OPINION (Charisma) – I heard a popular television preacher recently say this: “If God judges America He’s going to have to apologize to Jesus.” But the Word says: “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil” (1 Pet. 3:12). “The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the Day of Judgment” (2 Pet. 2:9). The first fallacy in today’s visible mainstream church world is ignorance concerning God’s judgments and even wrath.

Failure to understand God’s judgments. – The aforementioned preacher’s understanding lacks balance and the whole counsel of God. He says that Jesus bore our judgment and therefore God will not judge America or anyone for that matter. Honestly, this belief system is the edge of universalism. Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. It says Jesus bore everyone’s judgment on the cross, so no one will be judged. Everyone is okay. Everyone will be saved in the end. Actually, it is this popular view that has opened a large door to so much deception in the church. It breeds a lackadaisical spirit and an absence of holy fear in most Christians. CONTINUE

Bert M. Farias is an author and a speaker who ministers in various camps across the body of Christ, both interdenominationally and cross-culturally. He carries a spirit of revival with an emphasis on holiness and the Holy Spirit with the goal to make disciples.