Call me childish if you wish, but what follows is the best way that I know of, to explain the predicament we presently find ourselves in.
Today, as of old... we are so used to hearing of the horrors committed by men, that there isn’t really very much that would surprise us anymore. Yet every now and again, something pops-up that is so abhorrent, that even we hardened are shocked. If it isn’t the ethnic cleansing of Africans by Arabs in Darfur, it is the massive organised corruption of the powerful elite in the West. And if it isn’t the mass rape of Nanking by Japanese Soldiers... it is the promotion of everything that is vile in the media... and I could go on, as well you know.
Basically the whole World is in turmoil... and not only so, but almost every atrocity that has ever past through the minds of men, has been, is and will continue to be committed until God brings this age to an end, just as He has promised.
For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed.
OK, here’s my little Allegory
Against all of His commands and strenuous efforts, a shepherd’s sheep keep wandering off into another man’s pasture, to eat of his lush tall green grass, for the owner of that field leaves his gate always open. Eventually they all fall sick, because although the grass is pleasant to the eye and sweet to the taste, it has laced within it the poison of an enemy!
As the poison takes effect, the sheep break-out into boils and sores and so begin to cry out in agony, biting and tearing at one another whilst gorging on the deadly grass for comfort.
The shepherd, unable to to bare their screams of agony any longer, nor gaze upon their violence one towards another, is forced to make a decision that will bring this horrible situation to an end. Loving his flock, He sets out to purchase the only known cure for their illness and terrible addiction, a cure that He knows very well comes at a tremendous price, for the seller will accept nothing less than the Shepherd’s only Son in exchange for the cure. For he is the owner of the poisonous field next door, who has long waited to attain the Son’s inheritance.
On his return the Shepherd calls His sheep that they might come and receive the only known cure for their affliction... purchased at the cost of His only Son! One or two of them run to Him immediately, whom having been cured He commands to go and tell the rest of their great deliverance. But to their shock and horror, they soon realise that although the other sheep are covered with sores and boils, they refuse to acknowledge they are ill saying...
You fools, there is nothing wrong with us! How dare you accuse ‘us’ of being sick; isn’t it rather you who are stupid? Go your way... and tell that Master of yours that we neither want or need His ‘cure’, nor do we want Him to rule over us. We are much better off over here where we are at liberty to eat of this lush green grass, why should we not enjoy all that is offered us? You are foolish to allow yourselves to be constrained by Him, now go, and go quickly or suffer violence!
They return and tell their their Master all that befell them. Whom recalling all that the cure cost Him, answered with a hint of anger rising in His voice...
My servants, go and tell them... even all of those blind and foolish sheep grazing in the other pasture, that I can no longer bare with the sounds of their screaming, nor with the sight of their violences one towards the other, nor even can I stand any longer the stench of their boils and many sores in my nostrils.
Therefore tell them, tell them that I have set a day not very far away now, when I will send for the slaughters, who will rid me of all of those who through their great pride and arrogancy... have rejected the only cure for their illness, though it cost me my Son, my one and only Son. For my heart is fixed, and none shall dissuade me, the day of the slaughter comes.
Run then my servants and persuade, implore and confess. For the day of the slaughters comes and none shall delay it, least this sickness spread and you all die, and my estate be left to another, even that wicked one.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God in His great mercy has suffered far too long, the sights and sounds of planet Earth roaring-out its horrors in the midst of His once perfect Creation. Therefore He has set a day when He will send His Angels to separate those who through lust, greed and desire have held fast to their sickness, refusing its only known cure... even the death of God’s only Son. For just as the crimes that accompany that vile sckness deserve death, only death will stay it, and only the quarantine of Hell separate it forever from His creation.
Matthew 25:31-33 + 41
31 - “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.
32 - All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
33 - He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.”
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41 - “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels”.
12 - I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
13 - and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.
14 - The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
15 - Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
16 - They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
17 - For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”