Lawlessness Abounding :: By Terry James

I was listening to John Schneider—movie, TV, and recording star—on NewsMax, now my channel as opposed to Fox for TV news programs. Schneider said some things I certainly agreed with.

He and the NewsMax host discussed the election process and the tremendous amount of cheating the mounting evidence is beginning to present, even though mainstream news types—including those on my former favorite, Fox—have declared Joe Biden president-elect. Fact is, as of this writing, Mr. Biden is nowhere near being officially the president-elect. The electors can’t even be seated from each state until the matters being investigated and adjudicated run their course.

But, in one area of all this blatantly false narrative by the pro-Biden news outlets that are supposed to be unbiased (don’t laugh too much), we can find a silver lining.

The anarchists, the arsonists, the looters, the destroyers of businesses, and even the murderers of police personnel and others are relatively tranquil. They believe Biden has won and they are waiting to celebrate.

Some among the side who voted for Biden have celebrated in the streets, but for the most part have been peaceful. But the looters and destructive elements lurk somewhere just below the surface of civility. We received many reports of stockpiled quantities of bricks and other objects to be thrown, as well as other weaponry, in case Biden didn’t win.

John Schneider has come far from being the rebel-rousing, General Lee-driving Bo Duke character on The Dukes of Hazzard. He eloquently assessed what the nation faces regarding the proliferation of lawlessness leading up to presidential election 2020.

Schneider said that he wasn’t nervous or too concerned about the status of things. He very much believes that the president will, when all is said and done, be shown to be the president for four more years. He and the host went through the many technical reasons involving the voting process and the many checks and balances to prevent the other side from getting away with the obvious fraud being perpetrated. But he added that one thing gives him a great deal of reason for concern.

Like many of us who have endured the reports of the evil being inflicted, particularly in major cities, Schneider said he is extremely worried about what will happen when the election goes the other way after the final accounting. He believes, as do most of us, that we will see an explosion of lawlessness the likes of which has never been seen in our nation—not even the previous lawlessness leading up to this election.

This, however, shouldn’t come as surprise, regardless of how the final results turn out. This nation and world is in for unprecedented lawlessness, according to the words of the greatest of all prophets, who just happens to be God, Himself.

His words as recorded in the KJV are: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12).

Another version is more appropriate to our understanding of these times so near the end of this wicked age: “And because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the most shall grow cold.”

The word “iniquity” simply means “lawlessness.” It is a synonym that in biblical terms means lawlessness of a serious spiritual nature. Jesus was foretelling a time when there would be lawlessness of a wicked, spiritual sort that would mark ”most” people of that generation.

Anyone who has witnessed things going on with spiritual discernment, with even black businesses and livelihoods being destroyed by those who claim that black lives matter, will recognize these as highly likely those our Lord spoke about. He was prophesying mostly the time of the Tribulation era, the last seven years of human history leading up to His Second Advent.

However, included in His foretelling was the buildup to that time and the sort of lawlessness that would manifest the nearer the time of His return draws.

Even the prophets of the Old and New Testaments foretold this end-of-the-age lawlessness in their time. Paul, for example, predicted that “evil men and seducers would grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13). Certainly this election period over the past four or five years has made obvious this prophecy in process of fulfillment.

Despite the dark winter predicted by Mr. Biden, we can see yet another silver lining. Evidence of lawlessness mounting and abounding is sure proof that Jesus is about to step out on the clouds of glory and shout, “Come up here!” (Revelation 4:1).

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28)