The Days of Rage
As we watch the rising tide of violence sweeping over the world around us, we need to focus on the predictions given in the Bible that allow us to put all of these unsettling events into a prophetic perspective.
The Prediction of Peril
Near the end of His public ministry, Jesus Christ was approached by His disciples asking for His prophetic insight. Matthew 24:36-39 tells us,
“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”
The Bible tells us that God never leaves His children without light when darkness is coming. In pronouncing the coming judgment upon Israel, the prophet Amos said,
“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”
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Facing the Rising Threat of Critical Race Theory
Riots, hate, and hopelessness are becoming more and more of a problem in America. The church can bring relief; we can be the salt that preserves and light that shows the way. Unfortunately, vast numbers of believers are late coming on the scene and have trouble understanding what they are dealing with. Time is short, so we need to ask God to guide and use us; giving us eyes to see, ears to hear, and mouths to speak His words.
It helps to understand that we are reaping the fruit of the seed philosophers, educators, and authors have been sowing for decades; that seed is called Critical Theory. Here’s an example from an op-ed in Philadelphia of the thinking Critical Theory encourages:
Racism isn’t something white people can cure themselves of just by wanting to. You can read a thousand books, go to hundreds of protests, and talk to dozens of Black people — but until the systems of oppression are permanently dismantled, white people are forever stained with the guilt and shame of racism.
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