What Will the Last Days Be Like?
By David J. Stewart
Increasingly, we are hearing people talk about “The Last Days” or “The End of the World,” and for good reason, because the wickedness is so horrible nowadays. The newsmedia is filled with so much horrible stories and hatred, and the media has no hesitation about destroying someone's life with their manure spreading. Society has become ruthless, craving the bloodiest and most horrid stories in the news... give us more, more, more!
The word “perilous” in 2nd Timothy 3:1 means “hard to endure, dangerous, difficult to bear.” Hence, God is warning us that mankind will spiritually deteriorate in the Last Days, to the point where it will be difficult to bear. Certainly, it is difficult to live in a time when same-sex marriages have become a nightmarish reality, and now President Barack Obama wants to expand their adoption rights as well.
The Bible calls these “perilous” times . . .
This accurately describes
today's society. American society has become so rotten.
America has turned her back against God, praising vile homosexuals and teaching innocent children that it's ok to be homosexual. No it's not! It's a dirty, rotten, vile sin which brings the judgment of God upon sinners (Romans 1:24-32). We've even nicknamed one of our most popular cities, “SIN CITY,” mocking the holy God of the Bible. I assure you whoever you may be, no sin will go unaccounted for by God.
The Bible tells us that the LAST DAYS will be a time of woeful wickedness, when people will become selfish, self-centered and self-righteous. The majority of people these days have become sinfully proud, disobedient, unholy, unthankful, highminded, especially today's youth who are void of genuine Biblical faith and knowledge of Christ. Satan has been working relentlessly through demonic Rock 'N' Roll and other heathen types of music to influence the past few generations. Today, the Rock 'N' Roll superstars of the 1970's and 1980's have a cult-like following of middle-aged and older Americans. It is wickedness in the eyes of God.
America has become so wicked that little children are now being sexually exploited by television producers to make money. Consider the rotten show, DANCE MOMS. According to a study released in December of 2010 by the Parents Television Council (PTC): “Hollywood is shockingly obsessed with sexualizing teen girls, to the point where underage female characters are shown participating in an even higher percentage of sexual situations than their adult counterparts: 47 percent to 29 percent respectively.”
Increased Apostasy In The Churches
1st Timothy 4:1-2, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” ...
2nd Timothy 4:3-4, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
There is much heresy in the churches today. Bible-preaching has been subtly replaced with secular psychology. The mourner's bench has been replaced with video-projection entertainment system. Singing the old hymns of the faith have been replaced with religious Rock music. Repentance and regeneration have been replaced with reformation and rehabilitation. The gospel has been replaced with amending one's ways and making a commitment to Christ. Our churches are dead. Our preachers are puppets to a pulpit committee (over my dead body).
The Bible has been replaced with a corrupt counterfeit. Think about what has happened. Satan has taken everything decent, true and good and has replaced it with the world, entertainment and religion. God deliver us from New World Order false ministers like Pat Robertson, James Robison, Max Lucado, Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, John Hagee and Joel Osteen. Satan has tens-of-millions of people getting spiritual food-poisoning, feeding out of the hands of a dozen false ministers.
Instead, we ought to be feeding from the Word of God (John 5:39) and those who skillfully handle the Word of God. I wouldn't give you a dime for any televangelist nor New York Times Bestseller List minister. People are so gullible. It is a shame that hundreds-of-millions of people worldwide don't know anything more about God than what floats in front of them. Instead of seeking out THE TRUTH, the average person today only goes by what they see on TV. Literally, Satan came to you instead of you coming to God.
Here's a great Bible study on the entire Bible by J. Vernon McGee. You'll never see him on TV (because he's in glory). And you won't find his books on a New York Best Seller List (owned and controlled by globalists). I don't agree with everything pastor McGee says, but he's 100% correct on salvation and the fundamentals of the Christian faith. I love his knowledge of secular history, his extensive knowledge of geography from having visited the Holy Land himself, his candor and down-to-earth style of preaching. You will be blessed! Turn off the TV and listen to pastor McGee or Dr. Jack Hyles if you really want to hear some Old-fashioned, Biblical, Christ-honoring, red-hot preaching. Most preachers can't preach their way out of a paperbag.
