9.17.17







It is the popular belief of many theologians and pastors that we're living in the end times.


It amazes me that people of faith embrace science where it concerns proving their melodrama and frenzy of end time dogma.

Pointing to numerous signs in the current culture that mirror the supposedly prophetic contents of scriptures in Old and New Testament books like Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation — events that they say could soon come to fruition. So whats the big hola-ba-lou (talk)?


It is the popular belief that overwhelming moral decay, biblical disconnectedness and ongoing violence in the Middle East are just a few of the prophetic markers that they believe were foretold thousands of years ago in both the Old and New Testaments.


But what real evidence points to the biblical end times and is that time fast approaching?


Jesus himself foretold of his future Second Coming and He also proclaimed in Matthew 24:36 that “no one knows” the day or the hour of his return. It is clear that the Bible proclaims that humanity cannot know the “when,” Jesus did reveal to the disciples some of signs of his second coming in Matthew 24:6-8: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed ... Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”


Surely war has always been with us, though the 20th — and 21st century thus far — have seen broader and more sweeping world wars that involve many nations, with the contemporary battle against Islamic terror crossing international borders.


1. Middle East Chaos

With that in mind, the first sign that has some Bible scholars positing that the world is either in or is rapidly approaching the end times is the ramped-up chaos in the Middle East.


In recent years, the situation in the region has been raising more than a few eyebrows, as the seemingly never-ending tensions between Israel and her neighbors continue to intensify.


But that’s only a slice of the chaos that’s been raging there, with the Islamic State’s murderous and bloodthirsty quest for power forging on.

Taking those events into account, many Bible experts will point out that some of the battles described in scripture — clashes that they believe are still unfulfilled — are slated to take place in the Middle East.


There are many that believe that the times are ripe for the fulfillment of the “God” and “Magog” battles that are talked about in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation.


2. Reemergence of Israel

Surly when we saw this phenomenon occurrence such as : the 1948 re-emergence of Israel becoming a Jewish state after nearly 1,900 years.

It's difficult at best not to be stirred by 'Bible prophecies being currently unfulfilled in the Old and New Testament scriptures consistently predicted that a state of Israel would once again emerge at some point in the future.


Consider that Ezekiel 36:24, which was written 2,500 years ago, includes the following words that are attributed to God: “For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.”


It is the common belief that the Old Testament verses clearly reference a future restoration of Israel that was unlike anything that unfolded prior to the end of the Holocaust and World War II. It's very clear that modern-day Israel is seen by Christians (Believers ) as a surmountable and un-refutable evidence of "The End Times!"


3. Increasing Immorality

The third issue that is causing concern about the end times is the fact that American as we knew it or hoped for it to be, is changing at a rapid rate, with traditional understandings of marriage and gender transforming, as a more progressive view on sexuality takes hold of our present day world views.


From the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage last summer to the current transgender debate — including the Obama administration’s recent directive that public schools allow students to use the bathrooms that correspond to their self-perceived gender — there’s a sense among many that immorality is intensifying.


4. Spread of the Gospel

If we are concerned then it is time for us to truly get busy!

We must keep in remembrance that the Bible is clear that we we think that we know whats right and when it resinates within us, we are to be busy are we are in sin and are prone to stand judgement.


To him that know to do well and does not, to him it is sin!

The 4th concern for the believer is that the Gospel is to be preached around the World, even the most remote and hard-to-reach geographic areas.


This matters to many Bible experts due to the fact that Christ, after his resurrection, gave the disciples the commandment in Matthew 28:19 to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Jesus also mentioned this preaching of scripture throughout the world earlier in the Book of Matthew as a sign of the end times.


“This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come,” Christ said in Matthew 24:14.