15. September 2015

Are We Living In The Last Days?

By Michael Snyder

Could it be possible that we are living in the period of time that 
the Bible refers to as “the last days”?  And if so, what does that 
mean for our future?  As we approach the final months of 2015, 
it seems like more people are talking about apocalyptic scenarios 
than ever before.  The mainstream media is doing articles on 
end of the world fears“, and it is being reported that  
41 percent of all Americans believe that “we are living in what 
the Bible calls the last days.”  

For those that believe, the signs are everywhere – geopolitical 
instability, moral decay, steadily increasing numbers of natural 
disasters and a global financial system that could fall apart 
at any momentOthers mock the idea that we could be living 
in “the last days”, and many of them point to the amazing 
technological progress that humanity is making and the 
unprecedented prosperity that we have been enjoying in recent 

If things are actually “getting better”, they argue, then how could 
we possibly be living in the end times described in the Bible?  
And of course atheists are convinced that God doesn’t exist at 
all, and that all of this apocalyptic talk is just a bunch of religious 
nonsense.  So what is the truth?

This is a very controversial area of discussion, and I certainly 
recognize that there are a wide variety of opinions on this.  
I am going to share with you what I think, and you can take 
it for what you think that it is worth.  Personally, I always like 
to start with certain preconditions that had to have been met 
before the last days as described in the Bible could begin.
In particular, the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948 was 
an extremely significant event.  The events described in the 
book of Revelation and elsewhere in the Bible regarding the 
last days assume that the nation of Israel exists and that it 
controls the city of Jerusalem.  Well, when the book of Revelation 
was written the nation of Israel had already ceased to exist.
In 70 AD, the Romans absolutely flattened the city of Jerusalem 
and dispersed the Jewish people.  For almost two thousand years, 
the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem were controlled by 
foreign powers, but then that all changed in 1948.
Never before in human history had a nation that had been wiped 
off the face of the map for nearly two thousand years come back 
into existence.  But in 1948 it happened just like the Bible said 
that it would.  And then in 1967 the Jewish people recaptured 
the city of Jerusalem just like the Bible said that they would.
But that does not necessarily mean that we are in “the last days”.  
Even though certain preconditions have been met, the return of 
Jesus Christ could still potentially be a way off.

In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus describes some other 
things that we should look for just prior to His return… 
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; 
and shall deceive many. 
And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that 
ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, 
but the end is not yet. 
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against 
kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, 
and earthquakes, in divers places. 
All these are the beginning of sorrows. 
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and 
shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for 
my name’s sake. 
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray 
one another, and shall hate one another. 
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall 
deceive many. 
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of 
many shall wax cold. 
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same 
shall be saved. 
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in 
all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then 
shall the end come.

Certainly so much of that is now coming to pass, and on my 
website I regularly write about the increase in natural disasters 
that we have already seen in recent years and about the great 
natural disasters that are coming.
But in this article I want to focus on the phrase “iniquity shall 
abound”. For decades, the United States and much of the rest 
of the world has been in moral decline.  For this country in 
particular, I would refer you to an article that I did entitled 
100 Facts About The Moral Collapse Of America That 
Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe“. Our nation has become 
a cesspool of wickedness, filth and corruption, and it is getting 
worse with each passing day.

It has been said that if God does not judge the United States 
that He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.  
Prominent Christian ministers all over America believe that 
we stand right at the precipice of major judgment, and 
this includes Billy Graham’s own son
Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic 
Association, says the “defining moment” for America and 
humanity has arrived.
As a nation we have arrogantly turned our back on 
God, and I believe God’s judgment will come against 
our country,Graham says.

I agree with Franklin Graham. In fact, I believe that America 
is being shown exactly why judgment is coming.
For example, I believe that all of these undercover Planned 
Parenthood videos have come out at this specific time so that 
the entire nation can be confronted with our nightmarish 
crimes against humanity.
Virtually everyone in America now knows that Planned Parenthood 
viciously murders babies, harvests their body parts, and sells 
them off to the highest bidder.
And the U.S. government is funding this.
So where is the outcry?
Where is the national repentance?
There should be Nuremburg-style trials for what is going 
on, and yet the silence is deafening!

The sad truth is that we can’t even get Planned Parenthood 
defunded, and some of our politicians actually intend to go after 
the organization that made the undercover videos exposing these 
practices. Today, most churches and most Christians don’t even 
want to utter the word “abortion” because it might “offend” someone.  
Plus, many Christians are so busy ripping each other to pieces that 
they don’t even have time to address the things that really matter.
For decades, God has been pleading with America to repent, 
but there has been no repentance.
So now God is going to have to use judgment to try to wake 
us up.  And we should be very thankful for this; because I believe 
that without the shaking that is coming there would be no repentance 
at all.

God could have set a day for the return of His Son that had no 
warnings whatsoever.  But because shaking after shaking is 
coming, there will be opportunity after opportunity for all of 
us to turn back to God, and that is what He ultimately wants.
The God of the Bible has laid out His plan in advance, and it 
is there for everyone to see.  One scholar has discovered that 
there are at least 1,800 references to the return of Jesus 
Christ in the Scriptures

In The End, Bible prophecy scholar Dr. Mark Hitchcock wrote 
there are more than 1,800 references to the Second Coming 
in the Bible and for every prophecy about Christ’s first coming 
there are eight regarding His Second Coming. People are 
exhorted more than 50 times to be ready for Christ’s return. 
In light of present world conditions, we need to not only 
prepare for Jesus’ return, but to tell others about it too. 
Their eternal destinies are at stake.
Ultimately, all of us get to choose what we will believe, 
and most people end up believing exactly what they 
want to believe.

But for those that are truly seeking, the truth is not hard to find.
Yes, I believe that we are living in the last days just before the 
return of Jesus Christ as described in the Bible.
So what do you think? 

Originally published on: http://endoftheamericandream.com/

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the 
University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney
in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years. Today, 
Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The 
Economic Collapse Blog (http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/). 
Michael and his wife, Meranda, believe that a great awakening is 
coming and they are working hard to help bring renewal to 
America. Michael’s latest novel is The Beginning Of The End 

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