by Bill Rudge
Humanity has always shown a bent toward arrogance, defiance, violence and immorality, but this generation is descending to new levels – unprecedented since the time of Noah’s Flood. Our culture is increasingly saturated with the very transgressions which God’s Word foretells will lead to its demise. Revelation 9:20, 21 reveals that people in the last days (during the Tribulation) will refuse to repent of four abominations:
1) Sorcery, Worshiping Demons and Idolatry – New Age spirituality, Eastern mysticism, occultism and demonic phenomena will be very prominent.
2) Sexual Immorality – People will be inflamed with unbridled lust and every sexual perversion imaginable.
3) Murders – It will be a very violent world – wars and rumors of wars, ethnic conflict, terrorism, hijackings, kidnappings, human trafficking, abortions, robberies, assaults, gang violence, bombings, assassinations, serial killers and mass murders, homicides and riots.
4) Thefts and Lies – Deception, fraud, corruption, scandals, slander and gossip will be widespread.
Revelation 21:7, 8 informs us:
He who overcomes will inherit all this [the New Jerusalem …], and I will be his God and he will be My son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.
Revelation 22:14, 15 promises:
Blessed are those who … have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.