Monday, 2 June 2014

The End Has come

God has revealed that the conditions described in Genesis chapter six are the same conditions that are extant in the world today: and as he revealed to Noah that he was going to destroy the wicked and save Noah and his family, to day he has revealed that he will destroy the wicked and save his elect.

During the time of Noah God’s judgment came because of the following conditions thus: “God saw that the wickedness of man was great upon the earth, and that every imagination of the thought of his heart was only evil continually”(Gen.6:5).  the narrative continues: “The earth was also corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence”(Gen.6:11).

Today every imagination of the thoughts of men’s hearts is evil.  Note the video games, fictional books and films that emerge out of the imagination of the human heart.  They are corrupted and filled with violence, and that violence manifests itself in our schools, colleges, universities, in the streets of our cities, in our homes – as family members brutalised and murder one another.  And of course, on a larger scale, we have the violence of war, as peoples and nations strive to kill one another, because of greed!

Today our cities are cauldrons of corruption and violence, and humanity is the flesh!  Even Cicero, who lived over a hundred years before the birth of Jesus observed thus: “It is the city that creates luxury.  And out of luxury, inevitably, comes greed, out of greed bursts forth violence, out of violence proliferates all the various kinds of crime and iniquity.”  An apt description of the world in which we live.

These same conditions were foretold by Jesus as a sign of the end of this age, and the ushering in of the Kingdom of God.  Note the words of Jesus: “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be”(Matt.24:37). 

To be continued…