Bring it to Barb

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Dear Barb,

Today’s news is full of false religions, warfare, and natural disasters. I am not fanatical but I was raised in a Bible believing Christian home, I am wondering how many of the end times prophecies have been fulfilled? I realize there would be an increase in “famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes” in diverse places, but it seems that current events are a build-up for even greater trouble ahead!

Signed,
Feeling Frightened

 

Dear Frightened,

According to the Bible, the last days are described as “perilous times” because of the increasingly evil character of man. If you watch any news, most would agree that shadiness has broadened that gray line down the center of black and white (e.g. good and evil).

The list of prophecies spoken about in the Bible are things people will become in the last days – lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power (2 Timothy 3:1-2) . This all seems to fit our modern age exactly as we watch it become more prevalent.

There is no doubt that these things are happening. In contrast, something called “moral relativism” is also happening.  Moral relativism is a philosophy that asserts that there is no global, absolute moral law that applies to all people, for all time, and in all places.

A grand example of this philosophy in action can be seen in the 2007-2008 meltdown that occurred in the American financial and banking industry. Those who taught “relative morality” in their philosophy and business ethics college courses oddly enough were outraged and absolutely sure that those who engaged in moral relativism and deceptive business practices ought to be punished for their unethical moral behavior. This type of reaction speaks loudly to an important truth: Moral relativists suddenly have a rather dim view of moral relativism when it will negatively affect them and their financial situation or a loss.

Summing up the relative moral philosophy, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, it does not exist.” Do whatever you think is right.

Summing up the opposite philosophy with this acronym for the BIBLE which is:  Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.  Do whatever the Bible says is right.

The current events, alongside the tendencies our world right now seems to mirror, coincide closely with the prophecies, so you are correct, something’s brewing!

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