Amen to that, Orangetom. Those are my thoughts exactly. You have put to words my concern for the church, and Christians in general, in these last days. The amount of deception going on today is off the charts, and christians are not immune.
Amen, Amen, Amen.
I too have such concerns for the Brethren.
First qmark..I need to tell a thing here but, by your concerns above in the quote, I think you either know or are quickly finding out.
My friend in Christ...Andrew...expressed to me years ago ..after his conversion....he said to me.."you know..once you understand the Word...there are not many of us out here at all...are there?"
Andrew was speaking of the shipyard in which we worked. At that time in those days..the roll was for some 28,000 people.
But for all purposes ...he could just as well have been speaking of the whole world.
I have not seen or heard from my Brother Andrew in some time since he moved away. But I pray God is with him and his house.
qmark..it can indeed seem like we are alone out here among the wildlife of this world who generally don't like us. No problem with me. This world can indeed sometime seem like a wasteland..spiritually. Even at times among those who claim to be Brethren.
It is gratifying to know that there is someone else out here in the wasteland who knows and thinks a thing through. It will be a lifelong work qmark. At times a very very difficult work.
We are going to need His Salt. The whole armour of God. His whole council.
And you are correct about the deception. This too is why it is good to know how to spot a counterfeit. It is all around us. Waiting like a lion.
Keep up the good work qmark. Keep the Faith.
For the time cometh when we will have to stand. At that time we will need all the Salt we can get ..all the Armour ..the whole council of God.