Matt Barber’s latest column is described this way by the Worldnetdaily: “Matt Barber describes ‘an Islamo-‘progressive’ axis of evil’ battling Truth.” Things like that just make me laugh. It’s just inane gibberish, meaningless drivel. This cracks me up too:
“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”
– Matthew 24:6
I’m not quite ready, just yet, to put on my “The End is Nigh!” sandwich board and go about street preaching in Times Square. Still, for anyone gifted with the Spirit of discernment, it’s hard to ignore the heavy stench of unparalleled spiritual warfare that hangs thick in the air. It pongs as sulfur from Old Faithful in every corner of the earth.
The world is in chaos as never before. Read the news. You see it. You feel it. You know it.
Here’s the shortlist: The specter of an Ebola pandemic, jihadist genocide, the exploding conflict in Israel, Gaza and the larger Middle East, Russia, China, a nuclear Iran, the American border crisis, the collapsing global economy, sexual anarchy, child corruption, the deconstruction of marriage, the abortion holocaust, worldwide rebellion against God’s natural order and a whole lot more.It looks as though, at any moment, it might all come crashing down with universally catastrophic consequences.
Wars and rumors of wars. Like there’s a time in human history when that hasn’t been true? Christians in every age have believed they were living in the end times because the predictions of what would precede those times are always happening. You can pick out any random 5 year period in human history and make a virtually identical list, even if you leave off all the items that are really just “shit Matt Barber doesn’t like.” If Barber were alive in the 14th century, he’d be listing the black plague, the war between the British and Castille, the Byzantine civil war, the Hundred Years War, the killing of Jews in Switzerland and many other things as evidence of the last days. It’s like saying “you’ll know we’re in the end times when the sun rises in the east.”