Bible Prophecy Gives Meaning to the Present
Bible prophecy gives us a way to understand
the present. When we see worldwide fear and anxiety, we can turn
to the Word of God and read where Jesus predicted this very condition
would exist just prior to His second advent.
Did not Paul prophesy that the last days would
be filled with peril? Did he not say that men would be unholy...haters
of the good (2 Tim. 3 NIV)? Witness the decline in reverence
for things sacred. When the First Congregational Church of Hampton,
NH, looked into its 339 years of history, they learned that every
service used to begin with a fanfare, then a solemn procession in
which the Bible was carried into the sanctuary, followed by the
minister and the deacons, all of whom had sworn to defend it. Such
a procession today would likely be a cause for scorn, not reverence.
Add the prophecies of the unrest and , the , the , the and the acceptance of homosexuality (now widespread),
reckless, (gambling, highway rage, binge drinking, the
uncontrolled use of , and don't we have a fairly accurate picture of our
All this tells us that we are living in the time
when Jesus will return. It does not tell us when, for Jesus said
clearly that no one knows the time when He will return.
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