Over the years, our society has taken great pride in our advancements in science and medicine. We have cherished our western civilization’s accomplishments in the Arts. We have striven to have a cultured and kind society.
Recent films have portrayed an end to that society. The Matrix films as well as Terminator films saw machines taking over, destroying humanity and creating a heartless and soulless society where humans are either eradicated, or used for some purpose that fit the machines. Other films focused on climate change bringing on a new ice age destroying most of civilization. While these sagas are merely stories, I do see our western civilization coming to an end.
As the wave of radical Islam covers the globe, I believe it does signal the end of our civilization. I watch Christians being beheaded and raped by Moslem men in Syria; Christian children being kicked and their heads crushed by the feet of Moslem men because their parents refused to convert to Islam. I see huge numbers of Moslems moving to Europe and the US, and demanding Sharia law, giving them the right to practice their brutality in the host countries in which they live, virtually taking over those countries. All the while claiming Islam is a religion of peace. Ezekiel 13:10 says, “Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace.”
Revelation 6:4 says, “Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.”
Is it merely a coincidence that the four horsemen of the Apocalypse includes this as one of the four? I don’t think so. Its true this could be applied to many others, including communism, and other violence throughout the ages, but something is wrong when you see this happening before your eyes, and everyone pretends it isn’t happening. Many Christian friends look towards the imminent return of Yeshua. Times have been dark before, but it was not the time. I can’t honestly say I think this is the time, but it would be a good time for a Messianic appearance.
I do know that wherever radical Islam goes, Western Civilization’s values go by the wayside. Its hard to have peaceful coexistence when the one you are trying to coexist with carries a sword and is not afraid or ashamed to use it on you or your children. All our culture, our museums, our music, our art, mean nothing to them. They see it as an offense to their god, and destroy it. They did the same thing to the Roman culture when they attacked and conquered Roman areas in ancient times. Thats why there are statues without heads and genitals from these periods. After they destroyed the Greco-Roman culture in areas they conquered, Europe entered the dark ages. It is naive to think it couldn’t happen again. All the rights and freedoms enjoyed by minority groups will disappear. There will be no women’s rights, gay rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion. Science will not be taught in schools either. All because it “offends” Islam. In countries with Moslem majorities, there are no minority rights.
I expect people will accuse me of being a hate monger. I am not. I have no problem with Moslems being Moslems. I have no problem with them worshipping their god as they wish. I do have a problem with them imposing their proclivities on everyone else.
Have we reached the end of our civilization? I surely hope not. I want there to be peace for my children and grandchildren. I want there to be mutual respect for people of all religions and cultures. I am not, however, optimistic. I fear we are headed for another dark ages, where religious fanaticism and violence will rule. I fear there will be no freedom for artistic expression, and everything we hold dear will be crushed under the feet of violent people, just as they have done to the children in Syria. I fear it is a sign of things to come if we don’t do anything to stop it. I only hope people will open their eyes before it is too late if it isn’t already.