I like Ben Stein.
I’ve never met him, yet I feel I know him from his regular homilies in the American Spectator.
Ben seems like a very practical, down-to-earth fellow. A decent chap, as human beings go.
But a new note of concern has crept into Ben Stein’s writings recently, born not only of his own down-to-earth observations, but also those of the average Joe and Jill from the street.
In three articles this month, Ben has referred to the end times. Not only that. He’s expressed his own feeling that we are living through those very end times today.
In his September 14 piece, Ben described how his day opened:
At breakfast, my wife suddenly said, “And then I beheld a red horse ridden by a man with a great sword .…”
“What is that?” I asked her.
“It’s Revelation,” she said.
“I know, but where does that come from?”
“I just feel as if something big is about to happen,” she said. “Something feels like we’re about to live in a totally changed world. It feels like end times. Why are we apologizing to the Muslims? They’re killing and expelling their Christians and we don’t say a word. End times.”
I nodded. There is that feeling in the air.
Later that morning, Ben had an exchange with a restaurateur who opined, “These are getting to be biblical days,” he said. “The final days.”
In his piece of yesterday’s date, Ben mused, “[T]hese do not feel like normal days. They feel like latter days.”
Qualifying that statement, Ben Stein concluded:
There is just a feeling in the air, a look in the sky at dusk, a look on people’s faces. Fear is everywhere. … When the American media turns its back on our own religions of tolerance and adores a religion of intolerance, times are upside down. The msm [mainstream media] says it’s all fine, trust The Prince of Grant Park, Chicago. But I have always preferred the admonition, “Put not your trust in princes.” Something is wrong.
It sure is, Ben.
But the hope is in what follows.
Something is wrong, very, very wrong, and it’s been shaping up for a grand climax at the close of this great age of wrongness for centuries—even for millennia. But it’s all about to come crashing down—SUDDENLY!
The prophecies of your Bible declare it.
The abject moral poverty of the Washington administration as demonstrated in its shameful inaction to the rash of murdered diplomats at the hands of those perverse Islamic extremist hate mongers is about to be avenged by the only One qualified to exact perfect, righteous vengeance—“Vengeance is mine; I will repay saith the Lord” (Romans 12:19).
Events in the Middle East are building toward an explosive end which will see an international force from one of the historically most cruelly crusading regimes, a resurrected Holy Roman Empire, surrounding Jerusalem: “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near” (Luke 21:20).
That great event prophesied by Jesus Christ is oh! so close now!
And in that lies the hope. For as your Savior declared, “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).
Yes, Ben. It sure feels like the end times, for, of a truth, the signs are that we are living right now amid those prophesied “latter days” of the end times!
Yet in those very signs lays the greatest hope of all—the end of those latter days heralds a much, much greater new beginning! (Daniel 2:44).
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