With all the apostasy in today's
churches, I wouldn't trust anything theological from ministers today who stand
to gain a profit. I recommend the older preachers who are now in Heaven.
preachers are false prophets.
Increased Hatred of Christians
John 16:2, “They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.”
There is much anti-Christian, anti-patriotic and anti-masculine authority in the home propaganda being used nowadays to brainwash today's youth. Anti-hate speech laws are being introduced by liberal lawmakers and are being approved little-by-little by godless judges until their accomplishments are mounting significantly against what's left of decent people in America today. Just as Islamic Muslims who follow closely to the core teachings of the unholy Qur'an, so are staunch Bible-believing Christians today being wrongfully labeled as "extremists."
Yet, in some sick, twisted, insane sense, the abortionists don't consider the murdering of children as extreme. The brutal torture of the precious and innocent Terri Schiavo wasn't considered extreme, but it was Nazi-fascism in the extreme! As more and more lesbians, feminists and homosexuals rise to power as judges, lawmakers, politicians, and law enforcement in the United States, Christians WILL increasingly be violated Constitutionally, abused physically, harassed, arrested without probable cause and prosecuted, as terrorists.
The Word of God teaches that in the Last Days, hatred toward Christians will increase. 1st John 2:18, “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” The word “antichrists” here comes from the Greek word antichristos and means “opponent of the Messiah.” The Bible teaches that in the Last Days there will be many opponents of Jesus Christ, showing indeed that it is the Last Days.
It is now 2012 and Christianity is hated worldwide. The uprising homosexual movement in America is synonymous with hatred of Christians. In a short time, Christians will be completely silenced concerning the evils of homosexuality. Already, Christians have been silenced on the matter of abortion. Homeland Security Unites with the Abortion Industry (pro-life Christians charged with stalking for protesting outside abortion clinic).
evidence of the increasing hatred against Christians, consider that on March 4,
2012 ABC debuted a new sitcom TV series called
“GCB” (Good Christian Bitches).
Neither the newsmedia nor the ACLU cared. If that had been a show called “Good
Jewish Bitches,” the Jewish-controlled newsmedia would have had a frenzy. The
world hates Christians, just as they hate Jesus Christ (John 15:19).
People Will Become Cold, Insensitive and Calloused
Although Matthew chapter 24 deals primarily with the 7-yeat Tribulation Period, we are already witnessing these events in society today. The Greek word for “iniquity” doesn't mean sin; it means, “injustice, i.e., unpunished sin.” Jesus said that the love of many would wax cold because of injustices like Enron, the 911 attacks and the theft of trillions of dollars of taxpayer money in Washington D.C. There's a mother in Kansas, sitting in prison for life, for possession 1/16 ounce of cocaine. Yet, the criminals from Enron who stole hundreds-of-millions of dollars all walked away free.
There is much
injustice in our legal system these days, and people are getting
tired and frustrated. Anyone with a brain, who's done even a little
bit of study, knows that the
attacks were an
inside job, that the
Bush Administration orchestrated the
entire plot, and the primary reason America invaded Iraq was to
their oil. This is what the Bible says the LAST DAYS will be
like—cut throat, fierce, out of control, greedy, boastful, sinfully
proud, arrogant, liars, false accusers, ungrateful, trucebreakers,
traitors, unholy, without genuine affection, phony, despisers of
those who are good, disobedient to parents, blasphemers, lovers of
pleasures more than lovers of God, et cetera. And this is to be
expected from an immoral heathen public school generation which
kicked God, prayer and Bible out the door in
It Will Be as it Was in the Days of Noah
Jesus warned that the LAST DAYS will be as it was in the time of Noah, when the flood suddenly came and destroyed the wicked from off the earth.
The Word of God teaches us that in the Last Days, people will become “lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2nd Timothy 3:4). We are living in these “perilous times” of pleasure-seekers. One need look no further than the television to find greed, covetous, fornication, murder, lust, false accusers, lies, adulterers, lasciviousness, high-mindedness, arrogant sinful pride, immodestly dressed lewd women, homosexuality, lying propaganda, heathen feminism, abortion, witchcraft, et cetera, et cetera.
