Thursday, August 16, 2012

Is America About To Snap? Is There an Answer?

QUESTION:  Do you think things are getting worse in the world and America?

MY ANSWER:  Yes and I will give biblical support that the world and the U.S.A. is getting more evil.

Horrors have always happened in the world.  The horrors get closer and closer to home.  The Holocaust was in Germany.  The “Killing Fields were in were in Cambodia.  Many evil regimes in Africa have gone unpublicized compared to Stalin in Russia and Chairman Mao Zedong and the extermination of their own people.
But we feel that horrors are generally far away.   But we had 9-11.  Natural catastrophes are standard news items now in our country.  We do not seem to care as a society about life if ours is intact.  Abortion legally is most often protected for society’s obsession for convenience and is blind to the view that innocent life is taken.
Unemployment is at a rate not anticipated to ever happen.
Political talk is too soon turned explosive today.
Shootings and bombings on campus, places of worship and even military bases used to be stuff of movies but is now a part of our daily reality.
Public discussion over the policies of a fast food restaurant have brought people to near hysteria concerning their viewpoints on how the owner gives legally his money to causes.
The country is about to snap.
I am not usually an alarmist or one who shares the latest conspiracy theory.
Look at our country.
We are about to snap.

Scripture talks about the end days and how their will be an increase in evil.
As evil as the world has been there has been heavenly restraint.
The Holy Spirit has restricted the evil in men from being as sinful as they could be.
The Bible tells us the Restrainer or Holy Spirit will one day withdraw restraint.
Restraint is lessening in our country and world today.

The sin of mankind is evident.
The teaching of original sin by the church is that we are all sinners.
Original sin does not say we sin all we could.  We are sinners who by conscience or outside restraint have a limit of our sin.
There will be a day were sinful men will sin all they can without restraint.
This might not be the time as Jesus Christ said no one knows when His return will be.
We are told though we do not know the time but that we can know the season of His return.

 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7  (NASB)  6   “And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.  7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.”

It is well known that no one knows the time of full tribulation and the return of Christ.
Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.”

What About ‘The Sign’  Before The Tribulation And Return of Christ?

Matthew 24:3   3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “ See to it that no one misleads you”
Read Matthew 24 to see the pre-tribulation signs Jesus foretold of the lack of restraint of sin and His return.

If this is pre-tribulation then how horrible will it be when restraint is removed and full tribulation is here?

Things are and will get worse as the Bible has recorded.
There is great and good news.
Believers know the Good News.
Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay our sin debt to a Holy god his father.
Those who repent of their sins and turn to Jesus Christ receive salvation, eternal life in Heaven and peace with God.
You will “flee the wrath to come” as John the Baptist preached in Matthew 3:7.

My question to Christians is – Are you answering the call to evangelize your lost family, friends, strangers and anyone you meet? 
Christ is our only hope.  There is not another.   


  1. Hi, interesting read.
    I agree that we live in times that can seem dominated by sin and lawlessness. However in the context of end times I would suggest that we have been living in the end time stage since the resurrection of Christ.

    Lawlessness has always been predominant even in the early centuries, for example Paul wrote to the Corinthians imploring them to be holy as Men were sleeping with their own mothers (1Corinthians 5:1). This seems extreme lawlessness to me, something not accepted in our society today. Or take slavery in the 16th, 17th and 18th century which has now been largely abolished (although not completely).

    When reading Matthew 24 we must read in the context of the day and the relevance it had to the readers rather try and speculate or fit it in to our modern contemporary society. Matthew 24 is in the context of the destruction of the temple which was fulfilled in 70AD when the Romans ravaged Jerusalem and destroyed it.

    So we do live in the end days since the time of the early church. It has been dominated by sin, however in the midst of the dominion of darkness has always been a prevailing light, namely the gospel that will be and is successful as we wait the “parousia” return of Christ.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Edward. You made thought provoking comments. One thing I am sure of is that this country has been touched in ways recently by tragic events of crazed violence than I think most here have envisioned and it seems it will increase. Mass shootings and terrorist bombings seem daily occurrences. As I type we had a bomb scare for a NY to Moscow flight. People here are ratcheted up over the economy, politics and gay unions. As far as Matthew 24 I do think, besides being about the temple destruction, it also is a foretelling of the return of Christ - by no means am I presenting a finished declarative eschatology statement as I am always working trough that. I will enjoy checking out your website today. Hope to hear from you again.

    2. Thanks,

      Interesting days but like you said "There is great and good news".

      God bless you and your family.

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