The Good News: Jesus’ return is getting closer everyday!
There is an intresting article posted on Voddie Baucham’s blog this morning. The article is about the Islamization of Europe and how Europe has become a neo-Marxist nation with out the use of force or war. A very good reality check for us Americans. Here is an excerpt:
God has given us three indispensable and inter-related institutions: the church, the family, and civil government. When we fail to uphold these three institutions by adherence to God’s word, there are always negative consequences. In Europe, the family has failed (escalating divorce rates, plummeting birth rates, and the legalization of same-sex unions); the church is dying (less than 5% church attendance in most of Europe); and the government has seen Hitler’s socialist vision fully realized without as much as a shot being fired. The time was ripe for an invasion; and that’s precisely what Europe is experiencing.
By the way, here in America, the symptoms are almost exactly the same. The family is failing (escalating divorce rates, plummeting birth rates, and the legalization of same-sex unions); the church is dying (195 million un-churched [#4 in the world], no county in the US has a greater churched population today than it did 10 years ago, the population grew 11.4% in the last decade, while church attendance declined 9.5%, and 85% of American churches are plateaued or declining); and the government has fully embraced socialist ideals. Add to that mandatory government education (or socialist/secular humanist indoctrination), porous boarders, birthright citizenship and you’ve got a perfect storm brewing.
Read the entire article here.
Isn’t it encouraging to hear that we are following the European trends? Have we gone past the point of “no return”? Is there hope for America? Listening to the two presidential candidates I say “NO!”. We will continue this downward spiral because like Israel did so many times before, we have worshipped other gods and ignored what we knew to be right.
So what is our fate? Are we part of the ten toes in Daniel’s prophecy(Daniel 2;Neb’s statue) that become destroyed so that God can set up His kingdom? I believe so. I know that all things are according to God’s plan. Does that mean we sit back and watch events unfold without getting involved? Certainly Not! We are to be the voice, calling all people to repent. We are to continue to uphold the biblical morals and values that God has given us. We are to be that light on a hill. Because it is through us, that God will use us, to change the hearts of people. And if we don’t do it God has someone who will.