The malady goes by many names: End-time weariness; Rapture fatigue; Israel burn-out. The results are the same: The scoffers and skeptics are gaining too much territory and too many followers. The fact that the King is coming is boring and just old news. What Hal Lindsey wrote in 1969 in his classic “The Late-Great Planet Earth”, in the eyes of many, did not come to pass. Thus, there is a collective so-what sigh.
Haven’t we waited long enough??
William P. Young, the author of the best-selling novel “The Shack,” which was made into a major motion picture and decried by some as containing blasphemous and false doctrine, outlined in a recent interview that he believes people are still given chances to receive Christ’s sacrifice after death, remarking, “I don’t think the story is over just because you die.”
For the honest person who respects the Word of God, the veneer of reconciliation and fight against injustice isn’t very hard to peel. Once that is done, it is easy to see that Christ at the Checkpoint is indeed interested in reconciliation, as long as by it they mean Israel’s unilateral apology for its “crimes” against Palestinians along with Israel relinquishing the “occupied” land of Palestine and further submitting to the regional demands by its Arab neighbors. As a one-way street, this has nothing to do with true reconciliation.
As most of you have noticed for quite a few years now, many old-fashioned, traditional, conservative churches have changed many things in order to conform to a changing world. You might say that they’ve been hacked by demonic programmers.
By 2018, there are number of disturbing trends sweeping across the western world that seem to only be building momentum:
- Marked increase in homosexuality and transgenderism
- Abortion and euthanasia
- Growing intolerance of Biblical Christianity
- Growing rise in Christian ecumenism and apostasy
- Marked rejection of objective truth for subjective reasoning
- Marked increase of violence and anger
- Marked increase of apathy
- Marked increase of suicides