Not only is the world getting darker and darker, more violent, more perverse, the youth more arrogant and self-willed in these latter days, evil grips almost all as everyone seeks and pursues their own ways and their own pleasures. Godliness is forgotten. Almost none seek His plan, His purposes nor find all their pleasure in Him. The things of His kingdom are not all which consumes them. Most of what the average person considers "normal" and "acceptable" is evil in the sight of God as the self-life dominates. Religion will not save. Only a heart that surrenders itself to Him can come into an abiding fellowship with Him and do all things in and through Him. The evil one has even ensnared many amongst the people of God with false and distorted doctrine keeping them entrapped in the same deep darkness which covers the world.
I testify that the world is evil and hell awaits for most! The Way is narrow and few find it. Only those born-again and who are His very own will escape what is coming upon the world very shortly. The Way is Jesus Christ (knowing Him inwardly) as the Scriptures declare and He is the foundation. The rock-solid Classical Christian foundation simply expounds this truth and unravels the mysteries of God which are often hard to come by due to what is coming forth from the pulpits throughout the earth today. It is the Way to deep inward fellowship with the Son of God and His glory - the dew of Heaven - will remain on those who walk on this narrow path.
My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you. I would like to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I have doubts about you. [Gal 4:19-20]
Compare some of words of Jesus with the Laodicean church today.
For you are like graves which are not seen, and the men who walk over them are not aware of them. [Luke 11:44]
Many centuries ago, to touch or walk over the dead rendered one unclean. Jesus was stating that doctrine can be like this. Why? It appears to be the Word of God, but in truth, the substance, which is Christ, is missing.
Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered. [Luke 11:52]
The key of knowledge is often hidden from theologians and those well versed in the Scriptures! We can become "lawyers" knowing the letter of the Word. However, the substance is not there. Very deceptive.