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The Great Earthship Titanic

May 24, 2002 in Bro. Heath's Blogs, The Holy Bride

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The Great Ship Titanic was known and trusted as “the unsinkable ship”… and yet over 1500 souls, including women and children perished in a cold dark watery grave over the Atlantic ocean because she did not live up to her reputation…

On board the Titanic, before it’s peril, it was noted that there had been a great sense of security and “invincible power” that passengers experienced… no thoughts or fear of danger, only a feeling of well-being. The Great Ship Titanic had successfully coddled the voyagers into a dull and complacent state of mind. The laughter of children, the clinking of dishes, the chatter of people, “business as usual” only made the scene so casual, so normal, so “trusting”… Perhaps it was due to such confidence and lack of concern that the Great Ship Titanic came to a tragic end…

Even after the ship struck the iceberg and the life jackets were issued to each passenger, there remained a very care-free and casual attitude. Men still shuffled their cards, played another hand and ordered another drink. People were generally disbelieving and apathetic… only after the distress flares were shot into the night sky did it start to sink in to people that the Titanic was really sinking… The message of the rockets were clear and no one then had to be persuaded to wear a life jacket… panic and fear began to grip the hearts of all passengers… confusion and disorder broke out and people scampered about like mad men pushing and shoving, the strong over powering the weak…

The one awful truth that caused the panic to turn to unthinkable hysteria was the fact that there was not enough lifeboats to carry all the passengers… In the hurried fear, lifeboats were lowered into the water that could have carried many more passengers… Men became violent and unreasonable. One man dressed up as a women to get on a lifeboat, another man managed to smuggle himself and his dog on one… the sad fact of the matter was that in this crisis the hearts of people were exposed and their true character was brought to light. There was only a handful of “gentlemen” who kept their dignity, displayed moral character and did not cower to the fear of death… the majority of people were running in all directions to find a solution or scheming to save themselves and their possessions…

Now we live in a world where politicians, preachers and poets are proclaiming “peace and safety”. A “new world order” a “New Age Paradise” is coming, so they say… Science and technology are making quantum leaps and claiming to be the promised messiahs of our woeful and complex societies… we too are being coddled into a dull stupor that things will always continue as they are… peace and prosperity will always be our state of affairs… we are on an unsinkable ship…

But my friend, the truth is that we are on the Great Earthship Titanic… and the do not let our great accomplishments in industry, science and technology fool you… This “Titanic” generation of techno wizardry may seem to be padding humanity with the idea that our “ship is unsinkable”. But all of earth’s woes and societies problems are not going away at the click of a button or the slicing of a gene cell…we are still very much on a sinking ship… To tell you the truth, our technology seems to be only accelerating the process of decline and chaos- Sure, we are building super computers and electronic gadgets that we thought would only stay science fiction…. Yes, we are making strides in genetics- from curing diseases to cloning animals and perhaps even humans someday… We are on the edge of so many revolutionary sciences and technologies… most of us sit in awe of it all and are fascinated by the newest inventions….

But in all this love for technology and science, we have managed to make greater atomic bombs and weapons of mass destruction… a lone man can now sit on a hillside with the right laser weapons in hand and methodically burn up a whole city… We have genetically altered viruses that have the potential to wipe out the whole human race. We have “Anthrax”. Germ warfare and terrorism has become a real threat to our societies. Earthquakes, famine, weird weather catastrophes and pestilences are increasing at an alarming rate. Here in America alone, we are seeing destructive weather patterns which are causing billions of dollars of damage (a real drain on our economy)…. mudslides in California, tornadoes in the Midwest, unrelenting snow storms and the list goes on… we have had more declared “states of emergency” in this country in the past decade then ever before… perhaps these are distress flares or warning shots of a greater revelation…

Could this great earthship be sinking and her peoples aboard are still yet unalarmed and apathetic to the gravity of our situation…?

