Aug 18, 2015

30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 4 Revilers

2 Timothy 3:2 in the American Standard version renders this famous passage thus:  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy.

Revilers - that word jumped out at me.  The KJV translates it as blasphemers - the Greek means speaking evil, slanderous, reproachful, railing, abusive.  In English, to revile is to speak of something or someone in an insulting and critical way.  This is vicious speech.

Look around, the discourse is no longer civil.  In doing the research for this blog, I stumbled upon a Russian Metal Band called Bestial Reviler whose album theme was war, evil, and blasphemy.  Spouting song titles that I will not repeat, foul.  Metal music is an entire genre based in wickedness and Satanic worship.  Gangsta rap is the same full of violence and obscenity.  

Last month, we watched the celebrations in the street of homosexuals; all manner of vile and vicious behavior was on display.  I saw a video of a gay man sodomizing a life sized replica of Jesus and then proudly declaring to the crowd that "This was F-ing Jesus".  I recoiled in horror and was sickened by the spectacle.

There is coming a day soon when the Lord will no longer withhold his righteous judgement against such behavior.  Revilers and blasphemers... they will shake their fist at God.  A Reviler is someone who disparages Christians who hold a Biblical worldview and take the Scriptures literally, so for all my Brothers and Sisters out their who claim solidarity with the rainbow crowd, check your revile meter.

Psalm 74:18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.

Lovers of Self - Day 1 - Rapture Index Score:  10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3 - Rapture Index Score:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10