The world was this evil during the days of Noah
but they didn't have the entertainment world
glorifying it. We know what the consequences of
the evil of Noah's day were. The last days are
compared to the days of Noah.
One commentator said that the masses are
increasingly obsessed with evil so why not
make a program glorifying Satan? You might
say that Hollywood has done that for decades
and featured their offerings to the evil one
on the big screen and you would be correct,
but this program will be prime time,
available to millions with just the turn of
a dial or push of a TV transmitter.
Satan, disguised as Mr. Nice-Guy, will come
leaping into the family rooms of millions of
unsuspecting people, and particularly into
the minds of impressionable young people.
The entertainment and book industry have
paid homage to Lucifer for years and with
each generation, the interest becomes more
and more staggering -- and more bold and
Hollywood has offered us "The Omen,"
"Rosemary's Baby," "The Exorcist," endless
Halloween dramas, Freddy Kruger's evil, and
many nightmares on Elm Street, but now it is
not just coming to a street near you, it is
coming to your living room. And on a network
you thought you could trust.
Lucifer will make prime time TV.
On a reality show that may be all
He has even influenced Christian
publishing. In the 1930s, two women
channeled a book called "God
Calling." They heard from demons in
other words. That book remains a big
hit today. From that came the modern
day best-seller, "Jesus Calling."
This author credits "God Calling" as
her inspiration. How is this
Tell me these aren't the last of the
last days? Try to convince me that
is not true.
There is an undeniable increase in
wickedness today. So what is our
Let our light so shine before men
that they see our good works and
glorify our Father, who is in
Heaven. When evil increases - we
must do good. We must delay the
Mike Oppenheimer of "Let
Us Reason" writes, "God
did not invent evil, however he knew
it would come about. Yet He did not
stop it but made a provision for it
when it would rear its ugly head.
"There is coming a day when this will be
taken care of. Right now we are in
position of grace where God is
commanding all men everywhere to
Oppenheimer says, "First, evil is a
necessary part of free will. Man has
free will -- we can choose what we want.
We sin because we want to sin. It is our
natural inclination. We follow our
strongest nature at any given time. We
are not morally inclined toward God.
"As J. B. Phillips has put it: Evil is
inherent in the risky gift of free will.
God could have made us machines but to
do so would have robbed us of our
precious freedom of choice, and we would
have ceased to be human. We all exercise
free choice in the direction of our
nature which is traced to the 'fall' of
"This is the basic reason for evil and
suffering in the world. It is man's
responsibility, not God's. Why does God
permit evil? He could stop it, but
in so doing would destroy us all.
"It is worth noting that the whole point
of real Christianity lies not in
interference with the human power to
choose, but in God producing a willing
consent for us to choose good over evil.
He offers us choice and by doing so a
chance to grow and understand the
The devil can roar all he wants. He knows his
time is short. But he is making good use of his
A final thought: Is Antichrist's reign on earth
so close that this paves the way?