END OF DAYS BEHAVIOR
I was reading an article in Charisma online magazine a day ago great E mag by the way Charisma is great with social, political and Christian information I highly recommend reading their stuff.
The article I read was “are the Biblical end times rushing in a rise of natural disasters”, in my opinion no they are not. While I do believe God can use disasters to shake or get our attention and it does work from time to time I don’t believe we have had a rise of natural disasters.
Tornados on average are 300-400 a year from 1973-2011 with 2012 having fewer than 300, there have been years of spiked averages but 350 is the norm. In the last 20 years the world averaged 18 good sized earthquakes and that average is up from previous decades. Hurricane storms in the long range from 1880 to 1900 averaged 45 then again averaged 45 storms from 1990 to 2000 seems more like a pattern to me.
I don’t feel like we need to look at the weather or climate to try and gauge end of times but we should look at ourselves instead. What I mean by that is look at mankind and what he and society is doing to more determine end of days. Mathew 24:6 talks of wars and rumors of wars will happen but that is not the sign of the end. Luke chapter 21 Jesus talks about the destruction of the temple and whether some feel he was prophesying about the disciple’s future or end of days is up for debate but he said earthquakes, famine and great signs of heaven will happen but even that won’t be the end. Luke Chapter 21 goes on and talks about how people will be persecuted because of their belief in Jesus and that my friends I believe is our gauge.
As morality sinks and disappears from black and white to just a dull shade of gray, our leaders slowly lose their ethics. Gods natural law is overlooked, things that once where obviously considered wrong are now questioned. Biblical sin is questioned in the name of tolerance or used to twist God word by “is that truly the love of God”. We make exceptions as not to offend our sinful fellow man.
No I don’t think we need to look at the weather, to me it’s just another way we try and justify doing nothing. We think God is displeased by making an earthquake happen our having a hurricane flood some city. More likely God is displeased that we are just doing nothing, sitting in our chairs watching the news and doing nothing. Yes they will hate us for being believers but we have do to something and God bless those who do; God will have a special place for you when the end happens. We cannot allow sin to win and overthrow our society and whether society likes it or not God expects us to try and guide mankind to the good and right.