11 May Four Reasons This Generation Could be the Last
Almost every day I talk to people about the soon coming of Christ. The vast majority of the time I hear the same responses over and over again. When speaking with someone who is not a believer and who does not attend a church regularly the response is one of skepticism, doubt and outright indifference. When I speak to people who claim to be believers and who attend a church regularly the response is one of skepticism, doubt and outright indifference. That’s right, I get the same response from both groups! The majority of the world today never believed the world was coming to an end last May, nor do they believe it will happen on December 21, 2012 as the supposed Mayan calendar reveals (according to today’s news archaeologist have now discovered new evidence that refutes the idea of the world’s demise anytime soon. I find this interesting since I always tell people the Mayans wrote their calendars on rocks, they ran out of rocks, GET OVER IT!)
The idea that there will be a day of judgment, a day of reckoning for all humankind, that man really is not the center of the universe but God is, has long been the recipient of ever increasing mockery. That said, I want to take this opportunity to simply point out 4 very relevant reasons our time is different from previous ones.
First, we are the people who have witnessed a Miracle. The Miracle is that a nation separated from its land for nearly twenty centuries reemerged and today is a viable home to its Jewish inhabitants. On May 14, 1948 God made good on His numerous promises to deliver the Jewish people back to their historic homeland and their nation was re-born. This event was a game changer! Why, you will need to read my latest book, It Could Happen Tomorrow, to get the rest of the story.
Second, we as a people have and are experiencing the explosion of technology. Thanks to Al Gore’s invention of the Internet we are living in a new world. Time travel really is possible as we watch events unfold in real time on the opposite side of the globe. No one can deny that this new world in which we live is unlike previous times. We today understand things such as bio-chip implant technology and RFID’s. We know we live in a surveillance society. Cameras are everywhere and we have grown accustomed to the idea of being watched and in fact, many in our day enjoy the very idea of this intrusion into our privacy. Headlines: more intrusiveness is on its way in an attempt to, “make us more safe”.
Third, we now have rogue terrorist nations in possession or soon will be of nuclear weapons and this truly is a game changer! We are the generation who now lives with the constant, ever present reality that the world could be destroyed by religiously driven nut and no, it is not the evangelical Bible believers, nor the Tea Party patrons who pose this threat.
Fourth, the spiritual condition of the “church” in America is a telling indicator of the loss of our moral compass (the following comments do not apply to 100% of the churches but to a far greater number than most will admit). One need only read a days worth of news to see how far we have moved away from the truths and commands of God’s Word, the Bible. The Church has replaced the exhortation to Preach the Word with a monologue of feel good warm fuzzies and the resulting in a generation of Biblical illiterate people who could care less what God (if He exists) thinks about anything.
If any of what I have said is true and it is. What are we to do? Great question. Here is God’s answer, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son and whosoever believes (trusts, relies totally upon) in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16)
The Mayan calendar is a joke but the Word of God is true and the clock is ticking. Jesus Christ, God in the flesh is coming soon. Is He coming for YOU?
Just my thoughts.