If you haven’t heard this story, I would be surprised . My friend, Delight in Truth, has predicted that things like this will continue to increase. In Delight’s words:
“◾Marijuana and perhaps other drugs of abuse may become legal in more States (in the new year)
In Colorado, a tax of up to 25% is being charged to the (now) recreational “drug.” With only 4 states in the nation in the black, many may see marijuana as a great way to raise revenue.
I think Gary makes some good points here. You may want to skip the first minute for the upcoming conference that I will not be attending.
Delight goes on to point out:
“The Bible tells us that in the end-times morality will break down and people will become more evil.
“This accelerated course evident in the last few years will intensify in 2014.
“And it must be so because the Word of God told us so.
“1But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. (2 Tim 1-5)
“12Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived (2 Tim 12)
Part of my response to Delight was:
“In Matthew 24 Jesus said: “7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.”
I think, along with friends of mine, that we may very well be at the beginning of this period. The verses above should make us aware of what is ahead.
“God will not be mocked and people will reap what they have sown.”
I agree with Delight’s response to my comment:
“We now wait and see how eschatological history unfolds….”