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Christianity is a doomsday religion. It is, at least, for
Christians that believe the Bible. The Bible has much to say
regarding the apocalypse and the inevitable tribulation that goes
along with it. Much of what we know is derived from the
prophecies of Daniel in the Old Testament and Revelation in the
New Testament. More information is sprinkled throughout the
Bible. The Apostle Peter weighs in, stating that believers will be
mocked as time winds down:
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days
scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where
is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell
asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning
of the creation.
And again, Peter confirms the worst of the doomsday scenarios:
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in
the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise,
and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth
also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
There you have it. If you believe the Bible, you expect that the
worst is yet to come.
Things are pretty good in the United States right now. We have
honored God by pledging our support for the Land of Israel, and
God has amply rewarded our commitment. That's how it goes.
Such God-honoring countries will prosper. At the same time, we
suspect that Canadian interests are about to take a turn south, so
to speak. It seems that Canada is on a bad trajectory if this story
is true: heartbroken-dad-of-trans-teen . If it is true and such
horrific child abuse is a national policy, then Canada is done.
That's how it goes.
No one in the U.S. should feel self-assured, however. The Bible
teaches that the time of the end will encompass all nations. If the
Canadians lose the protection and favor of God, how much longer
would we expect to avoid the broad path of the rest of the world?
Consider how many seemingly impossible changes have already
occurred? The presidential primaries, for example, are a
microcosm of anti-Biblical culture unimaginable only a few
decades ago. Who would have predicted that a communist and a
homosexual would be leading the field? Both, by the way, claim
to worship the same God as Bible believers.
So the U. S. is in great shape now. No one believes that a
communist or a homosexual could be elected president this year,
at least. Our commitment to Israel is secure. The Bible is true,
however, so the worst is yet to come. Although the nations are
tomorrow's toast, individuals don't need to suffer such a fate.
God will honor those who worship Him in spirit and in truth:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the
world to condemn the world; but that the world through
him might be saved.