Yes, most of us still have a great sense of “security” and “invincible power”… very much like the people on the Titanic. Perhaps we are believing that since our generation can send men to the moon and clone humans that God is not needed. Yet in all these great strides, unthinkable violence and murder continues to escalate…

Our politics, economy, science and technology may puff us up with high ideas about this earthship as “unsinkable”. Yet these agents of our society can not change human nature which continue to prove that the hearts of men are evil. Our society has degenerated so rapidly into a cesspool of sensual filth and perverseness. Violence, bloodshed and some of the most unimaginable horrors have taken place and are even now taking place…

Recently in a period of only a few months there have been news stories that grieve and shock the mind- Consider a few; A teenager went on a rampage at his school shooting and killing his classmates and teachers because his girlfriend broke up with him… In Dallas Texas, Three boys, 11, 12 and 13 violently raped a 3 year old little girl behind a school bus… a mother killed her one year old infant so she could go back to a boyfriend who didn’t want children… a young man was annoyed at his mother’s housekeeper who woke him up because she was vacuuming, he went into a violent fit and killed her with a kitchen knife and disposed of her body in a ditch along a country road… murders like these have become so common place in our society that a few of these stories didn’t even make the front headlines!!!

On a global view, we see even greater suffering and an unavoidable tragic course. This world is a powder keg that sits with sparks flying all around it… There is wars and talk of war all the time. Many nations are on the edge of economic bankruptcy and the tensions are mounting everywhere. Russia has recently declared that it is only a matter of time when it will embrace the old line communism again. North Korea is experiencing the worst famine and starvation it’s ever seen and some people are turning to cannibalism as a means of survival.

America herself is showing not only political weakness, as scandal after scandals pours out from the top levels of government but also economic weakness. America’s economy is on the verge of a total collapse as most of our wealth is being depleted through wasteful spending and mismanagement. We are a people living on credit and debt. Corporate America is in the red and on the brink of bankruptcy… the recent wall-street roller-coaster ride is a certain sign that things are not as apple pie as they once were… tremors of a coming economic meltdown… And when (and not if) the economic crisis comes, it is a sure thing that the hearts of men will be exposed and true character will again be tested.

Our society is already in moral free fall. It will prove to be a very chaotic moment in the history of our beloved country. Most assuredly, there will be bloodshed, rioting and looting that will make the L.A. riots look like a picnic. Like the Titanic, we will see a loss of dignity and moral restraint as a spoiled and selfish people panic in a true hour of crisis. You can write it down as fact.- The Great Earthship Titanic is going down… Is this the talk of doom and gloomers or have you read the newspapers lately?

There is a real danger with most of us, especially here in America… we have never seen war on our own soil in over 200 years… we have become fat and fluffy and complacent…. we have a sense of security and invincible power… yet the fact is that many nations are very anti- American because of our arrogant display of power and luxury. We bully nations with our military might and political influence.

We are rapidly making enemies on all fronts. We are losing respect with our western allies. The Greatness of Rome was destroyed because she became a fat, gluttonous bully… rotting from the inside with moral decay and her enemies pounced on her when she let down her guard… and so America seems to be repeating the same error…

Not only do the newspapers indicate our desperate state of affairs and that this great earthship is sinking but the prophesies of the Bible are coming to pass one right after another… more so in this generation than ever before… Jesus spoke in Matthew 24 that the last days of earth would be a very grievous time… The Bible says that at the end of all ages “perilous times shall come”.

The book of Revelation is scoffed at as the text of fanatics and doomsday people but it is strange that so much of it’s contents can be matched with today’s headlines. The Bible plainly declares that this great earthship is a Titanic and will one day sink under it’s own corruption. Offended by the evilness of men’s hearts and lack of moral restraint, the judgement of a holy God will consume this world by fire and great earthship Titanic will sink to the bottom of forever… “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” (2 Peter 3:10-12, KJV).

