Monday, August 16, 2010

The Rejection of the Gospel

One of the greatest signs of the last days may very well be the rejection of the gospel. It is apparent that a rejection of the Word of God was a key indicator of the two parallel prior times of judgment that are used as an indicator of the nearness of the Tribulation. In the days of Noah, God allowed Noah to preach for at least 120 years. It took Noah and his sons this long to build the ark despite the mockery and ridicule that they must have endured. Every hammer blow to the bow was a sermon to the nearness of the judgment that would soon follow. This idea may have been the very underlying thought behind the retelling of this is Hebrews 11:7, "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith."

The same attitude of unrepentant that is shown by the 8 passengers on the ark was also evident in Lot's day. "And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law." Genesis 19:14 Both speak of another important aspect of men's mindset before judgment overwhelmed them.

There has not been a time in history where the name of Jesus Christ is more mocked, scorned, and derided as it is today. Many are filled with vehement anger if anyone even tires to share God's plan of salvation with them. Surely, this is what is meant by a great falling away first. (2 Thessalonians 2:3) Keep sharing the truth, but know His coming is soon; even at the door.

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1 comment:

  1. this is very least because I have lost loved ones