To my way of thinking, the number-one societal/cultural manifestation that points to the fact that this generation is at the very end of these last days is the wickedness that’s in every direction one looks. Evil permeates not just our lives through the never-ending crimes that assault us in every way imaginable, but also our very imaginations—individually and collectively—constantly delve and wallow in every sort of evil.
I find myself mesmerized, for example, time after time after time by the horrors of Adolf Hitler and his rampage against the Jews and all of humanity, while listening to the recounting of that beast’s short but unbelievably brutal time on the planet. There seems no end to the documentaries just on Hitler, alone, that fill hours upon hours of television fare. Likewise, I’m intrigued far more intensively than I should allow myself to be by the TV channel offerings that present factual accounts of murders, rapes, and other vileness man perpetrates upon man.
Entertainment venues are devoted to bringing us accounts of violence—both fictional and factual. So are the hard-news journalists who bring us their versions of the “news” during this late hour of the age. In that regard, we can hear reports of every sordid kind of local evil within the thirty minutes allotted for local news every evening.
So, not only are we bombarded by evil from our surroundings that could take our very lives, but our fallen imaginations—already wicked in and of themselves—are also encouraged to relish in the terrors suffered by others through the mayhem presented hourly on our computer monitor, TV, and movie screens.
Beyond that given above, we now face a burgeoning wickedness by a religion that threatens all of humanity in the name of their god.
Islam, headed toward 2 billion in number, is purported by the woolly-minded of the American left to be a religion of peace that has as its objective to bring all people into tranquility so that fighting and dissensions will end. It is more than overtly obvious, however, that that tranquility is intended to come through the death of anyone and everyone who won’t bow the knee to Allah. It is the same for all luciferian planning. It’s bow the knee to whatsoever regime, be it secular or religious, or lose the head…or be removed by the equivalent means of dispatch.
Antichrist will be the ultimate such beast, we are told. We are seeing his rise today that is swift and certain.
Evil continues to dominate the cultures throughout all of humanity. Jesus prophesied that the very last days before His return will be like in the days of Noah. Here is what God’s Word records about that time: “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).
Paul the apostle prophesied that evil men and seducers will grow worse, deceiving and being deceived. We certainly see the truth of that foretelling in every direction we look today. Although Islam and all it entails manifests the absolute evil that is leading this generation to another juncture in human history when God must again take wrathful action as He did with the antediluvians, we must look within ourselves to see the true manifestation of the wickedness that separates humankind from the Creator.
When we are born again, we have a new, eternal, life in Christ. Old things have passed away, and all things within our souls have been made new. We are to live in that glorious light while we progress toward our heavenly home. We are instructed how to begin living in that light, putting the evil that continually plagues fallen man behind us as the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to do so.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you” (Philippians 4: 8–9).