When I discuss Escalating Evil, global and contemporary, people generally claim that evil has always existed and it has been recently highlighted through advances in communication technology. I agree with the advances, and war horrors, for instance in WWII, but I intently browsed the bible to justify my position. Perhaps we are not reading the Bible with attention and diligence to guide us in The End Times.
“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:1-4).
“Many false prophets will arise and deceive many; and because of the increase in evildoing, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:11-14).
I rest my case with the testimony of the Divine Master. We can now read the writing on the wall and His Knowledge and Wisdom should encourage us to seek the Bread of Heaven and the Power of the Holy Spirit. Refer to the articles the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit’s Gifts and Fruits.
The pews of American churches could hardly accommodate the faithful reactively seeking solace and closure in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. We should proactively kneel now on the same pews to feed on the Bread of Heaven and dress the armor of the Holy Spirit. Ominous dark clouds rise on the horizon, but we seem impervious to them till they crush us and we will then seek the pews for solace and closure.