In the process of visiting a mentor recently, I discovered him engaged in conversation with a gentleman who’s about the same age as he. The two of them were discussing aspects of how things used to be when they were young as compared to the way the world has become. I was content to remain quiet as the two old school comrades shared tales of yester-year with them finishing nearly an hour and-a-half later; posing the question of all questions. Both elder men sighed and rhetorically inquired in unison, “What is the world coming to?”
With the door opened and an invitation virtually placed in my lap, I readily volunteered an answer to their query…”An end,” I volunteered. “Somewhere around about the book of Revelation; according to the King James text that I study, the world is quickly coming to an end.”
It never ceases to amaze me as to how so-called Christians can sit around pondering the events of the day and actually wonder why conditions of this world are as they appear. Every other day, it seems, the news reports validate that times have become as was prophesized more than two thousand years ago. And to think, many Christians are actually surprised and wander around in a sense of utter amazement at the occurrences continuously presented via televised tales of chaos and mayhem throughout the world.
Could it be that nobody is spending time reading the telling pages of that divinely inspired guideline detailing events far into the future? For those who have no clue, that “future” referenced back then would be representative of the “present.” There are many who continue to debate the mere existence of God and refuse to believe the accuracy of His divine Word. They argue against the reality of an entity such as Satan thus, proving that one of his biggest accomplishments has been to convince people he doesn’t actually exist.
The two gentlemen spoke of a recent show on the History channel based upon the premise that the ten plagues of Egypt recorded in the book of Exodus have been scientifically justified as “natural” in occurrence. What was more significant to me, as I stated, is the fact that those perils had been foretold. The events of today, as well, were prophesized many years ago only to have the greater number of people not believe as it was during that day.
Truly unfortunate is the fact that the bible speaks of wars and rumors of wars, diseases, natural disasters, men being lovers of men, people accepting wrong as right, and a host of other ills that become more apparent with each passing day. In truth, the time will inevitably come when I will not be allowed to write content of this nature.
The website, BibleProbe.com, lists End Time Delusions: “According to the bible, in the end times, expect widespread deception, counterfeit miracles, and the appearance of false prophets. Each of these evils will contribute to an atmosphere that will deceive an untold number of people throughout the world. The Antichrist will convince his followers he is the answer to the world’s problems. Paul tells us that those who become caught in the Antichrist’s web of deceit will be guilty because they freely choose to enjoy evil while denying the truth.”
In this same report were listed twenty-six end time signs consisting of symbols ranging from money hungry false prophets to rampant homosexuality being increasingly acceptable. Earthquakes in diverse places, stress as a part of everyday life and the forsaking of the moral biblical code of the Ten Commandments is just the beginning and is already happening in today’s world. Even the fact that the younger generations are blatantly disrespectful is biblically foretold. The seemingly innocent idea presented to young children that the birth of our Savior is replaced at Christmas by the myth of Santa Claus is just the beginning of a lifetime of propaganda directed at dismissing Christ from His true role at center stage in the story of salvation.
Perhaps I’m getting a little ahead of myself but it’s really not all that difficult to see the writing on the wall. The signs are all around us and evidence is continuously being uncovered concerning the true origin of mankind. The essence, or energy, of life is our soul, and science has confirmed the fact energy doesn’t simply die. So, if it is accepted that the world undoubtedly had a beginning, why even log the futile argument that there’s not going to be an end? In reality, the primary matter of concern is where your “energy” is destined to spend eternity as it obviously has to go somewhere. I could be wrong but it’s just something to consider.