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Closing Time for Planet Earth

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“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”—Genesis 3:1-5.

All down through human history, Satan has repeated the same lie: “You don’t have to obey God.” Throughout Bible times, and in the centu- ries since then, he has lured people into disobey- ing God’s moral law of Ten Commandments (Exo- dus 20:3-17).

“Every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6). That is our core problem to- day. As it was in the days of Noah, so it is today:

“The wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually . . And the earth was filled with violence.”—Genesis 6:5, 11.

We are back in the days of Noah! As it was back then, when the crisis in lawlessness reaches a certain point, God will step in.

Men do not realize what they are doing when they refuse to let God give them empowering grace to keep His Ten Commandments. That moral law is the foundation of God’s government. It estab- lishes His right to rule His creatures. If we reject His law, we reject Him! Think about that a mo- ment.

God wrote down His moral code in enduring stone on Mount Sinai. (It is given in Exodus 20:3- 17.) How much more permanent can something be than to be engraved on stone—and written there by God’s own finger! God gave the Ten Command-

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