Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
We may not know the day nor the hour, but Jesus stated we would know the signs. The three sets of verses above have something in common. Each shows a paradigm shift. A shift from man listening and depending on God to Man depending on man. Man becoming his own god. I could easily add the expulsion from the Garden, and it would fit. However, I am dealing with God’s judgement on a generation who became so corrupt and self serving that God was forced to bring a sever judgement.
We are living in such a time. As in Genesis 11 we have become one. Anthropologists are telling us that languages are dying out. One estimate is 1 language disappears every 2 weeks, and this will increase exponentially. Most people around the world understand at least one of 5 major languages and English is becoming the language of the monetary system. We have almost come full circle from Bable, and the whole world has had its focus on the land of Babylon (Iraq) for most of the last 10 years, the area where men came together to build instead of spreading out and subduing the earth as God told them to do.
The other two judgements came when man forgot God, did not acknowledge His authority and became gods to themselves. We have now finally gotten to that point again. Paul in 2 Timothy 3 builds upon what Peter laid out in the verses above:
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.
Reading the above, you would think that Paul sat through a recent Spy movie, or a modern college course. This is what we live in today. Here is the headline to a recent Danish newspaper editorial:
GREATER THAN JESUS? Their whole editorial brings the Deity of Christ into question. In my last blogWhy Is The Church In Decline? Are We In The Great Falling Away? I presented the fact that the Western world is abandoning the belief that God exists, or the Great Falling Away that Jesus foretold would happen before he returned.
We indeed have witnessed in our lifetime a paradigm shift from believing in God to man deifying himself as the Danish newspaper that I quoted above confirms. The next thing that will happen will be the judgement we are bringing on ourselves for doing so.