As In The Days Of Noah

For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be (Matthew 24:38).

So also shall it be.
The Scripture defines a time in which Jesus will return as like the time of Noah. No one shall be expecting it, and even as many ridiculed Noah as he told them that God would send rain on the earth and flood it, so also many will ridicule those who say that Christ is coming and will reign upon the earth--and fill it with His glory.
So also shall it be.
Those who truly believe that Christ will return will be harder to find. It is now even difficult for me to perceive such a thought as I think about how many people I know that believe He is coming back. But even still, there are far fewer people who anticipate His return with enthusiasm than there once was, and there are few who give it a serious thought on a daily, weekly, or even perhaps a monthly basis. We see that the Master has gone off, and at first we look to the horizon daily, anxiously awaiting His return. But time passes and we believe that He is delaying His coming. And so we find that we do not go to the place as often, where at we looked to the horizon. And we find also that the time we once spent looking for His return has now been filled with daily activity and hurried business.
So also shall it be.
So why should it be any surprise to us that one day will come when there will be so many who call themselves Christian, who will believe that Christ is not coming back. They will buy into another gospel--a doctrine more settling to their logical perceptions of things. They will believe that we have misinterpreted the Scriptures and will determine that it is all symbolic and not actual. They will water down key elements of our faith until faith is superseded by human reasoning. The virgin birth, the requirement of Jesus blood being spilled, the miracles, signs and wonders--these will all be explained away as easily as Pharaoh explained the plagues that befell Him. Is this hard for us to believe? Certainly not when we look around us and see that there is already a push in that direction by so many so called Christians.
So also shall it be.
How many true worshipers and followers of God shall there be? If we look to the days of Noah, we might lose hope, for there was only one found redeemable throughout all mankind. We had better hope and pray for the world's sake that God not let it go that far. And yet, as we look around us today, it is hard to help but wonder what percentage of living souls will escape the coming rain.


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