecting attention from the pursuit of and revealing of truth about people, purposes and projects.

Faith in the God of the Bible is taboo, but “any old  god will do” doesn’t offend anyone. A morally astute teacher cannot display a Bible on his or her desk in the classroom, but the Koran or Book of Mormon can be studied openly. (Of course, those books hold no threat to the immoral condition of the “nay-sayers.”)

Deliberate rejection of the Constitution, or making it out to be a “moving document” that is relevant to the mood of society is equal to maintaining that truth is what we decide it is today. The result is that each one is a law unto himself until another one comes along who can claim that his “truth” is more powerful than the other.

Tolerance and intolerance are words describing attitudes toward others today. A strange use of them is made when it is charged that “your intolerance of my lack of tolerance for the rule of law is not acceptable,” or words of that effect. What is meant by that is that “the end justifies the means” for those who have no qualms of how they reach their goal. In that is the revelation that the goal is not one of truth, but as the Scripture declares, its result will not be sweet, but bitter. Of that attitude, God declares in Romans 1:22, “Professing to be wise, they have become fools….”

What kind of a justice system is it when a Director of the FBI compromises his own character and tries to hide it by taking a position on a legal issue that can only be the business of the Attorney General? The obvious two-faced transparent failure of his duty to be unbiased in the pursuit of justice is not to be overlooked lest we fully forsake what is right in favor of what is wrong.

One of the more telling reactions comes from when Donald Trump vowed to “Drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C. Fear ran rampant throughout  the establishment like tick fever through a Texas cattle herd. Every accusation that could be thought of is being made against him from every direction. Inside his party and the opposition parties are factions that are determined to destroy his administration, even if it means the downfall of the nation. That is my opinion after observing the give and take of the media and political figureheads during his campaign and since his election.

The election was being counted for Hillary Clinton and with her, a continuation of the destruction of America that Barack Hussein Obama had brought to the brink. He summed up his tenure as president with these words on April 30, 2016, “The end of the Republic has never looked better!” Is it not surprising that no one has bothered to inquire what he meant by that statement, for it smacks with treasonous intent.

Again I quote Isaiah 5:20:

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

There are so many more examples that could be noted that illustrate the reversal of truth for evil and how the deceived population ascribes to it. The scriptural declaration that a falling away from law and order will come before the appearance of that one of extreme lawlessness can appear (2 Thessalonians 2:2-3) is revealing itself in an exponential manner in these days—increasing in volume over time. And note, too, that the Day of the Lord will not come until this falling away happens.

At this moment in early September, 2017,  the worst forest fire ever recorded in Los Angeles County is burning away; Hurricane Harvey’s fury is noted as the worst storm ever to hit the Texas-Louisiana coastline; on its heels is Hurricane Irma with more powerful fury than Harvey  and is followed by Hurricane Jose prepared to do more damage; in a four or five day splurge reports are that ninety or more earthquakes of various strengths have fluttered the landscape in southeastern Idaho.

Will the bubbling underpinnings of Yellowstone National Park break forth in its long-expected debut next?  Read through Luke 21:7-28 again, being careful to put the destruction of Jerusalem in its proper historical place and the coming of the Son of Man in its future place, and you will see the events of these days are becoming more intense and explosive. As He said there, “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”

Manmade climate change is a good excuse for the upheaval of nature when you do not want to admit that the God of heaven and earth exists. Plus, it adds to the reasoning that the increase in population must be controlled and reduced in order that the “more equal” among the equal can survive.

Further scriptural verification of what is back of these natural disasters is revealed in Romans 8:19-22:

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God, for we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.”

This final quotation wraps up the conclusion from God’s perspective, for it points to the ultimate judgment of a people who have turned truth upside down and are saturated with headstrong ungodliness and rebellion:

“But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another. For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup and the wine is red; it is fully mixed, and He pours it out; surely its dregs shall all the wicked of the earth drain and drink down” (Psalm 75:7-8).

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