The LAST DAYS will be a time of utter wickedness, such as the world has never seen before. As man's technological skills advance, so does his capacity to commit sin and evil, to hurt others. Nearly everything in life is a double-edged sword. Unfortunately, the evil caused by man's inventions these days far outweighs the good. Life was much simpler in the good old days of America past.
American society today has become a large insane asylum, where a man urinated in a jar, placed an upside-down crucifix with Jesus into the jar, and did so with taxpayer money under the pretense of "art." Meanwhile, millions of Americans are without employment. It's just crazy.
We've got elderly people driving to Mexico and Canada by the busloads because our lawmakers and politicians allow the pharmaceutical companies to charge us outrageous amounts of money for necessary medications. It's a big scam to make trillions of dollars for the drug companies and the government officials they lobby to. We do not respect our elderly as we ought to in the United States. They shouldn't have to cross the border to buy inexpensive medications.
Shame on America! It is WORSE today than it was in the time of Noah, because we have been blessed with so much more in the areas of medicine, technology, education and convenience. And yet we spit in God's face by legalizing abortion, homosexuality, booze, dirty dancing, gambling and teaching children the fairy tale of Evolution. Only a blinded fool would claim to believe Evolution.
America is a pleasure-seeking society—eating, dining out, music, romance, pornography, dancing, sports, movies, booze, gambling, cigarette smoking, video games, recreational drugs, videos, television, radio, traveling, hobbies, et cetera. Most people today have no time for God. Moses told the Israelites in Deuteronomy 6:12, “Then beware lest thou forget the LORD...” America forgot God a long time ago. Our love for sin as a nation is unparallel in the world. And yet in some sick, twisted and demented way we still think God is going to bless America??? No way! Why should God bless us? So Americans can abort more children? So Americans can fornicate more in Las Vegas? So Americans can spend billions more on Harry Potter's witchcraft?
Today's youth have no respect nor gratitude for their parents. All they want to do is have fun, party, cruise the streets, hang out at the shopping mall, and expect mom and dad to pay for it. Jesus said that in the LAST DAYS, family members would turn against each other . . .
Matthew 10:36, “And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.”
There is new U.N. legislation in the works that will allow children to prosecute their own parents if they aren't happy with their parent's rules or manner of discipline. Husbands and fathers, in particular, are under attack by the New World Order, because God has designated the man as the head of his home and family. The fastest way to destroy the God-ordained authority in a marriage and home is to pass new laws, as were passed in Daniel's time to prevent the doing of right, or in the case of modern times, to prevent husbands and fathers from exercising their proper authority in the home. Daniel was forbidden to pray, but he did so anyway, and was punished wrongfully.
It is wickedness. Likewise, husbands and fathers today must be extremely careful how they speak to their wives and children, because even yelling at them can land you in jail for verbal threatening and assault. Our grandfathers would have laughed at the notion of such a thing, back when children were properly taught to respect authority, were disciplined for having AN ATTITUDE, and wives reverenced their husbands as the head of the home.
Not so anymore. In sharp contrast to 60-years ago, children today are taught to have a bad attitude, to question everything, to do their own thing, and to accept the homosexual lifestyle as good and wholesome. May God have pity on Christian families who have to live through these trying times of woeful wickedness. Today's society is saturated with demonic influences.
It is a matter of authority. Divorce agreements even specify that the “husband no longer has any authority” over his wife. Divorce is a wife refusal to submit anymore to her husband's AUTHORITY over her. 1st Samuel 15:23 warns, “For rebellion is as the SIN of witchcraft.” The government wants total authority, which means that husbands and fathers must be vilified by the State.
It's interesting and hypocritical that the same government that believes in punishing criminals, inflicting harsh and cruel treatment upon them, even denying many of them needed medications while incarcerated, will turn around and demonize Christian parents for spanking their own children. The government doesn't want parents to be allowed to indoctrinate their children with the Bible, nor to exercise proper physical punishment upon their children when they misbehave; yet the government is eager to punish your children when they break the law.
It's insane! A properly disciplined child is going to become a productive, respective and character member of society. Today's teenagers are without disciple because parents are afraid to discipline them, and the kids are growing up to be punks, pleasure-seekers, criminals and it's the government's fault for hindering.
2nd Peter 3:3-4, “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
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