Any history. Any country. All of it is completely insane. Thousands upon thousands of years of complete and utter madness.
Read the Bible.
How is it possible for the Children of Israel – in the wilderness – to be so crazy as to rebel against God?
Read your newspaper.
On second thought… don’t. The WRITERS of newspaper articles are certifiably insane, already. But, current events are even MORE insane.
It’s as if we have all been overcome by a mass psychosis. And, it’s all so very stupid. Mind-boggling idiocy. The mindless, brainless, knee-jerk absurdity of it all is almost beyond my ability to understand.
These are the Last Days. This wasn’t hard for you to figure out, especially after last week’s article. But, there is something about this time that still boggles my mind, as I’m sure that it does yours.
We knew that sin would rise. That’s an easy one to figure out. We all know about sin, since we struggle with it every single day.
I’m seeing it grow everywhere, and its voice is louder than ever. And, I find myself amazed.
WHY is there so much HATRED?
My heart is grieved at the amount of hatred and the lies that so many embrace willingly to fuel that hatred.
America suffers trouble and distress because our churches have turned their back upon God. They forgot the need to love the truth and obey God. They allowed heresy and sin to creep into their leadership. They became dens of iniquity, full of anger and without care for the suffering of their brethren.
The bitter heart of our churches is bearing fruit. This poisonous and toxic result of our sinful embrace of this life will choke what life is left in America.
Yesterday, I was so caught up in the idea of rhythms and cycles that I didn’t leave myself enough time for writing. So, if you were wondering why there was no Shock Letter, that was one part of the reason. However, I also have a Bible class that I teach on Fridays, so that’s the other part.
Lord willing, I will be able to write about what I think about the rhythms and cycles that we see in history, and talk about what those rhythms and cycles tell us about the future. Hopefully, bad news will take the week off, so that we can talk about all that.
Like you, I always thought that the Antichrist would be some really awful guy with a weird mustache, a loud voice and a bad skin condition – a kind of blond-haired Adolf Hitler. But, I doubt that the AC will be anywhere near that.
Except for the blond hair. My bet is still on the Antichrist being a blond.
My other bet is on how good he is at smooth talking, shaking hands and being just a regular, down-to-earth good guy. He’ll be just really, really NICE.
Oh, and his message will be:
Why can’t we all just get along?
And, those who can’t seem to just get along will be killed.
As I look back on this week, I see a theme that runs through it – our sinfulness. We have made compromises on the truth. We have compromised our morality. And, we have chosen pastors who do the same.
And, when that happens, God sends strong delusions among us:
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. – 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
The word for ‘damned’ is the Greek word, krithosin – or, should be judged. And, THAT is what is happening right now. We are being judged by God.
When I start an article, I don’t always know how it will end, and yesterday was a prime example of that. I started out by talking about how the CIA became evil, and ended up talking about why everything is a mess:
We have sinned against God. So, God has turned us over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh (1 Corinthians 5:5).
We have chosen pastors that will scratch our itching ears (2 Timothy 4:3). And, our pastors have chosen the way of cowardice, instead of truth.
Well, I received an article from Sheila Zilinsky that speaks directly to that subject, and she gave me permission to share it with you.
No civilization lasts forever. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that our own civilization is going to fall. The problem is that our fall will be the biggest and most violent in human history. Billions will die, and it will set the stage for the coming of the Antichrist.
Unfortunately, collapses like this ALWAYS happen suddenly – almost without warning. I say ‘almost’ because there ARE warning signs, but you need to pay attention to see them. The signs are always hidden in the back pages of newspapers – and in the Bible.
Of course, we stopped reading our Bible a long time ago, which is yet another sign of the coming fall of our civilization.
We have allowed our lives to become cluttered with lies and fantasy. We built castles in the air and filled them with pipe dreams. Our grandparents dreamed of a glorious future, and our parents shared those glorious dreams with us. And, we bought it.
We invested ourselves in the promise of shiny new toys in a glorious future. We put the one-eyed god in our living rooms and allowed its soothing propaganda wash over us. We handed over the minds of our precious children to the government and worshiped at Hollywood’s temples.
But, you’ve begun to wake up. You’ve started to realize that something is wrong. You’ve finally realized that you paid too much for something worthless, so there’s only one thing to do: