Letter: Meteor foretells end times?
A meteor explodes over Russia, injuring 1,000; the same day a larger meteor barely misses the earth. Two weeks earlier an 8.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.
Meanwhile, Iran and North Korea are ramping up nuclear activities, the Chinese are secretly launching hacking attacks against our computers. I could fill my allotment of words just listing the disasters hanging over us, from earthquakes and volcanoes, pulse and dirty bombs, viral epidemics and drug-resistant bacteria, collapse of the dollar and the US economy, etc. What gives?
Many Christians believe we are entering the end times, spoken often in the Bible. If so, it will end in destruction of the current world system and the ushering in of God's Kingdom.
The transition will be violent, even catastrophic. Jesus said "men's hearts (will be) failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth" (Luke 21:26). There will be no place to hide; even billionaires will not be able to save themselves.
Jesus said, "For when they say 'peace and safety,' then sudden destruction comes upon them ... and they shall not escape" (1 Thes. 5:3).
Jesus also said that as it starts to happen, angry and desperate earth-dwellers will turn on the Christians with fierce persecution. Judging by the recent letter from Mr. Scarfe, it seems some are ready to start the persecution now. Jesus said that His people will be hated by all — as they lift up their heads and rejoice even as the world system collapses all around.
I urge readers to make up their minds now which side they want to be on: the persecuted Christians or the fearful earth-dwellers of this collapsing world, because the day will come when it will be too late to switch.