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PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The World at War (Part 2)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
— A World Gone Mad
Since 1945, when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, mankind has lived with the threat of nuclear annihilation. The “baby boomers” — those born in the population boom after World War II — could just as easily be called the generation of the bomb. Many psychologists believe that people in this generation do not think like any generation that has ever preceded them because they have to live with the reality of their own vulnerability every day.
Educator Arthur Levine has described the current mentality as, “Going first class on the Titanic!” In his study sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Levine found that today’s students are self-centered, individualistic “escapists” who want little responsibility for solving society’s problems, but who want society to provide them with the opportunity to fulfill their pleasure. They have given up noble causes because they have given up any real hope of solving the world’s problems. They see themselves on a hopeless voyage to disaster. Unable to turn the ship around, they simply clamor for the first-class seats so they can enjoy the ride until the inevitable strikes.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: We are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. This section is titled, “Watch” (Part 2) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:
The passage of Scripture before our eyes, is one that deserves the close attention of all professing Christians. We ought to read it again and again, until we are thoroughly familiar with every sentence that it contains. It is a passage that concerns us all, whether ministers or people, rich or poor, learned or unlearned, old or young. It is a passage that can never be known too well.