Peter the Apostle, in His Second letter to the early church predicted that one of the signs of the last days would be the growing skepticism that people would have about God’s judgment. Peter said: “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming?” (2 Peter 3:3)
Many deny that God will hold mankind accountable for his sins. Immorality today has been redefined to fit the “politically correct” and anti-biblical mindset of our days. Many just want to live the way they desire and are growing increasingly petulant toward those who disagree with them. Nahum, 713 B.C. said: “The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knows them that trust in Him. But with an overrunning flood (of judgment) He will make an utter end of the place thereof (where wickedness is found), and darkness shall pursue His enemies.” (Nahum 1:7-8)
In Nahum also we read that God will certainly bring judgment on Nineveh, and, I believe, on America, “Because of the multitude of harlotries of the seductive harlot (extreme immorality), The mistress of sorceries, who sells nations through her harlotries, and families through her sorceries.” (Nahum 3:4) God is here speaking to Nineveh just before He destroyed it for its horrible immorality. America is in this condition today. The loudest voices in America today are of those who defend and promote freedoms to be immoral! Notice how in the expression of this prophecy that Nineveh’s sins were being exported to other nations. Families were being destroyed through Nineveh’s sins. We are certainly seeing this in America. For many years America has exported the Gospel through missions to other countries. We also exported freedom through the power of our military and strong beneficent foreign policy that assumed “American exceptionalism” because of being predominately under the influence of biblical morality. We were a force for good in the world. But, things are changing fast! We are now exporting immorality through cults, pornography, immoral entertainment. We are apologizing to nations we have actually helped and have acted like we are the reason for the world’s problems. Now, our military is being more and more restricted from even talking about God.
Added to all of this is the anti-God crowd that is working hard to remove all references to God from road sides to mountain tops! Because we are in the latter days, we should understand that the Bible already prophesied these conditions. But Christians should never despair! The Bible predicts that as immorality grows, becomes fashionable, and belief in institutions as fundamental and ancient as the family become the subject of jokes, ridicule and persecution, then the time of the Lord’s coming to rapture His Church to heaven is near! (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) No matter how much man mocks God, His people and the truth about coming judgment, God’s word will still be fulfilled. Jesus is coming again!
You can take courage in these times of mocking and growing skepticism about God, America and the family. John writes: “And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.” (1 John 2:28) Today is a good time to trust in Jesus Christ who died on the cross for your sins, as personal Savior! The first step to knowing the joy of the Lord is by simply acknowledging that you need God in your life. There is no better life than the new life that we can receive from God through believing in Jesus Christ. God still loves the sinner! (John 3:16) Time to trust in God’s Son, Jesus Christ while there is still time! Judgment is coming! The louder the mocking, the nearer we are to His coming!