I, like most Christians, have looked at each new development of mass communication as a means for taking the gospel to every nation, thus hastening the return of Christ.
But, I wonder, are we so intent on getting to our ‘pie in the sky’ that we don’t see that technology—books, ebooks, podcasts, videos, social media, streaming services, and satellites—might be God’s way of giving us years of plenty to prepare us for years of spiritual famine?
I prefer the theology that raptures me out of a suffering world the minute the gospel reaches the last pagan, and before the bad times come, but according to news reports, many Christians already face social, financial, and physical persecution—some to the point of death.
Yes, the gospel must go to every nation. Yes, Christians living on earth will be raptured, BUT UNTIL THEN let’s take advantage of the great abundance of resources to develop our spiritual strength and prepare us for the days “of famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.” Amos 8:11