Bible eschatology is not taken as seriously as it should be concerning events that are currently transpiring on the various news networks. The news that captures interests now has already been preordained by the Holy Scriptures.
An intriguing issue that the Bible directly addresses is the subject of increased persecution of Christians that is unfolding in the international scene. Jesus warned of religious persecution as a sign of human events coming to a close. The word basilica refers to religion rising up against religion.
One of the distinguishing signs in the heavens which has repeatedly been documented are astrological signs as the Tetrad Blood moons, an interval that is currently taking place. One consistent theme that has taken place during other blood moons is the persecution that takes place against Jews and Christians.
Elements of fundamentalism in Islam and other philosophies have greatly increased persecution of Christians and Jews, particularly against Christians on the African continent. Even in the western cultures this animosity has increased attacks against Judeo-Christian traditions and values.
In the last year countries as Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Sudan, and Chad has seen marked increases of killings by forces opposed to Christian or Jewish ideals. Kenya is the latest country to experience the slaughter of Christians by militant extremists.http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4-dead-hotels-set-fire-near-kenya-tourist-town
The anemic response of protest from the United Nations and mainstream Islamic groups is an indication that the lack of condemnation by silence demonstrates approval for what is transpiring internationally. Both the United States and the European Union have an inconsistent record for condemning acts of brutality by Muslim radicals.
Intolerance of religious principals in the United States where religion is suppose to be a protected expression has grown increasingly hostile towards Judeo-Christian values. There have been a blizzard of lawsuits and complaints, the majority against Christian and Jewish interests, filed by groups opposing the expression of religious traditions.
In Luke 21: 25-26 Jesus warned, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars: and upon the Earth distresses of nations, with perplexity: the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the Earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken”.
The persecution against the followers of Christ could have been well heralded by the blood moon interval we are currently experiencing. There have been great tribulations associated with the sign in the moon involving persecution and Earth moving events during the other Tetrad blood moons. One could hardly say it is a mere coincidence when these periods of great testing coincide with the rare blood moons.
The spiritual significance for the current persecution of Christians and Jews points to a declaration made by Jesus nearly two thousand years ago. The Jews particularly have survived a cycle of brutality that has been ongoing for thousands of years, some at the hands of an anti-Semitic world and some by Christian religious zealots oblivious to their roots being grounded in the Jewish culture. The same spirit of destruction that drives the fanatics opposing Yahweh God is the same one infiltrating the Christian church with doctrines of demons.
God is not the Author of confusion and even Jesus declared that children would do the bidding of their spiritual father, either God or the devil. One will submit to God as the spiritual authority or something else will be sent for the person to submit to.
One will ultimately be turned over to what they desire.