The media, film and song industry are full of anti-Christ items. Devil worship is on the rise. New films not based on historical fact found in the Bible, are like novels meant to decry our Lord. Even politicians are not immune from this sin – one blasphemously said Vote for my party and you will go to heaven with me. All I can say is that these people are extremely short-sighted because our Lord is coming and they will be judged by Him.
The 21st C has seen many signs of his second coming. Jesus said “evil men shall wax worse”, “nation shall rise against nation”(civil war), persecution of Christians shall be rife. It is worse than any time in history and will be much more severe. Some things Jesus mentioned: No one not the angels, nor the Son will know the hour of his coming, only the Father knows. He said many will claim to be Christ and we are not to believe it if they say “look here is the Messiah.”
The rapture theories that at present state that Christians will be taken to heaven on a certain day before the great persecution of Christians are wrong and unscriptural. While the rapture theory might be comforting to some, Christians have suffered persecution down the ages and will in the end times. Christ said God has shortened the days of their suffering, it will be so dreadful. Remember Nero? It will be unimaginable: family members will betray their loved ones too. Christ warned us to flee from the centre of the anti-christ’s kingdom.
When our Lord returns at his second coming, it will be as Judge and King. It will be an unimaginable spectacle that every eye shall see and ever knee bow and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. He will be accompanied by all the host of heaven and Christians shall rise to meet him in the air with those who have gone before: for Christians a time of unutterable joy, for those who denied him a time of regret and “gnashing of teeth”.
God give us wisdom and strength in these days