Burning Alight: 12 Endtime Fuses – Part IX
Trashing Judeo-Christian Pillars—Christians, Jews and Zionism
By Wilfred Hahn ((Eternal Value Review)
We continue with the final part of our
series. Without a doubt, more burning fuses could have been added to the
list. Our selection of 12, as we mentioned at the outset,
will surely have left out some
important shifts in human beliefs. Like every other generation that has
sought to interpret Bible prophecy or peer into the future, it is
impossible not to be biased by the current trends and conditions that we
see around us.
All of the fuses mentioned, represent what
can be characterized as sudden last-day changes in beliefs or new
idolatries of humanity (with the possible exception of anti-Semitism).
All of these changes are relatively recent in the timeline of human
history. Crucially, these beliefs represent the choices of mankind—the
free-will of a global humanity—that Bible prophecy foreknows.
A just God could not pre-ordain these choices.
But with mankind having made its evil elections, a chastening
Tribulation therefore follows. It is for this reason that these “fuses”
have the potential for an explosive impact upon the world.
Burning Fuse #10: Anti-Christianity
When considering opposition to Biblical Christianity, one instinctively
thinks of persecution. Indeed, persecution against Christians in its
various forms has been increasing in recent times. Various ministries
and organizations attempt to track the incidence of such activities
around the world. Generally, they report a rising number of incidents
both involving governments and communities. These may be denial of
rights, physical abuse or murder.
Yet, there are other types of persecution that do not lend themselves to
statistical analysis. For example, the increasingly open ridicule of
anything Christian in secular public discourse and media is one such
manifestation. Also, while Christian persecution may take physically
brutal forms in Islamic and other nations, in the West, the Christian
faces more subtle forms. The demands and cares of the highly
commercialized, consumption-oriented lifestyles of the industrialized
nations have been toxic to the Biblical Christian faith.
However, there is a much larger “anti-Christian” phenomenon that the Bible itself
prophesies. It is the great “falling away” (2 Thessalonians 2:3). By all
indications, it is to be a massive desertion of the Christian faith, so
big, that Christ asks rhetorically, “[…] when the Son of Man comes, will
he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8). Says Paul: “The Spirit clearly
says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow
deceiving spirits and things taught by demons” (1 Timothy 4:1).
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