Iceberg Dead Ahead!
By George Stroh
May 31, 2021
For the coming of the Lord will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg. Less than three hours later, the supposedly "unsinkable" ship, sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean killing more than 1,500 passengers. Many of those died because they ignored the warnings and refused to get into lifeboats, confident that this magnificent ship could never sink. The ship's band played on, people continued eating and drinking, playing cards, and socializing, oblivious to the unfolding tragedy.
There are many warning signs that this world is rapidly unraveling and heading for numerous political, cultural, natural and economic disasters ("Iceberg dead ahead!"). But there is also an unbiblical, deluded belief, especially in the USA, that we still have plenty of time, that we will somehow be able to solve all of our future problems, and that we need not be overly concerned. I recently saw a humorous, but insightful, cartoon where a business man was optimistically addressing his stockholders. The caption read, "And so while the end-of-the-world scenario will be rife with unimaginable horrors, we believe that the pre-end period will be filled with unprecedented opportunities for profit."
Are you ready for this seemingly unsinkable world to be destroyed, this time by fire? Are you in the lifeboat of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and looking for His imminent return? If so, are you warning others of the coming day of the Lord?
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10)