Are we living in the last days? Some say yes. Others say this is crazy talk. Who is right? Who is uninformed? As I have said many times before, I am far from a Biblical scholar. I am no prophet. I don't have the time or desire to do the proper research. But this is my blog, so I can present information if I want.
No one knows the time and date. We've heard that verse a million times. But radical islamists seek to hasten to coming of their 12th imam, which is why they seek to destroy Israel and the US. The Bible says Jesus will not return until all have had a chance to hear about Him. Presently there are still a couple dozen people groups who have not been reached. Every year that number decreases.
Is climate change related to the end times? Another topic people draw sides over. Who is right? Who is informed, and who is not? These days I am not so sure. Matthew 24 speaks of the last days.
But as the day of our Lord grows near, the Bible warns of Fourth beast, not a country or dynasty, but an individual who will be different and charismatic, who will conquer entire world - and the world will praise him.
Science tells us that has been no increase in the number of major storms and hurricanes.
The climate is not changing. There has always been extreme heat and major storms. Our methods to measure have become more accurate. In the past many measurement means and devices were comparatively unreliable: from temperature gauges in a parking lot to sea level gauges not affixed to a permanent structure. People have short memories. Devastating storms from the 1900's, the 1800's, and before have been long forgotten. What has increased is the media coverage of these events, as well as public awareness.
But what with storms like Harvey and Irma? Earthquakes in Mexico and around the world? And mad men like Jong, Putin, Obama, Hillary, Bernie, Soros, and Trump? These were topics I wanted to address but didn't know how. As usual author Joel Rosenberg ties them altogether. Not sure where he gets his sources, that conflict with the Wall Street Journal piece.