This is just a general comment.
I believe these are the “end times” and that Christ will return soon. I don’t totally disagree with the preterist doctrine but I see this as a second end time that completes the historical age and brings in the Kingdom age.
The signs of the end times are fairly obvious, the rise of a false religion, the widespread belief in a delusion (global warming), the appearance in power of a figure who is clearly in the spirit of antichrist, if not “the” antichrist (a figure who may not actually exist, the Bible is more specific about many antichrists and “the lawless one”) ... and I also believe that America is important in prophecy, that just as Old Testament prophecy was centered on Israel and the Jews, New Testament prophecy is centered on the “west” and Christians, meaning that America is very important to prophecy.
This is a time when all true believers need to make common cause against these very powerful worldly enemies. There is no point in evangelicals, conservative Catholics, Mormons, conservative Jews etc, arguing among themselves about who has the perfect vision of truth, when the world system around all of us seeks to destroy all of us together, without regard for those differences.
And as for atheists or those of weak belief who still see the turn of history represented by prophecy, this is a time to seek spiritual counsel and “get right with the Lord” because the time may be very close at hand.
Watch and pray.
This is an argument that Satan would make. Just watch and pray. What do you do when a new Christian begins to ask difficult questions on doctrine? When you begin to teach the word of God, you will understand how much we need to debate the issues. Let's practice swinging the sword around among friends so we will be ready to face the enemy when the time comes.
Thanks for your thoughtful comments.
I’m not at all convinced that this dawning era is centered on the Western Christians as
the earlier era was centered on Israel.
I believe that God is allowing the best form of government of the people, by the people and for the people to be shown to be as bankrupt as any other
WHEN IT FORSAKES GOD AS THE SUPREME PRIORITY.
ALSO, that HE, ALMIGHTY GOD IS DETERMINED TO BE ISRAEL’S ONLY CHAMPION AND SAVIOR IN THIS CLOSING DRAMA OF HISTORY AS IT HAS BEEN FOR SO MANY MILLENIA.