“Look How Far We’ve Come?”

From William C. Fisher

Not long ago I was watching a program that hosted a famous, nationally known TV personality and she made this statement: “And look how far we have come.” It got me to wondering if man has really evolved for the better or is this statement better served with a question mark at the end. I will reveal the person later and the reasons for her statement, but for now the question begs for an answer.

It seems that ever since that event in the beginning when the first man, Adam, was seduced into partaking of the forbidden fruit, mankind has been on a journey backwards instead of forward. Let me also point out here and now that Adam, not Eve, was mainly responsible for their charter being revoked in Eden. After creating Adam, God placed him into the Garden of Eden. God commanded Adam to tend and keep it. Furthermore, He instructed Adam saying,

“Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2: 15-17.

Adam had his instructions before Eve was created. Hmmmm.

Now Eve was tempted and lied to by that old serpent the devil and she was disobedient to God’s word and ate of the fruit. But let us look closer,

“So when the woman (Eve) saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate.” Genesis 3: 6

Let’s stop here for a moment. Eve was coaxed into sin by Satan and she did eat of the fruit, but, nothing happened yet. There was not an earthquake that swallowed them up or a shout of anger from God in the heavens, and there was no fear or shame in her at the time. It seemed that nothing was wrong.

“She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate."

It was not until Adam ate that things went awry.

“Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and now they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.” Genesis 3: 7

And we know that after Adam ate of the fruit, the first couple were run out of Paradise with a sword of an angel, never to return again. It was Adam who failed God because he was in charge.

William C. Fisher.

Between Genesis 1 and Revelation our arch enemy, Satan, has stolen, killed and destroyed many of God’s people. Throughout the pages of history, according to the Bible, man has learned very little. There is a wise saying that goes; “If we do not learn from the past and our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them.” No saying could be truer in this day and age.

Back in the early 1900’s man’s travel consisted mainly of horse and buggy. In little over a hundred years we ran the rapid race of life and increased our knowledge and technology so much that now we are so advanced that it has literally taken us over. This is no surprise to God and neither is it to us who read the written word of God. The prophet Daniel told us to beware of this thousand of years before.

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12: 4.

This was prophecy of the end time in which we are now at the door.

Man today has turned his face away from the only begotten Son of God and in his own arrogance has become a fool, thinking he is wise. All the knowledge that man has acquired throughout time has made him ignorant because of the lack of wisdom and understanding. The United States, blessed of God, has turned away from God and His laws and I fear that in the near future we will be made desolate and left to drown in our own arrogance and our self made accomplishments.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14: 34.

America is full of sin and the stench from her cup of abominations has reached the nostrils of a just and angry God! And do we really believe we have come so far and we are a better people than when America was first discovered? I don’t think so.

Here are some facts. In 2002 the abortion number in this country was 1.29 million. This was down in comparison to 1996 when it was 1.36 million, but it is still too many children laid to waste. We are killing the defenseless and possibly our future all in the name of “pro choice.” No righteous God will allow this to continue no matter what arguments we might have on the subject. We have learned nothing and it seems we are regressing instead of progressing. If we are so informed in this day and age, then why do we keep making the same mistakes over and over again? Where was the Church when these horrific things invaded our society and overtook us? The Lord told me personally in the spirit (some years ago), that the Church has been lulled to sleep by the rhythm of the world and her pleasures while Satan continually strokes our heads to keep us in that state. America needs to wake up and read the writing on the wall. We are a sick society in dire need of the Great Physician-Jesus!

I have always been intrigued with poll results that supposedly reveal how many people believe in God and I’m sure many of you have read them from time to time. According to the American Religious Identification Survey, eighty percent of all Americans believe in God. According to the CIA findings it is less, about seventy-eight percent. It makes you wonder why the CIA is so interested in that information. I totally disagree with all of the polls I have ever read because if they were truthful and accurate the US would be different-much different. I don’t believe it when I hear that sodomites are voted into pastoral positions in some of the churches across America. I don’t believe it when right is wrong and wrong is considered right. I do not believe we have evolved into a better society because of higher education or because we are being taught to be more tolerant of the current abominations that keep cropping up every year. Instead of becoming more wise, we have become fools and at the mercy of Satan. We do not have to be this way. It is not too late to turn around with God’s help. We have become floating excrements in a cesspool of our own doing and can’t seem to find our way out. We have embraced the world for too long and our affair with this harlot will eventually and most assuredly bring us to utter destruction! The answer to our dilemma has always been found in the Bible. We are dead men and women walking if we are not walking with God.

The TV personality I was talking about in the beginning was Barbara Walters. She made the comment: "And look how far we have come" in reference to Ellen Degeneres, comedienne, lesbian and activist for gay and lesbian rights. Barbara commented on how certain groups pulled sponsorship from her last talk show a few years back because there were so many who would not tolerate Ellen's open homosexuality and now she is hosting a Hollywood award progam. "Look how far we have come." I have news for Barbara Walters; the majority of people still believe homosexuality is a sin because it is. And of course Hollywood would endorse such a person because most of the actors, directors and screenwriters in the film industry think it is fine to be gay and they have an agenda.

But I do want to thank God and send prayers out to all the real Bible believing Christians out there who are making a difference through the power of Jesus Christ. These times are really bad but they are not going to get any better as a whole, but there are many things we can do other than being passive and uninvolved in the fight of faith. We are either part of the solution or part of the problem. A few years ago a couple of Christian people were trying to bust my chops over an issue that I felt very strongly about. They labeled me as an activist instead of a Minister. I thanked them for the compliment and added that I am both actually. They looked at me as if they were confused about my reply. I explained to them I would rather be an activist for righteousness and the gospels of Christ than sit on my blessed assurance or with my hands folded and not do anything. One day we will all stand before Christ and He will ask us what we did with the gift that God had given us. I for one do not want to return and say: "I did nothing. And I having nothing to show for it." We are in a battle even though Christ has already won the war. The Church is in shambles and it is up to each of us to repent and preach the good news in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. We are not of this world and it is not our home. The world belongs to all who love her, but those who despise this world even unto death are the servant of the Lord. Wisdom is folly to the world, but to us it is our crown. Amen.

In His Service,

William C. Fisher