Exactly What Jesus Said It Would.
by Stephen Altrogge
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Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols.
IT GETS WORSE
Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,
2 Thessalonians 2:9-11
I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
2 Thessalonians 2:8
DON'T LOSE HOPE
...But if we’re constantly outraged, disgusted, discouraged, or panicked, then we haven’t come to grips with the Bible’s grim description of the world, and we aren’t fully trusting in our coming, conquering, reigning king.
Yeah, it’s bad. Yeah, it’s gonna get worse. But the gospel will continue to triumph, Jesus will remain on the throne, and Jesus will finally rid the world of wickedness.