The Two-Minute Warning
Luke 21; 2 Peter 3
August 28, 1994
In professional football, one of the most exciting occurrences is the two-minute warning. In the fourth quarter, the last two minutes can often be the most chaotic and yet systemized times in the entire ball game.
Look at our world today -- drive-by shootings, car jackings, Dr. Kevorkin suicide machines, condoms given to fifth graders, abortion as birth control, child abuse and pornography. In nuclear reactor language, we are experiencing a cultural meltdown.
Since 1960: 560% increase in violent crime; 419% increase of illegitimate births; divorce rate tripled; teen suicide up 200%.
**Hal Lindsey, Planet Earth 2000 A.D.
**p. 16 -- Dr. Dobson quotes
**p. 84 -- Earthquakes
**Two men in one day asked me about the return of Jesus.
**Purpose of prophecy is not for us to make a calendar, but to build character.
**Date setters are upsetters.
There are over 300 prophecies fulfilled in the birth of Jesus. Why? Because God wanted us to know that this is my son. Recognize him.
There are over 300 prophecies about His imminent return. He will come as a thief in the night.
Soweto, South Africa
Saddam Hussein and the Iraq situation.
Operation Desert Shield
**Morehead City, North Carolina -- A dad with binoculars waited 12 hours to see his son on the ship.
Three hundred times in the New Testament, His return is mentioned.
"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again." John 14:3.
C. S. Lewis (Oxford and Cambridge scholar) in his book, The World's Last Night, lists three reasons why people do not believe in Jesus's return.
1. It did not take place as the early church predicted. They asked, "Why hasn't Christ come. Why does He delay?" (Peter's answer is in 2 Peter 3.)
2. The theory of inevitable process. If we believe mankind is getting b ...
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