2 Thessalonians 2 warns that a man of lawlessness (the Antichrist) is coming soon, and the mystery of lawlessness is already at work (verse 7).
Nowhere is lawlessness more evident in our nation today than in cities where police have been asked to stand down while domestic terrorists set fire to buildings, turn city blocks into “autonomous zones,” and take aim at police officers and citizens. (We are supposed to believe these are “peaceful protests.”)
Now, the next step. Here is what took place in front of the federal courthouse in Portland:
Yes, the burning of the American flag and a stack of Bibles. Eric Metaxas responded with a sobering tweet:
Indeed, let the reader understand. We are seeing rampant evil perpetrated in ways we have never seen before, not only in Portland, but around the world.
In the past, the American public and government officials would have been appalled, and would have united against such extremism, but not today. In fact, just the opposite is happening in important places. Liberal leftists in government and society are not only condoning such behavior, but are encouraging it.
Romans 1:28-32 has suddenly become very relevant:
28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.[Emphasis mine]
Finally, here is the deep irony: the very mayors, governors and government officials allowing such evil are the same ones mandating the continued closure of churches. The war is on.
So, I ask: If burning Bibles is allowed, how long will it be before they come after Christians directly? Sign of the times….