There Is No Free Lunch :: By Edwin Tan

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things” (Romans 1:20-23).

The roots of much of the wickedness seen by many today go back several decades. While Western Europe recovered robustly from the ravages of a world war, little attention was then paid to a nefarious development set in the mountains, which were part of the Franco-Swiss border. CERN made its debut around the mid-1950s, touted as a facility dedicated to the advancement of humanity in the realm of science. Such was the veneer of decency covering the dark nature of the establishment.

This shroud of respectability was blown apart in the years preceding the current-day pandemic. It was blatantly challenging the glory and majesty of the Almighty God. Worse of all, it did not take very long for its sinister stance to surface – it served as a portal that let in wicked powers and principalities. Much of Western Europe said nothing about all this evil but even willingly hailed CERN as a so-called scientific marvel!

Western Europe had Christian roots, a lot of it dating back to the days of the Church Fathers. Ignorance was more than a willful, lame excuse. More like a so-called enlightenment with society progressing, so claim a collation of ‘intellectuals.’ In all truth and honesty, it was a circus of very poor taste in the eyes of the Lord. Would He just brush this aside and let them off the hook?

It did not hit hard immediately, but it took some time – the day of reckoning did arrive. The harbingers of doom were lockdowns amidst pestilence and death. Then it has gotten much worse with what appeared on live feed for all to hear and see. Real time so to speak! Speak of this summer of heightened discontent across the Continent; skyrocketing energy prices while almost everybody sweated profusely – cracks in the economy that were cause for great alarm were staring into the faces of many of their policymakers. All these individuals project more pain come autumn, and winter would sound like an irrevocable death sentence. It could translate into the unthinkable; once wealthy nations like Germany and France reduced into abject poverty comparable to a third-world country – there is a high chance of this happening at breakneck speed.

They are paying the price for their haughty disposition against the Creator. He was more than merciful; there was a lot of time for them to mend their ways. But His loving-kindness was swept aside with continued arrogance. Until He said enough was enough. His anger came in a sudden and least anticipated form. He hurled a can of toxic worms at them, beginning with the conflict with Russia over Ukraine – the mesmerizing confusion brought by manmade environmental policies which sounded ludicrous would be in tow!

Across the Channel in the British Isles, a country that once produced noteworthy Christian missionaries had indeed fallen off the cliff. For a start, they went against that Godly heritage that enabled them to prosper – beginning by way of weaponizing the LGBT cause. There was that case of a British clergyman who stuck to the truth about heterosexual unions being Biblical – he was brutally castigated by those who were duty-bound to keep the country away from lawlessness. Then it was undoubtedly the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back at the opening ceremony of the most recent Commonwealth Games. Baal worship!

God’s judgment was not deferred on this one. The mighty economy of a proud nation would be decimated, as evidenced by about three-quarters of its dining establishments going bust in rapid succession. Did any Briton live to see the day where there would be either an astronomical power bill or food on the table – there would only be one option!

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Galatians 6:7-8).

Our God is real and is not to be ridiculed in a malicious manner. The day of reckoning is indeed a matter of time, and mockers of the Lord will not escape his judgment. Repentance is the only way out of this situation. Would these people who deem themselves high and mighty take the option that amounts to eating a lot of humble pie?

This question is relevant in these terminal moments because there is a growing anti-God streak that cuts across all of humanity. Never before since civilizations began has this ungodly fervor peaked. Will they learn from what would be crystal clear examples that point to the price paid for unrighteousness? Serious doubts! “But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).

For those who walk in the path of righteousness and have their sights on the Blessed Hope, what is playing out in real-time should serve as an inspiration to carry on occupying until He returns. The Lord will stick to His word – one hundred percent! While the fallen planet is trying to reverse things, His ways are forever. He will punish lawlessness and reward righteousness. So keep up the Good Fight in His Blessed Name!



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