He Never Said it Would Be Easy (1 of 9) by Jeff Schreve

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He Never Said it Would Be Easy (1 of 9)
Series: Future Shock - What in the World Is Going On?
Jeff Schreve
2 Timothy 3:1-13

In 1972, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote a book that was wildly popular. The title of the book was ''Future Shock.'' In the book, Toffler described an age of rapid technological and structural change, and he said when change comes at a rapid rate, people struggle with anxiety, and they struggle with fear, and they struggle with stress, and they find themselves in a state of shock because things are changing so quickly - ''Future Shock.'' That was in 1972 he recognized about the shock of change. Well, I wonder what he would say today. You know, in the 70s, early 70s, that book was so popular it sold over 6 million copies. They even made a, movie documentary featuring Orson Wells, talking about the changes in the future.

Now, without question, our world today, decades and decades past the 1972 release of ''Future Shock,'' our world today is experiencing such massive changes, such rapid changes; changes to technology. We have information coming at us so fast that it's like taking a drink out of a fire hydrant. And bedrock beliefs that have been foundational in our world for centuries, those are being challenged, and those are being changed right before our eyes - what people think about God, what they think about the Bible, what people think about the foundation of marriage and the family changing right before our eyes, and it can produce such a shock.

But let me tell you, God is not shocked, because God sees the end from the beginning. God knows everything that's going to happen. And God told us in His Word what the future holds.

We're starting a new series today, and I've entitled it ''Future Shock: What in the World is going on?'' And we're going to look at some of the things that are going on in this world, and we're going to look at what God says in His Word about the last days, because God wants us to know and God wants us to be ...

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