One of the richest men in all the world perished on the Titanic… just think of it, all his money and prestige couldn’t even buy him a ticket on a measly little lifeboat. “Riches will not deliver you on the day of His wrath”… do not think that you will be able to impress God with who you were on earth…When the Titanic set out on her fateful voyage across the ocean, there was three listings of passenger’s aboard, first class, second class and third class. But at the end of the voyage these three lists of people were not even considered of any importance…. Anxious relatives awaiting any news of loved ones on the Titanic would read a large sign that now only had two listings of people- these lists were put in bold letters- “THOSE KNOWN TO BE SAVED” and “THOSE KNOWN TO BE LOST”…

On the great earthship Titanic, we are still categorizing people and putting them in three listings- we have the “poor”, the “middle class” and the “rich”. But when all is said and done, when “time shall be no more”, when all of our hustle and bustle comes to a sudden end and we stand before our Creator- there will again only be two listings of people- “THOSE KNOWN TO BE SAVED” and “THOSE KNOWN TO BE LOST”.

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, SMALL and GREAT, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20: 11-15, KJV).

Will you be one of those “KNOWN TO BE SAVED” or one of those “KNOWN TO BE LOST”? Now the Titanic was ill equipped and did not contain enough lifeboats to carry all her passengers… causing a tragic panic to cause more souls to be lost than should have been. However, the greatest hope in the world that should take away our panic is this- The Creator of the great earthship has made a wonderful provision and like Noah, has supplied us with an everlasting ark or lifeboat through His son Jesus Christ who really died on a cross for you… no one has to be left to perish in the flames that are coming!!! THERE’S PLENTY OF ROOM ON THE LIFEBOAT FOR YOU.. Isn’t that good news?

You don’t have to “go down with the ship”!!! You can be rescued forever!!!

But to board the lifeboat you must come to the Cross where Jesus died… You may not fully understand everything about Jesus and the Cross but if you will trust that God has made this way for you and you are willing to turn away from your sins to live a pure life then you can be saved!!! It doesn’t matter what you have done or who you have been, Jesus will forgive you and cleanse you….

Are you willing to give up your sin and selfishness? In order to be saved you must not only ask God to forgive you of your sins but you must show your sincerity by actually turning away from the sin that was destroying you anyways… (it’s really simple to understand and a great deal- trade in your sin and guilt of past wrongdoing for a new life with the slate wiped clean… forgiven and set free!!!)

Surrender your right to steer your own course and sail your own seas… placing all idols and evil obsessions upon the alter of God… for Jesus must be Lord if He is to be your Savior… for that is why we come to him in the first place… because our ways are destructive and it is our fault that the great earthship Titanic is sinking… would we want to put in jeopardy the Great Lifeboat as well…? No and so Jesus must be Captain and Lord from this day onward….are you willing? He is waiting… There’s plenty of room on the lifeboat for you…

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Earthship Titanic- (Plenty Of Room On The Lifeboat For You…)

Living in an age of reason

Where faith and God are acts of treason

Can’t you see science is our answer…

Genetics hold the cure for cancer…

We don’t need any certain savior

To change our hearts or our behavior

All this talk of doom,unthinkable

Don’t you know this ship’s unsinkable…

Unsinkable… Unsinkable…

Disease and famine and wars break out…

Suddenly my world’s in doubt

I see men turn into brute beasts

Surviving, they must kill the weak

Soon all reason turns panic…

On this great earthship Titanic

And the people run in all directions

To find there is no real safe haven…

No safe haven….

But in the midst of all the push and shoving.

I heard a voice say, “forgive and love them…”

I turned to see a strange creature…

Alone he stood, an old-time preacher…

The things he said stirred my soul,

Was this the truth… his words of hope?

And above the screaming fearful crowd,

I heard him cry with tears, aloud,

“Plenty of room on the lifeboat for you…”

“Plenty of room on the lifeboat for you…”

“Plenty of room on the lifeboat for you…”

“Plenty of room on the lifeboat for you…”

By Heath C. Goodman

*We make no apologies for the many scriptures and references in this article because it is┬ánecessary┬áthat you know that it is not our opinion but God’s Word that really matters in the end.


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