It’s so fun to write, “We are in the end times”. The link below discusses it in a circumspect way.
I wonder when the first national religious figure talked of the current state of moral decay and how the god is about to put the hammer down. Was it right after the pilgrims landed or a few years later?
It has been a staple of religious politics and fund raising during all of my lifetime. And, it is being recycled today as if it were fresh and urgent news.
We have to remember Jesus and his circle thought the world would end during his lifetime, that it was very near in time. He was as successful in using the idea has U. S. evangelists have been.
People hearing this threat would be wise to remember it has been said since the beginning of Christianity. In addition, they should ask by what objective standard is sin worse now than ever before?
The truth is, there is not agreement within the faith as to what the “end” really means. The Bible treats it in different ways. The floating down and floating up of Jesus takes place in a different time and sequence in different parts of the Bible.
Should one worry there is a link between gay marriage, abortion and the end times? There is no theological meaning to these events. They are not sins.
The sky refuses to fall.