As mentioned in last week’s letter, there is growing skepticism in the church regarding the belief that we are in the last days and nearing the end of the age. Skeptics insist that this sentiment in our day is just as unfounded as claims in the past that the world was nearing the end. Last week we demonstrated that the claims in the past were based on ignorance of the Bible, not knowledge. And such a misuse of the Bible is not an argument against whether or not the Bible gives us signs to discern the approach of the end of the age. This week we shall examine several weighty indications that the world is indeed nearing the end, signs that past generations never witnessed.
The first is the ascension of atheistic evolution with its vehement pseudo-scientific denial of recent creation and catastrophism (judgments from heaven). Over the past century this ungodly viewpoint has gained nearly absolute domination over the scientific realm, the educational realm, and the media, and an overwhelming majority in the corporate world. This ascension is the fulfillment of the prophecy “Scoffers will come in the last days … ” (2 Peter 3:3ff). And this scoffing is the theological underpinning, so to speak, of the world’s rejection of God and their embracing of the antichrist in the last days.
The second is the ascendance and approaching dominance of the LGBT agenda. Even twenty years ago we only had inklings that this day was on the horizon. Now the western world is quickly embracing the morality of Sodom and Gomorrha — “as it was in the days of Lot” (Luke 17:28). This suggests that we are in the last days and that the world will soon be ungulfed in the same kind of moral darkness that reigned in the years immediately prior to Sodom being engulfed in flames.
The third is the fact that the technology required for a world dictatorship that controls a world-wide economic system is largely in place, capable of disenfranchising anyone, anywhere in the world in a matter of moments. Even twenty years ago this was only theoretical. Microchips, RFID, furtive monitoring, big data exploitation, and an array of other recent technological advancements all play critical parts in this network of observation and manipulation. Big Brother control is here in potential, and it will be gradually implemented upon society, men surrendering their freedom through ignorance and apathy, until it is too late to stop the juggernaut.
The fourth is the apostasy of the evangelical church. Ever growing numbers are rejecting inerrancy, embracing subtle reinterpretations of the gospel, taking up the broader hope theory, dropping “faith alone,” shunning prophecy as a vital part of the Christian testimony, embracing tension between the Word of God and the Spirit of God, pursuing experience at the expense of doctrine (revealed truth), going soft on the LGBT issue, relinquishing the early chapters of Genesis as history, and seeking greater cooperation with the ecumenical movement. This is nothing less than the prophesied form of godliness which has rejected the power of godliness. These errors have mushroomed so fast that the future looks bleak — complete capitulation and apostasy are on the near horizon.
Don’t let anyone discourage you, my friends, from letting the prophetic Scriptures say what they want to say. We can’t know the day nor the hour. But we can see the day approaching. As the Bible says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Fifty years ago insightful men saw the seeds of these things in the world, and some of them jumped the gun on their prognostications. Today we see these things far advanced. The LGBT movement, secular humanism, Big Brother technology, and evangelical apostasy are going to continue to accelerate as the mystery of iniquity deepens and broadens its grip on mankind. The whole ungodly mess is quckly approaching critical mass — soon to be followed by the rapture and the revelation of the man of sin.
I have several more points which I didn’t mention, but perhaps I can bring them up in another letter at another time.
“Eyes wide open, brain engaged, heart on fire.”
Lee W. Brainard