The world continues its toboggan slide into depravity, and, frankly, into the Great Tribulation. This is a stark reality, but one that we must realize and understand fully. We are living in the end times and the signs of this are becoming more evident and poignant with each passing day.
Mankind continues its Satanically inspired quest to -- unwittingly in some cases -- support Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's claim that "God is dead." Others are saying that God, in the form of Jesus Christ, anyway, never existed -- while some even slander the Son of God openly, and pop culture is latching on, "hook, line, and sinker."
A documentary movie titled, "The God Who Wasn't There," has recently been released. It's not only an attack on Christianity; it's a full-scale war against the idea that Jesus Christ even existed. It's designed to undermine the faith of those who believe that Jesus Christ of Nazareth was real, that He walked the earth as a human being, and that He gave His life for the sins of mankind.
The movie's producers say that the story of Christ's life fits the ancient mold of "the hero pattern," which they also identify in many other belief systems. And they present other common criticisms of the Bible and its concepts and tenets. Promotional text on the movie's website proclaims:
The taboo-shattering documentary that Newsweek says, "irreverently lays out the case that Jesus Christ never existed."
If we haven't already, we all need to begin the quest to answer the ultimate question, "Does God exist?" Reading the booklet The Real God: Proofs and Promises is an excellent place to start.
There are others who, while not denying Jesus' existence, terribly distort who and what He is. In a Parade Magazine interview, February 17, 2010, the pop singer Elton John said:
I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel...
The better question might be: What brings a person to this depth of blasphemy and lack of biblical understanding in his mind?
The thought of Christ being homosexual is not even worth commenting on, it is so ludicrous. But, because some say that Christ never spoke directly against homosexuality, I feel compelled to address the issue. Christ was the God of the Old Testament (1 Corinthians 10:1-4) and condemned homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22). We need to prove these things for ourselves... we are without question living in the end times, and time is short. Elton John's comments are indicative of the depravity of this society.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 states:
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
Elton John is slinging blasphemous mud at Jesus Christ, the Savior of all mankind. But who really is behind all this? There is a spirit war going on and Satan, the prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2), continues to step up his game in deceiving society (Revelation 12:9). He is the real culprit, instilling doubt and cynicism at an unprecedented worldwide scale. We have to be ready; we must be prepared to combat in our own minds these onslaughts against the Bible, and against the very concept of Christ Himself.
Naysayers are launching an all-out attack on Christ, and railing blasphemous statements against Him. How much do we need God's Kingdom, ruled by Jesus Christ, to come? He will, without question, set these matters straight!
To learn more about this soon-coming time of right knowledge and understanding, request The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like?