“The land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence” shouted Ezekiel (Ez. 7:25). He meant our lands – he meant our days, he meant our bloody crimes!
What is happening to us? What shocking, frightening, horrifying times are these?
To many Americans violence is easy to ignore. It is easy to ignore when it always seems to “happen to someone else.” The average citizen among us seems almost obsessed with the determination to ignore the constant violence all about him, as long as he is not personally involved!
In 1964, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the American people were stunned into shocked disbelief, into complete incredulousness, upon hearing the heart-sickening news of the brutal killing of the President of the United States.
Regardless of one’s political point of view, or his opinions concerning governmental policies, millions felt they knew President Kennedy, personally. Moreover, we here in the United States naively assumed that the majesty of the highest office in the United States was somehow above it all, untouched by the filth and slime of the twisted, demented minds of depraved monsters lurking on the fringes of “decent society.”
Oh, we knew there were murders and murderers. (In 2013, there were 14,196 murders in the United States). Chicago had more murders than any city in the United States, surpassing even New York, which has three times as many inhabitants.
We knew there were the dope addicts, pornographers, prostitutes, queers, criminals, and the mentally deranged. We knew filth and obscenity was always somewhere around us, but the average citizen simply chose to look the other way, or deny the crime was really there.
Killing is accepted as normal today, according to a noted psychiatrist and author who reviewed the assassination of President Kennedy. He vindicated our nation for its total lack of moral character by saying, referring to our entertainment media, our national customs and practices, ‘that’s what one does (killing), that’s what we teach our children.” He referred to the frightening specter of millions of little toddlers literally learning to kill with toy guns.
Think of it! On one of the most solemn Thanksgiving Days in living memory, with flags at half-mast, a husband leaped from the table, snatched up a shotgun, and blasted the life from his wife over their turkey dinner”! In another home, a man argued with his brother-in-law over their pheasant dinner, leapt from the table, and gunned down his antagonist. In yet a third home, a man killed his brother-in-law as a bloody climax to a heated Thanksgiving Day argument.
Yes, killing, murder, violence is truly the trend of the time! Until hate is somehow cleansed from the human heart-- until bigotry, prejudice, lust, greed, and all the basest qualities of human nature are somehow completely expunged from human nature; violence will go on, as usual!
The prophecies of your Bible predicted it would be this way! Jesus Christ of Nazareth foretold this exact time – our society, our deep problems, our terrible crimes! “But as in the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matt. 24:38-39)!
Scoffers and doubters predict only continuing cycle of “good” and “bad” years ahead – true to the prophecy of the Apostle Peter, who said, “knowing this first, that there shall come in the last day 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’” (II Peter 3:3-4).
Peter went on to say they are willingly ignorant – deliberately blinded and deceived – ready to believe a lie! But deceived about what? About the soon-coming destruction of this calamitous age, this murderous, hate filled time, just as surely as that ancient depraved society of murder and violence was destroyed!
Notice! “For this they are willingly ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: but the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same Word (and that Word is sure!) are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men” (II Peter 3:5-7).
Judgement is coming! Whether you want to believe it or not – whether some people wish to continue to “kid” themselves or not, our days of violent, crazed, hateful, murderous time are not going to last very much longer!
You need to realize, as never before, that the tremendous warnings and witness you’ve been reading about on this Church’s website is true!
No more shocking and grisly exclamation point could be added to the stark warning of Bible prophecy of the frightening time in which you are living, and the absolute nearness of the return of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, than the fact of the brutal murders that have been taking place in our nation!
That such things could occur in the United States, and during these days, only serves to illustrate that our very way of life, the very roots of our whole society, our very methods and processes of reasoning are absolutely wrong!
Jesus said, “You shall know them by their fruits.” What are the real “fruits,” the evidences, the proofs, the results of our modern way of life?
Look around you – can you delude yourself further into believing you are living in any times other than those frightening days prophesied by Jesus Christ, in your own Bible?
You need, as never before, to search your own heart – and be fervently praying, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth, as it is in heaven!” Our God is going to answer that prayer – much sooner than you may think!