There are excuses, and THERE ARE EXCUSES! If you thought ‘the dog ate my homework’ was rather trite, you are really going to get frustrated with the newest evasion of moral responsibility. “We are living out the end of times” is the common theme for those who are indifferent to the world and national chaos threatening to destroy us all. I have heard this song and dance too many times from those who don’t want to be bothered with the headache of getting involved in the fight to save the country. Using the ‘end of the world’ defense, they attempt to vindicate their inaction with the inevitably of the end of times.
I am really beginning to get annoyed by this ‘why fight it, we’re all going to die’ surrender to the enemies which threaten the future of the republic, world, and lives of our children. “It’s in the Bible” is a commonplace expression nowadays concerning the breakdown of humanity and the push for a one world government. Yes, it is. But nowhere in the Bible is the determination of the time for the end of time.
“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” Mark 13:32
“But concerning that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” Mathew 24:36
The revelations of the ‘end of times’ is a very complex subject. While we know the signs to look for, not one of us knows nor understands the events preceding the finals days. And my motto is, “If someone says they can pinpoint the end of times, he or she is a charlatan.” I especially distrust those people who believe they alone have figured out God’s timetable.
I could not nor would I suggest that this is or isn’t the end of times. I do know that throughout history, generation after generation have believed that they were living out the biblical prophecy for the end of time. They all saw the signs for the time period they were living. And each generation believed that humanity could not become more estranged from God nor mankind more defiant of God’s commands than they were at that present time, but they did and continued so.
The circumstances of the madness we are witnessing on the world and national stage today would definitely make one think that man has reached that place of ultimate rejection. It doesn’t take an abstract thinker to envision God’s limit in patience. And were I to know, without a doubt, that I was living in the end times of man’s last 10 or 20 years, I would not be astonished. But I don’t know that and neither does anyone else.
For the sake of argument, let’s say I did know that mankind had only fifty years of life on earth, and that on January 15, 2066 the biblical prophecy of the Book of Revelations would be fulfilled. Do I submit to the depravity of the culture? Do I give in to the inevitable and become a bystander as the world spirals out of control? Do I hide away with my family for fifty years and teach my children that when the going gets rough, pull inward? Or do I make an effort during the remaining time to provide stability in my own small way?
If ‘fighting the good fight’ is a feel good cliché, then the meaning is distorted. ‘Fighting the good fight’ is tough. And it is not always about fighting a fight that is winnable. It is about fighting the righteous fight whether you have a winning or losing chance. But the ‘why bother, the world’s going to end’ justification for watching the social and moral implosion occurring throughout our nation and world is a cop out. A GREAT BIG COP OUT!