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Rampant Wickedness and Evil in the Last Days

Rampant Wickedness and Evil in the Last Days
By Chris Schang

During the end time the Bible says that wickedness and evil will run rampant all over the world. We can already see our world being consumed by liberal leftist propaganda such as legalizing gay marriages, allowing homosexuals in the pulpit, increased sexual immorality, and other vices that are clearly forbidden in the Bible. These facts are clearly seen in the in the following verses:

Mat 24:9 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.
Mat 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
2Th 2:9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Not only will we see increased wickedness and evil in the world, there will be increases in violence, hedonism, pride, arrogance, liberalism, homosexualism, etc. that will eventually lead to a breakdown in the traditional family and social order. To be a Christian today is to rebel against these vices and to speak out against the "Hollyweird" experience that is beginning to invade almost every aspect of our lives and society. In fact the Bible said that these things would occur in the end times and that even Jesus warned that by resisting these things that Christians would be hated by all nations. Jesus said the world hated him first, so that we should expect that the world will hate us as well. In fact, the hatred will be so great that it will even pit family member against family member.

Not only will the world hate us, but the truth is that many who claim to be Christians will also fall away from the faith themselves. Wehter through peer pressure, the desire to fit in, etc. many will abandon the Christian faith and fall by the wayside living in the world. The Bible says that due to the increase in wickedness and evil that the love of many will grow cold.

Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

The Bible also warns that many people will be seduced by false teachers who will lead them astray with doctrines of devils and demons. It is amazing but a recent survey found that 57% of Christians believe that there is more than one way to Heaven. The truth is that this is complete blasphemy. The Bible is crystal clear that there is only one way to Heaven and that is through Jesus Christ. The following scriptures attest to this fact:

Jhn 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
1Ti 2:5 For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Surely we are living in the last days when even Christians would deny many of the cardinal doctrines of the faith, especially ones having to do with the essentials of salvation. The truth is that many people are living in the world and the world doesn't like the truth. The world is becoming consumed with the liberal leftist and socialist thought process that believe that everything is OK if it feels OK. This is paving the way for the legalization of gay marriages, adoption of children by gay couples, increased sexual immorality, etc. While none of us is perfect and we all have fallen short of being sinless, the truth is the problem lies in the fact that sinning has become OK as more and more people abandon the Christian faith. As they abandon the Christian faith they discard Christian values and morals.

Jesus gave us these signs so that we would know to remain faithful despite the changing atmosphere and environment around us. wickedness and lawlessness is gaining ground in the world, and soon the "man of sin" will emerge and carryout his dark deeds according to the Word of God. The rampant rise of evil in our society will help pave the way for the moral and civil decline in society. We are are already seeing increases in crime, suicide, homicide, and crowded jails. We are truly reaping what we have sown. God will not be mocked and no nation is safe from the judgment of God if they purposefully rebel against Him.

In my humble opinion, the first step in recovering from the rise of wickedness and evil in our society is to pray. We must pray without ceasing and pray that God helps deliver us from our own self inflicted immorality. The Bible says that the last days will be like as it was during the times of Noah, when wickedness and evil were so rampant that God flooded the Earth to cleanse it from such evil. Yet the lesson to learn is that even though God flooded the world and destroyed everything that lived except that which Noah took on the ark, it gives us a reason to long for the blessed hope of the rapture of the church that will remove us from the time and place of God's wrath that will fall on unrepentant sinners. Despite the darkness that is slowly but surely enveloping the world, we should seek the spirit of God and all the things that are of Him including love, joy, peace, goodness, etc.

God bless.

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