If you find yourself wondering with greater and greater frequency, ” just what is going on”, I say, good! Good? Yes, good. It is good that you can recognize that something (everything) is wrong. Volcanoes, earthquakes, violent storms, crazy mixed-up weather patterns, signs in the heavens, heard any news about the happenings on the sun lately? The eminent collapse of our government, our economy, our way of life.
The weirdness does not stop there. Look at society, and how it is acting. I am amazed at the depth of hatred of goodness, disdain for all things pure, and general perversion in society today, and even more so at how that perversion crosses generational boundaries. It used to be, at least for the most part, that younger generations could look to the older for wisdom, steadfastness, and maturity. No longer. You are just as likely to find a 70 year old acting out as you would with a 20 year old. And I do not mean for the good.
So back to the original question… Just what is going on? My opinion, we are in the last days. Need some proof? How about the infallible, inerrant, eternal Word of God?
2 Timothy 3:1-7
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be:
lovers of their own selves, Check!
covetous, (lovers of money) Check!
proud, (arrogant) Check!
disobedient to parents, (abusive) Check!
unthankful, (ungrateful) Check!
without natural affection, (heartless) Check!
trucebreakers, (unappeasable) Check!
false accusers, (slanderous) Check!
incontinent, (without self control) Check!
fierce, (brutal) Check!
despisers of those that are good, Check!
traitors, (treacherous) Check!
heady, (reckless) Check!
highminded, (swollen with conceit) Check!
lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Check!
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: Check!
from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
I know it can be argued that men have always exhibited this type of behavior, and I would agree. Two things, however, give me pause. Firstly, have men been so decidedly given over to these types of behavior? and has the influence/reaction been so universally accepted before? I would say no. Secondly, this list is just a portion of the descriptions found in the Word of God outlining the behavior and spirit of man in the last days.
Never before in history have all the listed predictions manifested themselves at once, as they have in this day and age.
Have a blessed day all.