Professor Brian Cox has suggested that the reason there are no visible signs of aliens on other planets is because “intelligent life destroys itself not long after it evolves.” He further states that “It may be that the growth of science and engineering inevitably outstrips the development of political expertise, leading to disaster. We could be approaching that position.” In other words unless God intervenes this world is doomed. He also argues there must have been many more “big bangs” like that which resulted in life on planet earth, but finding nothing on other worlds, suggests that the other big bangs and resultant civilisations destroyed themselves. An interesting theory indeed.
The Middle East is in wild fury, uncontained fear, and senseless killing because the Western allies intervened in Iraq. No one seems to be able to bring peace in Syria, birth place of Abraham. The possible filtration of ISIS terrorists throughout Europe, due to uncontainable immigration, suggests that within a foreseeable future turmoil and violence including death will erupt, irrespective of country.
“Peace in our time” is ridiculed as nations flex their atomic muscles; seeking to destroy God’s people – the Israelites. The Jews have become the focal force of many in the gentile community, who, with consuming energy in scientific discovery, which supersedes all other thinking and behaviour, seeks to be part of that unconstrained unity to expunge the Jews from living memory. But, they forget Sodom and Gomora. God will have his day of triumph.
Each nation which had reached its zenith and attacked Israel, has now virtually disappeared or been side lined as major forces on earth. The Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Medes and Persians, the Greeks and the Roman Empire all overwhelmed the Jews, but the Jews still prosper and sing their songs. They have won or been awarded 179 Nobel Prizes, who can match that record? God keeps them till the day dawns and David’s great Son, even Jesus Christ sits on the eternal throne and rules with equity. He then burns up and purifies the earth and a new heaven and earth are created. Far better than we have ever imagined. “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away” [Rev 21:1].
Mankind will come to make war against God’s chosen people, and that is the time when all things come into dissolution. Anyone with reasonable perception cannot watch the Middle East with anything but anxiety. But, that perturbation is undergirded by God’s promises. Professor Cox may well be right in that mankind will destroy itself for anyone who wars against God will lose. The scenes of graphic violence and death that results as the nation’s march on the “apple of His eye,”
will be terrible to behold and is detailed in the Book of Revelation. The atomic bomb on Hiroshima will be nothing compared to the loss of life that will result.
Whilst the British nation argues about Brexit or no Brexit, and America ponders Trump and Clinton, there are other and more serious things to consider. When will the Anti-Christ arise? When will the genocide in Syria cease, when will Russia and USA speak peace together – the possible destruction of mankind? I am not being negative and do believe in God and His promises, but do see prophecy being unfolded even as I write this short article. However, when Jesus comes all will be well. The Bible does not teach democracy, it is alien to God’s principle of rulership, He is Lord and will be Lord of all. We do not join in government with God and vote an issue through, he speaks it, and it is done.
The only reason people push for democracy is because man is fallen and cannot rule himself. He does not know how to, so we look for a king who can and will. That is Jesus “King of King and Lord of Lords” [Rev.19:16].
In these, the closing days of time, what joy the glorious hope affords, that soon-oh, wondrous truth sublime! He shall reign, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
He’s coming soon, He’s coming soon,
With joy we welcome His returning;
It may be morn, it may be night or noon –
We know He’s coming soon.