“and because iniquity shall abound…” (Click here to view complete post)

In Matthew chapter 24 the disciples came to Jesus and asked “what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?”. Then Jesus responded with a long dissertation which gives us some keen insight into the end times. In verse 12 he says, “and because iniquity shall abound…”.

I was visiting with someone just the other day, and we were both remarking about the fact that we have never seen so much lawlessness as we are experiencing today. I’m not sure that there’s any better way to describe what we are seeing in America and around the world. Drugs, divorce, family turmoil, killings, hatred, bullying, greed, thievery, lying, scams, abortion, racism, slander, wickedness, evil, terrorism — on and on!

LAWLESSNESS. I don’t know any better way to describe what is happening all around us than this word. The world seems to be abounding in lawlessness. We are like a band of vigilantes — outlaws. There is total disrespect for life, liberty, personal property, position, authority, and boundaries.

More and more people are living outside the law, with total disrespect for the law. Just like in the Old Testament at the time of the judges, the very last verse of that book says, “in those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes”!

There are consequences for lawbreakers. And we can better believe that there will be consequences in America and throughout the world if we continue to embrace lawlessness. And if we continue to ignore the King of Kings, and the fact that we are in those last days.

Jay Scribner

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