Wars and Rumors of Wars, and the War on Christians

Posted: February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sitting on the Mount of Olives, Jesus is approached by his disciples and they ask Him, ‘Tell us what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?”  Jesus then describes the signs of the coming in the rest of Matthew 24.  He cautions them about being mislead.

In 24:6 he mentions “wars and rumors of wars.” and in 24:9 he mentiones the tribulations Christians will face and they will “put you to death.” Just this week Newsweek magazine ran an article on the war on Christianity around the world. Just recently an Iranian pastor was sentenced to death. In parts of the Islamic world there are regular beheadings of believers. Sudan is currently being victimized by extremists practicing racial cleansing.

Israel has raised the question of dropping a bomb on Iran’s nuclear capabilities. The GOP debate highlighted the fragile state of our world on the brink of war. None of this should come as a surprise to anyone who reads the Bible.

Be aware that in the end, God wins. God is orchestrating all of history to demonstrate His incredible glory. While we are here as believers, the desire for God to receive glory from all peoples should motivate us to world evangelization and missions.

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