I think the one sure thing that comes across very strongly ever since Watergate is that one will have a choice of which media report to listen to – we have entered a time when the Biblical term, “wars and rumors of wars” has taken on very clear meaning.
And of that condition the Bible says that such signs are “the beginning of sorrows.”
For years, although I have doubted it, I have prayed that the pre-trib interpretations, although of rather recent introduction to Christianity, are true – like most people would, I don’t really relish the idea that believers will go through the tribulation period. And as I have watched sign after sign of “sorrows” materializing in the form of rumors (no possibility to know WHAT is true in reporting), the more frequent my prayers for the Lord’s return have become.
However, if the pre-trib interpretations are not true and believers are going to suffer through the tribulation, I trust God to equip believers to endure whatever comes, even if faced with death in that process. It is certainly clear these days that it is not a time to be a lukewarm believer.
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