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The Days of Noah
Series: Bible Prophecy
A. ACCORDING TO GEORGE BARNA 2/3 OF ADULTS IN AMERICA BELIEVE THE WORLD IS OUT OF CONTROL.
B. IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT OUR WORLD IS FACING ONE OT THREE THINGS:
3. RETURN OF CHRIST.
C. I BELIEVE WE ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING THE RETURN OF CHRIST.
ILL. IN 1969 WHEN NEIL ARMSTRONG STEPPED ONTO THE SURFACE OF THE MOON IT WAS SAID IN TIME MAGAZINE, ''THE ONLY NEWS EVENT COULD COMMAND LARGER WORLD WIDE ATTENTION WOULD BE THE 2NDCOMING OF JESUS CHRIST.
D. HE IS COMING AGAIN.
1. THERE ARE SIGNS THAT GIVE US INSIGHT INTO THE TIME OF HIS
2. THE NT SAYS IT WILL BE AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH: WHAT
WAS IT LIKE IN NOAH'S DAY? GENESIS 6:13 TELLS US.
E. THE SIGNS OF HIS RETURN CAN BE SUMMARIZED INTO SEVERAL
I. SPIRITUAL SIGNS.
A. FALLING AWAY:
1. THE EMPHASIS WILL BE MORE ON COMFORT THAN COMMITMENT.
2. IN AMERICA:
5/100 church members can't be found.20/100 church members don't pray. 25/100 don't read their Bibles.30/100 never attend church. 40/100 never give.80/100 never do ministry.95/100 never share Christ with anyone.22% say they have no commitment to Christ.54% say the Bible is not the Word of God. In 1991 it was discovered the majority of Americans believe it does not matter to whom you pray.
3. II THESSALONIANS 2:3 ''LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU BY ANY MEANS:
FOR THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME, EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST.''
B. FALSE RELIGION.
1. THE BIBLE PROMISES THE LINE OF FALSE CHRISTS WILL GROW LONGER AND LONGER UNTIL THE FINAL EMBODIMENT OF THE ANTI-CHRIST APPEARS AT THE HEAD OF THE PROCESSION.
2. THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT EMBODIES MANY OF THE LAST DAYS PHILOSOPHIES THAT WILL PREVAIL:MEDITATIVE EXERCISES; ASTROLOGY; CRYSTALOLOGY; AND REINCARNATION.
ILL. RUSSELL CHANDLER, UNDERSTANDING THE NEW AGE, REPORTS THAT DOZENS OF AMERICAN COMPANIES ARE INDOCTRINATING MEN AND WOMEN INTO THE NEW AGE MO ...
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