And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars
In my opinion it was inevitable. A group of terrorists launched a major series of attacks against the people of Great Britain. It
happened this morning, and by late this evening the reports are far from complete.
But there were at least four bombings, three in the subway system and one on a tour bus. Perhaps a few dozen people lost their lives.
The count of the dead may go up higher still.
During this evening’s Bible class, however, the approximately twenty of us who
were present all joined our hands together in a circle. We prayed for those
who were hurt by this tragedy. We also asked God to bring comfort to the families
of those who died.
I know what the Scriptures tell me concerning the “end times.” And because men wish to remove god from their minds, and be their own little Gods instead, it can only
be expected that the conditions of this world cannot get better. Men are in rebellion
against their Creator. They will not bow to Him;
they’re to proud to pray to a deity they cannot see with their eyes.
Nevertheless, this sudden burst of terror bombings made me think of a letter I sent to
a young man in Great Britain in December
of last year. (See my journal entry for December 8, 2004).
In late 2004 I sensed that Great Britain
may be facing some kind of danger. So in my letter I told this man that in years
past his nation brought forth into the world men and women who were champions of the Christian faith. While today, however, England’s
churches are losing members. Its power has been diminished. And in a land where the gospel was once preached with burning passion and holy fervor, all that is left
are mere memories of those days.