Most of the world is in great turmoil because they have chosen to ignore our Creator.
But Bible believers are not surprised by this confusion. Jesus predicted that perilous times would come along with a great increase in knowledge. Consequences of that knowledge have been both good and bad.
Innovative use of that knowledge has created the most prosperous era in the history of man. In that prosperity, God's people provided the funding to take the gospel to the “ends of the earth,” fulfilling the Matthew 24:14 prophecy:
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
But history also tells us that prosperity almost inevitably leads to moral decay. People become lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. This provides Satan an opportunity to take them back into bondage. To accomplish this, he fills evil men's hearts with the spirit of Antichrist who plots grandiose schemes for world domination.
Today those schemes are no longer hidden. The religions of Charles Darwin and Karl Marx have combined to create an almost universal alternative worldview to that of the Bible.
Contrary to their sales pitch, both are designed to eliminate God from the picture and accelerate Satan’s goals of death and destruction.
And that secular alternative worldview is based on lies, another of Satan’s specialties.
One of those lies is that Marxist socialism, if done right, can rescue the prosperity that we are losing. But the Bible says that prosperity is a blessing from God as a reward for obedience.
Another one of Satan’s tools is fear.
The panic over climate change that we are watching has Satan’s fingerprints all over it. Several decades ago, world leaders who are members of such organizations as the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), World Economic Forum (WEF), various United Nations departments and affiliates, and numerous others, were trying to decide how to engineer the one world government that the Bible predicts.
They were seeing that using the Cold War to scare people was not working so well. Looking around, they decided that the environment was something that they could use because it affected everyone on the planet. They tweaked their computer models to predict everything from disastrous global warming to a new Ice Age.
When their predictions failed, they simply revised them and issued new alarms. But we know from the Bible that God is in charge of the weather and there's not much that man can do about it.
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Jesus observed that God sends the rain on the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45). And Moses cautioned the Israelites that their harvests depended on their obedience. (See Lev. 26 and Deut. 11.)
Jesus said that when we see these things come to pass, we are to not fear, but to look up in anticipation of our redemption. (Luke 21:28)
And we know that when we look up, God is looking down on mankind's arrogance. David wrote in Psalm 2 that when the heathen rage:
“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”
As Bible believers we are to be “salt and light,” a strong flavoring of truth in this confused culture. That is best accomplished by total dedication to the Great Commission. We are first commanded to “preach” the gospel according to Mark 16:15. That means to get the good news in front of as many people as possible as quickly as possible.
After that, we are to take those who respond to the good news and make them disciples by instructing them in the way of righteousness.
Chick tracts are a great way to quickly get the good news to a lot of people, cheaply. They also go a long way in teaching righteousness to new (and old) believers.
But we need to be busy, for we see the shadows of the night coming when no man can work.