Sunday, 15 May 2011

Newsweek asks: How ignorant are you?

Apocalypse Now
“While he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: “Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?” And in answer Jesus said to them: “… and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another…” (Matthew 24:3-7)

In the March-April issue of Newsweek the question is posed who ignorant you are, and there is looked at the changing world full of earthquakes, tsunamis, meltdowns, economies on the brink, pestilences [disease epidemics], food shortages, so much fighting on in the world, revolutions, wars?

In the 20th century, well over 100,000,000 people have been killed in wars, more than four times as many as in the previous 400 years put together!, and that was just a start it seems. The killing continues and gets into extreme forms. (Hutus against Tutsis, Muslims against Hindus and Christians, etc) Yes even religion against religion. Does that not ring a bell?

The 21st century is still young, and it has already suffered a spate of catastrophic earthquakes across the world -- from Haiti to Chile and New Zealand. The numbers of people exposed to risk has risen from thousands to millions.
Tsunami risk is also growing in coastal mega cities. Videos of the unstoppable advance of the waves driving through Sendai were a terrifying reminder of a tsunami's power.

When we look around us we hear also a lot of stories of people enjoying a lifestyle which seems at first great to them but utterly destroys them.

Interesting would it not be to take the Newsweek article and compare all that being summerized to what is written in the Bible.

When you look into the Bible do you not recognise certain situation foretold? Bible prophecy foretold the moral collapse so evident throughout the world today: "In the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power . . . Wicked men and impostors will advance from bad to worse." (2 Timothy 3:1-13)

When you look at the signs: can you just stay ignorant?


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