It’s often challenging to find good videos and teachings about the future that take a sober look at both the Biblical worldview of things to come as told through prophecy and the conspiracy theories associated with what’s happening in the world today. All too often, these teachings try too hard to equate this event or that person with what’s spoken of in the Bible.
How many times did we hear that President Obama was the Antichrist?
In this video from Nephtali Mercado, TFG Ministries does a very nice job of offering stark warnings without going overboard on the assumptions. It does this by speculating about the direction of modern society and comparing these trends to what we know about the end times from scripture.
There are parts of this video that I wholeheartedly disagree with, but the nature of our journey through this life is such that we must explore ideas that might run contrary to our own. It’s okay to hear things that may not be true as long as we go in with the whole Armor of God and the discernment that comes through prayer and reading our Bibles.
It will make for an interesting hour and eighteen minutes of watching. Hopefully, it will make you think and, most importantly, explore the Bible further to gain a better understanding of how we are to live our lives today.
Ezekiel’s prophecy and the truth about false prophets
The topic of “false prophets” is often difficult to discuss on the internet in general and social media in particular because invariably whenever we warn of false prophets, we’re accused of being false prophets. Such is the nature of our struggle to live a faithful life and spread the Gospel. Naysayers and mockers are always there.
This topic in particular is a challenging one because it’s based upon a set of verses that some believe has been misinterpreted in most churches today. The verses in question are found in Matthew 24, verses 4 and 5.
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
The standard interpretation says that there will be people in the end times who claim to be Christ. While this is also true, as we see regularly, an alternate (and in my opinion, much more credible) interpretation is that false teachers will come in the end times in the name of Jesus Christ and will lead their flocks astray.
The argument is all in how the context is understood. Most read it as people saying, “I am Christ,” as in they’re claiming to be Christ. But what I believe he’s saying is people shall come in His name saying that He (Jesus) is Christ, and then shall deceive many. It changes the risk factor for believers because it insinuates there are those who may be leading a church today who pretend to be teaching the Gospel but are actually preaching a self-serving version of it that still claims to be a message from our Lord and Savior but is actually a great deception.
Those who have seen or even been brought into the prosperity “gospel” may have a very clear idea of what I mean.
This video goes into much more detail about prophetic events told of in both the Old and New Testament. I strongly recommend watching it, if only to make you think about what’s happening in the world around us.
Two TEDx videos warn us to fear the coming AI overlords
Artificial intelligence is here. We’ve talked about it in the past and we won’t stop talking about it until general artificial intelligence, the true threat to humanity, is here. If and when that happens, this site will probably already have been taken down anyway.
But specialized artificial intelligence is already in play today. It’s spreading at such a rapid pace that some are calling on scientists and technology firms to pump the brakes before it goes too far, too fast. At this early stage, we don’t know what we don’t know, which is the scariest aspect of the whole topic.
TEDx, which we often sift through in order to find the rare gems, presented a pair of them tonight. They both talk about artificial intelligence, the dangers associated, and actions that must be taken to prevent it from becoming dangerous. The better of the two videos is above, but both are worth watching.
This isn’t the Haley Joel Osment movie. This is real and it’s much more worrisome than just about any technological advancement out there right now. It’s time for Americans to start paying attention so we know how to react when it reaches its tipping point.
Most in society don’t realize the creeping occultism that surrounds us
Many in modern western society are heading down a very dark path and most who are on it have no idea. If we’re being completely honest with ourselves and not succumbing to the instant cringe that comes over many of us when a “conspiracy theory” is discussed, we’ll realize that things we may have once considered harmless expressions are quickly turning towards actual manifestations of ungodliness.
It’s in our clothes. It’s in our music. It’s on the television, in movies, and on the internet. Some would argue that it’s no different than it was when rock n’ roll first hit the scene or when graphic violence and sexuality became commonplace on popular television shows. But it is. This is very different. Claims by those crazy old folks who saw the devil in everything new have been considered silly in today’s society. I thought so as well. Now, I believe they may have simply been the distractions necessary to start normalizing the drastic changes we’re seeing today.
What preceded these changes may have been precursors to prepare society for darker variations of the theme, but these new iterations have forgone the subterfuge they used before. They embrace the evil in a way that makes it seem good. For example, the alleged basis behind Celine Dion’s new line of children’s clothing seems plain enough. On the surface, few in society would recognize the problem of gender-neutral clothing that puts skulls, all-seeing eyes, and the words “New Order” on clothing worn by infants, toddlers, and children. A cursory reading of the company’s mission seems harmless enough. But it’s far from harmless. It’s transformative, and not in a good way.
I’ll go into greater detail about what’s happening in the world in a future article, but for now I’ll turn to this video by Truthstream Media. They’ve done an excellent job of breaking down what’s happening, why it’s happening, and what to look forward to if it’s allowed to continue.
The Biblical worldview has been under attack for millennia. Today, in the 21st century, we’re seeing the culmination of the machinations of principalities and powers that are steering human existence. Wear the whole Armor of God at all times, folks.
The faithful must recognize the truth. Lest we forget Isaiah 5:20: Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
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