Whether you pick up a news paper to read, watch headline news or listen to daily conversations, life is full of opinions. Each voice filters current events through their own worldview, trying to sway others to embrace their beliefs. However, some arguments deviate from the truth, based upon emotions rather than the facts. The only conclusion I have come to recently is we are living in the end of days.p
Jesus first gave initial warning signs in Matthew 24:6-15. The end of days is compared to a pregnant woman enduring labor pains. Contractions will begin with false Messiahs, followed by wars and rumors of war. In addition, earthquakes and famines will bring death, suffering and trials to the ends of the earth. As these pains intensify, persecution, hatred and wickedness will spread. One of Jesus’ final statements rings true today, “the love of most will grow cold.”
I’m no prophet nor will I make any predictions. Yet, as I look to the Bible to try to understand what’s going on in the world, the apostle Paul builds upon Jesus’ words, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-9. In the last days before Jesus returns, Satan will influence human being to believe lies. As soon as minds become deceived, lawlessness will reign. Once a baby is ready to come out, you can’t stop this natural process. However, if these signs are a precursor to the end of days, prepare your life now or you may be left behind.
by Jay Mankus