WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!

Does it occur to you why we are going through so much right now in the world and at home? Many are saying on TV and other media that it is because of global warming or some other nonsense science. The world is changing because of us and because of all the damage that we have done to it over the past 150 years or so. Really?

Why in the world would the climate change around the entire world because of a few tons of carbon dioxide? Yes, I know it is a greenhouse gas, so is methane, but these have been in our atmosphere since it became an atmosphere. The world is changing more because of overuse of resources, such as fish, than because of fossil fuel use. This is a more plausible reason for the “warming” effect than our one hundred years of burning gasoline and diesel.

The thing is, there is a lot more happening in and around our world than just “climate change”. Except, most of the news outlets are not reporting on that part of the news because it doesn’t pique enough interest in viewers. What is being reported on is that people are giving up on their belief in God, that they have walked away from their faith (if they ever really had any).

Yes, there are questions that need to be answered, not so much about climate change but about the difference in religion, religious beliefs, and Christianity. Religion and being religious can be about almost anything that you want to put in the sentence. You can be a religious fanatic about fishing or hunting or even making money, although what will that get you? Broke in more ways than one.

A religion is defined as: the belief in a god or in a group of gods;an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods; an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group

You can make anything, activity or a god or interest into a religion and follow it religiously, even fanatically, but what is the eternal answer that it gives you? Does it have an answer for eternity at all? Many religions actually don’t have an answer and those who follow them will get angry with you if you ask them this question. Especially if you are trying to find out if they believe in Jesus as their Savior or not. It seems that His prophecy that “you will be hated because of Me” is spot-on for the time that we are living in for today.

Although many don’t believe that we are living in the “last days”, I do. We are not living in the “Tribulation” as spoken of in Revelation, but I don’t believe that we are far from it. Many people, believers and non-believers, need to truly wake up and read the Bible. Compare the prophecies of Daniel and Ezekiel and the book of Revelation. Yes, they are hard to understand but with prayer and asking for God to reveal those hard parts to you, you can understand it enough to know the signs that are happening all around us. We cannot know specifics like dates or times, God alone has that information, but we can learn enough to be watchful of the events that are happening in the world. Even if the media won’t tell people the implications of what is happening, we can see it from a Biblical perspective which is what was meant by the Bible when it says “watch and pray” during this time.

Keep looking up, because our Redeemer and our redemption draws ever nearer every day!

2 Responses to “WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!”

  1. Here you go, from a believer’s website:

    The Bible clearly states that Jesus will come again (Acts 1:9-11). Many religious groups have tried to determine when He will return. Some said 1914 and then 1918. Others said 1975, then 2000. All such attempts have obviously failed, yet people continue to speculate. What does the Bible say?

    Some attempt to use the signs mentioned in Matthew 24:4-14 to predict the time of Jesus’ return. But verses 1-3 show that Jesus was giving signs for the destruction of the temple and of the city of Jerusalem. Verse 34 shows that all the things Jesus spoke about would come to pass during that generation. Sure enough, Jesus’ prediction was fulfilled in 70 AD.

    1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 says, regarding the “times and seasons” (of Jesus’ coming), that the day of the Lord comes as a thief in night. The point, of course, is that a thief will come unexpectedly. There will be no signs and no warnings. The same is true of Jesus’ return. No one can know when it will occur. No signs can be used to predict it.

    Since the time is unknown, we should watch and be ready all the time (vv 4-6). If we knew exactly when He would return, most people would wait till just before that to start obeying. But if He can come at any moment, we are motivated to live right all the time.

    2 Peter 3:10 repeats that the day of the Lord will come as a thief. When people try to predict when Jesus will return, they claim to know what the Bible expressly says no one can know. They add themselves to a long list of those who have tried and failed.

    You can’t know and saying that we are close is just fear-mongering.

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