The Day of the Lord Draws Near
Our Lord Jesus Christ said, "He who endures to the end shall be saved" (Matt. 24:13).
The whole world stands in the balance. Man’s own governance has failed him. Institutions cannot chart a sure course for tomorrow. Irrational postmodern thinking is aflame. Impatience among the masses abounds. New nuclear power threats lurk in the shadows. Syria and the Middle East seethe with hatred, death, and war. Europe grows weary of refugees. Jerusalem swells as “a burdensome stone” to all. The whole world grows weary of North Korea, Iran, and ISIS. Russia and China stake fresh claims with new military might to defend them. America, the only beacon of hope among the nations, wrestles between left and right so that no one is allowed to freely lead. Both political parties are utterly corrupted. So where is The Church in all this? A dimming light remains; but overall “the whole head is sick, and the heart faint.” We are called to be one, but are utterly divided. We are active humanitarians, but spiritually impotent. We are fervently passionate, but spiritually uninspired. Statistics show that we confess a Biblical world view, but are unconcerned with what the Bible says. We have gone from New Testament Christianity, to Roman Catholicism, to Orthodoxy, to State, to Protestantism, to Pentecostalism, to Evangelicalism, and now Cultural Relativism. We cannot find our own way. We say we believe in the power of prayer, but do little power-filled praying. And we seem to have everything we need, except need itself