Me ~ It seems that there is darkness looming. Why is that?
John ~ There is a darkness these days. Jesus said that in the last days love of many will grow cold. Basically saying that people will start to dislike people that they would not normally feel that way about. People will have a dislike of what they should like. Aborting children, people killing others for fun... or at least creating the images of that for entertainment. The light in man's soul is being dimmed.
Me ~ We have talked about end times before. What else do you see that suggests we are in such times?
John ~ The spiritual darkness is the greatest indicator of end times. The spirit of the age that we live in is identical to the times of Nimrod and Noah. We are going back to that. The rise of paganism as a global phenomenon is on the rise. Paganism is a return to ignorance worshiping the creature and not the creator. Trying to connect with the earth as if it is a living entity and it is not. Freeing oneself from the moral absolutes so that one does not feel guilty is the popular personal agenda. That is moral anarchy. Pagan societies were notoriously violent societies and today we can see this erupting all over the world on the very local personal level. Some American cities are the most violent in the world and supposedly American cities are the most civil. Christianity had a civilizing effect on society because it set down moral absolutes and rules. When you toss that out you begin to deconstruct civilization... taking us back to a new dark age not a golden age as the promoters of this new 'pagan' age claim.
Me ~ Is there any way to stop it? Should we in fact stop it... After all; we could look forward to the second coming...couldn't we?
John ~ We are supposed to be salt and light even know that the Lord is returning. The only thing keeping us from total darkness is what we are asked to do as Jesus's disciples did - spread the Gospel ~ the Good News!. While we are here, we must be salt and light. By doing so, the light does not become totally dark.
Me ~ How exactly?
John ~ "Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers against the authorities, against the powers of this worlds' darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore
take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you
will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to