“Build Back Better!”
That is the mantra of the new presidential administration while it seeks to tear down, with the full-blown assistance of the mainstream media, all America-First agenda items of the former administration.
Jesus and the Apostle Paul forewarned that traitorous betrayal would be prominent as things wind up for Christ’s return to put an end to wickedness. Certainly their words resonate in today’s news in profusion.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (Matthew 24:10)
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come… [men shall be] false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded… (2 Timothy 3:1, 3–4)
Jesus foretold that the Tribulation will be a troubled time such as there has never been or will ever be again. It will be exponentially worse that even the worst of times suffered by the Jews of Nazi Germany.
I preface this commentary by giving credit to my good friend and colleague, Bill Salus, for his recent email newsletter with the subject Top 20 Pre-Tribulation Prophecies.
As usual, I found his analysis to be on the biblical mark—even considering my disagreement with his belief that Psalm 83 is a war involving Israel that precedes the Gog-Magog attack. As I’ve stated in that regard, he could well be right and I wrong on the matter.
Bill gave some good news about the assurance Bible prophecy from the Pre-Trib perspective offers, followed by some bad news for nonbelievers.
About the good news, he offers the following:
The Church is:
- Saved from the wrath through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:8–9).
- Delivered from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10).
- Not appointed to the wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:7-10).
- Kept from the “hour of trial” of the Tribulation (Revelation 3:10–11)
- We are to comfort one another about the blessed hope of the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:18).
About the troubling side, he says:
The bad news is that believers have loved ones who are presently unsaved and at risk of being left behind to experience the most perilous seven years in all of post-Flood history.
Bill then speaks to the attitude that some Christians have developed. The particular attitude he mentions is what I wish to address in this commentary.
He states the following, paraphrasing the words of certain believers, then issuing precaution: