What was it I was going to write about?
Did I forget something important?
Do I truly need a take two to get the/a point across?
How Topsy and Turvy is my world: today?
What Do I think about the following (excerpted) questions?
Will God let humans continue to dominate one another and threaten the future of mankind?
How does he reveal that vital knowledge?
How fast am I driving?
Am I a safe driver?
Do I follow road signs?
Do I drive the speed limit?
Would I blow through a stop light or stop sign intentionally?
Do I like succinct illustrations that help drive home a/the point?
What Do I think about the following (excerpted) illustration?
When you travel by car, you might first consult online sources, maps, and written directions. Then, as you see signs and landmarks that match what the directions say, you gain confidence that you are nearing your destination. In a similar way, God has given us his Word, which describes striking global trends. As we see those landmark events unfolding, we become convinced that we are in the time period leading up to the end.
The Bible explains that world history would reach a unique, pivotal time period that would culminate in the end. That time would see a combination of worldwide events and circumstances that differs from anything in mankind’s history.
DO I LOVE LIFE?
Do I wish to continue existing, breathing, experiencing what this road trip called life has to offer?
What is my destination?
Do I know where I am headed?
Am I lost?
Am I proud?
Am I humble?
Am I willing to consult GPS?
Would I ask for directions if needed?
Would I accept accurate directions, but possibly from a stranger?
Would I only listen to “any” directions from familiar faces?
Do I trust aka read/accept street signs/names/road labels when driving?
Does the world’s upheavals affect my travels/driving through life?
Do I check the weather before driving/traveling?
Do I accept any weather/climate forecasts?
Would I alter my plans/choices/driving due to weather conditions?
Do I wish to have an accident or crash (and possibly harm or kill myself or anyone else)?
Am I a considerate driver?
Do I give vent to road rage?
Am I a compassionate, thoughtful/careful driver?
Am I willing to alter my choices/driving course to safeguard/respect fellow-fragile-life including ecosystems of planet Earth?
What Do I think about the following (excerpted) info/signs/world climate?
A prophecy recorded in Matthew chapter 24 lists events on the earth that would make up a composite sign. That sign would mark “the conclusion of the system of things” and lead to the time when “the end will come.” (Verses 3, 14) These features include major wars, food shortages, earthquakes in one place after another, an increase of lawlessness, a lack of love, and sly efforts by religious leaders to mislead people. (Verses 6-26) Of course, to some extent, such events have been taking place for centuries. However, as the end approaches, they would all occur in the same troubled era. They would also accompany the next three warning signals.
THE ATTITUDES OF PEOPLE The Bible says that “the last days”—the time period leading to the end—would be marked by a major deterioration of peoples’ attitudes. We read: “Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4) True, disrespect for fellow humans is not new, but only in “the last days” would that spirit reach such extremes that the era could rightly be described as “critical times hard to deal with.” Have you noticed this ugly downward trend in people’s attitudes?
THE EARTH IS BEING RUINED The Bible states that God will “bring to ruin those ruining the earth.” (Revelation 11:18) In what ways would people be ruining the earth? The time period when Noah lived was described in a similar way: “The earth had become ruined in the sight of the true God, and the earth was filled with violence. Yes, God looked upon the earth, and it was ruined.” So God said of that corrupt society: “I am bringing them to ruin.” (Genesis 6:11-13) Have you noticed the mounting evidence that the earth is becoming filled with violence? Additionally, humans have arrived at a unique point in history: They have the potential literally to ruin the earth by wiping out all human life on it. They have the weaponry in their hands. And the earth is being ruined in another way. The systems that support life on earth—the air we breathe, the animal and plant ecosystems, the oceans—are steadily being degraded because of human mismanagement.
Ask yourself, ‘Just over a century ago, did mankind even have the power of complete self-destruction?’ But now humans are exerting that power by amassing advanced weaponry and by devastating the environment. The rapid developments in technology seem to be outpacing man’s ability to understand or control the consequences.However, earth’s destiny is not for man to decide or control. Before all life on this earth is eradicated, God will step in to destroy those destroying the earth. That is his promise!
All excerpts from this post are taken from W May 2015 Article: Is the End Near? (Important question, huh?:))
In 2014, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned the United Nations Security Council about major threats to the existence of mankind. Those scientists testified: “A careful review of these threats leads us to conclude that the risk of civilization-threatening technological catastrophe remains high.”
Convinced that we have reached a pivotal point (in Human World History)? (i am!)
(published 2/24/15 @ 11:50)